HarperCollins Publishers

Sales Support Associate - Wholesale, School, and Library Channel

Job Locations US-NY-New York




HarperCollins is seeking a Sales Support Associate to join the Sales team working with our wholesale, school, and library business. The Sales Support Associate will work closely with their manager, sales colleagues, and the marketing teams to support and coordinate efforts towards positioning Harper backlist titles for maximum exposure and sales in this channel. We are looking for someone who thrives when working with a team. 


This role includes regular attendance at internal sales meetings throughout the year, as well as select account meetings and presentations. The ideal candidate will have a passion for books and some knowledge of book publishing and the market. The ideal candidate has excellent written and verbal communication skills, is detail-oriented, and highly organized. This role will report to the VP, Sales Director.


This position is based out of NYC on a hybrid schedule.


  • Provide sales support for B&T, Brodart, Follett, and Ingram for the Adult and Children’s Division, including preparing sales call buy reports and weekly sales reports, previewing presentations, and reviewing hot title/stock.
  • Attend Launch, Planning/PreSales, and Sales Conference meetings for the Adult and Children’s Divisions.
  • Track seasonal title priorities and starred reviews for the School and Library channel and create thematic title lists.
  • Assist in setting up and managing galley mailings, distribute digital marketing assets, and streamline and track marketing requests for this channel.
  • Prep for Seasonal Channel Meeting with School and Library Marketing, three times per year.
  • Organize and prep for account-specific library presentations.
  • Create the K-12 Newsletter, in collaboration with the Trade and Special Markets sales teams, monthly.
  • Assist in the creation of a seasonal educational-focused Edelweiss mark-up for sales reps to use with their educational wholesale accounts.
  • Coordinate seasonal update on trends, opportunities, and sales in conjunction with the Special Markets educational channel team.
  • Coordinate the requests for Leveling for all appropriate titles in collaboration with S&L marketing.
  • Coordinate the EBMA conference staff materials in collaboration with the Trade and Special Markets sales teams, handle staff registration, request business reviews, and prepare promotional documents.
  • May attend select educational conferences throughout the year, as needed, such as ALA and EBMA.


  • College degree or equivalent work experience
  • 2+ years of sales experience; publishing experience preferred
  • Knowledge of the independent sales channel and current trends
  • Excellent presentation, written, and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize and take initiative
  • Ability to think creatively
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Proven ability to effectively communicate with employees across all levels within an organization
  • Proficiency with MS Office Suite, with an emphasis on Excel and PowerPoint

HarperCollins Publishers is a company full of people who are passionate about books.  When you apply for a position, we want to know why you want to work here, and why you are interested in the job. That’s why cover letters are strongly preferred.


The salary range for this position is $50,000-$55,000. We recognize that attracting the best talent is key to our strategy and success as a company.  As a result, we aim for flexibility in structuring competitive compensation offers to ensure we are able to attract the best candidates. The quoted salary range represents our good faith estimate as to what our ideal candidates are likely to expect, and we tailor our offers within the range based on the selected candidate's experience, industry knowledge, technical and communication skills, and other factors that may prove relevant during the interview process.  


In addition to cash compensation, the company provides a comprehensive and highly competitive benefits package, with a variety of physical health, retirement and savings, caregiving, emotional wellbeing, transportation, and other benefits, including "elective" benefits employees may select to best fit the needs and personal situations of our diverse workforce.        


HarperCollins Publishers is an equal opportunity employer.


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