|Perseus is seeking an experienced publishing professional with eBook expertise and online title marketing experience for an entrepreneurial, client-service position. The ideal candidate must have excellent interpersonal skills, a strong process orientation, and be highly organized.|
This is a new position in a start-up service, with the opportunity for significant growth and high visibility to senior management and the marketplace.
This position has two main areas of responsibility:
•Client Services – managing the relationship with a set of agency clients
•Author Marketing Coordination – managing the delivery of marketing services to authors
Agent Client Service Responsibilities
•Ensure that agency clients have the knowledge and materials necessary to promote our e-book / digital print distribution services to prospective author clients
•Oversee agent, author, and title set-up in Perseus systems
•Manage agent and author accounts
•Track book production process through final approval by authors / agents, assisting as necessary
•Train agent clients on Perseus systems
•Act as primary interface for agent clients to Perseus
Author Marketing Responsibilities
•Ensure that agency clients have the knowledge and materials necessary to promote our marketing services to prospective author clients
•Manage inbound author marketing requests, explaining marketing options to authors, determining needs and selling (agreeing on) a marketing plan
•Oversee the delivery of that plan to authors via Argo Navis marketing partners (for title marketing, catalog marketing, and author platform work)
•Execute “base tier” marketing for authors (profile set up, etc.)
•Administrative oversight of the whole marketing process: Track progress, ensure delivery, billing
•Active problem-solving and issue resolution with authors, partners and internal operations to ensure satisfaction and improve the overall service and meet business objectives
•Actively participate in the evolution of the menu of marketing services – identify changes & additions, evaluate vendors, assess effectiveness, etc.
Education: Must be college graduate (BA)
Experience: Must have 5+ years of publishing experience
Demonstrated expertise in online marketing
Comfortable interfacing with a variety of systems and people
Skills: Must be self motivated, and possess excellent communication, interpersonal, managerial, organizational, trouble-shooting, and computer skills.
The Perseus Books Group is an independent company committed to enabling independent book publishers to reach their potential, whether those publishers are Perseus-owned, joint ventures or owned by third parties. Perseus publishing imprints include Avalon Travel, Basic Books, Basic Civitas, Da Capo Press, Da Capo Lifelong Books, PublicAffairs, Running Press, Seal Press, Vanguard Press and Westview Press, as well as partnerships with Newsweek/Daily Beast, The Nation Institute, and The Weinstein Company. Through Consortium, Perseus Distribution, and Publishers Group West, as well as through its Constellation digital service offering, the Perseus Books Group is the leading provider of sales, marketing, distribution, and digital services, serving over 300 independent publishers. For more information, visit our websites at www.perseusbooks.com, http://www.constellationdigital.com/.
Constellation is the most complete digital service for publishers. Constellation offers digital conversion, eBook sales and distribution, digital asset management, digital marketing tools, digital printing, online sampling. Custom-built for publishers, Constellation provides digital reach, power and control. For more information visit us at: http://www.constellationdigital.com/.
About Argo Navis
Argo Navis is the only digital distribution and marketing service for authors offered via multiple leading agents. Argo Navis is designed for professional authors acting as publishers, who control the e-book rights to their reverted or not-in-print works. Built on the Constellation platform, Argo Navis helps authors navigate the new opportunities for these works made possible by the new digital marketplace. Authors, Agents and Perseus Constellation work in concert in this service, which was named for the constellation Argo Navis, formed, according to the story, from three parts (sail, deck and keel) of the famed ship the Argo, sailed into history by Jason.