Macmillan Marketing Assistant in New York

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Marketing Assistant

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Macmillan Children's Publishing Group


New York




Macmillan Publishers is a global trade book publishing company with prominent imprints around the world, publishing a broad range of award-winning books for children and adults in all categories and formats. Macmillan Publishers is committed to our authors,

our employees, and to the environment.

U.S. publishers include Celadon Books, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, Flatiron Books, Henry Holt & Company, Macmillan Audio, Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group, Picador, St. Martin's Press and Tor Books. In the UK, Australia, India, and South Africa, Macmillan

publishes under the Pan Macmillan name. The German company, Holtzbrinck Deutsche Buchverlage, includes among its imprints S. Fischer, Kiepenheuer and Witsch, Rowohlt, and Droemer Knaur.

Macmillan Publishers is a division of the Holtzbrinck Publishing Group, a large family-owned media company headquartered in Stuttgart, Germany.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to reflecting a broad representation of differences --race, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, physical ability, age, family status, economic background and status, geographical

background and status, and perspective — in our workplace. The successful candidate for this position will be an employee of Macmillan Publishing Group, LLC


Position Description:

Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group is seeking a Marketing Assistant to execute a wide array of administrative tasks under the supervision of the Director of Advertising and Promotion. They will assist with the creation and production of promotional material

and advertising collateral for Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group and each of its imprints. The Marketing Assistant will play an important role in helping the department execute creative and successful advertising campaigns for books across all ages and

formats, including picture books, middle grade and young adult fiction and nonfiction, graphic novels, and more.

Main responsibilities include providing administrative and creative support to the Director and department including being the main point of contact for the organization of the department, including data entry, scheduling, invoicing, mailings, ad reservations

and more.

The assistant will help coordinate the development of advertisements and promotional materials, including gathering art, writing copy, trafficking passes, and proofreading. This position requires that the candidate be organizationally talented, proficient in

managing and prioritizing many projects at once, extremely detail-oriented, creative with strong writing skills, fully aware of the importance of deadlines and an excellent team player. PC Skills, especially Excel are a must. Mac Skills with any design experience

a plus. Ideal candidate should have 1 year publishing, advertising, or marketing industry experience, which may include internships.

Major Responsibilities:

• Provide administrative and creative support to the Advertising Director and department

• Maintain organization of department, including all data entry, scheduling, invoicing, filing, mailings, ad reservations and more

• Document and store all stages of each project maintaining detailed excel grids: including advertising master schedule, invoice grid and promotion grid

• Assist with the creation of advertisements and promotional materials; including trade, consumer, social, print and online ads, promo items, including displays, stickers and more

• Assist with the execution and optimization of self-service advertising campaigns

• Organize all meetings (dept. staff meeting, monthly promo meetings, media meetings)

• Attend MCPG company meetings and engage with thoughtful questions

• Present ad campaigns to publishers and sales force when necessary

• Proofread copy for accuracy and adherence to grammatical guidelines, as well as proofing meta data

Required Skills / Knowledge:

• Listens/asks for clarification, if needed

• Responds well to questions

• Demonstrates group presentation skills

• Participates in meetings

• Writes clearly/informatively

• Edits work for spelling/grammar

• Varies writing style for differing readers

• Presents numerical data effectively

• Able to read/interpret written information

• Balances team/individual responsibilities

• Welcomes feedback

• Contributes to building a positive team spirit

• Extremely organized

• Proficient in handling and prioritizing many projects at once

• Detailed oriented

• Understand the importance of deadlines

• Knowledge of and the desire to grow within publishing industry

• Love of Children’s books a major plus

Experience Needed:

• PC skills a must. MAC skills a plus

• Design experience, specifically Adobe Design Suite a plus

• Familiarity with the publishing industry preferred

Educational Background Required:

• Bachelor’s degree required (English, Advertising, Marketing, or Publishing Program preferred)

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