CBS Corporation VP, Deputy Publisher, Aladdin, Simon Pulse, Little Simon and Simon Spotlight in New York, New York

VP, Deputy Publisher, Aladdin, Simon Pulse, Little Simon and Simon Spotlight

REF#: 28762

CBS BUSINESS UNIT: Simon & Schuster

JOB TYPE: Full-Time Staff




Simon & Schuster, a part of CBS Corporation, is a global leader in the field of general interest publishing, dedicated to providing the best in fiction and nonfiction for consumers of all ages, across all printed, electronic, and audio formats. Its divisions include Simon & Schuster Adult Publishing, Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing, Simon & Schuster Audio, Simon & Schuster Digital, and international companies in Australia, Canada, India and the United Kingdom.


The Deputy Publisher is responsible for all the logistics of publishing approximately 400 titles a year from marketing and publicity to sales and inventory. This is the second-in-command position to the publishers of these imprints. Strong interaction with all departments within S&S -- and with authors and agents -- is required.

Responsibilities include:

Primary point person/liaison for sales division: includes coordinating all sales meetings, pub grids and schedules; preparing agendas for focus and positioning meetings, identifying lead titles; responding to issues on call reports; attending sales calls with reps as needed; overseeing COOP plans; brainstorming backlist promotions; identifying opportunities.

Primary point person for supply chain: includes attending all reprint and first print signing meetings; monitoring all inventory issues, tracking turn-around times, etc.

Primary point person for marketing: includes overseeing TIP sheets (researching competitive tiles & brainstorming selling points); approving ALL marketing materials, sell sheets, ads, etc; coordinating all marketing plans and promotions.

Primary point person for authors and agents: includes communicating with them and responding to all queries (from payments to process), or complaints; monitoring their expectations; communicating sales figures, publicity and marketing campaigns, etc.

Working closely with editorial to secure advance quotes for books; determining necessary sales materials, final approval on TIP sheets.

Working closely with Publisher on all inter-departmental budgets and annual title by title budgets (including marketing and publicity spends); monitoring sales daily, weekly, and monthly for the entire list; watching for holes in overall pub program; strategizing opportunities for new categories; scheduling trade paperback publications, etc.


Seasoned (7 plus years), highly pro-active team player with a passion for book publishing; excellent writing, 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; polished communication skills. Ideal candidate will have either a sales, or a marketing, background, or a combination of both. College degree required. Related work experience a must. An interest in commercial fiction and licensed publishing is preferred.


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