Canongate Books is one of the UK’s leading independent publishers and we’re looking for an enthusiastic and hardworking Audio and Online Sales Assistant to join the Sales team in our Edinburgh office. Working with the Audio and Online Sales Manager, the successful candidate will be assisting with all aspects of the audio publishing process, from acquisition through to sales and promotional strategy, as well as helping the wider sales team in their activities.
Key responsibilities will include:
— Liaising with online retailers to ensure they have up-to-date information on Canongate titles and that this information is correctly represented on major retail sites
— Managing nominations for online promotions and monitoring the success of those promotions
— Working on the production of audiobooks, including booking studios and readers, checking files, managing costs and the invoicing process, ensuring cover images and copy are ready in good time and generally assisting with all aspects of the audio publishing process
— Preparing sales figures and reports, with a special interest in online activities
— Putting together sales kits, building and updating PowerPoints for presentations, and assisting with meeting preparation for the sales team as a whole
The ideal candidate would be someone with excellent communication and organisation skills. They should have an eye for detail, a head for numbers and experience using Microsoft Office, including Excel, Word and PowerPoint. Above all, they should be passionate about books and the opportunities that audiobooks and online retail offer to the publishing industry. Previous office and/or sales experience would be useful, though not essential.