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Author Account Manager

Kendall Hunt Publishing Company, Dubuque, IA

We are looking for an Author Account Manager to create long-term, trusting relationships with our authors. As an Author Account Manager, you will work with authors to help upsell products and add-ons. This account management, and inside sales role,  is perfect for those who are just starting out in their sales career. No previous sales experience necessary! We are looking for coachable, highly motivated individuals.


Who Is Kendall Hunt Publishing?

As a leader in customized educational publishing solutions headquartered in Dubuque, IA, Kendall Hunt Publishing has been privately owned and operated for over 65 years. We offer high quality educational materials, services and solutions to the Higher Education Academic market. We see enormous business opportunity because we know most students don't read traditional 900-page textbooks...unless they're cramming for a test. We develop educational materials that are well designed, interactive, and in line with the educational goals of the author and, in turn, the students. Our employees are driven and passionate about excelling, learning, having fun, and making the world a better place by helping to improve the experience of both college-level students and professors. Visit our website at www.kendallhunt.com to learn more.


What Does An Author Account Manager Do?

  • Manage sales and relationships with assigned authors, including up-selling to existing authors to maximize sales
  • Travel to visit assigned authors or attend conventions to promote Kendall Hunt products
  • Initiate and manage revision and reprint process for assigned authors
  • Coordinate contracts and production process for revisions
  • Create schedules and communicates with authors to keep them on schedule
  • Generate leads for outside sales through bookstore contacts and author referrals
  • Proactively work to gain referrals for other potential authors and adopters
  • Implement successful sales strategies to increase sales and profits on assigned accounts


Who Do We Need?

  • You understand the importance of a positive customer experience and what your role is in that overall experience
  • You have an entrepreneurial spirit and look at your career in terms of growing your business
  • You are a great communicator, people person and problem solver
  • You are competitive with yourself, and others around you
  • Sales experiences is not necessary as long as you are coachable
  • You have a Bachelor's degree in a related field
  • Hourly rate, plus an uncapped bonus plan


It's More Than Just a Job!

Come work for our family of companies that strives to be more than just a publishing company. We build more than a community here, we build a family with our employees, and our clients. We offer a generous benefits package including medical, dental, vision, FSA, life, STD, 401K, profit sharing and PTO. We are excited to meet you!

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Job Details

ID 766460
Dubuque, IA
Positions 2
Full Time
Pay --
Customer Service
College Grads
EMSI Skills Account Management
Customer Experience
Problem Solving
Production Process
Health Insurance
Dental Insurance
Vision Insurance
Life Insurance
Retirement Plan
Paid Vacation
Paid Sick Leave
Paid Holidays
Tuition Reimbursement

Preferred Candidates

Years of Experience --
Education Bachelors

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