Penguin Random House LLC Sales Assistant - Special Markets in New York, New York

We have an exciting opportunity for a Sales Assistant to join the Special Markets department in Penguin Random House! Supporting the Vice President, Director of Premium Sales and a 4-person sales team, the Assistant will work with all titles across Penguin Random House to help establish new customers and maintain existing accounts. Working across a range of categories, this position is a fantastic way to learn all about the inner workings of a dynamic publishing sales department. Specific responsibilities include: * Providing essential sales support to sales team, including internal order routing and follow up, building and maintaining multiple grids, opening new accounts, maintaining communication with existing accounts, etc. * Answering the department phone for general inquiries, which includes pricing, order placement, and tracking support to customers. * Working closely with various in-house departments to oversee print and digital marketing initiatives and delivering finished marketing products to all accounts. * Attending regular in-house sales presentations and occasional customer specific sales meetings. * Maintaining and routing departmental, channel, and general meeting recap notes. * Gathering and distributing presentation materials, including seasonal sales target grids. * Building contact lists within the proprietary database system. * Writing pitch letters to both new and established customers. * Supporting the Sales Managers on the department's largest accounts. Please apply if you meet the following minimum requirements: * Genuine interest in book publishing * Strong interest in sales * Excellent organizational skills * Ability to work well under pressure * Proven ability to prioritize multiple assignments and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment * Excellent verbal and written communication skills * Strong attention to detail and follow-up skills * Ability to work well independently and within a team * Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook; ability to learn new systems * Prior office experience a plus * SAP, HTML, and Salesforce experience a plus Salary for this position is $40,000. Full-time employees are eligible for our comprehensive benefits program. Please apply using our online application process, and please include your resume and cover letter.