Job Vacancies

Please Take Note:

That any available vacancies listed below are NOT for job vacancies at Publishers’ Association of South Africa. We merely advertise the positions available from our members on behalf of our members.

Below is a list of current job vacancies


Vacancy: Development Editor

Vacancy:  Development Editor

Location: Cape Town
Reporting to: Publishing Manager

The Development Editor position is envisaged as a starter position for a graduate who has an interest in entering our evolving publishing profession. The successful candidate will gain experience in the necessary background research and support tasks that are undertaken in the commissioning and development of learning materials as used in the higher education sector and beyond.
The Development Editor will assist the publishing team by undertaking various preliminary and administrative tasks that need to be completed in the course of commissioning content, and in the content development process.

Minimum Qualifying Criteria
• Relevant degree, preferably post graduate
• Relevant experience in research
• Knowledge of the publishing industry
• Sound knowledge of the South African Higher Education system
• Excellent interpersonal skills
• Excellent customer service orientation; tenacity and follow-through
• Ability to take initiative, attention to detail, willing and able to trouble-shoot problems.
• Digital content development experience
• An understanding of the training landscape in South Africa and exposure to training programme development

Required skills
• Computer literacy and database skills: proven ability to work with databases and analyse and interpret data
• Research skills: logical thinking and analysis skills: ability to synthesise and interpret data, and compile comprehensive reports with necessary recommendations.
• Language proficiency and ability to draft own correspondence, excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Key Responsibilities
• To assist the publishers in market research for specific commissioning work
• Set up commissioning workshops and undertake administrative tasks relating to commissioning
• Commission and develop ancillary materials
• Obtain reviews and technical edits
• Coordinate and action the marketing plans as identified – book launches, conferences, collateral requirements etc)
• Assistance with publishing functions as per the book development requirements
• General publishing administrative tasks
• Monthly reporting

Juta

Please send your application together with a CV to our HR Consultant Cynthia Pillay at Cynthia.pillay@lusonaconsultants.co.za

The deadline for applications is 22 March 2024. Only short-listed candidates will be interviewed.

Please note that if you have not heard from us by 31 March 2024 you should regard your application as unsuccessful.

The company offers a competitive salary, in addition to Medical Aid membership and contribution towards a Pension Fund. Given our employment equity guidelines, preference will be given to suitable candidates from the designated groups.


Vacancy: Sales Representative

Position : Sales Representative
Reporting to : Sales and Marketing Director
Location : Cape Town
Salary : Market-related

Pan Macmillan seeks to appoint an experienced Sales Representative to join its dynamic sales department. Successful candidates should be highly enthusiastic and self-motivated with 5+ years of sales experience preferably within the publishing environment.

The successful candidate will be responsible for selling and promoting all products specifically books to allocated customers and ensure maximum sales coverage in Western Cape & KZN region.

Candidates should have a passion for books and the broad range of subjects we publish. This is an ideal position for a target driven and skilled candidate who has a desire to ensure that the books reach their intended audience and contribute to the success of the publishers and authors they represent.

Responsibilities will include:
 Represent Pan Macmillan and sales of our books in both the Western Cape and Kwazulu Natal region.
 Build excellent relationships with allocated customers.
 Meet monthly sales targets set by the Sales and Marketing Director and provide regular feedback to the team.
 Ensure sales are maximized in the region and new business is given priority.
 Manage customer service experiences on a monthly basis, making sure customers are seen and serviced.
 Keep up-to-date with administrative processes and ensure a smooth operation.
 This position will require attendance at some after-hours launches and events.

Requirements for applicants:
 Candidates with a professional qualification; a degree is preferable.
 Experience in the book industry or in a sales role would be highly advantageous.
 Strong interpersonal skills, selling skills, and negotiating skills.
 Excellent communication, presentation skills and a keen eye for opportunities.
 Ability to work under pressure.
 Proficient English language skills along with good writing skills.
 Valid driver’s licence.
 Strong IT skills: Microsoft Office including Excel Essential
 Strong organisational & administrative skills
 Strong attention to detail
 An ability to multitask and manage a wide variety of simultaneous processes and deadlines
 Critical and creative thinker with strong problem-solving skills
 Ability to work independently
 Some travel requirements

Pan Macmillan

Please send your application together with a CV to our HR Consultant Cynthia Pillay at Cynthia.pillay@lusonaconsultants.co.za

The deadline for applications is 22 March 2024. Only short-listed candidates will be interviewed.

Please note that if you have not heard from us by 31 March 2024 you should regard your application as unsuccessful.

The company offers a competitive salary, in addition to Medical Aid membership and contribution towards a Pension Fund. Given our employment equity guidelines, preference will be given to suitable candidates from the designated groups.


Vacancy: Publishing Assistant, Fiction & Children’s Books

Position: Publishing Assistant, Fiction & Children’s Books
Reports to: Head of Publishing: Fiction and Head of Publishing: Children & Youth
Location: Cape Town
NB Publishers has a permanent position available for a Publishing Assistant to the Fiction and Children’s Books departments.
Part of Media24, NB Publishers is a leading local publishing house dedicated to creating books that are relevant, entertain and inspire, and educate and inform. We publish books for children and young adults, adult fiction and nonfiction, dictionaries and educational books, and are proud to work with many of South Africa’s most widely read authors. We offer market-related salaries and benefits, and a stimulating, supportive environment where team work is encouraged and excellence is recognised.
The Publishing Assistant’s key responsibilities are:
• handling all administrative functions regarding manuscript submissions, payment of freelancers and competitions
• restructuring and reformatting manuscripts
• checking page proofs
• general support to editorial staff, also with regards to e-book publications
• general administrative support, including reception and general enquiries
• liaison with authors and freelancers
Requirements:
• a B degree or relevant general administrative/secretarial experience
• computer literate (MS Word, MS Teams, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint)
• an interest in the local publishing industry
• fluent in Afrikaans and English with excellent written and verbal language skills
• excellent organisational abilities and keeps to deadlines
• a team player with good interpersonal relationships
• energetic, flexible, a problem-solver
• experience of the book industry and knowledge of the editorial process, as well as Bookmaster, will be an advantage

NB Publishers

The company offers a market-related remuneration package. For more information about NB Publishers please visit our website: www.nb.co.za.

Please apply via the following link: :https://nbpublishers.simplify.hr/vacancy/kinxc3

Applications close at 17:00 on Friday 15 March 2024. Every application must be accompanied by a separate cover letter explaining why the applicant is suitable for the position, as well as details of three referees. Salary expectations should be clearly stated.

Applicants who have not received a reply within two weeks of the closing date may assume that their application has been unsuccessful. NB Publishers reserves the right not to fill this position at this time should a suitable candidate not be found.

Given the employment equity policy of Media24, preference will be given to suitable candidates from the designated groups.


Fakature: Uitgewersassistent, Fiksie en Kinder- en jeugboeke

Posisie: Uitgewersassistent, Fiksie en Kinder- en jeugboeke
Rapporteer aan: Uitgewershoof: Fiksie en Uitgewershoof: Kinder & Jeug
Plek: Kaapstad

NB-Uitgewers het ’n permanente posisie beskikbaar vir ’n Uitgewersassistent wat ondersteuning verskaf aan die redaksionele personeel van die Fiksie- en Kinder- en Jeugafdelings.

NB-Uitgewers is deel van Media24 en ’n toonaangewende plaaslike uitgewer. Ons wy ons daaraan toe om boeke te skep wat relevant is, wat vermaak en inspireer, en wat opvoed en inlig. Ons publiseer boeke vir kinders en jong mense, volwasse fiksie en niefiksie, woordeboeke en opvoedkundige boeke, en is trots om met baie van Suid-Afrika se gewildste skrywers te werk. Ons bied markverwante salarisse en voordele, en ’n stimulerende, ondersteunende omgewing waar spanwerk aangemoedig, en uitnemendheid erken word.

Die Uitgewersassistent se verantwoordelikhede is:
• administratiewe funksies rondom manuskripvoorleggings, vryskutterbetalings en wedstryde
• herstrukturering en formatering van manuskripte
• nagaan van bladproewe
• algemene steun aan redaksionele personeel, insluitende e-boekproduksie
• algemene administratiewe ondersteuning, insluitende ontvangs en algemene navrae
• skakeling met skrywers en medewerkers.

Vereistes:
• ’n toepaslike B-graad of relevante administratiewe ervaring
• rekenaarvaardig (MS Word, MS Teams, Outlook, Excel en PowerPoint)
• belangstelling in die plaaslike uitgewersbedryf
• vlot in Afrikaans en Engels met uitstekende taalvaardighede
• goeie organisasievermoëns en hou by sperdatums
• ’n spanspeler met goeie interpersoonlike verhoudings
• energiek, buigsaam, ’n planmaker
• ondervinding van die boekbedryf en kennis van die publikasieproses sowel as BookMaster sal voordelig wees.

NB Uitgewers

Die maatskappy bied ’n markverwante vergoedingspakket. Besoek asseblief ons webwerf vir meer inligting oor NB-Uitgewers: www.nb.co.za.

Doen asseblief aansoek via die volgende skakel: https://nbpublishers.simplify.hr/vacancy/kinxc3

Aansoeke sluit om 17:00 op Vrydag 15 Maart 2024. Elke aansoek moet vergesel wees van ’n afsonderlike dekbrief waarin verduidelik word waarom die aansoeker geskik is vir die posisie, met die besonderhede van drie referente. Salarisverwagtinge moet duidelik vermeld word.

Aansoekers wat twee weke ná die sluitingsdatum nog nie ’n antwoord ontvang het nie, kan hul aansoek as onsuksesvol beskou. NB-Uitgewers behou die reg om die vakature nie nou te vul indien ’n geskikte kandidaat nie gevind word nie.
Ingevolge Media24 se diensbillikheidsbeleid word voorkeur gegee aan geskikte kandidate uit die aangewese groepe.


Vacancy: Sales Consultant

SALES CONSULTANT – STRUIK CHRISTIAN MEDIA (office-based)

  • Cape Town, Durbanville
  • Permanent
  • Full Time

Introduction

Are you passionate about making a positive impact through Christian literature? Struik Christian Media is seeking a dynamic and results-driven Sales Consultant to join our team in Cape Town, Durbanville. 

Duties & Responsibilities

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Direct Sales:
  • Grow sales and market share for SCM products.
  • Stay updated on product availability, development, and deals.
  • Implement sales objectives, strategies, and promotions.
  • Conduct telephone/online calls, and presentations to clients.
  • Meet sales budgets, provide gap analysis, forecasts, and action plans.
  1. Account Management:
  • Participate in conferences and trade shows with the Marketing Department.
  • Engage with key clients to market products and address complaints.
  • Expedite resolution of customer problems and complaints.
  • Identify customer stock needs and implement replenishment plans.
  • Collaborate with product divisions to communicate customer stock needs.
  • Facilitate access and provide training to customers on the B2B website.
  1. Admin:
  • Report weekly on sales activities.
  • Manage returns and damages from customers.
  • Maintain sales against expenses in line with company policies.
  • Assist new customers in opening accounts.
  • Place customer orders on the company system.
  • Draw regular customer reports/back order reports for review.

Requirements

  • Proven 3 years’ experience in direct sales and account management.
  • Knowledge of Christian literature is an advantage.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills.
  • Ability to meet and exceed sales targets.
  • Willingness to travel for in-person visits and attend conferences.

Struik Christian Media

If you are an organized and detail-oriented individual with a passion for Christian literature, we encourage you to apply. 

Applications can be emailed to cv@struikchristianmedia.co.za

The closing date is 31 March 2024.


Vacancy: Sales Professional

Are you a dynamic individual with a genuine passion for literature and a specific interest in digital access to reading and literacy? At Qualibooks Group, we are seeking a dedicated Sales Professional with a valid driver’s license to join our team and contribute to building our nation’s future through the power of reading.

Why choose Qualibooks?

  • Passion for Reading and Literacy: Immerse yourself in a workplace that deeply values and celebrates your love for books and literacy.
  • Team Player Culture: Collaborate with a supportive team focused on collective success.
  • Commission-Driven Rewards: Enjoy a competitive basic salary with limitless earning potential through commissions based on your dedication.
  • Career Growth: Elevate your career with growth opportunities and continuous learning.
  • Impactful Work: Contribute to a meaningful cause by promoting literacy and the joy of reading.
  • Printed Word and Digital Innovation: Be part of a company that not only cherishes the printed word but also leads in digital innovation. Qualibooks proudly drives Kibooks.online, our new online digital library—a development born in South Africa.
  • Driver’s License Requirement: A valid driver’s license is required for this position.

Qualibooks Group

How to Apply:

Ready to merge your passion for reading with sales? Send your resume and a cover letter to info@qualibooks.co.za.

The closing date is 30/03/2024.

If you don’t hear from us by then, consider your application unsuccessful.


Vacancy: Publishing Editor (Journals)

Position: Publishing Editor (Journals)

Reporting to the publishing manager, the incumbent will project manage the publication of a group of journals, working with a team comprising copyeditors as well as layout and other production and support staff. The publishing team includes NISC staff, who work in-house or remotely, as well as freelance contractors. Title responsibilities will be informed by the subject area expertise, interests and experience of the incumbent.

Main responsibilities
• Ensuring timely production and publication of journals in both print and online formats that reflect the high production values that are the hallmark of the company.
• Representing your journals, as well as NISC and its publishing ethos, professionally and knowledgably to authors, editors and other stakeholders.
• Engaging with editors-in-chief to plan each volume of their journal so that appropriate content is published to the agreed schedule and standard.
• Communicating appropriately with authors during the publication process to meet expectations of a timely, quality published research output.
• Collaborating with the publishing manager to shape the NISC editorial style and refine production and publication processes so that NISC keeps pace with emerging trends in journal publishing.

Requirements
• At least five year’s relevant work experience in the publishing sector. A post-graduate qualification and/or a background in scholarly research, academic editing and publishing and/or production would be strong recommendations.
• Demonstrable computer proficiency. A facility with industry standard layout software, particularly Adobe Creative Cloud, would be a strong recommendation.
• Excellent language skills and meticulous attention to detail. A passion for accuracy and clarity.
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills manifest as an ability to work diplomatically but effectively with coworkers, journal authors and editors.
• Good time management and resilience to the pressures associated with deadline-driven work.

NISC (Pty) Ltd

Terms: This is a permanent, fulltime position. We accommodate work-from-home arrangements, but in-office attendance with the publishing team will be expected at least once a week. We offer a competitive salary package, commensurate with experience.

Applications: Download and complete the application form from the ‘current vacancies’ part of our website (www.nisc.co.za/aboutus). Submit the form together with your CV and a letter of application by email only to vacancies@nisc.co.za.

Closing date: 22 March 2024


Vacancy: Provincial Representative - Gauteng

Position Title: Provincial Sales Representative (Gauteng)

We are seeking a dynamic and results-driven Sales Representative with Sales background to join our team at Global MBD Africa Publishing. The Sales Representative will play a key role in driving sales revenue, expanding our client base, and promoting our publications across designated territories

Principal Accountabilities

Sales Target Achievement: Meet and exceed sales targets for assigned territories by actively prospecting new clients,
managing existing accounts, and promoting our range of books and educational materials.

Client Relationship Management: Build and maintain strong relationships with key clients, including educational
institutions, bookstores, and distributors. Provide exceptional customer service and address any inquiries or concerns
promptly.

Market Research: Stay updated on industry trends, competitor activities, and market demands. Conduct regular
market research to identify new opportunities, potential clients, and emerging trends in the books publishing sector.

Sales Strategies: Develop and implement effective sales strategies to penetrate new markets, increase market share,
and drive revenue growth. Collaborate with the marketing team to create promotional campaigns and sales collateral
to support sales efforts.

Negotiation and Closing: Negotiate terms and conditions of sales agreements, contracts, and pricing to maximize
profitability while ensuring customer satisfaction. Close deals in a timely manner and follow up to ensure customer
satisfaction and repeat business.

Sales Reporting: Prepare regular sales reports, forecasts, and updates for management review. Analyze sales
performance, identify areas for improvement, and recommend actionable strategies to optimize sales effectiveness

Qualification & Experience
 Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Marketing, or Related field.
 Proven track record of success in sales, preferably in the books publishing industry.
 Strong understanding of sales principles, techniques, and methodologies.
 Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
 Ability to work independently and as part of a team in a fast-paced environment.
 Willingness to travel if required.
 Passion for books, education, and promoting literacy.
 Minimum 3 years of Experience (Preferably from a publishing background)
 Valid driver’s license and own Vehicle

Benefits:
 Competitive salary
 Opportunities for professional development and career growth.
 Dynamic and collaborative work environment.
 Access to Global MBD Africa Publishing extensive network and resources in the publishing industry.

Global MBD Africa Publishing

All those who are interested in this position and meet the requirements may forward their CV to
sasales@mbdgroup.com

Closing Date: 31st March 2024