Jobs

Sales Assistant

Summary: Supports all Quirk publishing, licensing, and subsidiary rights sales efforts.

Duties:

  • Provide Key support to Quirks national accounts channel and sales team. Working with Penguin Random House and the internal Quirk team coordinate and deliver all necessary materials and information for retailers needs. Oversee coop and merchandising promotions. Track key metrics and trends to maintain sales growth at these accounts.
  • Develop and maintain monthly/weekly sales reporting for internal Quirk meetings and programs. Provide requested sales reporting as needed for all Quirk departments, licensors, authors, and others as necessary.
  • Assist in preparation and creation of the annual sales budgets.
  • Create all needed materials for Quirk sales conferences: agendas, title information sheets, and PowerPoint presentations. Coordinate with applicable Quirk departments to gather needed materials and input.
  • Oversee development and delivery of Quirk sell sheets, and retailer advertising. Assist in creation of sales catalogs.
  • Manage data and metadata for Quirk and its distribution partners, including title loads, SAP, ONIX, BISACS, keywords, sales restrictions, and TI sheets.
  • Manage Edelweiss sales and marketing presence; coordinate material needs with the Penguin Random House and Quirk teams.
  • Responsible for all sales department regularly scheduled and as needed mailings.
  • Maintain archives of translated books and licensed products.
  • Provide support and attend industry trade shows and events.
  • Other duties as necessary.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred but not required
  • Prior publishing or sales experience preferred but not required
  • Skilled in verbal and written communication
  • Outstanding time management skills
  • Strong ability to multitask and work on deadlines
  • Possess enthusiasm and initiative for sales
  • Strong organization skills and attention to detail
  • Proficient in MS Word, MS Excel and PowerPoint

 

This full-time position offers salary, health/dental/vision benefits, 401k, a casual work environment, and a generous vacation policy. Visit our website at quirkbooks.com.

TO APPLY please send cover letter and resume to hrsales@quirkbooks.com.

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Social Media and Marketing Manager

Quirk Books, an independent book publisher based in Philadelphia, is seeking a creative and energetic social media and marketing manager to develop and coordinate unique and effective consumer marketing and social media activities for the Quirk Books brand and its titles to support retail sell-in and drive sell-through. This is a full-time position. 

Duties:

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

• Develop and maintain relationships with bloggers and social media influencers. Pitch and confirm placement for appropriate frontlist and backlist titles.
• Reach out to and engage with target audiences through various social mediums to create online conversations and build communities around our key titles and key initiatives.
• Implement and track social media campaigns (sometimes in conjunction with authors) that encompass social networking site management, search engine optimization and online advertising campaigns.
• Manage author communications and relations with respect to developing social media platforms and creating/uploading blog posts. 

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

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

Identify, coordinate, and attend appropriate consumer facing events (festivals, conventions, etc) as appropriate for Quirk Books and its titles.

Participate in a variety of industry trade shows.

Identify and build strategic partnerships as appropriate 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.

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

Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree, preferably in a relevant subject area.
• 3-5 years experience (this is a must) in social media and marketing with a track record of year-over-year growth in social media properties and creative online marketing campaigns.
• Experience with managing a blog and freelance writers. 
• Comfortable in a small-company setting where you may be called upon to perform duties outside of your job description.
• Strong blogger contacts and social media following.

Contact: Nicole De Jackmo

Please submit cover letter, résumé, and salary history to hr@quirkbooks.com

About: Quirk Books is headquartered on a quiet cobblestone street in the historic Old City district of Philadelphia. Quirk publishes just 25 books per year and every title is a labor of love. Some of our more popular recent titles include the bestselling YA fantasy novel Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, the Edgar® Award winning mystery The Last Policeman, the legendary Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, and classroom favorite William Shakespeare’s Star Wars—plus cookbooks, children’s books, art books, gag gifts, pop culture titles, and more. Our books are distributed worldwide by Penguin Random House.

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SUMMER 2015 MARKETING & PUBLICITY INTERNSHIP

Summary

Gain experience in book marketing and publicity at an independent book publisher! Quirk Books, located in Philadelphia’s Old City, is currently seeking an intern for their marketing and publicity department for Summer 2015.

This internship will begin in May and run through the end of August.

Duties

  • Catalogue reports of media coverage into our database
  • Write 2-3 press and/or marketing materials with guidance from staff
  • Assist with press mailings on a daily basis
  • Help research media contacts
  • Generate web content, i.e. excerpts, quizzes, fun facts, blog posts
  • Copying and filing

Qualifications

  • English, journalism, marketing, or communications major or interest in major
  • Must be able to put in 15 hours per week minimum in at least 3 hour increments—welcome to intern more if available
  • Office experience a plus

For more information about Quirk Books, visit www.quirkbooks.com. Please note that this is an unpaid internship.

Email your cover letter and resume to suzanne (at) quirkbooks (dot) com by April 3. Please include subject line INTERN.

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SUMMER 2015 SOCIAL MEDIA & MARKETING INTERNSHIP

Summary
Gain experience working in social media at an independent book publisher! Quirk Books, located in Philadelphia's Old City, is currently seeking a social media and marketing intern for their marketing and publicity department for Summer 2015.

This internship will begin in May and run through the end of August.

Duties

  • Research and build online media lists for upcoming titles
  • Help maintain our growing social niche communities
  • Create fun, innovative web content. IE: Blog posts, Tumblr content, etc
  • Write 2-3 email pitches with guidance from staff
  • Assist with mailings on a daily basis
  • Edit blog posts
  • Help maintain and update the company website

Qualifications

  • English, journalism, marketing, or communications major or interest in major
  • Familiarity with and active presence on major social networking sites
  • Creative and professional writing skills

For more information about Quirk Books, visit www.quirkbooks.com Please note that this is an unpaid internship.

Email your cover letter (with relevant social media links) and resume to suzanne (at) quirkbooks (dot) com by April 3. Please include subject line INTERN.