Job Openings

Publishing Associate - Chicago Review Press

Chicago Review Press (CRP) is seeking a full-time Publicity Associate to join its dynamic and successful publicity department, which represents high quality trade non-fiction and fiction titles for adults and children.

The Publicity Associate’s primary purpose will be to coordinate and execute mid-size publicity campaigns with print, online, and broadcast components for more than twenty CRP titles per year. Additional job responsibilities include frequent collaboration with the marketing and social media departments on cross-promotional efforts, and handling ongoing departmental duties as needed, with guidance from the Publicity Manager and Publisher. The position requires regular media and author interaction, a basic understanding of the various types of media, stellar communication and organizational skills, and a drive for publicity results that impact sales.

Prior publicity experience is not required for this position, but the ideal candidate will be an excellent written and verbal communicator and a motivated self-starter with exceptional organizational skills, a strong eye for detail and the ability to prioritize and multi-task efficiently. Experience with Cision software and Microsoft’s CRM program are a plus but are not required. A genuine enthusiasm for books is a must.

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, two references and a recent writing sample to Mark Saavedra (msaavedra@ipgbook.com). No phone calls please.

 


 

Digital Content Associate

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

Employment Type: Temporary
Duration: 6 Months

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Assisting in the collection and validation of e-book files and data submitted by IPG and INscribe client publishers, using  a variety of small and large-scale software applications designed to automate the file ingestion and delivery
  • Maintaining projects for client publishers, using a ticketing application, to ensure SLAs are met
  • 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, meet deadlines, and work independently

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

Thank 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 $10.50 per hour. Please send résumés and cover letters via e-mail to Mark Saavedra. No phone calls, please.