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Publishing Sales Director (Center City, MN)
Editorial Assistant (Burnsville)
Rights and Permissions Sales Representative (North Mankato)
Acquisitions Editor, Gardening (Minneapolis)




Publishing Sales Director (Center City, MN)
June 20, 2018
The Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation is the world's leading organization singularly dedicated to combating addiction to alcohol and drugs with a full continuum of services.

Over the course of a year, we:
• Serve over 15,000 patients annually through treatment centers in Minnesota, California, Illinois, Oregon, New York, and Florida
• Educate over 600 professionals through our accredited Hazelden Graduate School of Addiction Studies, Professionals in Residence program and Summer Institute for Medical Students.
• Provide publishing books and materials for over 32,000 publishing customers
• Provide prevention services to over 50,000 students across the United States and the world

One of our key strategic objectives is people — our employees are essential in the process of propelling our organization forward to meet the challenges and opportunities ahead. Are you ready to excel in these challenges and opportunities? Do you possess the qualities below? Join Our Team!

As a Publishing Sales Director, you will lead the development and implementation of business opportunities and sales models to capitalize on major initiatives within the Behavioral health market. This position has responsibility for business growth and profit performance, the creation and execution of new sales models, and financial results for Behavioral health key markets.

In addition, this position will identify and develop key strategic business partnerships and provide leadership in setting the vision for expanding these businesses through future product acquisitions and the opening up of new markets and sales models.

We offer:
• Competitive Benefits (health, dental, vision, etc.)
• Paid Time-Off
• Training Opportunities
• Retirement Savings Plan with Employer Match
• Tuition Reimbursement

Diverse individuals encouraged to apply.
Equal Opportunity Employer: Minorities, Women, Veterans, Disabilities

Required:
• Bachelor's degree in Business, Marketing, Psychology, Sociology, Education, or related field
• 7–10 years experience as a sales manager with demonstrated financial success in growing publishing product/service solutions.
• 3 years experience in leadership of formal or informal teams
• 5 years experience working with external partners such as Treatment-Mental Health, Criminal Justice or professionals in the healthcare field, education

Desired:
• Master's degree in Business, Marketing, Education or related field

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Editorial Assistant (Burnsville)
June 18, 2018
Red Line Editorial is looking for an Editorial Assistant to join our high-energy team of publishing professionals.

This position will give the right candidate the opportunity to work on key aspects of our projects. This position requires keen attention to detail, great communication skills, and a proven ability to juggle multiple projects.

RLE creates high-quality books for publishers on a variety of subjects. Most of our books are nonfiction titles created for students in grades K–12, but we also work in a number of other genres. Red Line Editorial is known for the high quality of the work we produce. The editorial assistant will play a key role in helping our staff members maintain that reputation.

This position will have hands-on involvement in a variety of areas, including:
• Coordinate vendor relationships and assignments
• Maintain freelance-related documentation
• Receive and document manuscript submissions from authors; submit manuscripts to outside partners as needed
• FTP management (including file uploads to/from clients and file cleanup)
• Assist in maintaining the onsite library and tracking/record-keeping of missing copies
• Assist in routing and organizing author contracts
• Lead high-res photo downloads
• Perform editorial tasks as needed (photo research, caption writing, fact checking, index builds, proofreads, markup transfers, etc.)
• Other duties as required

The ideal candidate will possess at minimum:
• A four-year degree in English, journalism, mass communication, or similar; degrees in other humanities fields, such as history, will also be considered
• An ability to communicate professionally and effectively with different departments, vendors, and clients
• A strong commitment to achieving deadlines in a fast-paced environment
• A tremendous attention to every last detail
• Talent to handle a wide variety of tasks without sacrificing quality
• Proficiency with Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat, FTPs, and Google Drive
• Familiarity with the Chicago Manual of Style 17th edition and MLA
• Solid grammar skills

We offer a competitive starting salary, benefits including a company-paid health insurance plan, a casual work environment focused on cooperation, and the ability to grow both in your career and with the company.

If you are interested, please send your resume and cover letter to jobs@redlineeditorial.com. No phone calls, please.

Location: Burnsville
Compensation: Upper 20s/Low 30s, DOQ

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Rights and Permissions Sales Representative (North Mankato)
June 13, 2018
A leading publisher of children’s materials for library, classroom, and trade seeks a Rights and Permissions Sales Representative to join our team.

Capstone combines a passion for helping foster a powerful love of reading and learning with the talent to create award-winning books and media.

The Rights and Permissions Sales Representative is responsible for actively seeking, managing and generating profit from sales of Capstone-owned intellectual property through co-edition and sub-licensing opportunities and from permission requests across a range of territories in all formats.

The role also involves contributing to the development of sales plans and strategies for Capstone’s rights business. There is a need to travel overseas to book fairs.

The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree in Sales, Marketing, Communications, Business, or related field plus experience of educational export sales, ideally with regards to supplemental material.

We offer excellent benefits including medical, dental, paid time off, paid holidays, disability insurance, life insurance, 401k with company match, and a rewarding work environment. Our wages are competitive; we offer training; and the opportunity to thrive in a growing business. Apply on-line here.

Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer
Pre-Employment Drug Screen Required

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Acquisitions Editor, Gardening (Minneapolis)
June 07, 2018
To support our mission to educate, entertain and enrich the lives of our readers, putting books in their hands, wherever, however, and whenever they choose, we need exceptional people!

The Quarto Group is seeking an Acquisitions Editor, Gardening, responsible for content acquisition and book development. This position supports the effort to create a cohesive, high-level publishing program that is a leader in the gardening category. The ideal candidate will take into account current trends in the marketplace (both content and sales opportunities), the interests and needs of the core audience, and the broader marketplace to create beautiful, practical, and aspirational, in-demand books and book products! This hands-on position will work with the Group Publisher and, depending on his/her experience level, could manage other editors to evaluate, acquire, and develop proposals from concept through production. This role is located in our Minneapolis office!

The key responsibilities for this role will be:
• Manage all publishing processes, including but not limited to list planning, budgeting, acquisitions, creating P&Ls, and the overall development and coordination of creating new books and products through a book's release and shipping from the warehouse.
• Work with Group Publisher to oversee the design, editing, and production of a wide range of commercially-minded, heavily illustrated books and/or gift products in gardening, home improvement, and/or horticulture, or any market that Cool Springs Press enters into or has a presence in.
• Work with Group Publisher daily on content acquisitions efforts and individually manage author/designer relationships and contract negotiations.
• Act as an effective liaison between Cool Springs Press authors and editors, freelancers, and every department within the company.
• Traffic acquired projects through all stages of editorial development and production, and effortlessly and cheerfully coordinate this process with authors.
• With Group Publisher, work weekly with sales and marketing departments to ensure strategic planning and scheduling of new books and/or projects.
• Acquire 12–15 new commercially-minded, highly illustrated book projects and/or merchandise (book "plus" products) annually as directed by the Minneapolis Group Publisher.
• Brainstorm, create, and compose new project proposals for content and marketability independent of book agents
• Locate and contract authors and photographers for approved projects.
• Work with Art Directors and project managers to coordinate photography location and photography acquisition.
• On a weekly basis, write marketing materials, including Advance Information (AI) sheets, book jacket copy, book descriptions, and any other material needed to drive sales of projects.
• Throughout the entirety of the life of the book or product, act as content "expert" and author delegate to help shape and drive marketing plans, sales strategies, and PR opportunities.
• On a weekly basis, brainstorm unique ideas and opportunities with designated members of the marketing and sales team that reflect unique subject matter and/or unique author platform, as well as contribute to the social media efforts on a daily basis.

Do you have the following skills and qualifications?
• Excellent grammar, writing, editing, and communication skills.
• Experience in developing commercially-minded, illustrated content required. Work in gardening, home improvement, and/or horticulture preferred.
• Innovative, creative thinking with a commercial approach to publishing and the publishing industry.
• Experience in publishing commercially-minded illustrated, non-fiction books.
• Knowledge of commercial book development and production.
• Experienced in successfully developing marketable publishing concepts.
• Management experience a plus.

To apply please submit a cover letter, salary expectations and resume to careersusa@quarto.com.

We offer a wide range of competitive benefits! Please visit our website at http://www.quartoknows.com/Corporate/Employment/

QuartoUS is an equal opportunity employer; M/F/D/V are encouraged to apply.

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