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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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.