Simon & Schuster, a part of CBS Corporation, is a global leader in the field of general interest publishing, dedicated to providing the best in fiction and nonfiction for consumers of all ages, across all printed, electronic, and audio formats. Its divisions include Simon & Schuster Adult Publishing, Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing, Simon & Schuster Audio, Simon & Schuster Digital, and international companies in Australia, Canada, India and the United Kingdom.
Simon & Schuster is one of the most successful global publishers with a strong UK presence. Our fiction list in the UK includes bestselling authors such as Philippa Gregory and Santa Montefiore, along with literary names such as Graham Swift, Joseph Kanon, Isabel Allende and Tom Rob Smith. Our diverse non-fiction list ranges from number one bestsellers Bruce Springsteen’s Born to Run, Hillary Clinton’s What Happened, Rhonda Byrne’s The Secret and Rupi Kaur’s The Sun and Her Flowers to award-winning sports books and critically acclaimed authors such as Laura Bates, Benjamin Zephaniah, David Grann, Walter Isaacson and Hunter Davies.
Our children’s list is one of the fastest growing and most innovative children’s lists in the UK, the winner of many prestigious awards with strong sales. The list includes bestselling brand authors Cassandra Clare, Danny Wallace, Rachel Renee Russell and Jo Nesbo. Stars on the picture book list include the Underpants series by Claire Freedman and Ben Cort, award-winner Benji Davies and bestselling picture books by Sue Hendra and Sara Ogilvie.
We are looking for a new Marketing & Publicity Assistant to support the busy and dynamic team. This role is a full-time and permanent department assistant role position supporting both the adult and children’s marketing and publicity teams; this is an exciting entry-level opportunity.
Reporting to the Group Marketing & Publicity Director, the role provides key administrative support to the division and covers a range of duties including; responding to media queries, organising press mailings, assisting with author events and signings, collating and distributing media coverage, producing promotional material, processing invoices, organising meetings, arranging travel and hotel bookings, managing the intern programme and general publicity and marketing contact internally and externally. The role will also give the successful candidate the opportunity to be closely involved with publicity and marketing campaigns.
The ideal candidate will be enthusiastic and highly-motivated, possessing excellent communication skills, both written and verbal as well as the ability to interact at all levels. Highly organised, with a meticulous eye for detail and the ability to multi-task in a busy environment, the successful candidate will have a passion for books and the way in which publishers engage and excite readers. This role is central to the smooth day-to-day running of three busy teams, so a calm and ‘can-do’ manner is essential. A good understanding of social media, IT skills and knowledge of Microsoft Excel are a must and a working knowledge of Photoshop would be beneficial. A good understanding of Marketing or Publicity campaigns is preferred.
Closing Date: Thursday 30 August 2018
Simon & Schuster UK is an equal opportunities employer committed to the goal of building a culturally diverse workforce. We welcome applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.