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Marketing & Publicity Manager


South Yarra, VIC, AU, 3141 Cammeray, NSW, AU, 2000

South Yarra

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.


Welcome to Simon & Schuster Australia, part of the ViacomCBS Corporation, one of Australia’s fastest growing publishers bringing an extensive range of locally published and international books to readers across Australia and New Zealand.

We are looking for a confident, innovative and self-motivated Marketing and Publicity Manager to develop and implement consumer and retailer marketing campaigns across a range of titles and genres. This is a high-level marketing position within the department and requires someone with solid previous experience, strong communication skills and the ability to adapt quickly to the changing media and marketing landscape. 


If you are looking for a varied, exciting role working in a team of passionate booklovers, this could be the job for you. The role can be based in Melbourne OR Sydney.


You will be doing things like this:

  • The development and implementation of all elements of allocated book campaigns including PR, trade marketing, advertising, point-of-sale creation, digital media 
  • Be the key point of contact for these campaigns with both internal and external contacts, most importantly authors, clearly communicating all plans to all parties
  • Work closely with your marketing and publicity colleagues on content and management of elements of Simon & Schuster owned media
  • The development of key relationships to assist in campaign success, including with key media


To be successful in this role, you will need the following key skills & attributes:

  • At least 5 years’ experience in a marketing or PR role, with PR experience favourable
  • Book industry, or similar industry, experience preferable 
  • The ability to multi-task and plan meticulously
  • A strong verbal and written communicator
  • An innovative thinker with creative flair
  • Proficiency in using Microsoft packages
  • A team player and the ability to work in a small, collaborative, fast paced environment with a proven ability to meet tight deadlines
  • A keen reader


Who we are: 

We are a global leader with offices in the USA, United Kingdom, Canada, India and Australia, employing approximately 1400 staff worldwide.
In Australia, we publish both local and international books that make an impact on the bestseller lists and our cultural landscape. We are dedicated to bringing an extensive range of titles for adults and children, in all genres and all formats, into the hands of readers.  Our passion, agility and commitment to our authors and books made us the fastest growing publisher last year and we have continued plans for growth in the future. 

We are an equal opportunity employer offering flexible working arrangements, competitive salaries, additional superannuation, a large suite of benefits including paid parental leave, financial planning and superannuation advice, income protection and life insurance and a range of wellbeing programs. We offer a non-corporate, inclusive, friendly and collaborative environment where all voices are heard.


Simon & Schuster is dedicated to publishing a broad and diverse range of books for everyone, representative of the world around us. We are committed to working with and supporting writers, illustrators and other creative partners from all walks of life, regardless of race, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, nationality, religion or belief, age, social or economic circumstance. 


We are looking for someone to start as soon as possible. If you feel you have the required aptitude and experience, please submit your CV with a cover letter here. We encourage candidates from all different backgrounds to apply.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 


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


At ViacomCBS, the spirit of inclusion feeds into everything that we do, on-screen and off. From the programming and movies we create to employee benefits/programs and social impact outreach initiatives, we believe that opportunity, access, resources and rewards should be available to and for the benefit of all. ViacomCBS is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, creed, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, marital status, disability, gender identity, gender expression, and Veteran status.