As an academic and professional publisher, SAGE offers a rich variety of career opportunities. SAGE is an equal opportunity employer and subscribes to this concept as a matter of sound business policy.
SAGE offers positions dedicated to Editorial, Marketing, Production, Information Technology, Finance, Customer Service, Distribution, and other support functions. This section provides an overview of responsibilities within these areas.
At the core of the business, Acquisitions editors are responsible for acquiring new products. To do so, editors establish professional relationships with and develop an intellectual synergy with authors, learned societies, academic professionals, professional associations, and so forth, and help make the idea for a book, journal or other media a reality.
The career path within Acquisitions may include Editorial Assistants, Associate Editors, Publishing Editors, Acquisitions Editors, Executive Editors, Editorial Directors and Publishers.
Editorial positions are rewarding and fulfilling and provide the opportunity to support those at the leading edge of their academic discipline to deliver new knowledge globally.
For some professionals in publishing, marketing and sales is the most exciting and dynamic phase of the process. Marketing and selling academic and professional books and/or journals involves many activities, functions and responsibilities. Significant effort goes into marketing research, planning, management, direct mail promotions, renewals, sales, advertising, conventions, subscriptions, reprints and permissions, distribution rights, and telemarketing. Marketing managers, graphic artists and marketing support are needed to strategically and effectively communicate product information to the appropriate marketplace. Sales professionals actively identify and respond to the needs of our customers. SAGE meets the challenges of the ever changing marketing landscape by employing cutting edge technology practices for our varied products thereby enhancing usage and advancing sales.
With focus on the PreK-12 education market, Corwin Press has distinct Editorial, Marketing and Sales departments. Editors and their support staff oversee the development of peer-reviewed publications that range from very practical, experience-based manuals to more reflective or research-based books. Marketing professionals plan and implement specific direct mail, Internet, advertising, and public relations activities targeted to district and school professionals at one end of the continuum, and to teacher educators and advanced-level students at the other. Graphic designers develop books covers, product packaging, and all marketing and sales materials. In-house sales representatives provide one-to-one solutions to volume purchasers through their relationship-building sales efforts via telephone and convention exhibits. Editorial, Marketing and Sales all collaborate to achieve the Corwin Press mission of helping PreK-12 educators do their work better.
Books and journals go through a critical production process. The Production Staff is responsible for overseeing the preparation of manuscripts including copy editing typesetting, and proofreading and serve as the company’s liaison with authors during the production process. Management roles within production ensure all primary functions of copyediting, prepress production, printing, binding and fulfillment take place on time and within budget.
SAGE continues to be innovative and strategic in its investment in technology to meet the needs of our customers. Our Technology departments have positions in development, helpdesk, web design, database and content management, project management, and network administration. The technological world of academic and professional publishing is continually changing and careers in technology lead the way for these advances.
Finance, Legal, and Human Resources
Strategic financial management is required to keep current with technological advances and to ensure optimum service and efficiency while remaining competitive in the marketplace. SAGE’ Finance department consists of Financial Analysis, General and Inventory Accounting and Credit. We continually enhance our financial systems and processes, and seek talented staff to help us reach our goals. Our legal department including contracts administration and permissions management ensures appropriate use of all published information. The human resources team provides strategic direction and progressive operational support utilizing best practices in all aspects of the workplace. Our employees are our competitive advantage, and SAGE prides itself as being an employer of choice.
These areas of publishing are responsible for making sure products get into the hands of individual and institutional customers. Customer Service Representatives are responsible for order processing and customer satisfaction. Inventory control staff, warehouse, and shipping staff are required to deliver our products on time and fulfilling customer expectations.