Welcome to Book Land, Beth Meister!
1. What is your position at Random House?
My title is Director, Sales Management & Planning for Doubleday, Knopf, Pantheon, and Schocken
2. What exactly does that mean you do?
While in college I went to a job fair in Manhattan over the holiday break. There were two non-banking jobs and I interviewed for both of them. Random House was interviewing for their Associates Program. This program was for up to a year and would rotate to different departments within a publishing group. I was then hired for the Associates Program within the Doubleday Broadway Publishing Group and I started the summer after I graduated from college. I stayed in that program for about 10 months and worked in the editorial and publicity departments. From there, I was hired as an assistant in the department I work in now. I eventually became the Associate Director, Sales Management & Planning at Doubleday Broadway and then stayed with Doubleday when we became part of Knopf. And now I’m Director, Sales Management & Planning for Doubleday, Knopf, Pantheon, and Schocken. [Sheesh...so the exact opposite of sleeping with someone?]
4. What’s the most menial job you’ve had?
|Beth and the team in NYC at the launch of The Night Circus|