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Monday, June 17, 2013

Consortium Book Sales and Distribution - Marketing Manager

Job Description

§  Act as Publisher Liaison with key publishers, advising on sales and marketing and reporting back any concerns or questions
§  Participate in weekly marketing and e-merchandising meetings; monthly sales and marketing meetings; and seasonal presales meetings. Prepare  presales followup notes and guidance to publishers on tipsheets and catalog copy.
§  Lead weekly social media meetings and manage Consortium’s Twitter, Facebook, and other social media accounts.
§  Help support various digital initiatives as book industry evolves, including Consortium’s Bookslinger short story app.
§  Manage year-round marketing internship program.
§  Coordinate weekly Communiqué e-newsletter to accounts and weekly Library Express e-newsletter to librarians.
§  Oversee Cision media database and gathering of media lists for publishers; handle chargebacks to publishers for marketing expenses.
§  Facilitate Co-op with Independent bookstores: Handle all requests from accounts for individual co-op from publishers and create seasonal universal co-op form for sales reps and accounts.
§  Coordinate Consortium group print ads, including publisher participation and design and production.
§  Assist in the administration and monitoring of chain and wholesaler promotions and publisher participation in various Indiebound promotions.
§  Oversee warehouse mailings for publishers and seasonal Consortium galley box mailings.

As needed
  • Attend academic and library trade shows and conferences.
  • Attend sales conference.
  • Assist with shipments to tradeshows.
  • Assist with updating the Marketing Handbook
  • Participate in publisher strategy meetings. 
  • Act as back-up for the Marketing Director

Requirements of the position include:
  • Must be very detail-oriented and skilled at organizing, inputting, and tracking large amounts of information pertaining to bookseller promotions,  ad deadlines, fees/chargebacks, and publisher publicity updates.
  • Must be adept on the computer and quick at learning different programs (Filemaker, Emma, etc). Knowledge of Excel and Word required.
  • Ability to prioritize work, multi-task, and to meet deadlines.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Willingness to travel and work extended hours as needed.
  • Ability to work as a team player

Immediate Supervisor
            •Marketing Director

401 K Plan, Health, Dental, Life Insurance. Annual Salary: Commensurate with Experience.

To Submit A Resume
Please email  or fax Marketing Director at 612-746-2606.  No phone calls please.