Nowhere Bookshop

Events and Marketing Manager

5154 Broadway, San Antonio, TX, United States, 78209

Position: Full-Time

Nowhere Bookshop (San Antonio, TX), a new independent bookstore opening early 2020, is searching for an Events and Marketing Manager. Nowhere Bookshop is dedicated to connecting readers to authors and as such is looking for a knowledgeable and energetic candidate to grow an events program from scratch.

The Events and Marketing Manager reports to the General Manager and is responsible for securing and coordinating author events, as well as fine-tuning and expanding Nowhere Bookshop’s marketing reach in every area, on multiple platforms. 

Responsibilities include (but are not limited to): 

  • Creating a robust events calendar to include both author and authorless events.

  • Submitting persuasive author event proposals and working closely with publishers and authors to book both in-store and offsite events.

  • Working with the publicity departments of every major US publisher to confirm, coordinate, promote and execute author appearances.

  • Cooperating with the store’s staff to plan all in-store and off-site event logistics, including staffing, scheduling, customer and staff communications, and every aspect of facilitating efficient and pleasant events and book signings.

  • Developing and implementing marketing strategies for Nowhere Bookshop and its author events, including overseeing the creation of event copy; print calendar; advertising; e-newsletters; social media outreach; media outreach; and event-specific promotional campaigns.

  • Working with publisher sales representatives and the General Manager to develop strategies to promote key titles, keep up with forthcoming releases, and communicate about trends in the bookselling world.

  • Working closely with authors and publishers on pre-order campaigns, subscription programs, creative launch parties, and special marketing and programming to connect them with readers both here in San Antonio and online.

  • Contributing to Nowhere Bookshop’s social media channels to engage with authors, readers and publishers; promote events and programming; and strengthen Nowhere’s brand on a daily basis. 

  • Overseeing all aspects of Nowhere Bookshop’s website, including event listings, updating content, and troubleshooting. 

 Ideal Candidates will have/be:

  • Experience planning and executing events (preference given to bookstore event experience).

  • Retail experience (preference given to bookstore retail experience).

  • Marketing and social media experience.

  • Strong time management skills as well as the initiative to form local and national partnerships to grow the event program.

  • The ability to work nights and weekends as dictated by the event schedule.

Requested Start Date: January 2020

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About Nowhere Bookshop:

Nowhere Bookshop is a new independent bookstore opening early 2020. Featuring new books, author events, unique gifts, and a coffee, wine and beer bar and founded by bestselling author, Jenny Lawson, Nowhere Bookshop aims to be a space for folks to gather to share their passsion for the written world.

Nowhere Bookshop's name is inspired by that feeling you get when lost in a good book. According to Jenny: "Growing up I spent more time in the land of books than I did in real life. I lived in those neverlands that you can only visit in stories. The places you grew up in that never actually existed. The ones you got lost in and the ones you found yourself in. Those strange countries that are real and important, in spite of the fact that they exist nowhere at all but inside you." 

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