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Sales Assistant 

Black Dog Publishing is seeking a full-time Sales Assistant to work alongside the Sales and Marketing 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.


The Sales Assistant will work alongside the Sales and Marketing team to build sales and develop strong relationships with sales representatives and distribution partners in the US and Canada.

 The requirements of the role include:

– developing sales material

– producing sales reports

– researching sales opportunities for titles

– dealing directly with sales forces and customers

– 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 fulfil 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.


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:

– 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


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

Closing date for applications is midday on 5th January 2015.

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