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PRODUCTION EDITOR, Seattle, WA: Sasquatch Books in Seattle is hiring! Job Summary: Under the general direction of the Director of Production, and supervision of Managing Production Editor, works independently to analyze manuscripts for conformance to contract requirements, to perform or direct editing as required, and to track and complete all editorial functions on projects as assigned. Including liaison with and instructions to authors, hiring and supervision of freelance staff as necessary, collaboration with in-house acquisitions, designers and production staff.

For a full job description, please click here http://www.sasquatchbooks.com/about/.

Deadline for applications: February 20, 2017. 

 

EVENT COORDINATOR, BOISE, ID: Rediscovered Books has an immediate opening for the position of Events Coordinator.  The store is known for its outstanding literary events, knowledgeable staff, broad selection of books and deep ties to the community including local schools and nonprofit organizations. The Event Coordinator would be responsible for overseeing over 150 in store and off-site events each year ranging from being a bookseller partner, to in-store signing events for local and touring authors, to creating community events around a love of books and words. Rediscovered Books is a diverse, close-knit staff of 12-15 full- and part-time booksellers.
Responsibilities
  • Writing persuasive author event proposals and working closely with publishers and authors to book events
  • Planning and carefully managing event logistics, including :  Working with off-site venues, Identifying and working with vendors, event partners, and local reading series
  • Other detail-oriented tasks as needed that must be executed in a time sensitive manner in a fast-paced environment.
  • Working some events to include author care, writing and delivering author introductions, overseeing events
  • Coordinating with multiple Bookshop departments including marketing, buying and floor staff to ensure the adequate representation and enthusiasm for each event.
  • Coordinating public relations with major media outlets including writing press releases and networking with media partners around events and managing social media postings.
  • Follow up with publishers, authors and others to deepen relationships and suggest future collaborations, including institutional sales
  • Tracking events sales and assessing the profit and loss of the events program on an ongoing basis and via year end reporting
  • Assist in planning occasional special events, including Independent Bookstore Day, Small Business Saturday, Bookstore Birthday and other and other creative one-time partnerships.
  • All positions at Rediscovered Books require front desk bookselling
Desired skills and qualifications
  • Excellent written skills including experience writing marketing or public relations text.
  • Excellent oral communication skills including confidence in publicly representing Rediscovered Books.
  • Strong interpersonal skills including experience building and maintaining relationships with a diverse network of individuals and organizations.
  • Good understanding of the Boise community (schools, organizations, politics, etc.)
  • Strong organizational skills including attention to detail and ability to shift between a wide variety of projects
  • Time management skills and ability to prioritize a large volume of tasks. Project management experience a plus.
  • Experience with working with media a plus
  • Love of books and knowledge of a wide variety of books a must
  • Self-motivation, enthusiasm and willingness to learn
  • Availability and willingness to work a mix of days, nights and weekends
Salary and benefits to be discussed. Pay is consistent with our industry and includes: health insurance, paid vacation, and book seller discount.
To apply please send a resume and cover letter, which should include information about a book that changed your life.  Incomplete applications will not be considered for an interview.  Send your application to Laura DeLaney,  laura@rdbooks.net

BOOKSTORE MANAGER, Juneau, AK: Discovery Southeast is excited to be hiring a manager to oversee and run the retail bookstore and gift shop at the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center. This is a broad position with significant responsibility which encompasses all aspects of retail operation, from inventory management and merchandising to hiring and scheduling staff.  The manager will also be involved in community outreach—organizing public events at the visitor center, as well as assisting with Discovery Southeast membership, marketing, and events during the non-tourist season. For full job description, please click here.

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STORE FIXTURES

PORTLAND, OR: Free trade shelving and displays, Portland State University Bookstore,  1715 SW 5th Ave.

Anyone interested in any of these free fixtures should  contact Store Manager  Cory Adamski,  503-226-2631, or Course Materials Team Leader Elizabeth Hamilton, 503-546-1754.

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