Job Opening: Creative Development Manager

Do you love games, puzzles, jewelry, and toys (and not necessarily in that order)? Do you consider yourself a creative genius who wants to rule the world (insert maniacal laugh)? Do you scream for ice cream? Are you still reading this description? We hope you are because this may be the perfect job for you!

Cedar Fort, Inc., a publishing company in Springville, UT, is looking for a creative, enthusiastic, and detailed-oriented individual to join our amazing Pioneer Products team! As the Creative Development Manager, you will oversee the creative development and production for the Pioneer Plus Gifts line and assist the team with sourcing and ordering products from vendors in the U.S. and China. The Pioneer Products team produces family-centric products such as board games, art, jewelry (men’s and women’s), children’s items (stickers, toys, pencils, etc.) stationary, journals and many other unique gift items. And did we mention we bask regularly in the shining rays of good ol’ fashioned fun? Oh yes–we work hard and play hard, so come join us. You’ll immediately be a contributing member of a fun, dynamic, and creative team that wants to change the world!

Candidates should be human and excellent team players who love creative environments.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Oversee the creative development and production of products for the Pioneer Plus Gifts line.
  • Research and propose new product ideas that will be competitive in the market.
  • Help source products and negotiate pricing, quantities, lead times, samples, and shipping rates with U.S. and Chinese vendors and factories via email and Skype.
  • Calculate sales margins and ensure that acceptable margins are being reached on products.
  • Complete purchase orders for products and samples.
  • Communicate and follow up accurately and efficiently with vendors via email, Skype, etc. to ensure that product orders and samples are received on time.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Creative Arts, Marketing, Graphic Design, Business, or other related fields required. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
  • Demonstrated team leadership and strategic thinking.
  • Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator experience is preferred, but not required.
  • Experience speaking Mandarin Chinese preferred, but not required.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Mac knowledge is a plus.
  • Ability to multi-task and manage multiple projects on an ongoing basis.
  • Able to handle stress and pressure of meeting deadlines and overseeing production process of many products at once.
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written).
  • Superior attention to detail accuracy and follow through.
  • Flexible and adaptive to changing priorities.
  • Creatively solve problems.
  • A healthy sense of humor. 🙂

WHO WE ARE

TRANSPARENT: We are open, honest, and candid.
ACCOUNTABLE: We recognize that the choices we make shape the future of our company.
INNOVATIVE: We encourage venturing off the beaten path with curiosity to challenge the status quo.
BIG THINKERS: We are smart and take strategic risks to advance our business forward.
COLLABORATORS: We work together as a team in a way that sets us apart.
CONTRIBUTORS: Each team member’s individual awesomeness is valuable and is a contribution to who we are as a company.

THE GOOD STUFF

  • Medical/dental/vision benefits and 401K.
  • Holiday, vacation, and sick pay.
  • Company-paid professional development.
  • Laid-back, fun, casual office environment.
  • Regular company and team activities (movies, breakfasts, lunches, campouts, etc.)
  • Free snack and drinks.
  • Awesome employee discounts on company products and other services.

This is a full-time position from 8AM-5PM Monday-Friday. Please e-mail your resume and cover letter with “Creative Development Manager” in the subject to dpoulsen@cedarfort.com and we will consider scheduling an interview. Position open until filled. If you would like more information about our company, please check out our website at www.cedarfort.com

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $35,000.00 /year

May 2018 New Releases

Check out the newest releases from Cedar Fort!

A Thousand Sleepless Nights by Teri Harman

On Sale Date: May 8, 2018
9781462121922, Paperback
$17.99 USD, $20.99 CAD
Fiction / Romance / Clean & Wholesome
272 pages
9 in H | 6 in W

Guess Who’s in the Book of Mormon? by Molly Carter

Learn all about the prophets and heroes in the Book of Mormon! This colorful picture book uses a simple question-and-answer format to help children discover who built a boat, who saved the king’s sheep, and who climbed up on a wall to tell the people to repent. An easy-to-read introduction to scripture stories that’s fun for the whole family!
On Sale Date: May 8, 2018
9781462121977, Hardcover
$14.99 USD, $16.99 CAD
Juvenile Nonfiction / Religious / Christian
32 pages
10 in H | 8 in W

350 Questions Parents Should Ask During Family Night by Shannon Alder

Protect your children from physical and spiritual danger by asking the right questions. Organized by topic, this book includes age-appropriate questions for younger and older children that will spark family discussions about important topics like emergency preparedness, the word of wisdom, and integrity. So go ahead and ask your children what they know—you might be surprised by their answers!
On Sale Date: May 8, 2018
9781462121984, 1462121985
Paperback
$12.99 USD, $14.99 CAD
Body, Mind & Spirit / Parapsychology / Near-Death Experience
128 pages
9 in H | 6 in W

1,001 Facts about the Prophet Joseph Smith by Alexa Erekson

Discover the details of Joseph Smith’s life as you never have before! This comprehensive, easy-to-read history shares little-known facts that will let you see the Prophet Joseph in a whole new light! Taken entirely from firsthand accounts, these fascinating stories take you back to Joseph’s childhood, the early days of the Church, and the legacy of faith he left behind.
On Sale Date: May 8, 2018
9781462121991, Paperback
$12.99 USD, $14.99 CAD
Religion / Christianity / Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter-Day Saints
160 pages
9 in H | 6 in W | 1 in T

My Israel Trail: Finding Peace in the Promised Land by Aryeh Green

On Sale Date: May 8, 2018
9781462122011, Paperback
$19.99 USD, $22.99 CAD
Biography & Autobiography / Personal Memoirs
304 pages
9 in H | 6 in W | 1 in T

Integrative Healing: Developing Wellness in the Mind and Body by Z Altug

On Sale Date: May 8, 2018
9781462122042, Paperback
$16.99 USD, $19.99 CAD
Health & Fitness / Alternative Therapies
320 pages
8.5 in H | 5.5 in W | 1 in T

Visions of Heaven: What My Near-Death Experience Taught Me About Eternity by Jane Moe, and Suzy Bills

For one brief moment, facing death, Jane Moe stepped into eternity. This incredible true story will take you on an enthralling journey as Jane sees God’s plan for families and is taught how to recognize His Church when she encounters it later in life. Take more steps into eternity with Jane and come to know what heaven—and mortality—is really about.
On Sale Date: May 8, 2018
9781462121915, Paperback
$12.99 USD, $14.99 CAD
Body, Mind & Spirit / Parapsychology / Near-Death Experience
144 pages
9 in H | 6 in W

Exploring the Apocrypha from a Latter-day Saint Perspective by Jared Ludlow

Discover a wealth of ancient writings that can add depth to and enhance your study of the scriptures. Popular speaker and BYU professor Jared W. Ludlow examines each book in the apocrypha from an LDS view to show you what we can learn from these stories and how they relate to our own history and beliefs. Easy to read and filled with spiritual insights!
On Sale Date: May 8, 2018
9781462121953, Paperback
$16.99 USD, $19.99 CAD
Religion / Christianity / Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter-Day Saints
240 pages
9 in H | 6 in W

Blog Tour The Road to Freedom

Shawn Pollock and Cedar Fort Publishing & Media are pleased to announce the “The Road to Freedom” blog tour, which will run from May 15-26.

May 15-Reading, Writing, and Stitch-Metic

May 16-A Holland Reads

May 17-A Blue Million Books

May 18-Life is What It’s Called

May 19-

May 20-

May 21-

May 22-Singing Librarian Books

May 23-

May 24-My Book a Day

May 25-Starting in the Middle

May 26-Shannon Symonds – Author

 

About the Book: World War II is ending, but for Captain Meier, the fight for his life has only begun. Stranded behind enemy lines and tormented by his past, his only ally is a young private who practices a strange American religion. As they travel through treacherous Russia, the two quickly realize they will have to trust in a merciful God to have any chance of escaping a deadly fate.

 

 

 

About the Author: Shawn Pollock grew up Cache Valley, Utah, served a mission in Japan, and graduated from Utah State University with degrees in Professional Writing and Instructional Technology. He works as an instructional designer in the software industry. His short story, “Hats,” won first place in The New Era magazine’s fiction contest. Any time not devoted to work and family goes to cooking, reading about history, and participating in the League of Utah Writers. The Road to Freedom is his first novel.

Author Residence: Salt Lake City, UT

Blog Tour Quiet as a Church Mouse

Stephen Bevan and Cedar Fort Publishing & Media are pleased to announce the “Quiet as a Church Mouse” blog tour, which will run from April 30-May 11, 2018.

April 30-Singing Librarian Books | Shannon Symonds

May 1-

May 2-My Love for Reading Keeps Growing

May 3-

May 4-Headoverbooks

May 5-

May 6-

May 7-Lisa Is A Bookworm

May 8-Literary Time Out | A Bliss Complete

May 9-My Book A Day

May 10-

May 11-

 

About the Book: What does it mean to be quiet as a church mouse? This charming picture book shares the story of how one little boy learned to sit still while his imagination kept running free. With these fun and colorful illustrations, follow along as a boy and a mouse discover how reverence shows our love and respect for our Savior.

 

 

About the Author: Stephen Bevan imagined his church mouse at age 5. All those wild Sundays of imaginings are distilled in this book. He and his little church mouse lived in Montgomery County Maryland, until Heavenly Father took them both to Western Australia for many amazing adventures “down under.” Now those two trouble makers reside in beautiful Cache Valley, Utah. On Friday nights they are telling stories and hammock camping with the scouts but each Sunday morning they are both trying to sit reverently in church with Stephen’s own wonderful and imaginative children. Learn more about Stephen at www.bevanstories.com, while you are there see what other adventures he and his mouse have to share.

Current Residence: Cache Valley, Utah

 

Blog Tour So You Want to See the World

Jason Pruett Tolley and Cedar Fort Publishing & Media are pleased to announce the “So You Want to See the World” blog tour, which will run from April 23-May 4, 2018.

April 23-Reading Is One of My Passions

Aprl 24-My Book a Day

April 25-Life is What Its Called

April 26-

April 27-Book Worm Lisa

April 28-

April 29-

April 30-

May 1-

May 2-Singing Librarian Books

May 3-Literary Time Out

May 4-Little Red Reads

 

 

About the Book: Send your favorite graduates off on their next adventure! Full of quirky illustrations and fun, rhyming text, this book is a great way to recognize all they’ve accomplished and show them that you’re confident they’ll succeed in the future. Whether they’re heading out into the world or staying close to home, help them mark this important milestone with this inspirational and encouraging gift.

 

 

About the Author: Jason Pruett has a BFA in industrial design from Brigham Young University and an MFA in illustration from the Academy of Art University. He has created art for games and animation. Jason currently illustrates picture books, such as A Is for Abinadi, and the children’s comic book Jimmy Brass, 2nd Grade Detective. He lives in the Salt Lake area with his wife.

Author Residence: Salt Lake City, UT