Opportunities

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The Center welcomes the energy and expertise of people who wish to enrich the library of vital literary works, nurture and promote the work of translators, build audiences for literature in translation, and honor the incredible linguistic and cultural diversity of our schools and our world.

EMPLOYMENT

Sales & Marketing Manager

JOB SUMMARY

On behalf of Two Lines Press, the Center for the Art of Translation is seeking a Sales and Marketing Manager to boost field, academic, library, and special sales. The ideal candidate will be a seasoned publishing professional eager to amplify the work of a daring small press.

The Sales and Marketing Manager, a new position for the press, is a creative and strategic thinker with a gift for nurturing existing relationships while cultivating new audiences for our work. We are passionate about our books: we are seeking someone for whom the merits of authors such as Wolfgang Hilbig, Elvira Navarro, Marie NDiaye, and Masatsugu Ono, among others—along with their respective translators, Isabel Fargo Cole, Christina MacSweeney, Jordan Stump, and Angus Turvill—are self-evident. A successful applicant will be an incisive reader with a keen imagination. The animating question behind this role is, “How can more readers discover these singular writers?”

Although foreign language proficiency is not a requisite skill nor a duty of this position, engagement with contemporary literature in translation and/or a second language would be beneficial.This is a noteworthy opportunity to join a gregarious staff that genuinely treasures the work they publish.

CORE RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Develop and implement comprehensive sales and marketing plans for all Two Lines Press books, including backlist titles
  • Research and propose innovative sales platforms, programs, and projects
  • Track and analyze return from various initiatives, adapting strategies accordingly
  • Nurture and maintain relationships with bookstore buyers, academic departments and programs, language and literature professors, libraries and librarians, etc.
  • Develop marketing copy, rights guides, catalogs, and other ancillary materials
  • Maintain working knowledge of publications, events, and high-profile projects in contemporary translation and American literature
  • Contribute to special projects that cultivate the literary translation community
  • Make note that regular travel is a requirement of this position

 QUALIFICATIONS

  • 5-7 years publishing or related experience; an emphasis on sales and marketing is essential
  • Gift for making connections and cultivating relationships
  • Stellar interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills
  • Strong organizational sense with a sharp eye for detail
  • Ability to prioritize and follow up on activities in a fast-paced environment in a timely manner
  • Energetic, collaborative, adaptable, willing to learn
  • Proficiency with the Adobe Creative Suite, online sales software, etc.
  • Commitment to and passion for the Center’s mission

 SALARY & BENEFITS

Salary is commensurate with experience. The Center offers a robust benefits package that includes: generous vacation, flexible work schedules, the option of joining a health care plan or earning a health care stipend, a flexible spending account, and a retirement plan.

HOW TO APPLY

Interested candidates should send a cover letter with salary requirements and a resume to [email protected] with “Sales & Marketing Manager Application” in the subject line.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY

The Center for the Art of Translation is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, age, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are committed to strengthening our organization through diversity in every sense and strongly encourage candidates of all races and ethnicities, gender identities, life experiences, backgrounds, and perspectives to apply.

ABOUT THE CENTER FOR THE ART OF TRANSLATION

The Center for the Art of Translation champions literary translation. We are dedicated to finding dazzling new, overlooked, and underrepresented voices, brought into English by the best translators, and to celebrating the art of translation. Our publications, events, and educational programming enrich the library of vital literary works, nurture and promote the work of translators, build audiences for literature in translation, and honor the incredible linguistic and cultural diversity of our schools and our world.

INTERNSHIPS

The Center offers a range of internship opportunities for students of all ages at any stage of their academic careers. Former interns have contributed to Two Lines Press publications, organized Two Voices events, developed curriculum materials for Poetry Inside Out, and refined Center-wide processes and procedures. Undergraduate and graduate students with a strong interest in writing, publishing, world literature, translation, education, literacy, foreign languages, and/or nonprofit management are encouraged to apply. To apply, submit a resume and letter of interest to [email protected].

PARTNERSHIPS

If you would like to collaborate with the Center, we encourage you to submit a letter of interest to [email protected].

VOLUNTEER

If you would like to volunteer at the Center, please submit a letter of interest to [email protected].