We are a marketing firm that’s been dedicated to promoting books and authors for the last 20 years!
And we’re looking for a Media Manager to join our small team.
In this role you’ll be tasked with the following:
- Developing smart and strategic sales angles based on the book’s topic/genre and the author’s background/experience
- Writing media pitches and presenting them to the author for feedback
- Selecting the appropriate media contacts for the book and author’s markets
- Pitching those media contacts, managing responses and communicating requests to the author
- Tracking the success rate for each author and doing the necessary follow up
- Brainstorming with the team as needed for special timelines, niche markets, etc.
The right person will have a background in marketing and branding, strong written communication skills, pride themselves on their ability to manage details and think outside the box, and have experience working remotely and in an independent contractor capacity.
Experience in book publishing or authorship are not required – but the willingness to undertake independent learning (with provided resources) and to become a strong member of the team are a must!
Candidates that reach out should be ready to touch on everything listed in the Qualifications section.
In your role as the Media Manager you will be required to stay on deadline, create and follow timelines, and submit and complete all work in a timely fashion with fair and realistic turnaround times and in accordance with existing processes.
Clear and concise manuals will be provided for all tasks, but the right individual will bring a lot of creative and critical thinking to the table. Success in the Media Manager role is not something we can fully teach you, the skills you bring to the table absolutely matter.
Because of the specialized nature of our company this contractor position will start out with only a handful of hours per week, but it has LOTS of growth potential, and quickly, for the right person.
We take our authors’ dreams very seriously, and any time spent working with our clients is critical to their success – this is NOT a casual opportunity.
Please only inquire if you’re looking for a virtual contract role to grow in for the long term – because our current team loves working in publishing and book promotion and it shows!
Rate of pay depends on experience and skill set, and will be discussed during the interview process.
You can read a lot about what we do our website, but when it comes to joining our team know that Penny started this company 20 years ago, and Amy, her programs manager, has been working with her for 10 years, and they launched the Book Marketing Tips & Author Success podcast together in 2020.
We are very fortunate to be busy during these unprecedented times, and see no reason to slow down in the future!
We like to keep a smaller team to facilitate clear, positive communication in a virtual environment.
An ideal contractor for AME is someone who wants a secure, long-term virtual role in a creative industry with a lot of growth potential as they cement themselves as one of the team.
QualificationsGenuine interest in the news cycle, popular culture & finding trends in specific industries. A working knowledge and interest in branding. A working knowledge and interest in understanding buyer behavior and what makes people engage with a product, company or brand. Attention to detail. Strong written communication skills. Critical thinking. Time management. Remote/virtual work experience. Independent contractor experience.