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Sales Executive - SPCK Publishing - London SW1P 

We are an award-winning Christian Publisher which produces a range of books from children’s stories to academic titles, and we are looking to complete our in-house sales team.

The successful applicant will contact UK and export accounts by phone and email to get orders for new and existing titles across a range of our own publishing lists and those of a range of other Christian Publishers.

  • You will respond to customer queries and liaise with our stock-holding warehouse as appropriate.
  • You will work as a member of a wider office and field-based sales team in conjunction with marketing and publicity colleagues to maximise sales reach.
  • You will monitor trends and prepare reports of sales information by title and by customer/region in order to analyse weaknesses and discover opportunities.
  • You will also from time to time help to organise, action, facilitate (and attend where necessary) exhibitions, conferences, events and festivals in order to increase our customer base and maximise sales.

You must be literate and numerate, able to communicate with all sorts of people, by a range of channels and methods, and proficiency with excel and persuasive writing skills are essential to the role. Ideally you will have around 2 years’ experience in a customer facing role in a publishing environment, but just as important is an enthusiastic personality and a willingness to learn and adapt to the changing retail landscape.

We offer a competitive salary (£24,000.00 /year) and other benefits, and the role is based at our central London office. This is a Full-time role. 

Applications should be made in writing to for the attention of the Commercial Director and should include your CV and a one-page cover letter about yourself and your suitability for the role.  Closing date for applications 1st March 2019.  Only candidates who are called to interview will be contacted, and early applications will be prioritised.

Sales and Publicity Assistant | Part-time (10-15 hours/week)

IVP-USA has opened an exciting, new position in their Sales and Publicity teams.

You’re energized by purposeful work and interaction. You love books and are motivated by the good they do in our lives and our society. You enjoy working with authors and editors to support and advance their work. You personally embrace the Christian mission and values of InterVarsity Press and are accomplished at presenting our identity and mission. The compelling, engaging work you do will build interest in and demand for SPCK and IVP-UK products, maintain engagement with IVP’s mission, and help give readers, buyers, and influencers all the information they need.

For more information, visit the job posting on IVP-USA's website

Publishing Internship | Fundraising Internship

Are you looking to get into the publishing industry?

At Inter-Varsity Press we offer a short-term publishing internship which can be tailored to you.

Whether you are looking for experience in the editorial department, production, marketing or our charitable programmes, Inter-Varsity Press invites expressions of interest from recent graduates, students and others who would like to gain valuable interest in the Publishing Industry, and those interested by our blend of charitable and commercial activity.

If you’re interested in a short-term internship, contact us here.