Associate Director of Marketing, Simon & Schuster Children's Books

Ref#: 28002
CBS Business Unit: Simon & Schuster
Job Type: Full-Time Staff
Job Schedule: Full-Time
Job Location: New York, NY, US

About Us:
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 Children's Publishing is looking for an energetic, intelligent, creative candidate to fill the role of  Associate Director of Marketing for the Simon Pulse, Aladdin, Little Simon and Simon Spotlight imprints. The position helps create and execute the marketing campaigns for approximately seventy-five focus books and brands each year with a broad audience ranging across books for newborns through the YA market and covering commercial & literary fiction and licensed brands & properties. An ideal candidate can manage and prioritize work flow and represent marketing strategies at both in-house and out-of-house meetings including presenting to authors, agents and licensors. 


Reporting to the VP, Marketing & Publicity, the  Senior Marketing Manager will work with editors, publicists, and the publishing office to plan publishing campaigns, and launch books. Specific duties include: 


* Develop and execute strategic, integrated marketing plans

* Prepare selling materials to present at seasonal sales meetings

* Supervise creative for ads and other promotional items 

* Manage annual marketing budget

* Prepare marketing proposals for potential acquisitions 

* Manage established and new brand relationships and partnerships

* Work directly with authors on online outreach and additional marketing opportunities

* Explore cross-partnership opportunities for licensed properties

* Present title plans at weekly and seasonal sales meeting

* Collaborate with key in-house departments including: Marketing, School and Library Marketing, Digital/Social Media Marketing, Sales, and Editorial

* Manage two direct reports

Previous experience in children's books highly preferred.
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