Marketing Manager

 

Join Albert Whitman’s dynamic Sales & Marketing team! We are looking for a Marketing Manager to develop, facilitate, and manage the execution of integrated marketing and publicity strategies for all front and backlist titles.

 

What You’ll Do:

  • Develop comprehensive traditional, digital, and social media marketing campaigns that attract and engage followers and increase awareness, sales, readership, and activity through marketing positioning, consumer messaging, media planning and buying, social media strategy, and live events
  • Develop and maintain marketing budgets for 80+ frontlist titles per year, more than 800 backlist titles, and The Boxcar Children Mysteries®
  • Direct all aspects of trade show appearances
  • Execute presentations of new titles to opinionmakers and sales force during conferences, librarian previews, webinars, relevant sales calls, and individual meetings
  • Direct the creation of seasonal catalogs – from metadata collection to layout and liaising with the creative team on cover choices to mailing lists and sales rep quantities
  • Create and extend relationships with key opinionmakers, including award committee members, reviewers, editors, marketers, and content specialists
  • Travel to and attend trade shows as the business requires to promote AW titles

 

Background Needed:

  • At least 5 years of prior marketing management needed (publishing experience preferred, ideally in children’s book marketing)
  • Possess a keen understanding of book marketing, specifically in the children’s literature space highly desired
  • Experience with developing and implementing successful marketing strategies to include traditional, digital, and social media marketing
  • Strong communication, organization, follow-up, and writing skills
  • At least 2 years’ experience supervising others

 

Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred

 

Our Awesome Benefit Package:

  • In addition to base salary we currently have a bonus program for all employees
  • PPO health plan, dental, Life, STD, LTD and Vision coverage
  • On-site Cafeteria
  • We’re located two blocks from the Union Pacific NW Metra train
  • Relocation package for out of state applicants
  • On-site gym and gym membership reimbursement
  • Free copies of our current books
  • Free Costco Membership
  • Summer Fridays Off

 

A Little More About Us  

Located just outside of Chicago in Park Ridge, Illinois, Albert Whitman & Company has been publishing award-winning children’s books since 1919. We are best known for the classic series the Boxcar Children® Mysteries. We are passionate about books—we love what we do. Are you the next member of our awesome team? Please email us your resume: hr@albertwhitman.com.