Full Time Job

Client Publishing Manager

Simon & Schuster

London, United Kingdom 09-09-2022
  • Paid
  • Full Time
Job Description
Simon & Schuster is one of the most successful global publishers in the world and the winner of Publisher of the Year 2022. Our Adult fiction list in the UK includes bestselling authors such as Philippa Gregory, Santa Montefiore, Kathy Reichs, Colleen Hoover, Graham Swift and John Irving.
Our Adult non-fiction list ranges from Number One bestsellers Bob Mortimer, Dave Grohl and Rupi Kaur to John Nichol, Laura Bates, Anita Anand and Walter Isaacson.

Simon & Schuster Children's Books is one of the UK's most vibrant and fast-growing publishers for young people.
Our children's fiction and YA list features an array of bestsellers and rising stars, from Ben Miller and Adam Silvera to Nadia Shireen, Benjamin Dean, A.F. Steadman and many more, with successful series including Dragon Realm and Dork Diaries.
Our picture book list is world-renowned and we are the proud home of the smash-hit Supertato series by Sue Hendra and Paul Linnet as well as stand-out author-illustrators such as Benji Davies, Tom Percival, Beach and Steve Small.

In addition to publishing a wide mix of literary and commercial fiction and non-fiction, and an award-winning children's list, we also provide sales and distribution services to several award-winning independent Client Publishers from the UK, USA and Australia. Some of our current client publishers include Andrews McMeel, Viz Media, Elliott & Thompson, Orenda Books, Rebellion, Black Library, Boom! Studios, Printer's Row, Inner Traditions and Z2 Comics.

Job Profile:

We have an exciting opportunity to join our Client Publishing department, a focus area of growth for the company. As Client Publishing Manager you will be responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of several of our client publishers. This is a fast paced, client facing role working across a hugely varied list, with independent and international publishers. The role is integral to the S&S business and is an exciting opportunity to contribute to S&S's global distribution strategy.

The Role:

Reporting to the Client Publishing Director, you will be managing the overall relationship between Simon & Schuster UK and several of our client publishers. This will involve liaising with clients on everything from sales strategy and promotional planning to metadata and logistics, as well as providing sales reporting and analysis. You will work closely with the S&S Sales and Inventory teams, pitching client titles to them and ensuring they have effective sales materials and stock. The successful candidate will be expected to take the lead on building sales and maximising profit for Simon & Schuster and our clients.

The Candidate Profile:

We are looking for a driven individual with excellent communication skills who can demonstrate strong commercial and analytical skills. You should have an awareness of the UK and international publishing markets, with an understanding of the needs of different client publishers. You will thrive on building relationships, always be willing to take on new challenges, be flexible and determined to succeed. A meticulous eye for detail and accuracy is essential, along with strong organisational skills and the ability to multi-task. You will be comfortable working on your own, as well as part of a team. Proficiency in the Microsoft Office Suite, particularly Excel and PowerPoint, are essential. A ''can do'' positive attitude is a must, along with a genuine passion for books. Prior experience in publishing roles and client management will be highly regarded.

Application Deadline: 23rd September 2022

We reserve the right to close applications early should we receive a suitable number of applications before this date. Therefore, if you are interested we encourage you to apply as soon as possible.

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.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-d8051q-18-208-187-128-42 in your application.

Company Profile
Simon & Schuster

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