Managing Editor

Timbuktu is a global independent publisher of empowering titles for young women. Creator of global bestseller "Good Night Stories For Rebel Girls", Timbuktu is seeking a highly qualified Managing Editor to manage the editorial process of all titles and ancillary products. This highly creative individual will source and manage writers and designers to develop new titles for the Rebel Girls’ franchise, basing decisions on analytical data from the company’s community intelligence unit. Candidates must have proven track record of delivering outstanding editorial products. 

Please send your resume with a cover letter to careers@rebelgirls.co.

OUTCOMES

Oversee production of new and existing titles/products from concept to print:
  • Prepare production timelines for multiple products and make sure files are print ready to meet marketing and sales deadlines
  • Hire, manage, and evaluate freelance copyeditors, typesetters, and proofreaders
  • Guide products through the preproduction process, including collating and checking corrections on layouts, color proofs, and bluelines
  • Travel to printing plants for press checks
  • Keep track of any changes made to print runs and keep production files up to date
  • Coordinate with Foreign Rights Director to reflect edits across all foreign editions
  • Organize production files in dropbox
  • Supervise the creation of promotional materials for sales and marketing departments
  • Check and green light production files from manufacturers, resolving issues when necessary
Work with the founders to develop new titles/products for the Rebel Girls franchise:
  • Outline concepts and ideas for new titles/products
  • Create original copy and assist in editorial development
  • Evaluate manuscripts and projects to ensure brand standards
  • Collaborate with Foreign Rights department on trends and market opportunities
  • Hire, manage, and evaluate freelance writers, designers, and artists.
Effectively communicate with all departments to ensure products go to market in a timely manner

REQUIREMENTS

  • Expert-level copyediting (on hard copy and electronically) and proofreading
  • Thorough command of the Chicago Manual of Style
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment
  • Proficiency in MS Word, Excel and Acrobat Pro
  • Proficiency in InDesign


Publishing Operations Director

Timbuktu is a global independent publisher of empowering titles for young women. Creator of global bestseller "Good Night Stories For Rebel Girls", Timbuktu is seeking a highly qualified Director of Publishing Operations to manage production of all books and related ancillary products in print and digital form by closing deals with printers, contractors, paper suppliers, and digital service providers. This highly assertive and dynamic individual will control the supply chain, ensuring effective e-commerce inventory management on a global scale. Candidates must have experience in e-commerce platforms and a proven track record of negotiating the best deals and bringing products to market. This is a great opportunity to join a fast growing company redefining the boundaries of the publishing industry. This is a remote, full time position.

Please send your resume with a cover letter to careers@rebelgirls.co.

OUTCOMES

  • Negotiate supplier contracts and terms for all territories:
  • Manage production timelines for several titles
  • Source the best printers in different geographies and negotiate the best deals

  • Analyze demand, create inventory forecasts and place production orders
  • Analyze ecommerce sales data
  • Distribute weekly inventory reports
  • Distribute weekly sales reports

  • Coordinate all stock transfers:
  • Direct traffic from printer to warehouses
  • Source shipping quotes and strategize to optimize the cost of shipping
  • Track on and report status of all printings
  • Be the primary contact with freight forwarder
  • Track shipments to key accounts
  • Coordinate billing with proof of delivery

  • Review and approve all invoices from suppliers, resolving issues when necessary

  • Quality control of print and digital jobs:
  • Discuss specs with editorial team to produce outstanding books at competitive prices
  • Source ebooks providers and manage ebook creation and distribution process

REQUIREMENTS

  • A track record of negotiating the best deals
  • Great communication skills and ability to work in a fast paced environment
  • Strong technical skills in print
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel - critical
  • 3-4 years of experience
  • APICS Certification a plus

Ecommerce Project Manager

Develop and manage a comprehensive online shop strategy, including direct sales, wholesales, promotions, content creation/management, design development and implementation. Liaise with internal teams and external partners to create measurable impact in the ROI of our global web stores through data driven experimentation.

Please send your resume with a cover letter to careers@rebelgirls.co.

OUTCOMES

Logistics
  • Manage day-to-day operations that support e-commerce business including but not limited to, sales planning, forecasting and reporting, web analytics, digital marketing, operations and logistics
  • Work with IT and other key stakeholders to implement processes and structure for online purchases
  • Plan and develop strategies to continuously improve and optimize the online experience
  • Work cross-functionally with product management, marketing, and supply chain to ensure product is on time, to meet sales goals
  • Work closely with finance and accounting to ensure sales are reported accurately
Marketing
  • Manage and execute the brand merchandising calendar in collaboration with brand team that achieve sales and marketing objectives
  • Bridge with social media team, growth marketing team, and paid marketing team to ensure all planned marketing activities are reflected in the online shopping experience
  • Keep company up to speed with online and mobile shopping trends, maintain advanced knowledge of competition, emerging trends, and opportunities (act as “on-line store manager”)
Development
  • Create and communicate product roadmaps
  • Manage assigned projects through full-life
  • Ensure projects are delivered on time, within budget, and meet expectations
  • Constantly design, execute, and report on controlled, metrics-based tests to improve KPIs

REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor's degree required
  • 5 + years project management experience
  • 3+ years of Ecommerce project management
  • Experience with Agile project methodologies
  • Experience implementing and maintaining e-commerce platforms and third party e-commerce applications
  • Demonstrated experience working with global teams
  • Demonstrated ability to bring structure to ambiguous environments and to work well with people at all levels of the organization
  • Demonstrated strong verbal and written skills
  • Ability to work with multiple cross-functional groups, including business and technical teams, to drive execution against project goals and deliverables
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and projects at a time, prioritizing workload effectively and thriving in a dynamic and complex environment

 

 IT Director

To scale existing e-commerce platform by creating the best possible shopping experience for our customers around the world and the highest possible ROI for the company. To implement and manage software tools and integrations to boost the productivity of the team.

Please send your resume with a cover letter to careers@rebelgirls.co.

OUTCOMES
Build and improve software systems for a fast-growing, disruptive e-commerce company:
  • Launch international shopping experiences in UK and Europe by February 2018
  • Integrate ecommerce platform with European fulfillment center
  • Lead code reviews and help maintain high standards of code quality
  • Research e-commerce best practices, educate the team and drive strategies to increase margins and profits
Transition the existing platform to a mobile first experience by March 2018:
  • Lead a remote team of designers, marketers, and project managers to support experiment ideation and execution
  • Execute bi-weekly sprints to increase conversion rate and site performance
  • Oversee day-to-day management of the website, including troubleshooting any errors, responsive redesigns, and enhancements.
Provide team members with best practices and software solutions to maximize the efficiency of the work in key departments such as sales, logistics and customer service.

Work with brand marketing, PR, other departments with consumer-marketing initiatives and product launches to ensure cross channel alignment.
REQUIREMENTS
  • Minimum of 7 years’ experience in system design and architecture for Direct-to-Consumer platforms 
  • 5+ years’ experience managing enterprise eCommerce platforms with significant traffic/transaction volumes and load
  • Deep knowledge of the Shopify platform
  • Vendor management experience is a must
  • Demonstrated experience leading and developing people
  • Demonstrated experience leading and delivering complex, enterprise-wide projects
  • Experienced software development skills; experience in architecting for eCommerce platforms and managing multiple parallel technical projects and initiatives
  • Solid business acumen and deep understanding of business processes in a direct-to-consumer environment
  • Experience mentoring and reviewing the work of other architects
  • Ability to work in a matrix team environment with both internal and 3rd party development teams (onshore/offshore)
  • Demonstrated management experience using a variety of development methodologies including Agile/SCRUM, etc.
  • Familiarity of UI technologies such as CSS, HTML5, JavaScript and other common scripting packages