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Associate Publisher, Aladdin, Little Simon and Simon Spotlight


New York, NY, US, 10020

New York

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. For more information visit our website at www.simonandschuster.com.


The Associate Publisher is responsible for managing the logistics of publishing approximately 400 titles a year from marketing and publicity to sales and inventory, as well as having a hand in all business decisions. They will report to the Publisher of Aladdin, Little Simon and Simon Spotlight. The ability to understand the publishing process will help meet the requirements of working quickly and cordially with a multitude of departments in a fast-paced environment.
Responsibilities include:


Liaison to the sales division to continuously identify sales opportunities across imprints. Responsibilities include but are not limited to coordinating all sales meetings with the marketing team, preparing pub grids and schedules; preparing agendas for focus and positioning meetings, identifying lead titles; responding to issues on call reports and from the sales team day-to-day; generating communication regarding essential info/schedule changes/news; attending sales calls with reps as needed; setting up and coordinating prop editions in our systems.

Primary point person to the supply chain team: includes attending all reprint and first print signing meetings; communicating upcoming promotions, publicity and sales needs and monitoring all inventory issues.

Primary point person for the marketing and publicity teams: includes collaborating and tracking the annual marketing budget; assessing sales requests for promotions in relation to the budget; setting weekly marketing meeting agendas; overseeing TIP sheets and comp titles (researching competitive tiles & brainstorming selling points); approving marketing materials, sell sheets, ads, etc; and coordinating all marketing plans and promotions.

Primary business point person for authors and agents: includes preparing and sharing sales and sell-in information, providing ongoing sales reports and tracking sales arcs for ongoing series and programs.


Liaise with the managing editorial department for title moves, seasonal title budgets and release dates.


A seasoned children's books profession with at least 7 years of relevant experience is required

A highly pro-active team player with a passion for book publishing

Must have excellent communication, organizational and administrative skills, meticulous attention to detail, a mind and eye for numbers and budgets, and an ability to juggle multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment.

Ideal candidate will have either a sales or a marketing, background, or a combination of both.

College degree required.

An interest in commercial fiction and branded publishing is preferred


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Nearest Major Market: Manhattan
Nearest Secondary Market: New York City