Employment Opportunities at Ave Maria Press

Open Positions

 

Marketing Specialist

Ave Maria Press, a ministry of the United States Province of the Congregation of Holy Cross, is a leading Catholic publisher of books in the areas of prayer and spirituality, pastoral ministry, and adolescent catechesis. We are currently seeking a Marketing Specialist to join our marketing department.

This position is responsible for the marketing, sales, and analysis of the Catholic High School publishing category. This includes planning and implementing innovative sales and marketing efforts utilizing social media, e-mail, webinars, and other forms of digital technology as well as conventional sales and marketing tools including catalogs, direct mail, and phone sales. 

The Marketing Specialist will work closely with the Director of Sales and Marketing to develop overall marketing plans for our high school textbook line.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Work closely with the marketing director to develop high school textbook marketing plans and then implement and report back on the results of the plans.
  • Plan and lay out the e-mail campaigns, printed materials, and online promotions.
  • Coordinate and represent Ave Maria Press at exhibits, conferences, and conventions.
  • Develop key contacts within various diocesan offices, schools, and Catholic organizations.
  • Conduct customer surveys, initiate industry research, and coordinate focus groups and roundtable events to further help us understand and better serve Catholic high schools in the United States.
  • Field daily e-mail and phone correspondence.
  • Regularly collect and analyze sales data, customer reports, and market share.

Desired Skills and Experience

  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to collect and analyze data.
  • Exceptional organizational and time-management skills.
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment.
  • Bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications, or related field.
  • 1–3 years marketing experience.
  • Creative, self-starting, detail-oriented, and able to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to coordinate for and represent Ave Maria Press at exhibits and conferences around the country.
  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office.
  • Actively practicing Catholic required.

Ave Maria Press has an excellent benefits package, competitive compensation, and a professional environment. This is a full-time, salaried exempt position located in Notre Dame, Indiana. Qualified individuals should send their cover letter, resume and salary requirements to Pattie Gates at pgates1@nd.edu.

 

Designer

Ave Maria Press, a ministry of the United States Province of the Congregation of Holy Cross, is a leading Catholic publisher of books in the areas of prayer and spirituality, pastoral ministry, and adolescent catechesis.  We are looking to add a Designer to our Design and Production team. This position is responsible for designing print and electronic books and media.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Design and correct proofs for six (6) to eight (8) new book covers and interiors per season.
  • Design various marketing projects: catalogs, flyers, ads, etc.
  • Convert books to electronic formats: ePub, PDF, iBooks, etc.
  • Research photography and artwork and manage photo budgets.
  • Independently follow production schedule: meet deadlines for projects by completing scheduled tasks on project management software.
  • Scan images as necessary.

Qualifications

  • Attention to detail and strong organizational skills.
  • Experience managing multiple priorities.
  • A professional portfolio demonstrating solid design skills.
  • Computer knowledge:  Macintosh equipment, scanners, and printers.
  • Basic skills:  CSS, HTML, and ePub creation using Sigil or another ePub editor.
  • Proficient skills:  Current Mac OS, MS Word, email, Appingo, FTP, and internet search systems. 
  • Expert-level proficiency:  InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator and Acrobat software programs.
  • The individual must also be proficient in the organization of electronic files and folders and have an understanding of basic file naming and organization conventions.   
  • Knowledge of Catholic religion and practices is preferred.

Education and/or Experience                                             

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Graphic Arts or a related field and a minimum of (3) to five (5) years related experience in design or publishing, or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required. 

Ave Maria Press has an excellent benefits package, competitive compensation, and a professional environment. This position is located in Notre Dame, Indiana. Qualified individuals should send their resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to Pattie Gates at pgates1@nd.edu.

 

Inside Sales Consultant

Ave Maria Press, a ministry of the United States Province of the Congregation of Holy Cross, is a leading Catholic publisher of books in the areas of prayer and spirituality, pastoral ministry, and adolescent catechesis.  We are looking to add an Inside Sales Consultant to our team.

The ideal candidate will be a passionate and organized individual able to communicate effectively. They will be responsible for developing, educating, and promoting our books and programs to current and prospective customers.  Their primary focus will be outbound sales prospecting via telephone, internet, and email along with responding to inbound inquiries.

The Inside Sales Consultant works closely with the marketing department.

Primary Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Meet and exceed predetermined sales calls and goals.
  • Track sales calls, follow-up calls and revenue generated.
  • Enter orders and track communications.
  • Work with assigned account lists.
  • Provide superior customer service.
  • Develop product knowledge.
  • Assist marketing via new promotions and creative brainstorming.

Desired Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor degree in business, marketing, communications, or related field.
  • Proven record of inside sales experience (minimum of 3 years).
  • Exceptional ability to communicate effectively on the phone and in written communications.
  • Exceptional organizational and time-management skills.
  • Ability to collect and analyze data.
  • Creative, self-starting, detail-oriented, and able to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office, with experience in order entry/account database/inventory management software. Knowledge of Sage 100 is preferred.
  • Actively practicing Catholic.

Ave Maria Press has an excellent benefits package, competitive compensation, and a professional environment. This is a full-time position located in Notre Dame, Indiana. Qualified individuals should send their cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to Pattie Gates at pgates1@nd.edu.

 

 

Freelance Book Proofreader

 

Ave Maria Press is looking for skilled freelance proofreaders with knowledge of and experience in the following categories: high school textbooks and teacher manuals, parish resources, and books on prayer and spirituality.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • A minimum of three years’ experience in reviewing page proofs.
  • Proofreading experience in Catholic or religious topics, using The Chicago Manual of Style and a house style guide.
  • A bachelor’s degree in English, journalism, theology, or religious education.
  • Thorough knowledge of the Catholic Church.

Please submit a cover letter and resume via e-mail to the Senior Managing Editor.

 

INTERNSHIPS

Ave Maria Press regularly has internship opportunities throughout the year, including the summer. We look for students pursuing disciplines that are a fit with our needs: English, Philosophy, Theology, Marketing, Communications, and Graphic Arts and Design, to name a few possibilities.

Internships are for individuals currently enrolled in a degree program with an accredited educational institution. Our goal is to provide exposure to the various opportunities within the Catholic publishing industry. Interns from Ave Maria Press have gone on to secure permanent jobs in the publishing industry.

For more information, please contact our human resources manager.

 

EEO STATEMENT

Ave Maria Press is an Equal Opportunity Employer that follows all Federal and State Compliance laws regarding employment practices, including all aspects of the Title VII Federal employment law that pertain to our organization.