Illustration ©2000 Peter Reynolds, from JUDY MOODY, by Megan McDonald
Marketing Assistant
Summary: the marketing assistant will be responsible for performing varied administrative tasks to support the trade marketing/publicity/events teams as well as perform general marketing department tasks.

Tasks will include but not be limited to the following:
- Overseeing all mailings of F&Gs, galleys, and advances to trades and long leads. This will include taking inventory of materials, working with the publicists to schedule the mailings, coordinating the press materials to be sent with the books, pulling the long leads lists together, and executing the mailings or supervising an intern.
- Responsible for the weekly publicity bulletin and sharing bestseller info with sales & marketing, editorial, and art
- Entering reviews and awards to feed Candlewick website
- Maintaining lists for catalog and media mailings.
- Placing author event orders, order follow-up, and maintaining author events calendar
- Maintaining our media lists in Cision.
- Fielding daily review copy and promo requests from reviewers and booksellers
- Managing image requests from consumer media, bookstores, blogs, and others and handling necessary permissions
- Assisting with award submissions
- Creating select promotional projects, including writing copy
- Managing NetGalley requests from reviewers and media professionals
- Supervising the department intern
- Assisting with maintenance of Candlewick library
- Assisting with covering mailroom and reception in absence of staff
- Responsible for meeting itineraries, notes, and agendas for marketing meetings, publicity meetings, and others as needed
- Performing other tasks as requested

Required Skills:
Successful candidate will possess a friendly, professional, and poised demeanor along with the ability to perform efficiently under pressure; complete assignments efficiently; and work in a fast-paced environment comfortably. Great orientation to detail, a strong sense of prioritization, and communication skills along with excellent typing, spelling, grammar, and punctuation skills is required. MS Excel, MS Word, MS Powerpoint, and other computer programming knowledge is necessary. This role dictates that the individual be a quick learner and be resourceful, extremely organized, proactive, detail-orientated, and a strong team player. A love of children’s books is a plus.
To Apply: submit a resume and cover letter (noting salary requirements when applying for a full-time position) via e-mail to, referencing "Marketing Assistant"
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