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Bards Alley, Vienna, VA (posted 08/16/2019)

Marketing & Events Manager

Bards Alley, an independent bookstore and café located on historic Church Street in Vienna, VA, is now hiring a part-time Marketing & Events Manager (20 hours a week). The Marketing & Events Manager reports to the store owner, with several tasks completed remotely.
The Marketing & Events Manager is responsible for:
  • Developing, implementing, and executing a strategic marketing and events schedule for the store to attract customers and maintain customer loyalty;
  • Leading outreach to publicists, authors, illustrators and others in the literary community to establish a dynamic events schedule.
  • Building brand awareness by crafting compelling content for the store’s website, social media, and other marketing materials;
  • Managing brand identity, ensuring that all marketing materials and events are aligned with the store’s style guidelines and business objectives;
  • Researching and analyzing potential strategic partner relationships for cross-promotion opportunities;
  • Maintaining list of off-site event locations;
  • Collaborating with local libraries and schools for off site events;
  • Measuring and reporting on the performance of marketing campaigns and events, and extracting key insights for future campaign and event development and strategies;
  • Overseeing and adhering to the store’s annual marketing and events budget;
  • Developing and sharing quarterly and annual marketing and events reports and goals with the store owner; and
  • Monitoring the work of the Marketing Assistant, while providing constructive feedback and coaching.
  • 2 years of demonstrable experience with marketing management, preferably for a small business or nonprofit organization;
  • 2 years of experience with managing and coordinating events;
  • Excellent communication, written, and interpersonal skills;
  • Outstanding organizational and leadership skills;
  • Numerically literate, comfortable working with numbers, making sense of metrics and processing figures with spreadsheets;
  • Strong analytical and project management skills; and
  • Strong creative outlook.
This position also involves occasional shifts in the bookstore, which requires extensive periods of time on your feet and the need to lift up to 40 pounds.
To apply, please send a short cover letter outlining your previous marketing and events management experience with a current resume and writing sample to
About Bards Alley:
Bards Alley is a woman-owned independent bookstore and wine bar in Vienna, VA that promotes literacy, supports local authors, engages the community, and encourages localism. Bards Alley also donates to schools and nonprofits and partners with businesses for locally sourced light fare, strengthening the local economy.
General Manager (posted 07/24/2019)
1517 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC, 20036
Position: Full-Time
Kramerbooks is a vibrant, iconic independent bookstore in the heart of Dupont Circle. For more than 40 years, Kramers has provided locals and visitors to DC with a carefully curated selection of books and sidelines. We’re looking for an experienced General Manager to lead the bookstore team and support our future growth plans.
In particular, we’re looking for the following attributes:
•  2-3 years of experience as General Manager of a bookstore is required
• A broad knowledge of books, with deeper knowledge in at least 1-2 genres
• Advanced knowledge and experience with inventory management including receiving and returns, and experience training others in inventory management
• High levels of proactivity and problem-solving
• Display management, merchandising and book placement experience
• Skilled at training, motivating and developing team members
• Comfortable with high levels of delegation and follow-up
• Knowledge of sideline buying and placement
• Comfortable using data to drive decision-making
• Experience and/or familiarity with book buying would be great, but not essential.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required: 
• Strong knowledge of IBID
• Ability to develop and maintain loss prevention 
• Skilled in budget preparation and fiscal management
Distinguishing Characteristics:
• Position requires: a) independent oversight of all day-to-day bookstore operations, to include customer service, in-store merchandising and stock management, and cash management; b) coordination of purchasing, receiving, inventory management, shipping, and returns for the store; c) preparation and coordination of store budgets, invoicing, and accounts payable; d) participation the development of operating policies and procedures for the store; e) full day-to-day supervision of four or more lower level staff engaged in bookstore activities.
In return we offer:
• The opportunity to be part of some very exciting plans for the bookstore
• Significant opportunities for growth and advancement
• Competitive salary
• A generous and expanding benefits package including paid time off, paid holidays, 401k, generous contributions towards medical, dental and vision insurance, 100% employer-paid life and long-term disability insurance
Kramerbooks is an equal opportunity employer. Email your resume to
Kramerbooks is a vibrant, iconic independent bookstore in the heart of Dupont Circle. For more than 40 years, Kramers has provided locals and visitors to DC with a carefully curated selection of books and sidelines. 


Industry Postings


Bookazine (posted 07/18/2019)

Sales Support Representative

Full Time
Bookazine, a full-service book wholesaler located in Bayonne is seeking a Sales Support Representative with the responsibilities of: 
  • Responding promptly to customer inquiries, facilitating orders and returns and fulfilling customer needs to ensure satisfaction.
  • Exhibiting a positive, empathetic and professional attitude toward customers at all times
  • Process customer orders and provide tracking/shipping information
  • Support business development and client referral goals by actively cross-selling and referring customers
  • Analyzing sales data and creating sales support materials
  • Coordinating and communicating with colleagues as necessary
  • Providing overall administrative and sales support to sales team
  • Keeping strong records of customer interactions, transactions, comments and complaints
  • Creating sales support materials as necessary
  • Following the Company’s communication procedures, guidelines and policies
  • Using web-based and internal computer systems to maintain important daily/weekly/monthly sales tasks
Required skills include
  • Minimum of three (3) years of successful experience in customer service.
  • Strong proficiency in general internet & computer skills including Word, Excel and database software
  • Field and send business correspondence
  • Ability to work well under pressure and proactively solve problems
  • Must be extremely organized, detail-oriented, and have the ability to multi-task and prioritize.
What we offer
  • Competitive compensation package
  • Benefits including medical, dental, vision
  • 401K
  • Casual Dress Code
To apply, please include resume with cover letter and salary requirements to Bookazine,75 Hook Road, Bayonne, NJ 07002