Title/Position: Sales Coordinator / Business Affairs Associate
Location: New York, NY
Employment Type: Full Time
Salary: Competitive w/ Benefits
Min. Experience: 1-3 years

Crooked Lane Books / Alcove Press is looking for an entrepreneurial, ambitious, and adaptive sales operations professional to join our team. The position is for candidates who love to problem solve and track down opportunities to help grow our business. This role works with Sales, Production, Marketing, Subsidiary Rights, Editorial, and Business Affairs. It is a unique position that has immediate impact and provides the kind of broad exposure and professional growth that can’t be found anywhere else in publishing

Essential job responsibilities include:

Sales Coordination

  • Manage day-to-day relationship with our external sales and distribution team at Penguin Random House
  • Oversee all workflows involving title information, metadata, sales forecasts and sales/marketing collateral for seasonal meetings and individual titles
  • Monitor stock levels and coordinate with distributor and printers to optimize inventory
  • Track and analyze the effectiveness of sales initiatives for seasonal lists, key titles, and special projects
  • Coordinate with subsidiary rights representative to execute sublicensing program Business Affairs
  • Draft and track all author agreements and subsidiary rights licensees
  • Manage royalty system and inquiries
  • Assist in ad hoc financial reporting

Business Affairs

  • Draft and track all author agreements and subsidiary rights licensees
  • Manage royalty system and inquiries
  • Assist in ad hoc financial reporting

About you:

  • B.A. or B.S.
  • 1-3 years’ experience in sales, business affairs experience is a plus
  • Excellent Microsoft Office computing skills, especially Excel
  • Experience with analytics, the ability to report and present results to key stake holders is a plus
  • Must be organized, detail-oriented and able to execute multiple projects at any given time
  • Ready to take independent responsibility
  • Poised for rapid professional growth

Founded in 2015, Crooked Lane Books is an independent publisher that strives to entertain the many readers of commercial crime fiction. Alcove Press, Crooked Lane’s first new imprint, is dedicated to publishing upmarket book club fiction. Its first titles will be published this September. Responsive to readers’ interests and agile within the industry, our experienced team works with debut and established authors to bring their titles to the widest possible audience.

Please apply by emailing Madeline.Rathle@CrookedLaneBooks.com