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Sales Representative
Marketing Intern


Department: Sales and Marketing
Reporting Relationships: Reports to Director of Sales & Marketing
Compensation:  $50,000 -$52,000 DOE (annual equivalent)
FLSA: Non-Exempt Full Time

Job Summary: Under the general direction of the Director of Sales and Marketing, the Sales Representative will service Mountaineers Books specialty accounts primarily in the outdoor, parks and public lands markets. This is a highly independent position that requires sales growth in the given categories while often working autonomously. 

Essential Functions

  • Call on and provide services to regional and national trade accounts. Services include but are not limited to, communicating the release of new books, price changes, production schedule changes, and fast-breaking publicity news.
  • Continually search for and develop new accounts.
  • The Sales Representative will travel regionally and nationally to service accounts.
  • Research for specific books potentially new and/or under-served markets, including catalogers, specialty retailers, and premium or incentive accounts. Propose plans for increasing sales in such markets, follow through with the plan, and evaluate the effort.
  • Attend trade shows, sales presentations, and sales conferences as directed. Maintain trade show schedules.
  • Distribute mailings to existing customers and sales prospects, and follow-up as appropriate.
  • Maintain product information and databases for catalog and wholesale customers, updating them with inventory and price changes.
  • Maintain customer database and key account files.
  • Facilitate product sales for author events with the trade customer, specialty venue, and/or author in advance to make sure inventory is available for all Mountaineers Books events.
  • Aptitude to maintain a budget. 
  • Provides help and fill in for customer service when needed

Minimum Requirements

  • Education: BA Degree
  • Experience: Two years minimum experience in sales, retail, or customer service. Book publishing or outdoor industry experience is preferred but not required.
  • Knowledge and Skills: Must be proficient with Microsoft Office software (e.g., Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) and have excellent technical aptitude to learn our enterprise publishing software. Must be detail-oriented, have good oral and written communication skills, be able to prioritize and to direct a wide variety of tasks quickly.

Working Conditions: This role is based in Seattle, WA, at the Mountaineers Books offices on Harbor Island. This is a hybrid position with three days in office required weekly.  One or more dogs are often present in the offices. Normal office and work-station conditions with ongoing deadlines. Includes travel to publishing-related events and tradeshows, and account visits (including some weekends), with minimum one-month notice.

To Apply: Please complete our application, including a cover letter and resume in PDF format, and optionally share your demographic information online at: https://survey.alchemer.com/s3/7802562/Mountaineers-Books-Sales-Representative

social media Marketing Intern

This internship is only open to students currently enrolled in college. We will bring on one intern per year.

Summer Internship Period
June 1 - September 1 (start/end dates flexible based on student schedule)
Applications due February 1st

Internship Details

Reporting to the marketing manager you will assist with a variety of marketing tasks related to social media. This will include designing graphic and video assets, writing posts, research, and other tasks as needed. Additional tasks to be determined by company needs and intern’s interest and skillset. 
Interns must be available 10 hours per week for the full duration of the internship. Partially remote options available, but interns must commit to coming into the office once a week. We are happy to work with student’s academic institution to meet needs for fulfillment of academic credit.
  • Must be able to work a minimum of 10 hours per week.
  • Must be over 18 years of age. 
  • Must have access to a reliable internet source and laptop computer. 
  • Must be familiar with social media platforms including, but not limited to, Facebook, Twitter, Tiktok and Instagram.
  • Preference for interns with video filming and editing skills as well as graphic design skills.
  • Stipend of $1000 to be paid at successful completion of internship.
  • Receive real-world experience in marketing and book publishing.
  • Will finish internship with concrete work samples to add to your portfolio.
  • 5 free books.
  • Access to local Mountaineers Books events.
  • One-on-one informational meetings with leadership.
Please apply for the internship by completing this Google form. Applicants must complete the form to be considered. If you have questions about this internship please contact marketing@mountaineersbooks.org
While we understand that applicants will have simultaneous commitments such as school and employment, we will not consider applicants who will be enrolled in another book publishing internship or who will otherwise be employed by another book publisher at any point during your internship with Mountaineers Books.

About Us

Established in 1960, Mountaineers Books is the nation's leading nonprofit independent publisher of outdoor recreation, lifestyle, and conservation books. Based in Seattle, we have a staff of 23, more than 700 books in print, and we distribute the books of aligned outdoor nonprofits, including the American Alpine Club, the Appalachian Trail Conservancy, and the Colorado Mountain Club.

In addition to the recreation, education, and adventure titles published by Mountaineers Books, we have two imprints, Skipstone and Braided River, respectively focusing on backyard activism and environmental conservation.

Mountaineers Books is a part of The Mountaineers, a community of outdoor recreationists and conservationists founded in 1906 to explore the peaks and waterways of the Pacific Northwest. Today, we have 15,000 members, generations of volunteers, and seven branches in Western Washington, where we deliver most of our outdoor education programming. Thanks to our internationally recognized and award-winning publishing division, we enjoy an outstanding national reputation in the fields of outdoor education, recreation, and public lands conservation and advocacy.

Our Mission: To enrich the community by helping people explore, conserve, learn about, and enjoy the lands and waters of the Pacific Northwest and beyond.