Independent Publishers Group (IPG) is seeking a Marketing Associate for Trafalgar Square Publishing (TSP), IPG’s distribution program that represents major UK and Australian publishers. This individual’s responsibilities will be divided between TSP and Pavilion Books, a London-based publisher who has a number of imprints distributed in North America by TSP. Based in Chicago, this individual will report to the Managing Director of TSP (25%) and the Head of International Sales at Pavilion Books (75%).
This role involves working closely with key contacts to achieve maximum exposure of Pavilion’s Then & Now series, and occasionally other books in their publishing program, through PR, marketing, and continued sales support. Then & Now is a Pavilion Books’ trademark series and has sold more than four million copies worldwide. The series consists of over 100 titles covering 70 locations. This individual will also focus on TSP’s other publishers by writing catalog, and assist TSP’s Marketing Manager creating advertisements, managing co-op programs, working with authors, and coordinating TSP’s trade show presence.
The ideal candidate will be a college graduate fluent in Microsoft Word and Excel, will have at least two years’ experience in trade book marketing of both children’s and adult titles, and will bring creativity and enthusiasm to the position.
Please email your resume, cover letter and salary requirements to Mark Saavedra, HR Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.