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Sales Assistant
Candlewick Press seeks an enthusiastic professional to join our talented team in a Sales Assistant role. The Sales Assistant will assist sales staff with administrative and procedural needs and provide support to selling efforts.

Specific responsibilities may include but are not limited to:

- Assisting with sales call preparation

- Providing customer contact for accounts and handling individual store orders as needed

- Liaising with customer service to assist tracking orders

- Providing back-up to managers when they are travelling on sales calls

- Preparing sales reports as needed

- Preparing sales materials for trade shows

- Circulating daily/weekly/monthly sales reports

- Ordering and distributing new title samples for office and reps

- Distributing sales materials/advances as needed

- Compiling and distributing weekly sales meeting notes

- Maintaining sales promotion grid across all channels

- Liaising with distributor on coop claims

- Assisting with any other appropriate departmental requests, securing sales data as needed, and completing spreadsheets used for analysis

- Providing administrative assistance

- Performing other tasks as needed

Required Skills:
Excellent organizational and communication skills, along with strong knowledge of Microsoft computer programs to include Power Point and Excel is required. The ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously is necessary and an individual with a keen interest in publishing sales is strongly preferred.
To Apply: submit a resume and cover letter (noting salary requirements when applying for a full-time position) via e-mail to, referencing "Sales Assistant"
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