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Beacon Press is owned and operated under the auspices of the Unitarian Universalist Association and is an equal opportunity employer. Beacon Press values a diverse workforce; people with disabilities, people of color, and those who identify as L/G/B/T/Q are strongly encouraged to apply.


JOBS

Marketing Associate (posted 9/14/16)

The marketing associate is responsible for marketing to consumer, academic, and library audiences.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Prepares and executes academic marketing campaigns. Coordinates Beacon Press booth at 1–2 academic conferences per year. Works with distributor on their academic and library promotion plans of Beacon books.
  • Executes print advertising plans. Tasks include booking ads, writing copy, and working with designer on layout.
  • Coordinates marketing plans for paperback reprints and select backlist titles.
  • Creates easels, flyers, postcards, and other materials as needed for authors and event support.
  • Other responsibilities include: Part of social media team. Helps identify keywords, target customers, and marketing opportunities for assigned books. Assigned other marketing tasks as needed.

Requirements:
  • At least three years’ experience, preferably in academic marketing or publishing. Individual must have a BA.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Excellent computer competency, ability to prioritize multiple tasks, and communication (both oral and written) skills.
  • An interest in a range of issues Beacon Press publishes in.
  • Knowledge of InDesign, Photoshop, and Dreamweaver is helpful.

To apply: Please email resume and cover letter to Alyssa Hassan, senior marketing manager, ahassan@beacon.org. No phone calls, please.

Beacon Press is owned and operated under the auspices of the Unitarian Universalist Association and is an equal opportunity employer. Beacon Press values a diverse workforce; people with disabilities, people of color, and those who identify as L/G/B/T/Q are strongly encouraged to apply.

Sales Assistant (posted 9/14/16)

The sales assistant is responsible for in-house sales and sales support for customers, consumers, authors, and staff. Responsibilities include customer service, sales to organizations and authors, website orders, author appearance orders, and monthly sales reporting.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for reporting author appearances to Beacon’s distributor. Arranges book sales at all non-institution author events.
  • Responsible for house sales to ongoing customers. Reaches out to like-minded organizations to discuss ways in which we could have ongoing relationships.
  • Marketing liaison to Beacon’s parent organization, the Unitarian Universalist Association. Identifies opportunities to promote Beacon books through the UUA’s various channels.
  • Responds to all phone, email, and written requests for customer service in a timely manner.
  • Processes and transmits daily orders received through website, mail, email, and phone.
  • Assists with coordination of Beacon’s presence at NEIBA and is also one of the staff in attendance.
  • Other responsibilities include: Part of social media team. Helps identify keywords, target customers, and marketing opportunities for assigned books. Coordinates Goodreads and LibraryThing giveaways. Responds to inmate mail. Assigned other marketing tasks as needed.

Requirements:
  • This is an entry-level position.
  • Previous bookstore experience or customer service experience in a publisher setting preferred.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Excellent computer competency, ability to prioritize multiple tasks, and communication (both oral and written) skills.
  • An interest in a range of issues Beacon Press publishes in.

To apply: Please email resume and cover letter to Alyssa Hassan, senior marketing manager, ahassan@beacon.org. No phone calls, please.

Beacon Press is owned and operated under the auspices of the Unitarian Universalist Association and is an equal opportunity employer. Beacon Press values a diverse workforce; people with disabilities, people of color, and those who identify as L/G/B/T/Q are strongly encouraged to apply.