Publisher’s Representative, Full-time
Do you love books and reading? Are you the kind of person who likes to share your favourite books with others? Then consider joining our dynamic publishing team as a Publisher’s Representative.
Nimbus Publishing & Vagrant Press is currently seeking a Publisher’s Representative to spread the word about Atlantic Canadian authors, illustrators and other book creators to a variety of loyal and newfound book-loving accounts across Atlantic Canada. The Publisher’s Representative will also support the development of creative campaigns designed to promote and market all books published by Nimbus and its distributed clients. And will support publishing business initiatives for Atlantic Canada’s greatest publishing brands.
This is an inside sales position based in the north end of Halifax. The ideal candidate is self-motivated, proactive, and excels in relationship management.
Being a part of a publishing team that create strategies for producing and marketing books
Manage appointments with booksellers including coordinating some seasonal travel around the Maritimes
Maintain relationships with booksellers and engage them regarding new books and timely backlist titles
Grow the Atlantic territory with outreach to traditional and non-traditional markets
Coordinate with publicity team on promotion campaigns and PR/marketing activities
Represent Nimbus and our distributors at book launches, tradeshows, sales conferences and other public events
The ability to quickly understand different book genres and which titles would fit with different markets
Liaise with publishing partners
Assist with customer service needs of clients and other administrative tasks
Must have a valid drivers license
KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE
Enthusiastic personality with a passion for reading and books
Strong writing, analytical, communication and organizational skills
Self-starter with a decisive attitude
Cultural sensitivity and awareness of Atlantic Canadian content/current events
Able to communicate effectively with anyone, in any environment and flexible to accept frequent changes and unexpected circumstances
Knowledge of various technical and creative software programs considered an asset (including a working knowledge of metadata)
Nimbus Publishing is Atlantic Canada’s largest English-language publisher. Nimbus produces approximately fifty new books a year on a range of subjects relevant to the Atlantic Provinces— children’s picture books and fiction, literary non-fiction, social and cultural history, nature photography, current events, biography, sports, and cultural issues. Nimbus also does distribution for numerous Atlantic publishers, making the company the biggest book distributor on the east coast of Canada.
Nimbus encourages applications from Aboriginal bands, persons with a disability, racially visible persons, women, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community.
Please email your resume and cover letter to Terrilee Bulger, General Manager and Co-Owner, at tbulger (at) nimbus.ca.