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Sales Director

Company Overview 

Young Authors Publishing is a children’s book publisher that exists to share the stories of Black & Brown Gen Zers. We believe in writing our future. That's why we're switching up the narrative, publishing books for children and young adults that reflect how diverse our world is. We're on a mission to empower the authors of tomorrow, using their words to change the dialogue around representation in literature.We're the next generation of publishing here to start a movement through our books of change.

 

At Young Authors Publishing we believe in empowering our authors which is why all authors are taught financial literacy quarterly when they receive their royalty reports. We believe that all kids are story worthy and should see themselves reflected in the books they read. 
 

Position Overview

Young Authors Publishing is looking for an experienced Sales Director to join our team! This is a remote mid-level position. The ideal candidate is confident in assisting with the planning, development and management of various projects, and strategic sales growth. The primary role of this position is to meet or exceed sales goals. This position is for you if you’re passionate about sales , able to simultaneously juggle multiple complex projects and tasks, and eager to understand the business of book publishing. We need a critical thinker and a problem solver who can analyze sales reports and create strategies to increase sales growth. 

 

Responsibilities

  • Work with CEO to create revenue expectations by title

  • Create and execute marketing plans, tip sheets, and other needed materials to effectively sell titles

  • Meet sales targets through effective planning and leadership

  • Develop new sales opportunities 

  • Regularly update metadata & communicate with distributors to ensure YAP titles are featured prominently

  • Meet quarterly with sales reps to communicate frontlist titles, sell backlist titles and react any requests for information

  • Work with management to evaluate reprints and track inventory 

  • Oversee the growth of direct to consumer sales and special sales

  • Participate in monthly brainstorms on the direction of overall publishing program

  • Send weekly and monthly email newsletters

  • Plan and execute mailings and emails to booksellers, librarians, other organizations, bookstagrammers, and other influencers.

  • Maintain account databases, which includes updating buyer contact information and logging communications and outreach to accounts.

Qualifications

  • College degree or equivalent work experience

  • Minimum of 2+ years sales or publishing experience

  • Strong knowledge of social media (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest)

  • Exceptional written and oral communications skills

  • High level of professionalism, attention to detail, organization

  • Interest in book trends, publishing, media, marketing, social media, and sales

  • Highly motivated self starter who will do whatever it takes to meet/exceed goals

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. This is a contractor position with the opportunity of earning commissions. The compensation range for this position will be $45,000.00 - $50,000.00 annually. To learn more about us, visit youngauthorspublishing.org. To apply, please send a letter of interest with your resume to jobs@youngauthorspublishing.org.