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    Job Opening: Executive Director

    The Independent Booksellers Consortium is a small, membership organization formed of independent booksellers from across the country.

    As the sole paid staff member, the Executive Director is responsible for all facets of the corporation’s day-to-day functioning as well as ongoing service to its members. The Executive Director reports to the President of the Board on a weekly basis and is responsible to the Board of Directors made up of bookstore members. The position is 30 hours per week.

    Responsibilities and Duties Include:

    • Organize, plan and execute logistics for two member meetings and additional smaller meetings throughout the year.
    • Facilitate communication among members.
    • Manage all financial, legal and organizational affairs of the Corporation.
    • Manage and facilitate all committee work.
    • Liaison with industry partners, including publishers, the American Booksellers Association and others.
    • Develop and maintain member programs.
    • Other duties as needs of members and the industry change.

    Qualifications Include:

    • Ability to work independently from a home-based office.
    • Strong organizational skills including attention to detail and project management skills.
    • Strong communication skills.
    • Knowledge of bookselling, retailing and publishing industries.
    • Experience planning meetings is a plus.
    • Ability to travel at least three times a year for multiple days.
    • Basic knowledge of Quickbooks and experience managing budgets preferred.

    To apply, send a cover letter, resume, and list of references to: Edsearch@independentbooksellers.com. Please use IBC Job in the subject line.

    Salary 36K-40K, other benefits to be discussed at the time of interviews.


     

    The American Booksellers Association, the trade association representing independent bookstores, is seeking an energetic, experienced Junior Writer/Researcher to join its staff full-time in White Plains, New York.

    The Junior Writer/Researcher will work to create relevant business-related and association news stories for ABA’s website and weekly e-newsletter, content for bookseller education, and other resources to help member bookstores operate more successfully and profitably.

    Responsibilities:

    • Pitch and write news articles related to independent bookselling for website and weekly e-newsletter
    • Monitor current events in the book industry and investigate leads and tips
    • Attend and report on industry events (some travel required)
    • Develop and maintain strong relationships with booksellers for future articles
    • Copyedit and proofread association publications and other materials
    • Oversee newsletter advertising

    Qualifications:

    • High editorial standards, including strong writing, proofreading, interviewing, and fact-checking skills and familiarity with the Chicago Manual of Style
    • Familiarity with content management systems, basic HTML, basic photo editing, and social media
    • Strong ability and desire to work as part of a team
    • One to three years of professional writing and editorial experience
    • Knowledge of the book industry and independent bookselling are pluses

    How to apply: 

    Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and writing samples to jobs@bookweb.org, with “Writer/Researcher” in the subject line.

    Location:

    This is an in-office position at 333 Westchester Avenue, White Plains, New York. Shuttle service is provided from the White Plains Metro-North train station.

    About ABA:

    Founded in 1900, the American Booksellers Association is a national not-for-profit trade organization that works to help independently owned bookstores grow and succeed. ABA’s core members are key participants in their communities’ local economy and culture, and to assist them ABA creates relevant programs; provides education, information, business products, and services; and engages in public policy and industry advocacy. The Association actively supports and defends free speech and the First Amendment rights of all Americans.

    The American Booksellers Association is committed to fostering a diverse staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, or disability status. For more information about ABA, visit BookWeb.org. 


     

    Mrs. Dalloway's in Berkeley, California, is looking for a full-time receiver. Primary job entails receiving books, magazines, and a variety of sideline merchandise. Other duties include processing online sales and placing re-orders of merchandise. Occasional book sales at register and at offsites, possibly some in-store event management and author introductions. Some evenings and weekend days required. Benefits include 10 paid vacation days, access to our group health plan with a contribution from the store, 25% discount on books. Candidate must be familiar with book business, computer-literate, detail-oriented, and able to lift 35 lbs. Job starts mid-April. A great opportunity awaits! Please send resume, references, and cover letter to info@mrsdalloways.com.

     

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