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Sales Director, Books
As Aperture continues to sharpen its global photography brand, and its list of both consumer titles and more specialized collector titles, we are seeking a new Sales Director to drive improvements in the sales performance of our book publishing program.

The Sales Director, Books reports to the Executive Director, while working closely with the Publisher, Books, the Managing Editor, and the staff team as a whole. The Sales Director, Books, supervises two Sales Associates, one of whom is at the front desk and manages the house bookstore.

Responsibilities

  • Working closely with the Aperture team, lead initiatives to improve and maximize sales of Aperture’s photobook list;
  • Manage Aperture’s relationships with its distributors and direct clients, including lining up relevant materials for sales and other meetings, consulting distributors regarding sales projections, and general relationship supervision
  • Personally lead co-edition, special and direct sales initiatives globally (within the framework/s agreed with our distributors), identifying and acting upon opportunities and issuing sales agreements, in co-operation with relevant staff
  • Produce and disseminate book sales data, and manage relevant systems, in co-operation with the Managing Editor and Chief Financial Officer; organize and chair monthly sales meeting, providing and analyzing reports on front and back list sales
  • Oversee, coordinate, and streamline Aperture’s book inventory across all warehouses; oversee and manage detail sheets for all titles going to press and stock transfers as necessary, in co-operation with relevant staff; managing remaindering and other stock control measures
  • Work with the Executive Director, Publisher, Books, and Chief Financial Officer to develop and implement new strategies to grow Aperture’s book sales and sales margins
  • Co-operate with and support Managing Editor and Publisher, Books regarding front list title preparation and list closing for each season, including preparation of catalog data and tipsheets, providing assistance shaping sales copy and sales points where necessary, and double checking ISBN numbers, barcodes etc
  • Liaise directly with distributors and foreign co-edition partners regarding backlist needs, coordinating fulfillment with Publisher, Managing Editor, Senior Text Editor and Production Manager as necessary
  • Contribute to development of Aperture’s ebook sales strategy
  • Co-operate with Publicity and Events Manager and other sales and marketing staff on sales and marketing strategies for each book
  • Oversee deliverables to the website for all new seasons of books and biographic data for distributors in co-operation with Sales Associate and Managing Editor
  • Oversee and respond to incoming text and image permission inquiries related to Aperture’s backlist in co-operation with communications and editorial staff, and the Paul Strand Archive
  • In co-operation with Managing Editor and Publisher, Books, manage Aperture’s presence at key international publishing trade shows, including London International Book Fair and Frankfurt Book Fair; work with Managing Editor and editorial staff to ensure the timely preparation of all necessary sales materials, including tipsheets and booth arrangements, etc.

Qualifications

  • Passion for Aperture’s mission
  • Knowledge of photography and photobook publishing
  • At least three years of sales and/or marketing experience in book publishing, with strong direct sales record
  • Proven ability to build good relationships with customers, outside sales representatives, and vendors, as well as team members
  • Experience with Acumen or comparable publishing accounting software
  • Strong initiative and judgment
  • Ability to handle multiple, complex projects in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Strong Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint) skills essential

TO APPLE
Please send a resume and thoughtful cover letter, outlining how your skills and experience meet the qualifications of the position, your current/most recent salary, and how you heard about this opportunity, to newhiresalesdirector@aperture.org. Please use the following conventions:

Subject line: Sales Director, Books
Cover Letter: yourfirstname_yourlastname_coverletter.pdf
Resume: yourfirstname_yourlastname_resume.pdf

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. NO CALLS, PLEASE. Aperture is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Institutional Funding Officer

Aperture is seeking an Institutional Funding Officer to work with development and program staff to prospect, develop, and write proposals; manage grant-related documents; and produce required grant reports.
This is an exciting opportunity to help drive the growth of an entrepreneurial non‐profit by developing compelling proposals to secure grant funding from a range of sources including private foundations, corporate foundations, and government entities. The Institutional Funding Officer will report to the Deputy Director.

Responsibilities

  • Create compelling and successful proposals for foundations, government, corporations and other entities, ensuring all materials are of the highest quality and all deadlines are met
  • Project‐manage complex proposals and reports, working across the organization with program and development staff
  • Manage and maintain calendar of proposal and report deadlines and ensure timely submission to funders
  • Collaborate with the finance team to ensure accuracy and integrity of financial information including budget submissions
  • Maintain existing relationships and create new relationships with foundation and government agency funding managers and administrators
  • Identify and research new foundation prospects to help maintain a viable pipeline of opportunities
  • Maintain accurate and updated information in Aperture’s fundraising database (Sales Force)
  • Develop and update proposal templates by gathering program information, anecdotal and statistical data, and internal and external research
  • Complete other writing assignments and special projects as needed

Qualifications:

  • Excellent writing skills
  • Passion for Aperture’s mission
  • 3+ years of demonstrated grant writing experience with successful track record of securing foundation grants for publishing, arts, and/or cultural institutions
  • Superior writing skills including the ability to write and edit with quality, thematic congruity, and style
  • Ability to assimilate information about Aperture’s programs from a variety of sources in order to make materials and other documents persuasive to potential funders
  • Understanding of the education sector and/or experience securing education-focused grants desired
  • Experience recording and managing information in a fundraising database application
  • Comfortable working with budget and other financial documents required for grant submissions
  • Commitment to team collaboration with strong interpersonal and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work independently with minimal oversight and thrive under pressure and on deadline
  • Excellent time‐management and prioritization skills
  • Knowledge of photography
  • Bachelor’s Degree

TO APPLY

Please send a resume and thoughtful cover letter, outlining how your skills and experience meet the qualifications of the position, your current/most recent salary, and how you heard about this opportunity, to newhiredevelopment@aperture.org, using the following conventions:

Subject line:  Institutional Funding Officer
Cover Letter: yourfirstname_yourlastname_coverletter.doc
Resume: yourfirstname_yourlastname_resume.doc

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.  NO CALLS, PLEASE. Aperture is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Accounting Manager

Aperture is seeking a full-time Accounting Manager to manage and oversee the organization’s day-to-day accounting activities, as well as develop and maintain Aperture’s accounting practices and procedures. The Accounting Manager will monitor and analyze accounting data; prepare interim and year-end financial statements; manage cash; prepare payroll; and administer the employee benefits function. The position will report to the Chief Financial and Administrative Officer and supervise the Accounts Payable Manager.

Responsibilities: 

  • General Accounting and Audit Functions
  • Oversee and maintain Aperture’s accounting principles, practices, and procedures.
  • Ensure accuracy and compliance with policies and donor restrictions, posting journal entries, reconciling accounts, and creating special reports.
  • Conduct monthly general ledger analysis to ensure timely and accurate financial reports
  • Prepare daily cash reports and monitor cash flow projections; monitor petty cash and travel expense/reimbursement system
  • Reconcile bank accounts on a monthly basis
  • Maintain and reconcile schedules for contributions, pledges, restricted cash, and exhibitions.
  • Enter and maintain fixed assets and monthly depreciation schedule.
  • Work with CFO to ensure a clean and timely year-end audit.
  • Payroll, Accounts Receivable, and Accounts Payable Oversight
  • Maintain all payroll records and manage employee benefits. Produce and submit bi-weekly payroll to ADP and make related accounting entries.
  • Prepare deposits, apply payments to customer balances and perform the general banking functions.
  • Manage accounts receivable; prepare monthly aging statements
  • Prepare invoices for Magazine Advertising, Exhibitions, and Co-Publications as needed
  • Supervise Accounts Payable Manager, providing input, mentoring, and training as necessary
  • Report Preparation
  • Prepare financial reports, such as grant expense and payable reports, as required, for internal and external use. Revise and update reports to be more useful and efficient, as necessary
  • Prepare reports for short range and long-range cash requirements and obligations
  • Perform special projects as needed

Qualifications:

  • A hands-on, detail-oriented, and motivated individual with sound administrative, communications and interpersonal skills
  • Minimum of B.S. degree in Accounting
  • A minimum of five (5) years’ experience, ideally gained through increasingly responsible positions within Finance
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to multi-task under deadline
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, with exceptionally strong Excel and
  • Word skills. Knowledge of AcumenBook and MAS 90 software a plus.
  • Accounting experience in the book publishing or nonprofit industry a plus
  • Appreciation of photography and the arts a plus

TO APPLY
Please send a resume and a thoughtful cover letter, outlining how your skills and experience meet the qualifications of the position, your current/most recent salary, and how you heard about this opportunity, to newhireaccounting@aperture.org, using the following conventions:

Subject line: Accounting Manager
Cover Letter: yourfirstname_yourlastname_coverletter.doc
Resume: yourfirstname_yourlastname_resume.doc

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. NO CALLS, PLEASE. Aperture is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Graphic Designer

Aperture is seeking a full-time graphic designer, to start as soon as possible, experienced in print and online design, to work with Aperture’s editorial and development staff to produce design projects, and run our design department, maintaining and enhancing the quality distinctiveness of Aperture’s brand, and communications language.

Responsibilities include:

  • Designing and overseeing book promotion materials, events calendars, exhibition invitations and signage, as well as evites, the program for our annual benefit, display and wall signage, magazine ads, and occasional book covers (requiring work to existing templates as well as original design work);
  • Prepping files for print and transmitting files to printer and maintaining archives of all pre-press files and PDFs
  • Managing design department workflow
  • Managing print requirements for house materials
    Assessing design work by outside designers, and proposing first class outside designers for Aperture to add to its roster; and
    Managing and supervising an intern and a junior designer, as appropriate, to balance workload.

Qualifications:

  • Two to three years’ professional print design and production experience.
  • Bachelor’s or other degree.
  • Passion for Aperture’s mission.
  • Knowledge of online design, website building, CSS, etc.
  • Strong grasp of issues of contemporary photography and/or the arts a plus.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal oversight and to thrive under deadline pressure.

TO APPLY
Please send a resume, a link to your design work, and a thoughtful cover letter, outlining how your skills and experience meet the qualifications of the position, your current/most recent salary and/or your salary expectations, and how you heard about this opportunity, to newhire@aperture.org, using the following conventions:

Subject line:  Designer
Cover Letter: yourfirstname_yourlastname_coverletter.doc
Resume: yourfirstname_yourlastname_resume.doc

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. NO CALLS, PLEASE. Aperture is an Equal Opportunity Employer.