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Publishing Events is sponsored by the Association of American Publishers, the leading trade association for the U.S. book and journal publishing industry.

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Title: Sales and Metadata Assistant or Coordinator
Description: The Experiment, a dynamic, +9-year-old independent nonfiction publisher based in New York, seeks a full-time Sales and Metadata Assistant, reporting to our executive director of marketing, publicity, and sales. Responsibilities include:

• Monitor sales and inventory of our +220 title list (with an additional 40-50 new titles published each year)
• Maintain metadata for all titles: ensure metadata is kept fully updated as specifications and publishing details change; oversee periodic frontlist metadata releases; populate and update keyword fields for all titles
• Help prepare materials for our twice-annual series of sales meetings
• Analyze order and sales data and, working with the publisher, prepare P&Ls to inform print and reprint quantities
• Work with key international distribution partners to ensure appropriate inventory levels of all titles sold in distributed markets, and provide distributors with product selling information on new titles
• Work closely with managing editorial, production, marketing, and finance colleagues, as required, as well as our distributor Workman Publishing’s Customer Service and Sales departments
• Take and process orders from authors and individuals
• Monitor and order office supplies and help maintain an orderly office.
Requirements: The ideal candidate will have at least one year of experience working with a publisher, retailer, or wholesaler, assisting with or coordinating metadata, inventory, and/or sales. We look for candidates who are extremely curious and alert to current publishing-industry trends, who think creatively, are unceasing initiative-takers, happy to work both independently and collaboratively, and who have superlative communication skills. Additionally, we seek a candidate who has:

• A Bachelor’s degree
• Excellent attention to detail
• Excellent time-management skills and the ability to multi-task
• An aptitude and interest in learning (and mastering) a variety of software programs
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office
Location: New York, NY
How To Apply For This Job: Qualified candidates should send a resume and cover letter to:
Date Posted: 6/14/2018 (Ongoing Job Posting)

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