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Macmillan Sales Assistant (Speciality Retail Gift Sales) in New York, New York


Macmillan is seeking a Sales Assistant for the Specialty Retail Gift Sales channel. Our Sales Assistant would report to the Associate Director and will work closely with the Assistant Manager and provide sales support to our commission gift representatives and national accounts managed by our commission rep groups and by Associate Director. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to support for account presentations, attending NY Now gift shows, putting together sell sheets, and tracking sales promos. The position is also responsible for assisting the Assistant Manager with monthly commissions and two seasonal gift catalogs.

What you'll do:

  • Day-to-day correspondence with our commission gift rep groups

  • Daily interaction with in-house sales leads, accounts, and customer service

  • Supporting our Virginia Order Processing team with questions and additional sales support details as needed

  • Order processing and tracking

  • Create sales materials and email blasts for targeted titles

  • Assist Assistant Manager with monthly commission reports

  • Coordinate Rep Groups website product information

  • Preparing and passing on title information to our in-house gift catalog designer

  • Attend NY Now gift shows

What you'll bring:

  • Skilled in verbal and written communication

  • Excellent time management skills and attention to detail

  • Strong ability to multitask and work on deadlines

  • Possess enthusiasm and initiative for sales

  • Strong organization skills and attention to detail

  • Complete knowledge of the Microsoft Office (excel, PowerPoint, word, pivot tables, v-lookup) and Google Suites of programs


  • Prior sales experience in book publishing preferred but not required.

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent years experience

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 part of the Holtzbrinck Publishing Group, a large family-owned media group of companies headquartered in Stuttgart, Germany.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are actively seeking job applicants who reflect a broad representation of differences, including race, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, physical ability, neurodiversity, age, family status, economic background and status, geographical background and status, and perspective. We believe that the best companies reflect the incredible diversity in viewpoints, backgrounds, and identities of the world in their staffs, and are committed to inclusive hiring across departments and levels. The successful candidate for this position will be an employee of Macmillan Publishing Group, LLC.