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MAVERICK451 BOOK PUBLISHER

By john
04 Dec 2020 0

Daily Maverick is on the hunt for a great self-starter blessed with common sense, a great work ethic and a maverick mindset to run our book publishing division, Maverick451. We’re looking for someone who thrives on innovation and who isn’t afraid to approach book publishing from a new perspective.

Reporting to the CEO and General Manager.

Remuneration: Dependent on experience (mid-senior level position)

Starting date: ASAP

Detailed tasks: 

 

  • Identifying and securing new books that align with the Daily Maverick brand 
  • Coordination of the entire production process from initial pitch to delivery from printers
  • Budget management 
  • Liaise with the marketing team on marketing and PR campaigns 
  • Liaise and coordinate with the event team on book launches and other opportunities
  • Liaise with third-party suppliers and sales consultants
  • Stock management 
  • Rights negotiation and coordination

 

SKILLS & ATTRIBUTES 

  • Commercially minded, adept at cost control, strong negotiation skills
  • Innovative – the ideal candidate will be inspired by the prospect of approaching book publishing from new and unique angles
  • Enthusiastic team member with the interpersonal skills to build and nurture relationships within the company and with external writers and partners
  • Strong prioritization and time-management skills
  • Flexibility and Adaptability
  • Solutions orientated, with an ability to approach problems logically and with structured thinking.
  • Solid Writing/Editing ability an advantage 
  • Multi-tasker who is not afraid to get their hands dirty and go above and beyond to ensure the completion of a project. 
  • Ideal candidate will love working with people as much as working with manuscripts. 

Interested candidates please send your CV and cover letter to [email protected]

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