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Requisition Number 17-0232
Post Date 4/18/2017
Title Sales Strategy Assistant
Organization Name Macmillan
City New York
State NY
Description
Macmillan is a group of media companies in the United States held by Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck, based in Stuttgart, Germany, which publishes a wide range of books, magazines, and digital products for the consumer and education markets. Our American publishers include Farrar, Straus and Giroux, Henry Holt & Company, W.H. Freeman and Worth Publishers, Bedford/St. Martin’s, Picador, Roaring Brook Press, St. Martin’s Press, Tor Books, Hayden McNeil, Macmillan Children’s Group, Macmillan Audio and Bedford Freeman & Worth Publishing Group. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to reflecting a broad representation of differences --race, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, physical ability, age, family status, economic background and status, geographical background and status, and perspective — in our workplace. The successful candidate for this position will be an employee of Holtzbrinck Publishers, LLC.
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Position Description:

Senior Director of Sales Strategies is looking for a full time Sales Strategy Assistant. This is an exciting position for someone who wants to learn about all aspects of sales and marketing in book publishing. The Sales Strategy Assistant will work with the Senior Director of Sales Strategies on initiatives that will benefit our biggest books and authors at Macmillan.


Major Responsibilities:

• Work with Senior Director on sales planning for big books.
• Help the Senior Director create 360 views of our big books – pulling together information from marketing, publicity, sales, and production departments.
• Attend meetings, taking detailed notes for actionable follow-ups.
• Act as a liaison between the marketing teams and sales.
• Track sales of big books and aid the Director on sales analysis and forecasting
• Help Director organize and plan strategic meetings with sales and marketing departments.
• Keep up with marketplace trends and pursue projects that give us insight into sales opportunities for our books.

Required Skills / Knowledge:

• Skilled in verbal and written communication
• Possess initiative and desire to learn about the publishing process
• Analytical mindset and ability to problem-solve.
• Strong organization skills and attention to detail
• Proficient in MS Word, MS Excel and PowerPoint
• Excellent time management skills
• Strong ability to multitask and work on deadlines

Experience Needed:

• Prior publishing experience preferred but not required.

Educational Background Required:

• Bachelor’s degree

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