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Sales & Marketing Manager


Black Dog Publishing specialises in highly illustrated books on art, design and popular culture. We are seeking a Sales & Marketing professional to join our team and to build sales and develop strong relationships with sales representatives and distribution partners in the UK, the USA and Canada, and export markets.


The job includes:


-       developing and implementing a sales strategy for driving profitable growth of our front list and backlist titles;

-      meeting marketing and sales financial objectives by forecasting requirements; preparing an annual budget; scheduling expenditures;    analysing variances; initiating corrective actions.

-      managing the UK sales of our titles;

-      overlooking financial aspects of the business income;

-      contributing to the creation of sales material and our seasonal catalogues;

-      being first point of contact with the sales reps and distributors;

-      managing title data and stock levels;

-      leading a small team;

-      reporting to the Directors;

-      attending book fairs and conferences;

-      bringing creativity and innovation to realising the company’s sales and marketing strategy.


The ideal candidate will have:

-      BA in Business/ Marketing/ Finance or equivalent work experience;

-       good knowledge or a strong interest in publishing;

-       good numerical skills;

-       a proactive and motivated approach;

-       good communication and excellent multi-tasking skills;

-       knowledge of Mac computers, Microsoft Office Systems and Adobe InDesign.


Location: King’s Cross, London Hours: 9.30am–5.30pm, Monday–Friday

Please send your CV and covering letter to Clara Heathcock at clara@blackdogonline.com, with the subject “Sales and Marketing Manager”.


Due to the high number of applicants, if you do not hear back after two weeks from the closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful


Closing date: Wednesday 14th September 2016


Salary: 21K

Sales & Marketing Assistant


We are seeking a Sales and Marketing Assistant to work in our busy Sales and Marketing team for 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.


The Sales and Marketing Assistant will provide general administrational support to the team, ensuring schedules are met and high quality standards are maintained on a wide range of responsibilities.

Key responsibilities of the role include:

·      Management of title data on a diverse range of systems (Nielsen, Amazon, Helix etc.)

·      Developing sales material

·      Supporting the team in all aspects of title development

·      Producing and analysing sales reports

·      Updating social media and online presence

 ·      Neat and accurate record keeping and online filing


The ideal candidate will demonstrate the following qualities and capabilities:

·      Some experience in publishing and familiar with database systems

·      A keen eye for detail and the ability to multi task

·      Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills

·      An ability to prioritise multiple responsibilities and organise workflow

·      A strong interest in and knowledge of art, architecture and/or design

·      Proven ability to work both independently and as part of a team

·      Proficiency in MS Office Suite and Mac systems

The successful applicant will also be required 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 £18,000 per annum depending on experience. The hours of work are 9.30 am to 5.30 pm, Monday to Friday at our office in King’s Cross, London.



Please send your CV and a covering letter that clearly states how your experience and skills meet the Person Specification to Callum Walker at callum@blackdogonline.com, with Application – Sales & Marketing Assistant clearly stated in the subject header.

Due to the high number of applicants, if you do not hear back after two weeks from the closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful 

Closing date: 28 September 2016