Job Openings

Production Associate (Spanish-speaking)

Independent Publishers Group is seeking a full-time member of the production department. Primary responsibilities include writing marketing copy for our Spanish books catalog, proofreading and editing copy, communicating with client publishers in both English and Spanish, record processing and tracking, layout/design, and tasks related to all aspects of seasonal catalog production as well as other smaller marketing/sales pieces. The ideal candidate must be extremely detail-oriented, must have excellent communication and organizational skills, and must be able to manage several tasks simultaneously. Fluency in spoken and written Spanish, proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel, and editorial and design experience (knowledge of InDesign and Adobe Photoshop) required. Please send résumés and cover letters via e-mail to Mark Saavedra. No phone calls, please.

 

Digital Production Associate

Independent Publishers Group seeks an exceptionally detail oriented, self-motivated Digital Production Associate to join its energetic Digital team. This is a full-time position that supports all aspects of the Digital department.

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Assisting in the collection and validation of e-book files and data submitted by IPG client publishers, using  a variety of small and large-scale software applications designed to automate the file ingestion and delivery
  • Delivering the e-book files and data to IPG’s e-book retail partners
  • Processing native PDF format files for conversion to industry standard EPUB and Mobipocket formats
  • Attending to missing or corrupted files
  • Fielding production queries from publishers by phone and email

The ideal candidate will be highly organized and adaptable, who also possesses the following qualities:

  • Basic knowledge of Photoshop or other image editing software
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel and Outlook, as well as Adobe Acrobat Pro
  • Ability to learn quickly and be unafraid of change
  • Basic understanding of HTML
  • Ability to speak and write clearly and authoritatively to internal and external audiences
  • Strong capacity to multi-task, prioritize, and work independently

 Interested candidates should forward their résumé and cover letters to Mark Saavedra at msaavedra@ipgbook.com. No phone calls, please.

 

Triumph Books Publicist

 Triumph Books, the country’s leading publisher of sports books, seeks an ultra-organized, proactive Publicist to join its dynamic publishing team in Chicago. This is a full-time position that supports all aspects of the publicity department. Click here for more information.


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 Mark Saavedra. No phone calls, please.