Client Sales Assistant

Ref#: 32830
CBS Business Unit: Simon & Schuster
Job Type: Full-Time Staff
Job Schedule: Full-Time
Job Location: London, United Kingdom

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 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 and Walter Isaacson.

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 Ben Miller. 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. 

Simon & Schuster also represent a number of well-respected, eclectic and successful publishers in the UK, which include Elliott & Thompson, Rebellion, Black Library, Andrews McMeel, Viz Media, National Geographic Adult, Boom! Studios, Inner Traditions, Kaplan Test Prep Publishing, Gallup Press and Orenda Books. 

Job Profile:

After incredibly strong sales growth over the past three years, Simon & Schuster UK are looking to strengthen the Client Publishing Department, a focus area of growth for the company. As Client Sales Assistant you will be responsible for providing support to the growing success of the Client Publishing Department.

The Role: 

Reporting to the Client Publishing Director, you will be responsible for liaising with and managing the schedules of each our Client Publishers from the UK, the US and Australia. You will work closely with the Simon & Schuster UK sales teams to ensure they have effective sales materials, as well as preparing presentations and internal reports. In addition, the successful candidate will provide general support to the Client Sales team

Candidate Profile:

We are looking for an enthusiastic and driven individual who can appreciate the specific needs of individual Client Publishers. You should always be willing to take on new challenges, be flexible and determined to succeed. You will have the ability to multi-task and be comfortable working on your own, as well as part of a team. Good IT skills will also be preferred (MS Word, Excel, Outlook, Photoshop and InDesign), an eye for detail and accuracy is vital, along with strong organisational skills. A “can do” positive attitude is a must. If you love books, we’d love to hear from you!

Closing Date: Friday 18th January 2019

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.
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