Simon & Schuster, Inc. is Hiring
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.
We are looking for a Telemarketing Account Manager on the Independent Bookstore Team based in our New York office to sell our complete list—wholly-owned children’s, adult, audio, and distributed client titles—to an account base of 100 independent bookstores in the southern region. The telemarketing account manager is responsible for maximizing sales exposure for frontlist and backlist titles by performing analysis and using independent judgment to make recommendations on product selection and quantity to their accounts based on knowledge of both their customers and our titles.
Responsibilities include:Work with accounts to maximize promotional placement in-store and online
Manage coop budgets
Ensure successful author events
Maximize backlist exposure through inventory reviews as well as seasonal, thematic, and regional opportunities
Build strong relationships with accounts
Manage order processing and operational issues around stock, orders, and shipment
Actively participate in seasonal sales conferences and weekly team calls, as well as communicate to publishers about activities and opportunities in the territory
Provide excellent customer service
Minimum 3 years sales experience in a mid-size or large publishing company
Independent bookstore experience a plus
Avid, passionate reader