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Sales and Marketing Assistant 

Black Dog Publishing is seeking a full-time Sales and Marketing Assistant to work alongside the Sales Team to distribute and market the company’s publications. Black Dog Publishing specialises in highly illustrated books on art, design and architecture that produce a fresh, eclectic take on contemporary culture.

JOB DESCRIPTION

The Sales and Marketing Assistant will work alongside the Sales Team to build sales and develop strong relationships with sales representatives and distribution partners in the UK and export markets, and to develop marketing and press strategies for Black Dog Publishing’s titles.

 The requirements of the role include:

– developing sales material

– producing sales reports

– researching promotional opportunities for titles

– dealing directly with sales forces and customers

– developing and implementing effective promotional campaigns and securing press coverage through print media, journalist contacts, social media and events promotion

– undertaking stock checks and coordinating delivery logistics

– attending public and trade book fairs, locally and internationally, to represent and promote the company’s titles

– planning and staffing book launches and seasonal sales

– general administrative tasks

The successful applicant will also be required to prepare schedules and summaries to report on their duties to the Director on a regular basis, and undertake other tasks as required to fulfill the needs of Black Dog Publishing,

The starting salary for the role is £16,000–£18,000 per annum depending on experience.

The hours of work are 9.30am to 5.30pm, Monday to Friday at Black Dog Publishing’s office in King’s Cross, London.

PERSON SPECIFICATION

The role would suit a recent graduate or young professional with a sales or marketing qualification, keen to gain further experience in a fast-paced publishing environment.

The ideal candidate will demonstrate the following qualities and capabilities:

– evidence of prior sales, marketing and/or press experience, and a relevant degree

– prior experience in a publishing environment or arts organisation

– clear written and spoken communication skills

– efficient multi-tasking and time management abilities, with a proven capacity to work across a range of projects, while showing careful attention to detail

– an ability to work both independently and as part of a team

– a personable and professional manner

– a proficiency in MS Office Suite and Mac systems

– an interest in and knowledge of the arts

TO APPLY

Please send your CV and a covering letter that clearly states how your experience and skills meet the Person Specification to Marianne Templeton at office@blackdogonline.com with SM Assistant clearly stated in the subject header.

Closing date for applications is midday on Friday 17 October 2014.

We apologise that due to the expected volume of applications, only candidates invited to interview for the position will be contacted.

 

Production Manager

Black Dog Publishing is seeking a full-time Production Manager to support the Director in overseeing the publications of Black Dog Publishing and its partner company Artifice books on architecture. Both publishing houses specialise in highly illustrated books on art, design and architecture that produce a fresh, eclectic take on contemporary culture.

JOB DESCRIPTION

The Production Manager will assist the Director to manage all stages of the production process, ensuring schedules are met and high quality standards are maintained in a cost effective manner.

The requirements of the role include:

– maintaining relationships with current printers throughout Europe and Asia

– compiling accurate print specifications and drafting purchase orders

– sourcing competitive comparative cost estimates for specifications

– monitoring progress against production schedules

– proactively maintaining clear communication between printers, clients, contractors and internal departments

­– coordinating communication between editorial, design and sales staff

– arranging international shipping and logistics for stock

– invoicing, processing payments and keeping accounts records

The successful applicant will also be required to prepare schedules and summaries to report on their duties to the Director on a regular basis, and undertake other tasks as required to fulfill the needs of Black Dog Publishing and Artifice Books on Architecture.

The starting salary for the role is £16,000–£18,000 per annum depending on experience.

The hours of work are 9.30 am to 5.30 pm, Monday to Friday at Black Dog Publishing’s office in King’s Cross, London.

PERSON SPECIFICATION

The role would suit a young professional with a background in book production, publishing or arts administration, keen to gain further experience in a fast-paced publishing environment.

The ideal candidate will demonstrate the following qualities and capabilities:

– evidence of prior print production and/or publishing experience

– excellent organisational and project management skills

– efficient time management abilities, with a proven capacity to work speedily and accurately, showing careful attention to detail

– clear and proactive communication skills

– proven ability to work both independently and as part of a team

– a proactive and common sense approach to finding solutions to meet deadlines under pressure

– a personable and professional manner

– proficiency in MS Office Suite and Mac systems

­– a proven interest in publishing and the arts

TO APPLY

Please send your CV and a covering letter that clearly states how your experience and skills meet the Person Specification to Marianne Templeton at office@blackdogonline.com with Production Manager clearly stated in the subject header.

Closing date for applications is midday on Friday 27 October 2014, 5pm.

We apologise that due to the expected volume of applications, only candidates invited to interview for the position will be contacted.