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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Meredith

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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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.

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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