Sales and Marketing Position
David R. Godine, Publisher is creating a unique position for a Sales and Marketing Associate to join our sales and marketing team. This exciting opportunity is perfect for a candidate who has a passion for both the book world and travel. The right person will possess solid communication skills and have a strong eye for detail. Speaking comfortably to small groups is a must, as well as the ability to grow long-term one-on-one relationships. The ideal applicant will be able to work independently and be self-motivated. Relevant experience in the book industry, especially in a bookstore setting, is an asset but not required. Must be good with numbers and proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.
The main objectives of this position are as follows:
- To sell books and build the Godine brand in the independent bookstore community.
- To work with the Director of Sales and Marketing to create a sales and marketing strategy that enhances this brand and the customer experience with David R. Godine, Publisher.
This full-time position is based in central Boston, but roughly 50% of time would be spent traveling domestically with the remaining hours spent in the Boston office supporting the Director of Sales and Marketing. Must provide one’s own transportation throughout the Northeast and be a competent driver.
Salary commensurate with experience.
About David R. Godine, Publisher: David Godine, Publisher is an independent publishing company headquartered in central Boston and Jaffrey, New Hampshire, publishing high quality adult and children’s books, in hardcover and softcover, fiction and non-fiction.
Please send a cover letter and résumé to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Godine offers general internships designed to expose students and recent graduates to the full range of the operations of an independent publishing house. In addition to general office administration (mail, phones, etc.) interns work with our staff on a daily basis on tasks in all departments: editorial, publicity, marketing & sales, and production. Interns are hired for Fall, Spring, and Summer terms.
Applicants must have two years of undergraduate work completed. We are looking for people with strong basic office skills (Word, Excel, FileMaker Pro) and good basic proofreading and editorial skills. Experience with graphic arts software (Quark, InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator) is welcome, but is not a prerequisite. We require a minimum commitment of 20 hours a week for 3-4 months. Internships are unpaid, class credit may be available.
Applications for summer internships should arrive no later than February 28. Applications for fall internships are due by July 15, and applications for spring should arrive by November 21. A writing sample is not necessary.
Please send your resume and cover letter (by post) to:
David R. Godine, Publisher
Fifteen Court Square, Suite 320
Boston, MA 02108
Or by email to email@example.com.
No phone calls, please.