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National Account Manager
Candlewick Press, a leading publisher of books for children based in Somerville, MA, seeks a motivated National Account Sales Manager to join our talented team. This role will primarily oversee all selling efforts to Readerlink. The position will be responsible for selling, planning promotions, and business relationships for all Candlewick titles at Readerlink and associated retail customers. This includes preparing, researching and presenting all relevant frontlist titles, backlist titles, and special promotions to the customer(s).

The National Account Manager will plan all frontlist and backlist merchandising and promotions; attend regular meetings; work closely with sales and marketing colleagues to align on key initiatives; visit retail customers at least monthly to sell titles, gather feedback, and represent Candlewick and our books; and present to and manage and grow relationships with all Readerlink retailers including but not limited to Walmart, Target, Grocery and Military channels.

This role will ensure territory goals as well as title-specific goals are achieved by developing account-specific programs and marketing initiatives to drive sell-through. Managing a coop budget for each customer and providing weekly call reports and monthly status reports will also be essential. This role requires an individual who can be conversant with trends and workings of the marketplace and identify and exploit new business opportunities. Prior publishing sales experience is strongly preferred. Excellent organizational skills, as well as strong communication and time-management skills, are necessary.

This is a full-time position and a comprehensive benefits package is offered including medical, dental, life and ltd insurance; participation in flex spending, 401k and voluntary insurance benefits plans; generous paid time off and much more!
To Apply: submit a resume and cover letter (noting salary requirements when applying for a full-time position) via e-mail to, referencing "National Account Manager"
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