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Associate Graphic Designer (Southwest Minneapolis)
Graphic Designer (Minneapolis)
Key Accounts Distribution Sales Manager (North Mankato)
Publishing Sales Director (Center City, MN)
Editorial Assistant (Burnsville)




Associate Graphic Designer (Southwest Minneapolis)
July 09, 2018
Jump! publishes nonfiction books for children in grades K-5, with a focus on creating high-interest, educational titles for beginning and struggling readers. Our print and digital titles combine brilliant colors and compelling photography to create engaging designs that draw readers into the subject and encourage reading success.

We are currently looking for a dynamic graphic designer to join our fun and growing team. This position is immediate and will work with the Creative Team in the planning and production of Jump!'s books. Developing our books requires an aptitude for clean and colorful design, as well as an eye for selecting captivating photographs that support the text on the page. Work will include the management of photo research, photo editing, book design and layout, file prep for print production, and generally supporting editorial and marketing deadlines.

Experience and Skills:
• Degree in Graphic Design
• Adobe Creative Suite (CS5 and CS6/Creative Cloud) with proficiency in InDesign & Photoshop
• Great eye for selecting captivating images
• Web development, ebook conversion skills, or experience in children’s book publishing will give candidates an edge
• Willingness to work hard and have fun in a small and growing company

Benefits:
• Paid time off and holidays
• Health Insurance
• 401k with company match
• Profit sharing

About Jump!
Founded in 2012, Jump! is an independent children's book company publishing nonfiction with a focus on high-interest subjects for beginning and struggling readers. Our books combine carefully leveled text with vibrant design and captivating photography to draw readers into the subject and encourage reading success. In 2018, Publishers Weekly named Jump! one of the top ten fastest growing independent publishers in the country.

Browse our books, read reviews, and get to know us a little better at jumplibrary.com.

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Does Jump! sound like the place for you? Tell us why you'd make a great Graphic Designer. Please send a cover letter, resume, portfolio, and salary requirements to careers@jumplibrary.com. No phone calls, please. We look forward to hearing from you!

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Graphic Designer (Minneapolis)
July 02, 2018
Do you want to design books and media for children? Come join our growing team of creative graphic designers at Mighty Media. Help us create exciting and educational visual media for children that can be both experiential and innovative to help captivate children into reading.

You will design and layout books and other products for children, create craft and science projects for photo shoots and work with a team of experienced designers and content developers in an open and collaborative environment.

Mighty Media is a publishing and packaging powerhouse with more than 30 years in the business. We are flexible, fun, and love to get our hands dirty (in craft supplies).

Our ideal candidate will:
• Must be highly proficient in InDesign and Photoshop.
• Have 1–5 years of children’s print design experience, with an interest in exploring content and design possibilities in digital products.
• Photography and ebook experience is a plus.
• Teaching and crafting experience is a plus.

Please email your resume and children’s design samples (or portfolio URL) to goodjob@mightymedia.com. Let us know if you would prefer to work with us full-time, part-time, or on a freelance basis (on- or off-site). Please also specify your hourly rate. No phone calls, please.

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Key Accounts Distribution Sales Manager (North Mankato)
July 01, 2018
A leading publisher of children’s materials for library, classroom, and trade seeks a Key Accounts Distribution Sales Manager 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 Key Accounts Distribution Sales Manager works with management and marketing in the planning and implementing of sales activities and programs that will meet or exceed the company’s projected sales levels for assigned distributors while operating within a framework of policies, objectives, and budgets that are agreed to with top management. In this very dynamic company and marketplace, the Key Accounts Distribution Sales Manager’s major function is to work with Capstone’s management to identify, proactively seek out, and prioritize distributor opportunities. This position will set specific objectives and action plans to accomplish them, and monitor all distributor sales activities to ensure that these objectives and opportunities are achieved.

The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree in Business or a related field. Three or more years of experience in sales, preferably in the publishing industry, is preferred. Knowledge and experience in working with Distributors and School Suppliers selling directly into schools are also highly preferred.

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.

Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer
Pre-Employment Drug Screen and Background Check Required

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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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