Partner in Publishing is recruiting for a Sales Representative, Higher Education on behalf of our client, a leading EdTech learning company.   The role is situated in the Seattle area and the successful candidate must live in the territory.

The primary focus of this Sales Representative is to sell all the company’s learning solutions across assigned accounts. The objective of this position is to promote the products as either required and/or suggested student textbooks, references, software, website, or study aids for any/all courses in which the products might be appropriate at each campus.  

The Sales Representative will be initiating daily in-person, on-campus sales calls with college faculty but also administrators and technology staff and providing detailed follow-up. This position is based in Seattle, WA and it is expected that the incumbent will live within that area.

This position will require travel based in Seattle and Hawaii Territory.  

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: 

  • Travel to local college campuses selling textbooks and educational software products to faculty (20% overnight travel). 
  • Develop strong relationships with new and existing customers by demonstrating our products, recommending solutions, and providing service and support. 
  • Work collaboratively with the Regional Manager, regional Product Specialists, and Marketing and Editorial teams to help drive the sales of all existing products. 
  • Coordinate onboarding and training of digital products, act as the point person for ongoing training and support, complete First Day of Class presentations and communicate with specialists and RM for escalation of customer support cases. 
  • Use Salesforce to plan and complete your sales activities as well as maintain a current and accurate database of relevant information. 
  • Attend and actively participate in company meetings. 
  • Manage the expense budget allocated to perform job related responsibilities. 
  • Provide feedback on competition, market trends, and market reaction to our products. 
  • Manage heavy influx of emails on a daily basis. 

Required Skills / Knowledge: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree Required 
  • Direct outside sales experience preferred 
  • Publishing or Higher Ed experience welcomed 
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a sales team 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to thrive in a self-starting environment 
  • A knowledge of and/or an interest in working in an academic environment 
  • Detail-oriented, organized and results-focused  
  • Proficiency with using technology and basic applications software 
  • Comfortable presenting technology to individual instructors as well as to larger groups 
  • A valid driver’s license is required with daily travel within territory including some overnight trips along with the ability to drive for long periods of time (up to 5 hours), depending upon the territory involved.  
  • Ability to travel – Attendance at national sales meetings and regional meetings is required (5 or more days) 
  • Ability and willingness to work more than 40 hours per week during the fall and spring selling seasons 


Regular full-time and qualifying part-time employees and their dependents are eligible for benefits, effective on the employee’s date of hire. The company also offers health benefits coverage to qualifying same-sex and opposite-sex domestic partners (may require additional documentation) of active employees. 

  • Company Car  
  • Competitive pay and bonus plan 
  • Generous Health Benefits (Medical, Dental, Vision) 
  • Contributions to your Registered Retirement Savings Plan 
  • Generous paid time off policy and paid holidays 
  • Employee Assistance Program, Education Assistance Program 
  • 100% employer-paid life and AD&D insurance 
  • Fast-paced, intellectually-challenging professional environment 
  • And much more!  

The health and safety of the company’s employees and contract staff is a top priority. Accordingly, COVID-19 vaccinations will be required for all staff that will be working in a company office or have job duties requiring them to travel for work. If offered the role, the candidate will need to provide proof of vaccination in advance of their start date. Employees can request religious and/or medical exemptions to this requirement by following the process outlined in the offer letter. 

Job Category: Sales
Market: Higher Education
Location: Seattle
Type: External

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