THIS POSITION HAS BEEN FILLED. THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST

We are looking for a self-motivated and enthusiastic part-time Marketing Specialist to help us in our overall online marketing efforts. You will be an integral part of the Apex Publications development and production team by helping our brand and titles reach readers interested in science fiction, fantasy, and horror.

Marketing a small press is a unique challenge. It’s a marketing sector with specialized needs, principles, and tactics. What works for a Big Five publisher might not work for a small press. Apex loves the relationship it has with its readers, and we want a marketer who understands this relationship. Combined, these considerations will make the position more interesting and provide different challenges than your typical marketing job.

The goal is to deliver effective marketing programs that will enhance the scope of our brand and promote sales growth.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Brainstorm and develop ideas for creative marketing campaigns
  • Assist with the execution of promotional events and campaigns (such as book release parties, coffeeklatches, etc.)
  • Plan and execute initiatives to reach our target audience through online channels.
  • Assist in analyzing marketing data (newsletter campaign results, conversion rates, site traffic) to help shape future marketing.
  • Undertake individual tasks of a marketing plan as assigned.
  • Insure our new titles are placed in the hands of the right reviewers.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Demonstrate an understanding of genre small press marketing elements (particularly social media and newsletters).
  • Technology competency, including MS Office, Google Docs, Adobe Creative Suite, Web analytics, and Google analytics.
  • Business communication and copy writing skills.

This is a freelance opportunity. We will pay $10 per hour (non-W2) for 20 hours of work a month.

Note: Work will include both Apex Book Company and Apex-Magazine.com.

Are you interested? If so, send a CV and query letter to Jason Sizemore (editor-in-chief of Apex Publications) to the address jason@apexbookcompany.com.

This is an open call until the position is filled. When the position is filled, we will make an announcement on this blog.