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    Press Coordinator – Part Time, Temporary

    Do you love books? Are you interested in supporting a small botanical press with orders and fulfillment? The Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT) seeks a detail-oriented, part-time Press Coordinator to manage all customer service and sales aspects for its publishing department, including management of an online storefront. This position will ensure the timely sales, shipment, and other customer-oriented tasks related to the distribution of the highest quality journals, books, and other BRIT published products. The Press Coordinator will work closely with the Director of the Press and the Press Editor as well as with the Accounting department to support all levels publishing tasks and the careful accounting of sales activity (e.g., invoicing, tracking incoming/outgoing payments, processing monthly sales reports).

    The Press Coordinator will maintain customer and subscriber databases, process phone/mail/email/web orders, pack & ship orders, and process returns or credits. This position monitors and manages sales made through an online storefront and tracks these and outside sales using a bookkeeping platform, including invoicing and reporting. As time allows, this position may assist with copyediting, style formatting, layout, and marketing.

    A relevant Bachelor’s degree or two years’ small business experience is required as well as proficiency with computers, including Microsoft Office Suite. Customer service or shipping/receiving experience is strongly preferred. Experience with some aspect of publishing and experience with ecommerce and accounting software are also preferred. The successful candidate will have a strong commitment to excellent customer service and a proven ability to work independently. A love for writing, books, and/or publishing is a definite plus! This position pays $14/hr. Please see the full job description for a more detailed list of job tasks and applicant qualifications.

    BRIT strives to maintain a positive working environment focused on growth and success of individuals, working together in a collaborative, professional manner, with communication a priority. To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter as a single document to: Questions about the position should be directed to the same address. Applications will be considered until the position is filled.

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