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Sales Coordinator and Receptionist position

Three days per week with the possibility to expand to full-time, commencing September 2014

About Wakefield Press

Wakefield Press is one of Australia's leading independent publishing companies. We publish fifty books a year across an eclectic range of genres. These include literary and popular fiction, crime, fantasy, historical fiction, narrative non-fiction, history, biography, food and wine, poetry, art, and Aboriginal studies.

About the position

We are currently seeking a Sales Coordinator and Receptionist to join our close-knit team. The position will focus on phone and email sales strategies, and will require:

  • database creation for target marketing purposes;
  • target market identification for particular titles;
  • maintaining contact with existing Wakefield Press customers;
  • building on existing customer lists;
  • planning and conducting phone and email sales pushes.

In addition to the duties outlined above, you will also act as Wakefield Press's receptionist. In this role, you will be the first point of contact for all our customers. This means answering and/or redirecting phone and email enquiries, and providing assistance to anyone who comes in to the office or shop. Other administrative tasks include:

  • running the Wakefield Press bookshop;
  • processing cash and credit card sales;
  • using MYOB to process and track orders;
  • coordinating all awards entries;
  • coordinating our work experience program;
  • organising staff meeting agendas and writing minutes;
  • making all legal deposit and PLR/ELR submissions;
  • organising Wakefield Press's files (electronic and hard copy), including contracts and grant material;
  • assisting with sales and other tasks at events (some after hours work required);
  • supporting accounts department with debt collection and other tasks as required.

The right applicant will be highly motivated, organised and enthusiastic with a positive disposition.

Salary to be negotiated with the successful applicant.


Please direct queries and applications to Charlotte Michalanney via email, with the subject heading Sales and Receptionist position, to: charlotte@wakefieldpress.com.au by Sunday 20 July 2014.