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Marketing Manager (Minneapolis)
Metadata and Office Assistant (Edina, MN)
Senior Editor (St. Paul, MN)
Manager, Professional Contracts Administration (Center City, MN)




Marketing Manager (Minneapolis)
November 14, 2019
1517 Media is a multimedia company comprised of four vital, creative imprints: Augsburg Fortress, Beaming Books, Fortress Press, and Sparkhouse. We create resources for spiritual growth and development, for Christian worship and faith formation, and for academic study and professional development. 1517 Media strives to create an environment of inclusiveness, equity, and respect for all regardless of ability, age, ethnicity, faith, gender, gender identity, nation of origin, race, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic status.

For over 50 years, Fortress Press has been a leader in religious scholarship, publishing in biblical studies, theology, Christian history, and world religions. Fortress Press is an imprint of 1517 Media and publishes for two markets: higher education and Christian ministry.

This position is responsible for building a strong vibrant brand and achieving annual sales goals by creating breakthrough classroom and library focused marketing and publicity campaigns that create buzz and excitement around our books. The Marketing Manager supervises the Marketing Coordinator and reports to the Vice President & Publisher of Fortress Press.

The Marketing Manager will:
• Contribute to the management, development, and growth of the Fortress Press imprint by achieving annual quantitative goals for assigned product lines, participating in the annual budget and revenue forecasting process and managing the marketing department budget
• Customer Development — Defines the target markets and develops a strong understanding of each product’s intended customers
• Product Positioning — Partners with editorial to lead title, cover design, and back cover copy direction, ensuring that each book is positioned to effectively connect with its intended audience and to maximize sales
     ◦ Makes pricing recommendations, evaluating comp titles to assess the value to the customer
     ◦ Makes sales projections and print run recommendations, evaluating comp titles, marketing leads, publicity, to make a hypothesis of how the book will perform in its first year
     ◦ Drafts P&L in collaboration with the relevant editor, and submits for approval by VP and Publisher
• Key Messaging — Articulates the core value proposition for each title, and composes key messages and selling points, ensuring strong connections and sell-through to end-users
• Sales Materials — Prepares sell sheets and other materials featuring the messaging, selling points, and marketing plans to effectively sell in each title to accounts
• Catalogs — Leads the organization, layout, and design of seasonal catalogs, engaging with key stakeholders to ensure that business goals are achieved, and the Fortress Press brand is effectively represented to the defined markets
• Author Management — Serve as the primary marketing liaison for authors and ensuring that their relevant connections and resources are leveraged for a successful book launch
• Launch Strategy and Campaign Execution — Determines go-to-market strategy for each product, creating and overseeing the execution of integrated tactical plans that employ print and digital channels to effectively engage target customers with the product and lead them to the point of purchase
     ◦ Launch Content Development — Lead the direction of promotional and value-added content for campaign materials
     ◦ Metadata and Optimization — Teams with Marketing Specialist, Project Management to ensure that title specs and metadata effectively positions each product through digital channels to target audiences
     ◦ Campaign Analytics and Evaluation — Teams with Business Intelligence to actively evaluate campaign results and adjust for future work
     ◦ Advertising Strategy — To meet sell-through goals
• Manages events/conferences by developing event objectives, sales forecasts, planning product display, product samples, and print marketing. Evaluating events based on interest generation

Desired education and experience:
• BA in Marketing or relevant field of study
• 5–7 years devising and executing strategic marketing campaigns
• Experience in book publishing or related media fields is critical

Desired knowledge, skills, and abilities:
• Ability to thrive in and contribute to a highly collaborative environment
• Strong verbal/written communication skills
• Ability to efficiently manage multiple projects simultaneously with demonstrated attention to detail
• Strong working knowledge of various social media platforms
• Ability to provide effective leadership, development and supervision to marketing coordinator
• Proven channel development and management skills
• Ability to judge creative work, interfacing with development and evaluating product concepts to ensure alignment with overall goals
• Technical abilities using Office 365 suite, product database systems, and customer relationship management systems
• Familiarity with religion and religious life and/or knowledge of academic, education, and ministry book markets
• Demonstrated ability to develop breakthrough marketing insights and execution

Please include your resume and cover letter with your application. Apply using link below.

1517 Media offers a competitive salary and a full list of benefits, including vacation for new employees, sick time, health, retirement, a pre-tax transportation program, and no-cost gym access in the 510 Marquette fitness center. You will work in a fun and creative environment with a talented group of individuals that have a passion for their work. The beautiful, newly designed corporate headquarters hosts 85 employees in downtown Minneapolis with adjacent access to Light Rail and MetroTransit bus lines.

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Metadata and Office Assistant (Edina, MN)
October 24, 2019
A leading publisher of children’s books and materials for library, classroom, and trade seeks a Metadata and Office Assistant 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.

Position Responsibilities
The Metadata and Office Assistant is an entry-level position in Capstone’s Metadata Services department, who will provide publishing data entry tasks for the department. In addition, the role will provide office-related support to Capstone’s Edina workplace.

This position will assist the Metadata Services department with product data entry, cataloging tasks into the MARC record cataloging system, managing of all CIP applications with the Library of Congress, and provides data assistance with out of print products.

In providing office-related support to Capstone’s Edina office, the position will direct incoming calls and assist visitors, will serve as the primary liaison for the office with building maintenance, and will manage office supplies, the kitchen and kitchen supplies, and provide overall office-related support and communication assistance.

Qualifications
The ideal candidate will have a two or four-year degree or related experience, have strong computer skills and Microsoft Excel experience, have familiarity with library cataloging and MARC data, and have an interest in libraries and library information science.

We offer excellent benefits including medical, dental, vision, 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


Internal applicants can apply through ADP under Myself > Talent > Career Center at the link below.

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Senior Editor (St. Paul, MN)
October 22, 2019
Redleaf Press creates exceptional resources for early childhood professionals and is the publishing arm of Think Small Minnesota’s leaders in early learning, dedicated to advancing early childhood care and education. Redleaf Press uses leading-edge knowledge from the early childhood field to create tools that support and strengthen the abilities of parents and caregivers.

This position provides oversight, coordination, supervision, and support of the editorial operations for Redleaf Press, including list planning, acquisitions, product development, as well as collaborating with design and production, setting and maintaining Redleaf quality and style standards, supporting sales and marketing, and representing editorial, design, and production as a member of the Redleaf Press management team.

Responsibilities:
• Develop and maintain publishing plan to meet Think Small and Redleaf goals
• Vet product proposals
• Manage authors and acquire new ones
• Support production staff and freelancers
• Manage all stages of the editorial process from proposal through transmittal
• Manage the acquisition and development of products for Redleaf Lane imprint
• Work directly with authors to negotiate contracts and to develop proposals and manuscripts to fulfill list development plan on schedule and within budget
• Collaborate with strategic product development partners (e.g., copublishing, sole distribution, custom publishing) to meet business goals
• Work with team to monitor the Redleaf publishing process and make adjustments as needed
• Assign projects to staff and freelance editors
• Participate in the production process in coordination with Managing Editor
• Review and perform developmental and substantive editing as required or hire and oversee freelance developmental and substantive editors as required
• Attend local and national early childhood conferences as required to represent Redleaf Press and Think Small; attend sessions to clarify early childhood trends and identify potential authors; meet with authors of books in development or production and with potential authors; interface with customers in Redleaf exhibit booth
• Oversee editorial pipeline development and the acquisitions process and input from the Director of Marketing and Communications

Requirements:
• Bachelor’s degree in English, communications or journalism
• Master’s preferred or equivalent work experience
• 10+ years’ experience in editorial, project management, production, and/or other publishing experience
• Knowledge of the educational publishing field, especially ECE
• Competency using basic MS Office programs (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
• Working knowledge of Mac OS and Windows platforms
• Working knowledge of Adobe Acrobat, web-based communication applications, popular social media, and Acumen
• Occasional weekday, evening, or weekend meetings required; local and out-of-town travel

Role Competencies:
• Ensuring Accountability: Holds self and others accountable across teams/functions
• Managing Resources: Manages the use of resources
• Partnering: Seeks partnership opportunities
• Project Management: Implements projects
• Teamwork: Fosters teamwork

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Manager, Professional Contracts Administration (Center City, MN)
October 16, 2019
Overview
The Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation (HBFF) is the largest nonprofit addiction recovery organization in the United States. It is also one of the most mission-driven places you will find. The HBFF team is passionate about providing hope and ultimately healing. As a living, growing and evolving institution, the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation is – at our core- a people-powered organization. HBFF is comprised of 1600+ employees, seventeen treatment sites and produces $190 million dollars in annual revenue. This exemplary organization serves nearly 25,000 people annually and is committed to providing hope and healing for those experiencing addiction to alcohol and other drugs.

What makes this organization unique is its total ecosystem approach to prevention, education, research, advocacy, and treatment. All of the parts of the organization work together to inform, develop and deliver evidence-based practices that help people reclaim their futures and restore their hope.

Being “a best place to work” is a strategic goal of HBFF and it's a goal that every employee plays an active role in helping to achieve. Our culture is a reflection of how encouraged and energized we each feel about contributing our ideas and performing to our greatest ability. Join us and do meaningful work.

We deeply value our employees. Working at HBFF includes a comprehensive benefits package, including:
• Competitive Health, Dental and Vision Plans
• Retirement savings plan with employer match
• Paid time off
• Tuition reimbursement

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


Responsibilities:
The Manager of Professional Contracts Administration will be responsible for ensuring consistent management of all proposals and contracts. This generally includes oversight of the contract management process, as well as the development of specific standards for bidding and submission, contract negotiations and document management. The contract manager's role in the contract development process requires close collaboration with various departments, including Solutions and Training, Legal, Human Resources and Finance.

Specifically, this position will focus on contract management for execution of contracts tied to specific grant funding, reporting, compliance, and regular communication to all involved in order to meet the financial and operational goals of the organization.

• Oversee Publishing contract development and management activities, and enforce organizational principles of integrity and compliance.
• Responsible for leading and planning the billing activities for Publishing contracts that have been executed.
• Manage royalties processing, licensing and agreements for Publishing products, services, and third party partners.
• Create a culture of collaboration and respect

Required Qualifications:
• Bachelor's degree in business contract administration, finance, accounting or related field
• Minimum of 5 years of experience in the grants and/or contract management field
• Minimum of 2 years of experience in leadership and management
     • Organizing and coordinating skills.
     • Ability to perform complex tasks and to prioritize multiple projects.
     • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
     • Information research skills.
     • Negotiation and arbitration skills.
     • Ability to analyze budgetary line items for compliance with budget guidelines.
     • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
     • Ability to make administrative/procedural decisions and judgments.
     • Records maintenance skills.


Preferred Qualifications:
• Master's degree in business contract administration, education, or counseling
     • Direct experience working with large (seven-figure) grants and contracts
     • Knowledge of grant funding policies and procedures and applicable local, state, federal and organizational regulations.
     • Database management skills.
     • Knowledge of federal, state and/or community funding sources and mechanisms.
     • Negotiation and arbitration skills.
     • Knowledge and understanding of intellectual property rights laws, guidelines, and policies.
     • Ability to provide technical advice and information to faculty and staff in area of expertise.

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