Field Sales Representative - Penguin Young Readers

Aug 12, 2014
Sep 11, 2014
Human Resources
Full Time
Penguin Young Readers is currently seeking a Field Sales Representative to oversee the sales, marketing, and merchandising of all Penguin Young Readers and DK Children's titles. This position will sell approximately 50 accounts including bookstores, toy stores, mass merchandise retailers, distributors, trade wholesalers, and school/library wholesalers.
The Field Sales Representative will be expected to maintain current knowledge of Penguin Young Readers frontlist & backlist titles and authors, as well as staying up-to-date on industry and competitor trends to allow for the maximization of sales and accurate forecasting. S/he will also be responsible for being knowledgeable about field and Inside Sales accounts and buyers in order to manage, grow, and maximize business.
This position will be based in Minnesota and the designated territory will cover Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Nebraska.

Please apply if you meet the following requirements:

-4 year college degree or equivalent work experience
-Minimum of 2 years prior experience within the book industry; retail or publishing book sales experience is strongly preferred
-Awareness and knowledge of children's publishing industry, including titles and authors
-Ability to cultivate and maintain business relationships specific to book sales
-Highly organized with the ability to prioritize multiple projects
-Excellent written and verbal communication skills
-Must have a valid driver's license and be able to travel via car daily and via plane 2-3 times per selling season
-Ability to work some evenings and/or weekends
-Prior experience working with children's books is a plus

Please email your resume and cover letter with salary requirements to indicating the position for which you are applying in the subject line. No phone calls/agencies please.