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RJ Julia Bookseller Job Offerings

Thank you for your interest in joining the RJ Julia Booksellers team! 

RJ Julia Booksellers accepts applications for booksellers on a rolling basis.

Stop in for an application today!

Open Positions:

Social Media Specialist - RJ Julia Booksellers (Madison)

Bookseller - RJ Julia Booksellers (Madison) and Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore (Middletown)

Event Host - RJ Julia Booksellers (Madison) AND Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore (Middletown)

 


RJ Julia Booksellers

Position: Social Media Specialist

Location: Madison, CT

Hourly Position 20hrs/wk

The core responsibility of the Social Media Specialist is to achieve superior customer engagement, increase website traffic, and augment revenue by strategically exploiting all aspects of social media marketing. This individual is responsible for managing all social media marketing campaigns and day-to-day activities across several social media channels.

The Social Media Specialist must have a solid understanding of how each social media channel works and how to optimize content so that it is engaging on those channels. This individual is responsible for joining relevant conversations on behalf of the brand.

The Social Media Specialist is a highly motivated, creative individual with experience and a passion for connecting with current and future customers. That passion comes through as they engage with customers daily, with the goal of converting followers into customers and converting customers into brand loyalists.

Responsibilities:

  • Generate, edit, publish, and share content (original text, images, video) that builds meaningful connections and encourages followers to act i.e., register for an event, visit the website, make a purchase, and/or engage with the content.
  • Design, create, and manage promotions and social ad campaigns, being sure to integrate with RJ Julia’s overall marketing plans and goals.
  • Moderate all user-generated content in an engaging, empathetic, and energetic manner.
  • Create appropriate editorial calendars across all social channels.
  • Collaborate with other departments.
  • Measure and analyze data
  • Continuously improve content by capturing and analyzing the appropriate social data/metrics, insights, and best practices, and then acting on the information.

Skill Requirements:

  • Proven working experience in social media marketing or as a Digital Media Specialist, ideally 5+ years
  • Demonstrable social networking experience and social analytics tools knowledge
  • Possesses knowledge and experience in the tenets of traditional marketing and online marketing.
  • Excellent consulting, writing, editing (photo/video/text), presentation, and communication skills
  • Is a team player with the confidence to take the lead and guide other employees when necessary. (i.e., content development)
  • Demonstrates empathy, patience, advocacy, and conflict resolution with customers and colleagues alike.
  • Exhibits the ability to jump from the creative side of marketing to analytical side, able to demonstrate why their ideas are analytically sound.
  • Adequate knowledge of web design, web development, and SEO
  • Positive attitude, detail and customer oriented, with good multitasking and organizational ability
  • Exceeds at building and maintaining sales relationships, online and off.
  • Must be a self-starter and able to independently move projects forward, prioritize tasks, and meet multiple deadlines. Comfortable with a fast-paced environment.
  • BS/BA in Communications, Marketing, Business, New Media or Public Relations

To apply, please send a brief cover letter which describes your relevant experience and copy of your resume to Liz Bartek, Marketing Manager, at lbartek@rjjulia.com.


RJ Julia Booksellers AND Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore 

Position: Bookseller

Location: Madison, CT; Middletown, CT

Our booksellers are the heart and soul of the bookstore. If hired, you'll be joining a very special group of people who are passionate about books and providing top-notch service to our loyal customers. 

Our booksellers are dynamic and energetic with a passion for books; customer service oriented; have the ability to multi-task; and have great attention to detail and problem solving skills.

This is an entry level position and shifts will include nights and weekends.

Please stop by the store for an application.


RJ Julia Booksellers (Madison) AND Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore (Middletown)

Position: Event Host - Per Diem

Location: Madison, CT; Middletown, CT

RJ Julia Booksellers is looking for an organized, responsible, creative and dynamic problem-solver to join our talented team of Event Hosts.

Event Hosts set up and host author readings/book signing for a variety of adult and children’s events.

This position is responsible for individual event management.  There are approximately 250+ events executed each year ranging from 15-1,000+ participants.

The hours for this position are mostly in the afternoon/evening and some weekends and may vary week to week based on the event schedule.

Responsibilities:

  • Execute events in a style that provides a unique and enjoyable customer experience – to inspire loyalty and return visits from our current customers and attract new visitors to the store;

  • Oversee all event set-up and breakdown (moving furniture, setting up folding chairs).

  • Welcome the author and guests as they arrive; introduce the author at the beginning of the event.

  • Manage the timeline of the event, oversee the book signing portion of the event.

  • Track book sales and attendance. Take photos for use on social media.

Required Qualifications:

  • Previous event management experience preferred.

  • Public speaking experience.

  • Must bring a strong work ethic!

  • An energetic, outgoing candidate will thrive in this position.

  • Must be comfortable standing for extended periods of time, lifting, and moving furniture.

  • Multi-tasking: This position includes a variety of tasks, so being able to multi-task and to prioritize tasks is very important.

  • Book Lover: Since we're in the business of books, ideal applicants will share our enthusiasm for the business. Knowledge of publishing, industry and media trends; competitors' practices and community related news and issues is helpful.   

To apply, please send a brief cover letter which describes your relevant experience and copy of your resume to events@rjjulia.com