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Special Sales Assistant
Perseus Books Group
Philadelphia, PA
Date Posted
Special Sales Assistant
The Perseus Books Group, Philadelphia PA

The Perseus Books Group is seeking a highly motivated and detailed oriented applicant to fill the full time position of Special Sales Assistant. This position supports as they manage and develop business in non-traditional markets for all Perseus Books Group imprints and many independent Client Publishers. The position reports to the Special Sales Manager.

Duties include but are not limited to:

General Support
• Review and track incoming account orders and new account paperwork
• Regular mailings buyers of catalogs and samples
• Prepare materials for key account sales calls
• Place bulk and individual sample orders for manager and accounts
• Research new account leads
• Assist with Customer Service and Credit questions
• Responding to buyers on product questions

Department Support
• Process special order processing requests
• Maintain and track inventory reserves
• Seasonal mailing projects to accounts
• Assist with creation of sales and marketing tools within the department
• Run daily, monthly, and quarterly sales reports
• Assist in preparation for sales calls
• Collect necessary sales materials from publishers
• General administrative support as necessary

-Proficient in Excel, Microsoft Word, Power Point
-Excellent written and verbal communication
-Ability to multi-task and handle deadlines
-Desire to grow in the Special Sales Department
-Good problem solving skills
-Interest in creative thinking and marketing

B.A. or equivalent college degree is required.

Salary commensurate with experience.
Benefits Package: Medical, Dental, 401K

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, Public Affairs, Running Press, Seal Press, Vanguard Press and Westview Press, as well as partnerships with The Newsweek/Daily Beast Company, The Nation Institute, and The Weinstein Company. Through Consortium, Perseus Distribution and Publishers Group West, as well as through its Constellation digital service offering which also supports Argo Navis Author Services and Faber Factory Powered by Constellation, 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, and


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