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Title: Library & Academic Marketing Manager
Description: Melville House is looking for a highly organized, resourceful, and creative personality to join one of the most dynamic and innovative marketing departments in publishing. This position, which reports directly to the publishers, will run all aspects of our outreach to librarians and academics, and is intended to both manage and grow our operations in those areas.

As Melville House is a mission-driven company, we’re looking for someone who is passionate about the kind of books we publish. And, as the company maintains a highly collaborative, imaginative workplace, this position will also work closely with the marketing, sales, publicity and even editorial teams to come up with ideas, create and coordinate campaigns, and champion our books in the fullest way possible.

Specific duties include:

• Create, design, execute, and run all aspects of the company’s outreach to librarians and academics.
• Expand and run our extensive newsletter and social media marketing program to libraries and the academy
• Broadcast and expand the availability of, and fulfill requests for, Edelweiss, NetGalley, and print galleys
• Organize regular Librarian Preview events at Melville House HQ and elsewhere (NYPL, for example)
• Partner with Penguin Random House Library Marketing — our distribution and sales partner — in order to maximize visibility of Melville House titles
• Work with Penguin Random House Academic Services in order to maximize visibility of Melville House titles
• Pursue marketing opportunities in library and academic spaces such as conferences, Book Buzzes, and other trade events, and run those events
• Being funny every now and then

Requirements: THIS IS NOT AN ENTRY LEVEL POSITION. Applicants should have at least two years experience working in a book publishing house marketing department.

In addition, applicants should possess:

• Excellent people skills
• Good contacts and strong relationships a plus
• Ability to work well under tight deadlines
• High organization skills
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Solid social media abilities
• Ability to design newsletters and social media ads
• Ability to play well with others

Location: Brooklyn, NY
How To Apply For This Job: Applications should be sent digitally to Simon Reichley at Please include, as an attachment, a full resume as well as a cover letter addressed to publishers Dennis Johnson and Valerie Merians. In your cover letter, please discuss not only your experience, but how your skills match up to our list. Please also include your salary requirements. MINORITY CANDIDATES ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.
Date Posted: 12/5/2017 (Ongoing Job Posting)

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