Publishing Assistant—Temporary (July 2016 - December 2016)

Triumph Books is seeking a Publishing Assistant to support its Publicity, Sales and Marketing department.  In addition to the job functions below, this individual will pursue dynamic sales objectives on a title by title basis as well as participate in creation of marketing campaign verbiage, attend department brainstorm sessions, and help achieve title campaign objectives and annual goals.

This position will be responsible for but not limited to the following:

Publicity Responsibilities (25%)
  • Write press releases and mailing letters for Fall 2016 titles
  • Send bulk publicity and daily  mailings of Fall 2016 titles to media outlets
  • Assist with the publicity efforts of select C-list and instant titles
  • Update sports blog spreadsheet throughout the fall season
Sales Responsibilities (35%)
  • Execute daily mailings on behalf of department
  • Research relevant team, corporate and personnel contacts for sales opportunities
  • Explore corporate research for special buys of Fall ’16 and Spring ’17 titles
  • Create sales reports, as needed by Sales Manager
  • Handle author orders and outreach
  • Facilitate 4th quarter retail store outreach

Marketing Responsibilities (40%)

 Events
  • Coordinate select, backlist author events with Marketing Manager’s assistance
  • Assist in author event checks, as needed
  • Mount and mail promotional posters and flyers
  • Provide additional help with fourth quarter holiday events
 Website and Social Media
  • Maintain the events calendar
  • Set-up bi-monthly website promotions and  short links, as needed
  • Help department with direct marketing initiatives
  • Assist with Pinterest account, 2-3 times a week
 EBooks
  • Collaborate with Marketing Coordinator on monthly and quarterly eBook nominations
 Office Maintenance
  • Monthly supply order
  • Help manage office library needs (additional inventory and Distribution Center returns)
  • Daily mailings
 Research and Outreach
  • Team conventions
  • Book fairs
  • Libraries
  • Book Expo Opportunities
 Requirements
  • Detail-oriented and self-motivated
  • Technologically-savvy, with experience in website editing, Microsoft Suite, and Adobe In-Design
  • Experience in event planning and research encouraged
  • Able to work in a fast-paced environment and juggle multiple projects
  • Team player & professional attitude, ability to work with a variety of personalities
  • Enthusiasm for book marketing / sports a bonus

*Please email cover letter and resume to Andrea Baird at  a.baird@triumphbooks.comThank you


 

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 $10 per hour. Please send résumés and cover letters via e-mail to Mark Saavedra. No phone calls, please.