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Marketing Director Atria Books (3-4 month assignment)


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.


Atria Books is currently seeking a short-term Marketing Director. Our team is a dynamic, diverse, creative group committed to our authors and to publishing their books for maximum impact. Atria publishes a range of bestselling, and award-winning fiction and non-fiction from authors including, Colleen Hoover, Jennifer Weiner, Brad Thor, Zakiya Dalila Harris, Janet Evanovich, Vince Flynn, Sister Souljah, Fredrik Backman, Lisa Jewell, Charlamagne Tha God, Taylor Jenkins Reid, Armando Lucas Correa, Mark Lamont Hill, Reyna Grande, Rebecca Serle, William Kent Krueger, Katy Tur, Akwaeke Emezi, and many more.

We are looking for someone with 6-8 years of experience in book marketing and management who has a proven record of creating successful traditional and innovative campaigns for both fiction and non-fiction titles and who can be a strong leader in the marketing department for 3-4 months while our Marketing Director is on leave.

• Oversee a team of four marketers who work on 35-40 frontlist titles per season
• Develop marketing plans and prepare selling materials
• Communicate with authors and agents about campaign progress
• Analyze campaign metrics and report on success and growth opportunities
• Advise authors on growing their online and social media presence
• Collaborate closely with publicity, editorial, advertising, video, and corporate marketing departments
• Maintain strong relationships with Independent booksellers and librarians
• Oversee imprint social media channels and content, with an eye toward growth and building engagement metrics
• Work closely with editors on acquisition opportunities, especially in relation to author platform assessment

• At least 6-8 years of experience in book publishing, marketing, brand management, or equivalent
• Strong leadership and management skills
• Excellent written and verbal communication
• Ability to present effectively and clearly in meetings
• Keen attention to detail
• Must be well-organized and able to prioritize and meet deadlines under pressure
• Proven success in digital marketing, social media campaigns, and social media outreach
• Must be a creative and strategic thinker, as well as assertive and persuasive
• Proficiency with Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel


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