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Sales Assistant
Candlewick Press seeks a motivated sales assistant responsible for providing a variety of administrative tasks to support our selling efforts.

Responsibilities will include but not be limited to:
- Scheduling meetings and handling sales appointment prep
- Assisting with account inquiries, purchase order follow-up
- Tracking and processing coop claims
- Assisting with newsletters and preparations for conferences
- Monitoring canceled orders
- Creating sell-sheets, ads and other appropriate sales materials as needed
- Preparing sales reports
- Compiling and distributing weekly call reports
- Monitoring sales estimate grid
- Taking notes at meetings when needed
- Pulling sales data as needed, completing spreadsheets for analysis
- Performing other support tasks as requested

Required Skills and Experience:
- Excellent organizational skills and the ability to prioritize multiple assignments
- Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
- Ability to work under pressure and maintain attention to detail
- Strong follow-through skills
- Proficiency with Microsoft Word, EXCEL, PowerPoint, Outlook, and social media
- An interest in the publishing industry and sales is strongly preferred

While this full-time position will start out as partially remote, it will eventually be based in-house at our Somerville, MA office. If you wish to be considered for this opportunity, please forward a resume and cover letter, including your salary expectations for this position, in Word or PDF format to

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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