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UBC Point Grey Campus, Vancouver B.C.

Date posted:
March 05, 2012

Deadline for applicants: March 19, 2012

Sales and Marketing Manager

UBC Pacific Educational Press

March 6, 2012


Pacific Educational Press
University of British Columbia
Vancouver, BC

The sales and marketing manager plays a key role disseminating information about and selling this publishing company’s books to key customers. The manager will assist the management team in strategizing marketing campaigns to maximize book sales and will implement these campaigns.

Job duties will include the following. The sales and marketing manager will:
• create sales and marketing plans for book titles, working with other members of the publishing team;
• research markets, make sales projections, and identify key contacts;
• implement sales and marketing campaigns;
• sell textbooks and other educational books in the education market;
• create and make presentations to prospective customers, such as school districts or boards;
• represent the press at educational conferences, staffing displays and making presentations;
• maintain supportive customer relations;
• respond to customer queries about titles and distribute requested marketing materials;
• provide feedback on jacket copy and design;
• write catalogue and website copy;
• accept book orders;
• prepare sales reports and conduct sales analysis;
• represent the press at educational professional development events.
• travel in western Canada as needed.

The Sales and Marketing Manager will report to the Director and collaborate with senior editors and production staff on specific projects. Some travel in western Canada will be required.

Applicants for this position must have the following:
• a diploma in marketing or equivalent;
• two year’s experience in book sales and marketing, preferably in an educational publishing company;
• excellent written and oral communication skills;
• familiarity with Macintosh computers and word processing and database software.

Applications must be submitted through the University of British Columbia Human Resources Department,, within the following dates: March 6 – 19, 2012

For further information, please contact Catherine Edwards,

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