Job Opening: Acquisitions Specialist

Cedar Fort, Inc., a publishing company in Springville, UT, is looking for a highly motivated acquisitions specialist to join our team. The prime focus of this position is to aggressively search for unique creative content for publishing, media distribution, and merchandising. Cedar Fort publishes around 120 books and creates over 200 products per year. The Acquisitions team is responsible for filling the monthly quota of book slots, which include a variety of religious and non-religious fiction and non-fiction books. Sometimes this occurs under tight time constraints.

 

We are looking for an individual with the sales/“hunter” mentality that will focus on going out and acquiring the talent/authors. Candidates should be excellent communicators and possess a team player mentality. They must be able to effectively utilize social media, the internet, and traditional searching methods to find new authors and manuscripts. In addition to seeking new content, this position will assist the sales department in finding new business channels and strategic relationships.

Critical responsibilities include project managing several books per month. This includes soliciting to find good authors, negotiating contracts, reviewing manuscripts for publication, working directly with the authors, and managing author expectations. The acquisitions specialist will need to be able to work well with authors and maintain a strong relationship with them. This person also represents Cedar Fort to the public, to authors, at book conferences, etc. and therefore needs to have a positive and friendly attitude. Some overtime is required throughout the course of the year to meet deadlines.

Qualifications:

  • Internet and social media Savvy required
  • Sales or marketing experience is preferred
  • No publishing experience necessary
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Very strong people networking skills
  • Excellent computer skills and knowledge, Mac knowledge is a plus
  • Experience in an office environment
  • Proven ability to balance and prioritize multiple goals and tasks
  • Work well in a cohesive team-oriented environment
  • Able to manage multiple concurrent tasks
  • Passion for reading and writing
  • Able to quickly read through manuscripts and evaluate them for quality

 

This is a full time position from 8AM-5PM Monday-Friday, with an hour lunch break. Pay starts at $12.00 an hour, plus some required overtime. Please e-mail your resume and cover letter to Bryce Mortimer at brycemortimer@cedarfort.com with “Acquisitions Specialist Position” in the subject, and we will consider scheduling an interview. Position open until filled. If you would like more information about our company, please check out our website at www.cedarfort.com.

September 2017 New Releases

Check out the newest releases from Cedar Fort!

The Holy Ghost Is My Friend: A Choose-the-Light Book  by Catherine Christensen, Illustrated by Rebecca Sorge

Get ready to shine a spotlight on the Holy Ghost! This unique picture book shares everyday situations and simple stories that teach children how to recognize the influence of the Spirit. When you shine a flashlight through the illustrated pages, you can discover how the Holy Ghost protects, comforts, directs, and witnesses of true gospel principles. A fun and illuminating book the whole family will love!

On Sale Date: September 12, 2017 9781462120833, 1462120830 $14.99 USD, $16.99 CAD
Hardcover Picture Book Juvenile Nonfiction \ Religious \ Christian \ Values & Virtues, Religion \ Christianity \ Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter-Day Saints

CFI 32 pages 8inW | 10inH


Book of Mormon Adventures   by R. Coltrane

Bring the Book of Mormon to life for your children with this beautifully illustrated storybook. Featuring easy-to-read text and colorful pictures, it’s perfect for family scripture study and a great way to introduce young children to the lessons and characters they’ll meet when they read the Book of Mormon. Prepare them now for a lifetime of loving the scriptures!

On Sale Date: September 12, 2017 9781462120895, 146212089X $14.99 USD, $16.99 CAD
Hardcover Picture Book Juvenile Nonfiction \ Religious \ Christian \ Early Readers, Religion \ Christianity \ Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter-Day Saints
CFI 32 pages 8inW | 10inH

Say no to the perfect lie. Satan would have us believe that we need to do more, achieve all our goals, and be perfect on our own, but that’s not what our Savior has said. Learn how to embrace the broken elements in your life and let the Atonement help you become more than you could ever be alone.
On Sale Date: September 12, 2017 9781462120659, 1462120652 $13.99 USD, $15.99 CAD
Paperback Religion \ Christian Life \ Personal Growth, Religion \ Christian Life \ Inspirational, Religion \ Christianity \ Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter-Day Saints
CFI 176 pages 6inW | 9inH

The OCD Mormon: Finding Hope and Healing in the Midst of Anxiety   by Kari Ferguson

Mental illness is not a sin. Getting help shows courage, not weakness. These are just a couple of the messages Kari Ferguson has shared on her popular blog. After years of suffering herself, she’s teaching others to combat the stigmas surrounding mental illness, invite an open gospel dialogue, and keep fighting. Learn how to help yourself and those you love return to faith, service, and advocacy in this much-needed book.

On Sale Date: September 12, 2017 9781462121038, 1462121039 $13.99 USD, $15.99 CAD
Paperback Self-Help \ Compulsive Behavior \ Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Biography & Autobiography \ Personal Memoirs, Religion \ Christianity \ Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter-Day Saints
CFI 176 pages 6inW | 9inH

Cheers to Eternity: Lessons We’ve Learned on Dating and Marriage   by Al Carraway, Ben Carraway

At one point, Al Fox was a tattooed Mormon who was sure she would never get married. What changed? Find out in this beautifully open book, written by Al and her now-husband Ben Carraway. Experience their journey from meeting to dating to marriage and read their answers to popular dating questions like, “What qualities should I look for in a future spouse?” and “How do I know if this person is the one?”

On Sale Date: September 12, 2017 9781462120918, 1462120911
$16.99 USD, $19.99 CAD
Paperback Family & Relationships \ Marriage & Long Term Relationships, Biography & Autobiography \ Personal Memoirs
Religion \ Christianity \ Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter-Day Saints
CFI 160 pages 5.5inW | 8.5inH

The Sabbath Is a Special Day: A Sacrament Meeting Activity Book

Make Sunday an extra fun day! This entertaining activity book is full of Sabbath-appropriate word puzzles, mazes, coloring pages, dot-to-dots, and so much more! Designed especially for older primary children, this is a great resource for teachers, parents, and leaders. Now you can keep your children busy and engaged so you all feel the spirit of the Sabbath.

On Sale Date: September 12, 2017 9781462121052, 1462121055
$5.99 USD, $6.99 CAD
Paperback Juvenile Nonfiction \ Activity Books, Religion \ Christianity \ Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter-Day Saints
CFI 64 pages 8.5inW | 11inH

The Nephite Wife   by LeAnn Larson

Leila’s life in Zarahemla is blessed, but that doesn’t mean it’s easy. With her husband, Nephi, traveling as a ruler and a prophet, she often has to face her challenges alone. Now that the Gadianton Robbers are threatening to plunge the city into complete chaos, Leila knows she’ll have to defend her belief in the coming Christ, even if it means risking everything.

On Sale Date: September 12, 2017 9781462121144, 1462121144 $15.99 USD, $18.99 CAD
Paperback Fiction \ Religious, Religion \ Christianity \ Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter-Day Saints,

Bonneville 224 pages 6 in | 9 in


I Know He Lives: How 13 Special Witnesses Came to Know Jesus Christ   by Dennis B. Horne

Learn what it’s really like to serve as a special witness of Christ. This authoritative volume reveals the real men behind the modern apostolic mantle, focusing on fifteen deceased Apostles and sharing some of their personal trials, weaknesses, and challenges. More important, you’ll learn about the remarkable spiritual experiences that allowed each one to personally testify of the Savior.

On Sale Date: September 12, 2017 9781462121151, 1462121152 $22.99 USD, $26.99 CAD
Hardcover Religion \ Christianity \ Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter-Day Saints, Religion \ Christian Ministry \ Discipleship, Biography & Autobiography \ Religious
 CFI 304 pages 6inW | 9inH

The Exiled Prince   by Alyson Peterson

In the magical realm of Bankhir, Ian Quicksilver is put to the test to see if he is worthy of the throne. When he is found lacking, Ian discovers that his nemesis, Silvius, has been masterminding a sinister plot during his banishment. Now Ian must find some way to save his princess, his birthright, and his kingdom all in time to vanquish the evil magician.

On Sale Date: September 12, 2017 9781462120352, 1462120350
$17.99 USD, $20.99 CAD
Paperback Young Adult Fiction \ Fantasy \ Wizards & Witches, Young Adult Fiction \ Fantasy \ Epic,
Sweetwater 298 pages 5.5inW | 8.25inH

August 2017 New Releases

I Can Love Like Jesus   by Heidi Poelman, Illustrated by Chase Jensen

Help your little ones live and love like Jesus did with this adorable picture book. The simple text and beautiful illustrations show children exactly how Jesus loved others and how to emulate Him with small acts of kindness, like sharing, forgiving, and comforting. Invite the Savior into your home and feel His peace each time you read this book together.

On Sale Date: August 8, 2017 9781462119400, 1462119409 $14.99 USD, $16.99 CAD
Hardcover Juvenile Nonfiction \ Religious \ Christian \ Values & Virtues, Juvenile Nonfiction \ Religious \ Christian \ Learning Concepts, Religion \ Christianity \ Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter-Day Saints
CFI 32 pages 8inW | 10inH

Gospel Questions, Gospel Answers   by David J. Ridges

On Sale Date: August 8, 2017 9781462120062, 1462120067 $13.99 USD, $15.99 CAD
Paperback Religion \ Christian Life \ Spiritual Growth, Religion \ Christianity \ Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter-Day Saints,
CFI 176 pages 6inW | 9inH

 Hoping for more from your temple worship? This informative book will help you gain a deeper understanding and appreciation for the temple by examining temple symbols that point directly to the Atonement. These symbols are all around, in ancient scriptures, cultural motifs, and architectural details. Learn how to recognize them and allow their meanings to bring you closer to Christ.
On Sale Date: August 8, 2017 9781462120727, 1462120725 $12.99 USD, $14.99 CAD
Paperback Religion \ Christian Rituals & Practice, Religion \ Christianity \ Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter-Day Saints,
CFI 160 pages 6inW | 9inH

I Will Be What I Believe (Book/CD)   by Blake Gillette

Enjoy brand-new music for Primary children! These beautiful arrangements, in print and on CD, feature classic Primary tunes and all new pieces, like “Heavenly Father Loves Me” and “I Will Be What I Believe.” With music and lyrics focused on gospel truths, these songs are perfect for young voices.

On Sale Date: August 8, 2017 9781462120802, 1462120806 $18.99 USD, $21.99 CAD
Paperback Religion \ Christianity \ Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter-Day Saints,  Music \ Printed Music \ Vocal, Music \ Genres & Styles \ Children’s
CFI 48 pages 8.5inW | 11inH

Remember: A Little Boy’s Near-Death Experience   byRussel Ricks

 When school bullying became more than he could bear, one small first-grader just wanted to return to his Heavenly Father. Instead he was shown a miraculous vision of life beyond the veil, and the promised blessings awaiting him. This fascinating account will remind you that no matter how bleak life seems, our Savior will always be there for us.
On Sale Date: August 8, 2017 9781462120666, 1462120660 $12.99 USD, $14.99 CAD
Paperback Religion \ Christianity \ Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter-Day Saints, Body, Mind & Spirit \ Parapsychology \ Out-Of-Body Experience, Religion \ Inspirational
CFI 144 pages 6inW | 9inH

Waking Beauty   by Brittlyn Gallacher Doyle

Falling asleep was easy. Staying awake is harder. Finally woken from her century-long slumber, and now betrothed to her beloved prince, Princess Aurora Claire’s life is falling happily into place, until the day she learns her sleeping curse is still haunting the castle. One by one her friends and family members begin to fall asleep again-only this time they could stay asleep forever.

On Sale Date: August 8, 2017 9781462120536, 1462120539 $15.99 USD, $18.99 CAD
Paperback Fiction \ Fairy Tales, Folk Tales, Legends & Mythology, Fiction \ Fantasy \ Romantic,
Sweetwater 224 pages 6inW | 9inH

Discovering Kate   by Dixie Owens

Liz should’ve died ten years ago–instead she became Kate. When her brain was transplanted in the body of a young girl, Liz was forced into a stranger’s life and a new family, yet she never forgot everything she left behind. Reunited with her former family at last, it’s time for Liz to choose. Will she look to the past or let a new love guide her into the future?

On Sale: August 8, 2017 9781462120529, 1462120520 $14.99 USD,  16.99 CAD
 Paperback Fiction \ Family Life, Fiction \ Contemporary Women
 Sweetwater Books 208 pages 6 in | 9 in


Right Next to Me   by Rachel Ward

The only thing Sydney doesn’t love about her new college life is the fact that her amazing boyfriend, Gavin, is all the way across the country at Yale. When she returns home for break, Sydney quickly discovers there’s more to her relationship with her best friend, James, than she thought. Now she’s faced with an impossible choice: her perfect boyfriend or the perfectly flawed boy who has loved her all along.

On Sale Date: August 8, 2017 9781462121014, 1462121012 $14.99 USD, $16.99 CAD
Paperback Fiction \ Christian \ Romance, Fiction \ Romance \ Clean & Wholesome Religion \ Christianity \ Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter-Day Saints,
Bonneville 208 pages 6inW | 9inH

Screen Savvy: Creating Balance in a Digital World   byRyan J. Anderson, PhD

As a therapist and former video game developer, Ryan Anderson has seen the good and bad that comes from gazing at our screens. In this enlightening and entertaining book, he discusses how to interact with the cyber world in healthy ways. Learn how to avoid excessive, obsessive, or addictive relationships with your screens so you can live a rich and engaging life-on and offline.

On Sale Date: August 8, 2017 9781462121168, 1462121160 $18.99 USD, $21.99 CAD
Self-Help \ Substance Abuse & Addictions, Games & Activities \ Video & Electronic, Family & Relationships \ Parenting
Plain Sight 304 pages 6inW | 9inH

Job Opening: Warehouse Worker

Cedar Fort Publishing currently has an open full time warehouse worker position. Candidates need to be able to work in a fast paced environment picking orders and checking them for completeness and correctness. This position is also responsible for general upkeep of the warehouse by restocking shelves and re-arranging stock as designated by your supervisor. A good, hard working, honest work ethic is a must. Applicants will need to have good time management skills and have the ability to adjust their speed of order picking to match the workload which changes on a daily basis. Must be able to repeatedly lift and move packages weighing up to 30-40 lb packages for the allotted shift.

Previous experience in a warehouse environment and/or forklift experience is a plus, however, we are willing to train the right person in the skills needed to excel in this position. This position requires someone who is very detail oriented and has the ability to be on their feet for the duration of their working shift. Full-time employment at Cedar Fort Inc. comes with a great benefit package including access to health insurance, 401K, paid holidays(observed) and paid time off. Email resume to bolsen@cedarfort.com for consideration.

Full Time Position

Monday-Friday 8a.m.-5p.m.

Hourly position $7.50-$8.50 DOE