Editorial Assistant

Ref#: 36373
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 Editorial Assistant will support one busy editor, with, possibly, partial support of another. The primary editor publishes idea books, history, memoir, science, cultural critiques, sports, business, and, very selectively, suspense fiction. The job imposes significant time demands because of the scope of the editor’s list and responsibilities.

Core responsibilities include reading and reporting on submissions; helping supervisor make acquisitions (which involves finding comparison titles and drafting P&Ls); targeting potential blurbers through data mining; drafting and editing tip sheets; helping with editing; and managing the production process for all titles.


The ideal candidate is highly verbal, a very good writer, able to juggle multiple tasks under deadline pressure.  Being highly meticulous when it comes to details is an absolute MUST.

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