Job Opening: Acquisitions Specialist

Cedar Fort, Inc., a publishing company in Springville, UT, is looking for a highly motivated acquisitions specialist to join our team. The prime focus of this position is to aggressively search for unique creative content for publishing, media distribution, and merchandising. Cedar Fort publishes around 120 books and creates over 200 products per year. The Acquisitions team is responsible for filling the monthly quota of book slots, which include a variety of religious and non-religious fiction and non-fiction books. Sometimes this occurs under tight time constraints.

 

We are looking for an individual with the sales/“hunter” mentality that will focus on going out and acquiring the talent/authors. Candidates should be excellent communicators and possess a team player mentality. They must be able to effectively utilize social media, the internet, and traditional searching methods to find new authors and manuscripts. In addition to seeking new content, this position will assist the sales department in finding new business channels and strategic relationships.

Critical responsibilities include project managing several books per month. This includes soliciting to find good authors, negotiating contracts, reviewing manuscripts for publication, working directly with the authors, and managing author expectations. The acquisitions specialist will need to be able to work well with authors and maintain a strong relationship with them. This person also represents Cedar Fort to the public, to authors, at book conferences, etc. and therefore needs to have a positive and friendly attitude. Some overtime is required throughout the course of the year to meet deadlines.

Qualifications:

  • Internet and social media Savvy required
  • Sales or marketing experience is preferred
  • No publishing experience necessary
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Very strong people networking skills
  • Excellent computer skills and knowledge, Mac knowledge is a plus
  • Experience in an office environment
  • Proven ability to balance and prioritize multiple goals and tasks
  • Work well in a cohesive team-oriented environment
  • Able to manage multiple concurrent tasks
  • Passion for reading and writing
  • Able to quickly read through manuscripts and evaluate them for quality

 

This is a full time position from 8AM-5PM Monday-Friday, with an hour lunch break. Pay starts at $12.00 an hour, plus some required overtime. Please e-mail your resume and cover letter to Bryce Mortimer at brycemortimer@cedarfort.com with “Acquisitions Specialist Position” in the subject, 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 Opening: Warehouse Worker

Cedar Fort Publishing currently has an open full time warehouse worker position. Candidates need to be able to work in a fast paced environment picking orders and checking them for completeness and correctness. This position is also responsible for general upkeep of the warehouse by restocking shelves and re-arranging stock as designated by your supervisor. A good, hard working, honest work ethic is a must. Applicants will need to have good time management skills and have the ability to adjust their speed of order picking to match the workload which changes on a daily basis. Must be able to repeatedly lift and move packages weighing up to 30-40 lb packages for the allotted shift.

Previous experience in a warehouse environment and/or forklift experience is a plus, however, we are willing to train the right person in the skills needed to excel in this position. This position requires someone who is very detail oriented and has the ability to be on their feet for the duration of their working shift. Full-time employment at Cedar Fort Inc. comes with a great benefit package including access to health insurance, 401K, paid holidays(observed) and paid time off. Email resume to bolsen@cedarfort.com for consideration.

Full Time Position

Monday-Friday 8a.m.-5p.m.

Hourly position $7.50-$8.50 DOE

Job Opening: Shipping Clerk/Quality Control

Cedar Fort Publishing currently has a full time warehouse position for the shipping clerk/quality control position.  Candidates need to be able to work in a fast paced environment scanning orders and checking them for completeness and correctness.  This position is also responsible for the safe packaging and correct shipping of shipments both small and large to locations all over the United States as well as internationally.  Candidates are expected to be very comfortable with basic computer navigation since multiple software programs will be utilized on a daily basis to both scan and ship orders.  A good, hard working, honest work ethic is a must.  Applicants will need to have good time management skills and have the ability to adjust their speed of order processing to match the workload which changes on a daily basis.  Must be able to repeatedly lift and move packages weighing up to 30-40 lb packages for the allotted shift.

Previous experience is a plus, however, we are willing to train the right person in the skills needed to excel in this position.  This position requires someone who is very detail oriented and has the ability to stand for extended periods of time in one area.  Full-time employment at Cedar Fort Inc. comes with a great benefit package including access to health insurance, 401K, paid holidays(observed) and paid time off. Email resume to bolsen@cedarfort.com for consideration.

Full Time Position

Monday-Friday 8a.m.-5p.m.

Hourly position $7.50-$8.50 DOE