Exciting Sales Internship at HarperCollins Publishing Starting August 1st

Sales Intern
Paid – No
Time Frame – August 1 through November 30
Description – Support for the Distribution Client Services Department within the Sales Department at HarperCollins. This department liaises with clients Disney and Hyperion and facilitates intra-company ventures, including a UK-based reference program and a Canadian general trade program. Duties include running and distribution of reports, general sales communication, fulfilling requests for sales materials, preparation for meetings. General support of department VP and Sales Support Associate. The intern will have front-lines exposure to the sales process across all sales channels and will have a view into the publishing process through key seasonal meetings with Editorial, Marketing, and Publicity departments.
Qualifications Computer skills needed: Excel, some Access preferred. Writing and communication skills necessary.

Internship Instructions – Please e-mail Mary Beth a copy of your resume.

Contact Information
Company Contact: Mary Beth Thomas
Email: marybeth.thomas@harpercollins.com
Address: 10 East 53rd Street, New York, NY 10022

Two Digital Sales Support Positions Open at Conde Nast

Conde NastThese positions are a great starting point for someone interested in the business side of publishing, particularly digital.

The positions are usually temporary to permanent, at $17 an hour. There is a chance for a permanent position for someone with prior experience. These are NOT Sales Assistant positions (i.e. making reservations and getting Starbucks). They are a stepping stone generally into Account Managing or Marketing:

Digital Sales Associate

  • Proficiency in Excel and all other Microsoft Office applications
  • Utilize the PeopleSoft sales system to:
    • Check inventory availability
    • Hold inventory
    • Enter Insertion Orders
    • Enter campaign optimizations
    • Maintain Weekly Estimates for Sales Rep
  • Complete Creative Services Forms:
    • Job Initiation Forms, or JIFs
  • Campaign management responsibilities:
    • Create detailed tracking sheets for each campaign
    • Weekly tracking of all campaigns
    • Weekly Third Party tracking of all applicable campaigns
  • Work closely with Sales Planner and Ad Operations to:
    • Launch all campaigns
    • Monitor delivery
    • Implement all optimizations
  • Responsible for weekly updates of the following:
    • Campaign prospects
    • Call reports for Sales Representative(s)
    • Client contacts
  • Hold weekly campaign review meetings with Ad Operations Representative(s) and Sales Planner
  • Work with Finance, Ad Operations and Inventory teams on approval of all campaigns
  • Update monthly Third Party Billing worksheet
  • Gather screen shots for all ad placements
  • Serve as the point of contact in Sales for billing discrepancies
  • Generate in/out of-town monthly T&E reports for Sales Rep
  • Pull basic research runs for MediaMetrix, @Plan and Advertising Database

Digital Sales Planner

  • Proficiency in Excel and all other Microsoft Office applications
  • Manage all campaigns from start to finish
  • Oversee Sales Associate counterpart
  • Responsible for the creation of the following for all RFPs/campaigns:
    • Media Plans
    • Client Decks
    • Wrap reports
  • Recommend optimizations to clients based on performance
  • Work closely with Sales Associate and Ad Operations to:
    • Launch all campaigns
    • Monitor delivery
    • Implement all optimizations
  • Serve as the day to day client contact for all advertising campaigns
  • Write business correspondence for existing and new clients
  • Create and continually update campaign management document
  • Generate Marketing and Creative Services requests when needed
  • Hold weekly campaign review meetings with Ad Operations Representative and Sales Associate
  • Send weekly tracking updates (provided by Sales Associate) to client
  • Work with Sales Associate and Finance team to reconcile billing discrepancies
  • Accompany Sales Representative on select sales calls
  • Experience Required:
    • Bachelor’s Degree
    • 1 – 2 years minimum experience in a Digital Media role:
    • Digital Sales Assistant and/or
    • Digital experience at a Media Agency

Interested candidates should send their resumes and cover letters to Mallary_Vanhorne@condenast.com AND Maggie_Morris@condenast.com