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Commercial Operations Assistant
Summary - the Commercial Operations Assistant will be responsible for providing administrative support to the Commercial Operations department as well as be responsible for working on our seasonal Sales Conferences, online catalogs, and other marketing initiatives. They will work with a number of people in the Commercial Operations team as well as with other departments at Candlewick.
Tasks include but are not limited to the following:
· Assist the Marketing Services Manager with Candlewick’s Launch and seasonal Sales Conference meeting to include printing and binding the TIs for Conference; printing Launch meeting packets; coordinating lunches and dinners; assisting with on- and off-site logistics
· Work with the Marketing Services Manager on maximizing our use of Edelweiss – create catalogs as needed; save pdfs of our print catalog to the Edelweiss versions; run reports on reviews and distribute them internally; make sure the title listings are complete and that all of the appropriate information is flowing from RH; and communicate any updates to the Edelweiss system.
· Help distribute the promotional and marketing materials Candlewick creates.
· Work with the SVP of Commercial Operations on making sure all of the information Sales & Marketing needs is in Biblio.
· Identify and communicate to Inventory those authors and illustrators on each list with ties to Canada.
· Help populate Candlewick’s DAM and work on Public Materials and digital sales material distributions as needed
· Identify and initiate sell sheets for Sales and Marketing use.
· Perform a variety of other administrative tasks as necessary

Exceptional detail orientation and communication skills; working knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Powerpoint, and experience with database systems; and outstanding organizational skills with the ability to juggle multiple priorities. An interest in sales and marketing as well as children’s publishing 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 "Commercial Operations Assistant"
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