Author Support Representative
Salem Author Services
Job description

Do you love books? Have you ever wondered what the inside of the publishing process really looks like?

Salem Media, a Christian publishing company, is hiring a full-time Author Support Representative. This role acts as “Book Advocate” for each of our authors as they progress through the self-publishing process. It is much like being an account manager until the author has uploaded his or her book.

Bring your passion for project management, timely communication, and your attention to detail, and we’ll train you on the ins-and-outs of trim sizes, dust jackets and file submission. Strong preference given to candidates bilingual in English and Spanish.

The ideal candidate:

* Thrives on multi-tasking and keeping many balls in the air. Will adeptly manage numerous authors at different stages of the publishing lifecycle with ease.
* Understands the value of nurturing client relationships, and takes great pride in building brand affinity amongst the customers under their care.
* Is bilingual in English and Spanish, offering the ability to communicate audibly and in written context with a variety of clients.
* Derives job satisfaction from providing excellent, proactive customer service; maintaining a high customer retention rate; and seeing projects through to completion.
* Excels at interpersonal communication, problem solving, and fostering enthusiastic collaboration between multiple departments.
* Bring an exploratory approach to problem solving for the authors under your care, understanding that the answer that is easiest to give is not always the right prescription for the problem.
* Can handle the demands of a high-call environment, both inbound and outbound, preferring to speak directly with authors to answer needs and encourage them rather than just sending a quick email.
* Brings to the table a caring demeanor and engaging personality that shines through the phone and written communication.
* Is ready to exercise their empathy muscle when dealing with clients of varying technical aptitudes.
* Has at least a high school education and 3-5 years in customer service in a high-call environment. Sales experience is a plus.
* Is completely fluent in MS Outlook, Word, Excel, and Adobe, as well as different graphic programs and .jpeg & .tiff files.
* Extra Credit: a basic working knowledge of mainstream social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter, and a willingness to get elbow-deep in familiarity of any other platforms relevant to our author’s success.

Your Most Important Initiatives:

* Acting as the main point of contact for each author during the production process, providing updates, guidance, and feedback on the steps to take a manuscript from submission through to final file production.
* Taking ownership of the job. You are ultimately responsible for overall project management: overseeing deadlines, workflow, and communication amongst author-clients and our internal creative teams.
* Understanding how your efforts enhance the company’s bottom line, and working as part of a team to hit department financial goals.
* Whether it’s changing an author’s password or uploading the final masterpiece, you’ll enthusiastically assist our customers with tasks both big and small.

Success Looks Like:

* A brand experience our customers can’t stop raving about—each author under your wings feels like part of our family.
* Innovative problem solving that goes “beyond the checklist.”
* Communication delivered in a timely manner with a personal touch.
* A high rate of project completion and client retention.
* Strong relationships with the sales and creative teams throughout the company—we’re a “culture first” team, committed to enjoying our workdays while delighting our clients.


Job Type: Full-time


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Paid training
  • Vision insurance
  • Work from home


  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday
  • Overtime

Supplemental Pay:

  • Bonus pay


  • Customer support: 2 years (Preferred)


  • Spanish (Preferred)

Work Location: Remote

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