Director of Marketing, Simon & Schuster Children's Books

Ref#: 28764
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, creative candidate to fill the role of Director of Marketing for the Simon Pulse, Aladdin, Little Simon and Simon Spotlight imprints. The position creates and executes the marketing campaigns for books and brands from newborns through the YA. These imprints publish across genres and formats, including commercial Teen fiction (When Dimple Met Rishi, Love & Gelato), Middle Grade fiction (Dork Diaries &Fablehaven), licensed brands (PJ Masks & Daniel Tiger) and publishing programs (Ready-to-Read). 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. The Director reports directly to the VP, Marketing & Publicity, and has three direct reports.

 Specific duties include:

* Develop and execute strategic, integrated marketing plans for approx. 75 focus titles per year

* 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

 * Prepare selling materials to present at seasonal sales meetings

* 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 three direct reports

Previous experience in book publishing strongly preferred.
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