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Editorial Assistant

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Editorial Assistant

Quirk Books is seeking a creative and energetic EDITORIAL ASSISTANT.

This position is based in our PHILADELPHIA headquarters.

Since 2002, Quirk has published everything from bestselling novels to cookbooks, craft books, art books, children’s titles, and more--always with a focus on originality, innovation, and fresh ideas. Our recent New York Times best sellers include Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs, William Shakespeare’s Star Wars by Ian Doescher, The Big Bad Book of Bill Murray by Robert Schnakenberg, and the immortal Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith.

As Editorial Assistant, you will assist the Publisher, Managing Editor, and other editorial staff with the acquisition and development of various book projects. You’ll also perform a number of clerical tasks (filing author contracts, re-ordering supplies, assisting with large mailings, and so forth).

What you need:

  1. You must be an excellent writer. Please submit examples of your best work with your resume.  Fiction, journalism, criticism, blog posts, comic strips, the form or genre doesn’t matter.  Show us your best work. 
  2. Up-to-the-minute awareness of new books, new writers, and new trends in popular culture.
  3. Ability to organize, prioritize, and work methodically to deadlines.
  4. Ability must be able to work independently.

Benefits include medical/dental/vision, 401k, flexible spending accounts, summer hours work schedule, generous vacation package, and a workspace on the most charming cobblestone street in all of Old City Philadelphia.  

Please send cover letter, resume, and examples of your best writing to hr@quirkbooks.com. No phone calls, please.

 

Senior Publicity & Marketing Manager

Summary:
Develop and execute unique and effective consumer engagement strategies and activities for the Quirk Books brand, as well as, frontlist and backlist titles to support retail sell-in and drive sell-through.

Duties:

Publicity & Marketing Management:

  1. Develop and execute the marketing plans for frontlist and backlist titles to ensure successful retail sell-in and consumer sell-through.
  2. Develop and manage print and online advertising campaign strategies.
  3. Manage the preparation of physical and digital marketing materials.
  4. Work with sales team to execute store-level programs.
  5. Contribute to the acquisitions and development process with regards to product positioning, pricing and ability to reach target markets.

 

Audience Engagement:

  1. Develop and execute audience engagement and aggregation initiatives.
  2. Plan and execute author events and tours.
  3. Identify, coordinate programming and attend a variety of industry and consumer trade shows including comic cons.
  4. Develop partnerships to expand audience reach and engagement.

 

Required Skills/Knowledge:

  1. Possess the ability to jump from the creative side of marketing to the analytical side.
  2. Must be proactive, flexible and adaptive in a rapidly changing environment.
  3. Must have good time management skills, be organized, and be capable of multi-tasking.
  4. Ability to prioritize, meet deadlines, and work independently.
  5. Is a team player with the ability to lead and guide other employees when necessary.
  6. Knowledge of WordPress, Google Analytics, Drupal, and Photoshop, a plus.

 

Qualifications:

  1. Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in a relevant subject area.
  2. Must have 5-6 years experience in publicity/marketing with a track record of implementing creative marketing campaigns.  At least 1 year of publishing experience is preferred.
  3. A strong understanding of marketing, pop culture and the fiction marketplace is preferred. 
  4. Comfortable in a small-company setting where you may be called upon to perform duties outside of your job description.

 

This is a full-time position in Philadelphia.

To apply, please send your cover letter and resumé to hr@quirkbooks.com.

 

 

Summary:

Develop and coordinate unique and effective online consumer marketing and social media activities for the Quirk Books brand, as well as, frontlist and backlist titles to support retail sell-in and drive sell-through.

 

Duties:

Develop online marketing campaigns to generate visibility of the Quirk Brand and drive book sales.

  1. Develop and maintain relationships with social media influencers.
  2. Reach-out and engage target audiences through various social mediums to create online conversations and communities around our key titles and key initiatives.
  3. Implement and track social media campaigns (sometimes in conjunction with the author) that encompass social networking site management, newsletter management, search engine optimization and online advertising campaigns.
  4. Develop, implement, and track online advertising campaigns, including social media ad buys and ad buys with other platforms.
  5. Manage the creation of digital assets - splash sites, landing pages, book trailers, visuals and video.
  6. Manage author communications and relations with respect to developing a social media platform and creating/uploading blog posts.

 

Manage, maintain and update QuirkBooks.com and its social media platforms in an “Editor-in-Chief” capacity.

  1. Develop and post various types of content from a variety of sources including in-house staff, authors, freelancers and partners.
  2. Employ journalistic practices to offer exclusive content.
  3. Create and direct the strategy of QuirkBooks.com and its social media platforms.
  4. Optimize web site so that it is effectively executing on its desired goals.
     

Identify and coordinate appropriate digital consumer-focused events as it pertains to specific authors, books, categories and/or Quirk.

Identify and build strategic partnerships as it pertains to consumer marketing of specific books, categories and/or Quirk.

Advise and educate the marketing team on social media trends and new technologies, sites and services.

Attend a variety of industry and consumer trade shows as Quirk’s digital marketing representative.

 

Required Skills/Knowledge:

  1. Possesses the ability to jump from the creative side of marketing to the analytical side.
  2. Must be proactive, flexible and adaptive in a rapidly changing environment.
  3. Must have good time management skills, be organized, and be capable of multi-tasking.
  4. Ability to prioritize, meet deadlines, and work independently.
  5. Must have in-depth knowledge and understanding of social media platforms and how each platform can be deployed in both marketing Quirk Books and its titles.
  6. Is a team player with the ability the lead and guide other employees when necessary.
  7. Proficiency in WordPress, Google Analytics, Drupal, and Photoshop.

 

Qualifications:

  1. Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in a relevant subject area.
  2. Must have 3-5 years experience in social media and marketing with a track record of year over year growth in social media properties and creative online marketing campaigns.
  3. Experience with managing a blog and freelance writers.
  4. Comfortable in a small-company setting where you may be called upon to perform duties outside of your job description.
  5. Strong social media following.

 

This is a full-time position in Philadelphia.

To apply, please send your cover letter and resumé to hr@quirkbooks.com.