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Workman is looking for someone with bookselling experience for the role as Assistant Manager, Trade Sales & Retail Marketing on the trade sales team. Located in New York City this unique position will align imprint marketing efforts with sales goals in the independent bookstore channel, and this role offers the opportunity to work with books in a wide variety of genres (fiction, narrative nonfiction, health, children’s, YA, gardening, and more). The ideal candidate will be highly motivated, with a demonstrated ability to work well under deadlines. Experience in marketing at an independent bookstore will be prioritized, but not strictly required.
Specific responsibilities include:
  • Coordinate publisher promotions and exhibit strategies at American Booksellers Association conferences, including Winter Institute, Children’s Institute, and Fall Regional Shows
  • Coordinate imprint selections for holiday catalog titles and work with regional associations to secure ad space
  • Coordinate efforts from imprint marketing departments to implement successful marketing plans for brick-and-mortar retailers, including preorder campaigns, contests, giveaways, and in-store merchandising for key titles
  • Serve as the point person for all things Edelweiss, including working with publishers to ensure all essential assets are online by deadline and managing the event grid process
  • Bring a creative eye to cross-imprint backlist and seasonal promotions for independent bookstores
  • Some travel is required
posted 5/14/19
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Children’s Event Coordinator, An Unlikely Story, Plainville MA

part-time 20-28 hours per week

Calling all children’s book enthusiasts! We are looking for a knowledgeable, energetic and creative person to be our Children’s Event Coordinator. This is a part-time position with varying hours. The primary responsibility of this position is the coordinating of author visits to local schools including scheduling, creating order forms, ordering and processing books, and escorting authors. He or she will track and analyze school events to cultivate the best venues for author visits ensuring a great experience for the author and students. In addition, this person will work closely with the event team to create and schedule in-store children’s book-related programs, both with and without authors, which are fun and engaging. He or she will also work on the floor as a children’s bookseller. We are looking for someone with expertise in children’s literature, who possesses outstanding organizational, time management and problem-solving skills and is attentive to details. This person must be able to work flexible hours as the hours are varied and follow the event schedule.

If you are interested, please send your resume with a cover letter to Deb Sundin, General Manager, at deb@anunlikelystory.com.

An Unlikely Story is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity.

posted 5/8/19

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Bookstore Manager, The MIT Press Bookstore

The MIT Press seeks an experienced, entrepreneurial bookseller to lead the MIT Press Bookstore and its growing staff.

The bookstore functions as a full service bookstore to the MIT community and Cambridge residents, businesses, commuters, and tourists, offering a broad selection of trade / scholarly / art / children’s titles and serving as a showroom for the publications of the MIT Press, the leading university press of books and journals at the intersection of science, technology, art, and design.

The Store Manager leads a small dynamic team of booksellers, providing exemplary customer service, sales and merchandising, and overseeing all buying, accounting, and operations of a fast-paced retail environment.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Staff Supervision and Store Leadership– Hiring, scheduling, supervision, and training of staff.
  • Customer Service & Sales– Maintenance of the sales floor; providing direct sales assistance to customers.
  • Marketing & Merchandising– Guiding the store’s marketing, social media efforts & instore merchandising.
  • Events Strategy & Support – Supervise events staff in coordinating a targeted events schedule.
  • Book Purchasing– Inventory curation and control; ordering, returning, shipping, and receiving of inventory.
  • Accounting– Cash / invoice / receivable / expenditure / vendor account reconciliation; tracking & budgeting.
  • Operations– Maintenance of POS system, IT software updates, and operational functioning of the store.
  • Facility Maintenance – Acting facility manager, liaising with MIT Press to supervise any issues / enhancements.

Requirements:

  • Three to five years of bookstore or related retail management experience;
  • Strong interpersonal and customer service skills and ease with telephone, email, and in-person communication;
  • Strong attention to detail;
  • Must be able to juggle multiple priorities despite frequent interruptions, and work independently.
  • Must be able to handle confidential financial information, interpret store policies using discretion and judgment,
  • Must be able to lift boxes weighing up to 40 lbs.
  • Frequent weekend and evening work required.
  • Proficiency with Excel, Word, InDesign, MailChimp, and Eventbrite preferred.

Interested candidates should email David Goldberg ASAP to get more information on applying for this position.

posted 5/7/19

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Peter E. Randall Publisher, Portsmouth, NH – Publishing/Marketing Assistant

Seeking a cheerful, responsible publishing/marketing assistant for an independent publishing house. Minimum of two days per week in a Portsmouth, NH, office. Strong written and verbal skills are a must. We have the best authors and we are seeking a team player who will enjoy them as much as we do! We are a Mac-based office and use Microsoft Word, Excel, Adobe Acrobat Pro regularly. Knowledge of Photoshop, and ability to update Word Press website is a plus. Hourly rate is commensurate with experience and negotiable. This is a long-term position that can grow. Also seeking bookkeeper familiar with Quickbooks for the Mac. These positions could be combined. Please send email with resume to deidre.randall@me.com to apply.

posted 4/17/19

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Northshire Bookstore, Manchester Center, VT, is seeking booksellers – both adult and kids. The ideal applicants will have a love for books and an ability to share their enthusiasm with our customers. Qualifications include joy, book knowledge, experience in retail, familiarity with computers, flexibility and reliability. Come join the Northshire family! Please submit an application online at www.northshire.com

posted 3/14/19


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