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Sales Representative

World Book, Inc. Washington, DC
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
  • Benefits: Medical, Life Insurance, 401k

At World Book, we invest in extraordinary, diverse, talented, and passionate individuals to help us in our mission to spark imagination, cultivate curiosity, and empower education in young learners across the globe.

We are seeking a sales professional in the Washington DC area to join our dynamic sales team.

Who We Are

An industry leader in both print and digital educational publishing, World Book delivers engaging content to equip students, parents, and teachers with the tools they need to reach academic success. We first launched the World Book Encyclopedia in 1917 and, since then, have expanded to produce nonfiction and mixed-genre children’s books, reference materials, digital learning platforms, teaching guides, and more—all upholding the same standard of innovation, trustworthiness, and readability upon which we were founded.

We recognize that equal opportunities for education can make all the difference in a child’s path. With our market-leading and award-winning digital and print products, you will be an integral part of our 100+-year mission to develop a passion for lifelong learning in every person we reach. In this role, you will interact with educators in schools and libraries as well as business leaders and organizations that share our vision.

We are looking for a self-starting, innovative, and strategic thinker that seeks to take ownership of their prospective clients and be “in the driver’s seat” of their own success. Does this sound like you?

A Successful Candidate Will Have the Following:

  • 3+ years of experience in consultative selling. While we prefer experience in selling digital solutions, we are seeking self-starters that want to learn and hit the ground running.

  • A proven record in developing new business and building strong customer relationships.

  • The ability to engage with clients and articulate our value proposition in a manner that makes you valued as partner.

  • An entrepreneurial attitude, with ability to roll sleeves up and get things done swiftly.

  • Strong communication/interpersonal skills.

  • High degrees of personal and professional integrity.

  • Great work ethic and ability to work autonomously.

  • Dedication and ambition.

  • Working knowledge of CRM systems and the Microsoft suite.

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.

What will you get out of your career at World Book?

  • You’ll receive a robust compensation package with an uncapped commission opportunity, 401(k) match, medical, and other benefits.

  • We all need some time to recharge once in a while. All full-time employees are eligible to receive paid time off, in addition to company-paid holidays.

  • Are you passionate? If so, you’ll be part of collaborative, creative and purposeful teams that are stewards of an amazing brand that immediately opens doors.

  • We will provide the training and ongoing support to ensure that you thrive as a sales professional in the e-learning and educational publishing industry.

  • You will have access to mentors and an amazing network of sales professional colleagues.

  • Every position at World Book makes an impact on the future of education. We value career growth and we are always seeking talent that can evolve into increasingly responsible roles!

Join a team of those who want to make a difference in education, are intellectually curious and have integrity! We can offer a means for you to achieve the goals you want to accomplish in your career. We can’t wait to meet you!

World Book is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

World Book, Inc.

Why Work Here?


About the Company World Book, Inc., a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway, is based out of our Downtown Chicago office. We’re a leading educational, publishing and e-learning company that leverages cutting-edge technology to provide authoritative, trustworthy, and understandable content in the school and library and consumer markets worldwide. Our robust product suite includes highly engaging digital databases, eBooks and streaming content, the legendary print encyclopedia, and award-winning nonfiction print books. We're in the process of building a winning culture and team at World Book. Employees are challenged to be creative and innovative with new initiatives, process improvements and projects that can help drive business growth. World Book, Inc. is constantly in pursuit of opportunities that strengthen our cause to support and enhance the learning process for children across the world.


Washington, DC

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