Classroom Marketing Manager

Lerner Publishing Group is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.


The Classroom Marketing Manager is responsible for creating, executing, measuring, and reporting on the impact of integrated marketing strategies for the K-12 classroom market, including working closely on product development with the Content Team.


Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Develop promotional calendar and execute annual multi-channel marketing campaigns, including catalogs, sales and marketing collateral, print and digital advertising, website and online marketing, email blasts, social media, promotions, trade shows, and other methods

  • Maintain classroom customer database and prospecting data

  • Coordinate market research and competitive profiling needs

  • Develop classroom programs, working with editorial, marketing, and sales teams to effectively use existing content and drive frontlist publishing programs

  • Collaborate with sales, manage sales team engagement (product training, selling incentives, advisory groups, customization, etc) and support sales team efforts

  • Coordinate customer success plans and collect product implementation artifacts such as classroom/student/educator use cases, photos and videos, user testimonials, school/district customer profiles, etc

  • Partner with operations to ensure high quality customer experience, starting with quotes and order entry, through fulfillment and customer feedback.

  • Keep abreast of relevant marketing trends and industry information via industry journals, websites, blogs, social media, symposiums, conferences, and trade shows. Develop a strong understanding of competitors’ products/offerings, positioning and marketing tactics.

  • Build understanding of customers’ needs, attitudes and buying behaviors through networking, focus groups, and research methods as necessary. Develop and maintain relationships with key educators, presenters, and other industry insiders. Work in partnership with Editorial Product Development team to share and compare information around trends.

  • Develop knowledge of education industry trends, national standards initiatives, federal and state funding considerations, and regional education concerns. Leverage that knowledge to assist with market positioning.

  • Analyze marketing programs, provide post-event reports, and regular status reports on sales and marketing programs to executive team.

  • Perform other related business duties assigned by immediate supervisor and/or other management as required.


  • Experience and Necessary Skills:

  • Five to seven years’ experience in education or classroom sales, marketing, and/or content creation is required

  • Exceptional communication skills (written and verbal)

  • Strong project management skills

  • Social media and digital marketing experience

  • Creative problem solver & self-starter

  • Must be detail-oriented and have a strong interest in children’s book publishing for the school and library market


  • Education: BA or equivalent required, preferably in Marketing or related subject.


    It is the policy of Lerner Publishing Group to provide equal employment opportunities without regard to race, creed, color, religion, sex, mental or physical disability, age, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, public assistance, or any other class protected under applicable law. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.


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    Please send resumes or any general employment inquires to:
    Joyce Hutchinson
    Lerner Publishing Group, Inc.
    1251 Washington Ave N
    Minneapolis, MN 55401
    jhutchinson@lernerbooks.com
    FAX: 612-204-9208

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