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|Pierre, South Dakota|
|A small, dynamic, and multi-award-winning publisher, the South Dakota State Historical Society Press seeks a forward-looking individual to act as part of its leadership team, with special responsibility for electronic publishing and technologies and for the marketing, promotion, and sales activities of the press.|
The responsibilities of the position include: the marketing of all books and journals published by the South Dakota State Historical Society Press, including ebooks; devising and managing the Press’s social media and electronic marketing; managing the Press’s websites; planning and producing author events; creating and producing seasonal catalogues; writing cover copy for books; brand recognition and development; design and production of direct mail, advertising, other promotional items, and exhibit displays; establishing working relationships with print, TV, radio, and online media, booksellers, distributors, and wholesalers; and overseeing the accounting and order-fulfillment departments.
The marketing director/associate editor reports to the Director of the Press and serves on the team that sets press policies and publishing directions. The successful candidate will have a minimum of a four-year degree from an accredited institution in a related field, preferably with some experience of book and/or journal publishing or an avocation for history and/or the book industry. A commitment to excellence in writing and editing, a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of social media practices, techniques, and trends, and a desire to stay abreast of current and new publishing trends, particularly in relation to social media, new publishing technologies, ebooks, and mobile and web-based publishing are of the utmost importance. Knowledge of Adobe Master Suite, XML, photography, and videography preferred.
Salary dependent upon experience