Job Openings

Trade Sales Associate

Independent Publishers Group is seeking a full-time Trade Sales Associate. This individual’s primary responsibilities will be to assist the Trade Sales Manager and the Sales Director for Trade, Library, and Wholesale accounts.

Duties will include:

  • reviewing and confirming sales rep orders and processing sample requests
  • coordinating sales materials needs for sales conference and the reps
  • confirming author events and ensuring books are ordered for signings
  • coordinating publishers’ publicity efforts with the sales reps and accounts
  • compiling and sending email notification of national and regional publicity hits for the reps
  • updating  and distributing weekly sell through reporting from major sales accounts

Additional responsibilities will include:

  • advising publishers on co-op opportunities and pricing
  • creating customized marketing materials for accounts and reps
  • assisting account managers in doing competitive analysis
  • providing sales support for select major accounts
  • evaluating comparative and competitive data for frontlist titles
  • coding frontlist titles, producing sales reports, maintaining our sales database
  •  additional duties as assigned

The ideal candidate will preferably have 1-2 years of experience in the book industry, have an interest 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.

Interested candidates should forward their résumé and cover letter to Nicole Trumpinski.  No phone calls, please.

Triumph Books Publicity & Marketing Intern

Triumph Books, celebrating 25 years as the country’s leading sports book publisher, seeks a full-time intern to join a dynamic and successful publicity department representing a variety of high quality trade titles.

The ideal candidate is an excellent writing and verbal communicator and motivated self-starter who has relevant experience, exceptional organizational skills, a strong eye for detail and the ability to multi-task efficiently. An interest in sports is preferred. Previous PR, Marketing, or book publishing experience is not required, but appreciated.

This is a paid internship. Send cover letter, resume, two references and two current writing samples to Nicole Trumpinski.  No phone calls, please.

Internship Program

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 $8.25 per hour. Please send résumés and cover letters via e-mail to Nicole Trumpinski. No phone calls, please.