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Sales and Marketing Coordinator | Berrett-Koehler Publishers

Berrett-Koehler Publishers (“BK”) is an award-winning and innovative independent publishing company. Founded in 1992, BK is headquartered in Oakland, California, was recently named the independent publishing company of the year. Our books, audios, and videos are sold all over the world and we also host online summits and offer online training resources. We are dedicated to an ambitious mission: Connecting People and Ideas to Create a World That Works for All. Through our groundbreaking resources on business, management, training, current affairs, personal growth, self-help, and other areas, we strive to challenge conventional thinking, introduce new ideas, and foster positive change on individual, organizational, and societal levels. We offer a work environment that is participative, collaborative, and flexible. We seek staff members who bring cultural, ethnic, social, and intellectual diversity. We are a Certified B Corp and a California Benefit Corp. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The Role

This role is for you if you want to:

  • Learn more about how a nonfiction trade book publishing company works and learn more about sales and marketing systems
  • Work directly with the VP of Sales and Marketing to support our authors and sales and marketing efforts
  • Learn about trade show planning and would enjoy the opportunity to represent our company at trade shows
  • Expand your copywriting skills

Job Responsibilities

  • Support our authors in their own marketing and sales efforts, through creating marketing plans and promotional materials and compiling sales information
  • Support our communications efforts and our trade and international sales force by compiling all media hits and events in the distributor’s database and creating summary reports to highlight key titles
  • Assist with setting up BK’s presence at trade shows and attend select trade shows and local events representing BK and selling our books
  • Prepare information for the Publisher to make first print run decisions
  • Assist with promotional copywriting of sales sheets for sales reps and product copy for promotion of our books
  • Submit our books for awards throughout the year


  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Detail-oriented and have the ability to organize and manage many different responsibilities
  • Track record of performing responsibilities with accuracy, completeness, timeliness, and efficiency through paid and/or volunteer work
  • Track record of being accountable for meeting deadlines through paid and/or volunteer work
  • Undergraduate college degree or equivalent experience
  • Be proficient at Office Suite for Mac (including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint); experience with Filemaker Pro or other database experience, and Asana or other project management tools a plus


  • We will consider permanent remote employment from the four time zones of the continental United States. The position is required to work 9:00 to 5:30 pm Pacific time
  • This position requires a background check from a third-party company. Candidates will be required to provide permission to commence background checks prior to a formal offer letter from the company.
  • See complete job description and apply here .


  • Salary $46,997
  • Health, Dental, Disability and Life insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account plan, 401K and ESOP


To be considered, you must submit a resume and a detailed cover letter (several pages long if necessary), stating why you are interested in the position, your qualifications, your salary requirements, how you have been successful in similar jobs or volunteer work based on the qualifications above (please be specific about your accomplishments), and your personal qualities that account for your success here.

Berrett-Koehler Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


The preferred start date for this position is April 15.