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Publishing Assistant, Atria Books


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 seeking an organized, self-starter to join the team as Publishing Assistant. The Publishing Assistant will work closely with the Publisher and Associate Publisher, as well as editorial, publicity, marketing, and sales. They will be responsible for coordinating materials for sales and marketing meetings, tracking pre-orders and retail distribution, routing invoices, circulating sales figures, and more. The ideal candidate will have clear written and verbal communication skills, an acute attention to detail, and keen organizational skills. The Publishing Assistant works closely with the publishing office and editorial and will report to the Associate Publisher.

• Work with Associate Publisher to schedule and coordinate agendas for in-house sales and marketing meetings
• Organize and circulate materials for in-house meetings and sales conferences, take detailed notes, and prepare follow-up materials for those meetings.
• Prepare weekly marketing update
• Annotate weekly bestseller list with sales figures
• Circulate manuscripts to Sales and Marketing
• Manage imprint budget grid and coordinate changes with the Business Office
• Handle general administrative responsibilities for the Associate Publisher

• Relevant experience or internships in editorial, marketing, publicity, or sales
• Ability to work independently, prioritize effectively, and meet quick deadlines
• Superb verbal and written communication skills
• Interest in and enthusiasm for book publishing
• Proficiency in Excel, PowerPoint, as well as general computer skills


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