DBC - Deseret Book
  • Product Development
  • Salt Lake City, UT, USA
  • Full Time

PRODUCT DIRECTOR - LDS BOOKS

LOCATION

Deseret Book Corporate Office

Salt Lake City, UT

STARTING DATE

Immediately

POSITION TYPE

Full Time 

WHO WE ARE...

Since 1866, Deseret Book Company has been the market leader in the publishing, distribution and retailing of faith-based books, music, DVDs, religious art and home decor, and other lifestyle products serving, in particular, members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

JOB DESCRIPTION

As a crucial member of the Product Development Team, the Product Director is responsible for the development and management of LDS content published by Deseret Book Co. This position works collaboratively with the product development team from the concept stage, through the approval and production stages, to the actual publication of the content as well as managing author relationships. 

MAJOR TASKS:

30%        Author Relations.  Develop authors and manage sensitive issues with diplomacy and tact.  Collaborate with authors on new ideas and topics for possible publication. Provide feedback to authors on ideas presented by them. Address a wide variety of questions and resolve concerns.

40%        Product Development.  Review manuscripts and provide feedback and direction to authors.  Research, collaborate, brainstorm, and develop projects to fulfill customer needs. Search for new talent and concepts.

30%        Product Management. Collaborate with product development, production, and marketing teams to pitch product ideas, obtain necessary approvals, and see it through production and into the marketplace.

 REQUIRED SKILLS

  • Bachelor's degree: English or Communications preferred
  • Previous experience working in the publishing industry preferred; experience in product development and strategy required
  • Great team player: works well in a collaborative environment
  • Detail-oriented: manages deadlines and project details well
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills, both written and oral
  • Self-motivated and great self-manager 
  • Knowledge of LDS content and culture is a requirement

BENEFITS

  • Medical, dental, and ADD & life insurance
  • Discounted UTA Ecopass
  • Discounted parking pass
  • Paid leave and holidays
  • 401(k) savings plan with company matching funds
  • Merchandise discount
  • Complimentary copies of company products
  • Great work environment

 

 

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