Assistant Trade Sales Manager
Independent Publishers Group is seeking a driven, proactive full-time Assistant Trade Sales Manager. This hands-on, task-oriented individual’s primary responsibilities will be to assist the Trade Sales Manager in the management of the U.S. and Canadian commission sales reps that cover independent book retailers, various regional wholesalers, select specialty accounts, as well as other trade and museum accounts. Additionally this person will be in frequent contact with the reps on the road as well as with each rep group’s central offices to pass on publicity information and to respond to rep requests for follow-up contacts with individual accounts. Further responsibilities include:
The ideal candidate will preferably have 2-4 years experience in the book industry with knowledge of print and electronic publishing, have an interest and aptitude for sales management, have very strong customer service skills, be very familiar with all MS Office programs with an emphasis on Excel, Access, and PowerPoint, and be able to manage multiple projects efficiently. Solid communication and writing skills are a must. The ideal candidate will be ultra-organized, capable of working well with tight deadlines, and a serial multi-tasker with a passion for books.
Please email your resume and cover letter to Mark Saavedra, Controller/HR Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Online Content Associate
Independent Publishers Group (IPG) is seeking a full-time Online Content Associate. This individual’s primary responsibilities will be to assist the IPG Marketing and IT departments in creating and updating content across the universe of IPG websites, including www.ipgbook.com, password-protected client resource sites, blogs, and email marketing campaigns, along with a myriad of additional web-related responsibilities.
Responsibilities of this position include:
Qualifications for the ideal candidate:
Please send a resume, work references, and cover letter to Mark Saavedra at email@example.com. Please be prepared to send samples of your work if requested after resume submission.
IPG is always looking for qualified applicants for full-time internships. Qualified candidates are recent college graduates who possess strong written and verbal skills, the ability to multi-task, and a passion for the publishing industry. Other preferred experience includes some sales experience, fluency in Word, Excel, and other Microsoft Office programs, and some knowledge of HTML and CSS. Experience in the book industry and a degree in a related field is a plus. Typically, IPG hires two rotating interns per six-month period; however, a dedicated internship opportunity can become available from time to time. The hours of work are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The hourly stipend is currently $10 per hour. Please send résumés and cover letters via e-mail to Mark Saavedra. No phone calls, please.
Sales Department Intern
Independent Publishers Group is seeking a full-time Sales Department Intern. This individual’s primary responsibilities will be to assist the sales department in all aspects of sales and customer service to accounts. Duties will include: assisting the Sales Department in areas such as coding frontlist titles, producing sales reports, maintaining our sales database, producing customized marketing materials, and additional duties as assigned. The ideal candidate will preferably have 1-2 years of experience in the book industry, an interest in and aptitude for sales, have very strong customer service skills, be very familiar with all MS Office programs, and be able to manage multiple projects efficiently. Proficiency in Spanish is a plus. Interested candidates should forward their resumes to Mark Saavedra at firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls, please.