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Leslie Schaffer

Leslie Schaffer

Senior Client Services Project Manager

Mind Gym USA

New York City, NY

Senior Project Manager dedicated to delighting clients in the learning and development sphere.





Project Management. Learning and Development.

Oxford University Press

Special Sales Account Representative

• Managing accounts in library wholesale, Christian retail, museum, and specialty areas of business.
• Researching leads and fielding RFQs on bulk and custom sales.
• Scheduling both digital and in store co-op campaigns.
• Representing Oxford's esteemed print distribution partners. These partner presses include: Kodansha USA, Fordham University Press, The American University in Cairo Press, National Bibles, Liverpool University Press, Edinburgh University Press, and Hurst Publishers.
• Liaising with OUP's off site warehouse, customer service, and EDI personnel.
• Meeting with OUP's marketing and publicity teams to discuss new title developments, retail potential, and branding.

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Oxford University Press

Sales Coordinator

• Communicated promotions, prices, stock, and upcoming titles to 17 field sales representatives.
• Assisted Associate Director of Retail & Wholesale Account Management with scheduling and organizing client sales meetings and business reviews.
• Created sales kits for Barnes & Noble Inc. Baker & Taylor, Follett, and Ingram.
• Processed and distributed POS reports for National Retail and Wholesale accounts.


Kaplan Test Prep

Account Manager

• Sold educational products for a national test prep organization.
• Collaborated with managers to guarantee customer satisfaction and retain student accounts as physical classes migrated to a live online format.

Career medium 02
Career medium 02

St. Martin's Press

Publicity Assistant

• Assisted two senior publicists with booking national author interviews, signings, and tours.
• Created press kits, worked on national media pitches, and tracked coverage.
• Worked on New York Times bestselling titles such as Sarah’s Key, Healthy Bread in 5 Minutes a Day, and the House of Night and Immortals YA book series.



Publicity Assistant - Temp

• Pitched media outlets across the country to promote Meredith’s editorial content.
• Prepared television segments for Better Homes and Gardens and Family Circle.
• Wrote syndicated CBS radio briefs for Parents magazine.
• Constructed quarterly reports to track media placement and department success.

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Career medium 02

Susan Williams and Associates

PR Assistant

• Managed internal communications and public affairs for an urban school district.
• Wrote press releases, media invites, and marketing plans for clients in education and consumer goods.
• Produced content and conducted research for promotional materials and annual reports.
• Worked closely with clients, photographers and designers as a production assistant.
• Compiled media lists and organized public press events featuring government officials.


New York University

Certificate in Publishing - School of Continuing and Professional Studies, Summer Publishing Institute

Muhlenberg College

B.A., English, Media and Communication

Lehighton Area High School