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Marketer (St. Paul)
Email Marketing Specialist (Edina, MN)
The Milkweed Fellowship
Sales Operations Coordinator (Edina, MN)
Temporary Account Manager (North Mankato, MN)




Marketer (St. Paul)
May 16, 2019
Ideal long-term contract position for a hands-on marketer who loves to dig in and run with all aspects of book marketing. Flexible hours, great team, meaningful niche portfolio.

Full-time Contract Position. Please apply before June 15, 2019

Award-winning independent publisher Elva Resa Publishing is seeking an experienced marketer to execute book and company marketing and marketing communications programs. This is a full-time contract position with flexibility to work remotely. Requires a minimum of two days per week in our Woodbury, Minnesota, editorial office.

Elva Resa’s mission is to make a positive difference in people’s lives. We specialize in resources about military family life.

We are looking for a team member who will bring exceptional book marketing skills and experience to grow our business and support our company mission.

ELVA RESA PUBLISHING LLC is an independent publisher based in St. Paul, Minnesota, whose mission is to make a positive difference in people’s lives. Its primary imprint specializes in books for and about military families. ElvaResa.com, MilitaryFamilyBooks.com

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Email Marketing Specialist (Edina, MN)
May 14, 2019
A leading publisher of children’s books and materials for library, classroom, and trade seeks an Email Marketing Specialist to join our Marketing team.

Capstone is a trusted children’s publisher and interactive content producer rooted in education. Capstone creates fun learning experiences to support literacy in a variety of digital, print, and blended media formats for school libraries, classrooms, and homes including the award-winning PebbleGo research database for elementary schools. Capstone is passionate about inclusivity, equity, and accessibility in support of all kids.

As an Email Marketing Specialist, you are integral to the success of our marketing efforts. Your planning and communication skills and data analysis lead the way in deploying 100,000+ emails weekly. Your can-do attitude, knowledge of best practices, and commitment to continuous learning play an important role in aiding the organization in the continuing adoption of email marketing tools and strategy. The role involves campaign development, email creation and coordination, lead generation and nurturing programs, as well as administration of marketing automation and our loyalty program. You will also have opportunities to support the organization with general marketing activities.

The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Marketing, Business or related field and 1–2 years of email marketing experience. Hands-on experience working with marketing automation platforms such as Hubspot, Marketo, and Pardot are preferred (Pardot highly preferred, Pardot Certification beneficial but not required).

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

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The Milkweed Fellowship
May 09, 2019
The Milkweed Fellowship is grounded in our belief that books have the potential to change the way we see the world, and that equity is essential to a vibrant, diverse, and empowered literary ecosystem. This paid, one- to two-year immersion program is designed to offer the tools, experience, and exposure necessary to pursue a career in book publishing. Intended to provide an alternative route to success in an industry where the prerequisite to an entry-level position is typically an unpaid internship, this learning-oriented position seeks to provide entry to those historically underrepresented among workers in book publishing — indigenous, people of color, LGBTQIA+, and those with disabilities — so they may advance, discover, and champion transformative literature for years to come. This position is based on-site in our Minneapolis offices and is full time (non-exempt, 40 hours per week, for 12–24 months), beginning in September 2019 or earlier. Compensation includes a salary of $30,000 per year, generous paid time off, and health and dental benefits.

Responsibilities & Opportunities
The Milkweed Fellow will have the opportunity to witness all stages of the book publication process, from acquisition to the final point of sale, including editorial/production, design, marketing/publicity, nonprofit strategy and administration, and Milkweed Books, the independent bookstore operated by Milkweed Editions. The fellow will be closely trained for some or all of the following responsibilities, mentored by staff in professional development, networking, and leadership, and will have the opportunity to travel to attend major literary conferences like AWP. The fellow will work with staff mentors to develop specific goals, and, as appropriate, we will tailor project assignments and experiences to individual interests and skills. Key responsibilities may include:
 
● Seek out new writers by reading and reporting on manuscripts and literary magazines
● Work with our editors to provide feedback on manuscripts under development
● Proofread and fact-check manuscripts
● Draft catalog copy, press releases, and related digital content for forthcoming titles
● Research other publishers’ books that can be useful comparisons for new Milkweed books
● Perform art research and basic typesetting for book designs
● Research potential partners and new sales/event/media outlets
● Support outreach, fundraising, and community engagement efforts
● Assist with organizing author events and book tour publicity
● Assist with maintaining the Milkweed website
● Participate in staff meetings
 
Who We’re Looking For
● An avid reader with abundant enthusiasm for the literary community and the business of publishing
● A curious, creative, and critical thinker
● Excellent written, verbal, and organizational skills
● An ambitious individual with a willingness to learn
● A collaborative and flexible team spirit and ability to work with a small staff
● A commitment to increasing access to and equity in literature
 
Please let us know if you have special experience or interests in any of the following (non-required) areas: print or digital design, outreach, web content or communications, audio/video/photo editing, databases, project coordination, or anything that you see as relevant to this fellowship experience.
 
Physical Demands
Must be able to talk on and manipulate a phone, participate in meetings, type on a keyboard, sit for extended periods, and move about an accessible office, but we are open to making this position accessible for those for whom these demands may present a barrier, using the resources available to us. We’re listening.
 
To Apply
Applicants should submit the application materials listed below as one combined PDF via Submittable. Please include your last name in the file name of your application document (i.e., Taylor_Application.pdf). Applications will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. CDT on Thursday, June 6, 2019. Learn more about Milkweed at our website.
 
1. Cover letter addressed to Mary Austin Speaker, Art Director, including answers to the following application questions (up to 2 pages single spaced):
    a. Why are you interested in working in the publishing industry and what areas are you most curious about?
    b. What are your career ambitions and what would help you achieve them?
2. Résumé (1–2 pages)
3. Writing sample: Write about a book that changed the way you see yourself, your community, or the world (1 page, single-spaced).
 
We are committed to making publishing an increasingly diverse and inclusive industry. We encourage applicants of all backgrounds, races, ethnicities, gender and sexual identities, and disability statuses.
 
It is the policy of Milkweed Editions to afford equal employment opportunity to all individuals without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, age, handicap, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, status as a disabled veteran, status with regard to public assistance, or any other protected class recognized by applicable laws.

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Sales Operations Coordinator (Edina, MN)
May 01, 2019
A leading publisher of children’s books and materials for library, classroom, and trade seeks a Sales Operations Coordinator 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.

In this position, you will be a key player in our small sales operations department team. Your responsibilities include routing incoming sales rep calls, supporting the system, data, and analytic needs of the sales department, and organizing air tight processes. This role will increase sales by keeping the department on schedule, aiding in the implementation of large and small projects, working with our data and metadata, creating dynamite reporting for internal and external stakeholders, and becoming familiar with Salesforce.com and Xactly. This position is a member of the sales operations team and will play a pivotal and contributing role to driving sales at Capstone.

The successful candidate will be a sharp, technology savvy, do-er who is eager to learn and preferably (but not required) has a 4-year degree in Communications, Marketing, Business or related field. We’re looking for a self-starter who picks things up quickly and loves to organize. We prefer at least one year of experience in a business setting. The candidate must have excellent communication skills and the ability to manage multiple projects and activities simultaneously along with attention to detail. Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite: Outlook, Excel, and PowerPoint is required, Salesforce.com experience a plus.

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

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Temporary Account Manager (North Mankato, MN)
May 01, 2019
A leading publisher of children’s books and materials for library, classroom, and trade seeks a Temporary Account Manager to join our Inside Sales 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 principal accountability of the Account Manager is to meet or exceed sales goals by increasing awareness of Capstone’s products and services in assigned territories where full market potential and/or product acceptance has not yet been established. The Account Manager will also maintain and service established accounts and customer base. This position will be working in a team environment with other account managers and business development managers to sell Capstone products and services in defined territory.

Essential functions/responsibilities:
• Maintain and increase sales volume in assigned territories through relationship building, networking, cold calling, marketing campaigns, lead generation and closing sales.
• Actively seek out new customers and markets to determine needs and appropriate use of product with prospective customers.
• Develop and implement overall sales plan in conjunction with the other personnel on the team to meet/exceed targeted goals by determining: sales strategies; lead sales contacts, customer needs, and department and company objectives including introduction of new products and services.
• Prepare and present online webinars, distribute newsletters, special email and direct mailings based on market needs.
• Respond effectively to customer inquiries regarding identification of needs, product recommendations, sampling of product, pricing, process, and delivery.

The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree in sales, marketing, business or related field and at least two years of inside/outside sales experience.

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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