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Sales & Circulation Assistant

Owlkids Published: March 13, 2018
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Sales & Circulation Assistant, Owlkids

Owlkids is seeking a Sales & Circulation Assistant to provide sales, circulation and administrative support to the book and magazine marketing departments. Reporting to the Director of Sales & Marketing, Books, and the Director of Circulation & Marketing, Periodicals, the ideal candidate will be organized, detail-oriented, adept at multitasking, able to meet strict deadlines, have strong administrative skills and should be able to work both as part of a team and independently.

Primary Responsibilities:

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Owlkids Books

  • Provide administrative support to the Director of Sales & Marketing as required
  • Provide sales support using Excel and database software
  • Provide rights sales support including booking appointments, tracking contracts, maintaining contacts database
  • Provide support with inventory management, such as tracking inventory and coordinating shipments
  • Providing back-end support for the company’s e-commerce site
  • Attendance at trade shows and other duties as required

Owlkids Magazines

  • Provide administrative support to the Director of Circulation & Marketing as required
  • Provide customer service support, including handling phone queries and creating monthly reports for service departments
  • Provide market research and analysis including maintaining schools database: adding and verifying records and providing customer service
  • Other duties as required

The successful candidate must have:

o Good knowledge of MS Office applications: Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Access
o A strong aptitude for numbers, strong analytical and problem-solving skills
o Excellent written and verbal communications skills o Excellent customer service orientation
o Be self-motivated and able to be a team player with a positive attitude
o The ability to multi-task and juggle several projects at once
o Ability to work independently, organize and prioritize work and meet deadlines
o Experience in either books or magazines would be an asset
o Knowledge of databases and database marketing would be an asset
o Knowledge of internet marketing would be an asset
o Knowledge of children’s entertainment market an asset
o The ability to speak French is an asset

Owlkids publishes entertaining, unique, high-quality books and magazines that nurture the potential of children and instill in them a love of reading and learning—about themselves and the world around them. With numerous books and three magazines covering various age groups, Owlkids' publications reach more than one million youngsters and their parents every year. Applicants should forward their resumé and cover letter not later than March 28, 2018, to owlkids@owlkids.com with the subject line Sales & Circulation Assistant.