Audiobooks Production Assistant

Ref#: 36097
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 division of ViacomCBS, 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.

This position supports the Audio Production department in all studio-related and administrative areas.  The assistant works directly with the whole department & reports to the VP of Audio Production.

Major Responsibilities/Tasks:

--Codes and oversees all billing for Audio Production, a time-consuming process because of the great number of freelancers  (actors, producers, directors, engineers, etc).  Also handles all S&S studio expenses.  

--Creates and updates a budget spreadsheet for every title.   Supplies budget estimates, based on these spreadsheets, for our business department.

--Orders and reviews contracts for actors and producers.  Sends contracts out for signatures, follows up with agents, distributes to all involved and maintains a contracts database.  

--Works with a union paymaster for the payment of readers who are SAG-AFTRA members, and acquires tax information as needed.

--Maintains an audio production database, with information about every title produced. 
--Prepares all CD masters for internet download sales by entering information into the iTunes database.  

--Supports manuscript manager in acquiring and tracking manuscripts

--Serves as back-up associate producer, which includes reading & writing summaries of books for the casting of readers; script formatting; pronunciation research; and scheduling of readers, studios & engineers.) 

--Handles all general office maintenance.


Bachelor’s degree required.  Strong writing, communication, organization skillsand comfort with budget work.  Proficiency with ExcelConcur, FTP, Adobe Acrobat, iTunes, MS Office, MS Outlook.

EEO Statement:
Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled
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