Illustration ©2000 Peter Reynolds, from JUDY MOODY, by Megan McDonald
Sales Assistant
Job Summary:
Assist both the Director of National Account and the Director of Special Markets with administrative and procedural needs. Provide support to selling efforts within these channels.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
· Oversee distribution of preview materials and advance sales materials (when necessary, help track down materials for early key national account previews, working closely with Editorial, Art, and Marketing).
- Assist with sending sales kits and materials to key national account and special markets buyers.
- Assist with preparation of spreadsheets and PowerPoint presentations as needed
- Input and track orders for in-house special markets accounts, work with customer service and Candlewick’s inventory teams as necessary.
- Work with Random House Special Markets team on material needs and distribution.
- Identify and research new markets for our titles and create sell sheets where applicable.
- Act as back-up for Account Managers when they are out of the office or on sales calls.
- Check, Ingram'sipage for all new and just-released titles to confirm specific information needed
- Assist with preparing for national account shows and expos, including assembling, shipping and tracking materials for the shows.
- Assist with tracking print advertising projects for Ingram and B&T.
- Ensure ad deadlines are met and that ad copy circulates and files are released to accounts to meet deadlines.
- Submit and track of Co-op claims with Random House.
- Assist with distribution of departmental sales materials
- Compile seasonal special offer grid and distribute to department
- Assist with any other appropriate departmental requests
- Perform other tasks as needed

A friendly, professional, and poised demeanor along with the ability to perform efficiently under pressure and work in a fast-paced environment comfortably is required. Great orientation to detail, a strong sense of prioritization, and great communication skills along with excellent typing, spelling, grammar, and punctuation skills is also 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. An interest in a Children's trade publishing sales career is preferred and 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 "Sales Assistant"
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