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Assistant Manager, Specialty Gift Sales


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 Special Markets team is seeking a sales driven Assistant Manager to oversee and manage the day-to-day functions of our Specialty Commission Gift Representatives. This is an exciting opportunity to work within the special markets channel and learn the sales patterns of this highly competitive and growing marketplace. This position reports to and works closely with the Director of Gift Sales.

Key Responsibilities Include:
• Creating sales and marketing materials for sales reps such as digital catalogs, themed sell sheet, and category reports
• Assists Director in the creation of advertising, promotional, and marketing material, including two seasonal catalogs
• Responsible for overseeing and managing the day-to-day sales of our NYC, Pacific Northwest, and Rockies rep groups and territories.
• Run monthly commission reports and resolves open order issues
• Provide administrative support to the sales reps including managing showroom samples, sending rep samples, filling out title data sheets and helping with presentations to accounts
• Sell wholly owned and distribution clients to accounts that are not serviced by the commission reps and prospect new business.
• Travel is required and candidate must represent Simon & Schuster at regional gifts shows located throughout the US in the winter and summer months.

• Minimum 2-3 years of experience in Special Sales preferably in Gifts Sales
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Excellent organizational and follow-up skills


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