Full Time Job

Publishing Assistant, Scribner Books

Simon & Schuster

New York, NY 01-20-2023
  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Entry (0-2 years) Experience
Job Description
Simon & Schuster has been named to Forbes magazine list of ''America's Best Mid-Size Employers 2022.''

Simon & Schuster is a global leader in general interest publishing, dedicated to providing the best in fiction and nonfiction for readers of all ages, and in all printed, digital and audio formats. Its distinguished roster of authors includes many of the world's most popular and widely recognized writers, and winners of the most prestigious literary honors and awards. It is home to numerous well-known imprints and divisions such as Simon & Schuster, Scribner, Atria Books, Gallery Books, Pocket Books, Adams Media, Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing and Simon & Schuster Audio and international companies in Australia, Canada, India and the United Kingdom, and proudly brings the works of its authors to readers in more than 200 countries and territories.

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This is a very unique opportunity as the Publishing Assistant will work in both the editorial and marketing departments within Scribner Books to support both a VP Executive Editor and the Executive Marketing Director. This role will provide an opportunity to learn extensive editorial and marketing skills.
On the editorial side the assistant will work on a wide range of titles-big idea books, history, politics, memoir, cultural critiques, popular psychology, sports, business, pop science, and, very selectively, commercial fiction. 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.
On the marketing side the assistant will provide administrative support to the marketing department and assist with the creation and execution of marketing campaigns. Responsibilities include: Contributing to Scribner's social media outreach (post preparation and scheduling, responding to readers, researching social media influencers, taking photos of books for Instagram and videos for Scribner's TikTok account); Conceptualizing and executing outreach to booksellers, librarians, bloggers, book clubs, influencers and other third parties; Executing marketing plans for select paperback reprints (coordinating with the AdPromo department on advertising plans and creative); Handling administrative tasks such as mailings, giveaway fulfillment, and invoice processing.

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


The annual salary for this position is $50,000.00 - $50,000.00

The hiring salary range for this position applies to New York City, California, Colorado, Washington state, and most other geographies. Starting pay for the successful applicant depends on a variety of job-related factors, including but not limited to geographic location, market demands, experience, training, and education. The benefits available for this position include medical, dental, vision, 401(k) plan, life insurance coverage, disability benefits, tuition assistance program and PTO or, if applicable, as otherwise dictated by the appropriate Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Paramount is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) including disability/vet.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-r78e36-44-213-63-130-42 in your application.

Salary Details

Salary Range: $50,000 to $50,000 Per Year ($ USD)