Closing date: 27 January 2020
Company: Simon & Schuster UK
Location: London (Central)
Type: Sales Administration
Salary Description: Competitive, plus benefits
Reference: S&S UK SALES ADMIN
Simon & Schuster is one of the most successful global publishers with a strong UK presence. Our fiction list in the UK includes bestselling authors such as Philippa Gregory and Santa Montefiore, and Tom Rob Smith. Our non-fiction list ranges from number one bestsellers Bruce Springsteen’s Born to Run, Hillary Clinton’s What Happened, Rhonda Byrne’s The Secret and Rupi Kaur’s The Sun and Her Flowers, Laura Bates, Benjamin Zephaniah and Walter Isaacson.
Our children’s list is one of the fastest growing and most innovative children’s lists in the UK, with bestselling brand authors Cassandra Clare, Danny Wallace, Rachel Renee Russell and Ben Miller. Stars on the picture book list include the Underpants series by Claire Freedman and Ben Cort, award-winner Benji Davies and bestselling picture books by Sue Hendra and Paul Linnet, and Sara Ogilvie.
Simon & Schuster UK also represent a number of well-respected, eclectic and successful publishers, which include Elliot & Thompson, Rebellion, Black Library, Andrews McMeel, Viz Media, National Geographic Adult, Boom! Studios, Inner Traditions, Gallup Press and Orenda Books.
As Sales Assistant you will be responsible for providing administrative support to the Group Sales Director and other account managers.
Reporting to the Group Sales Director, you will be responsible for order processing, producing kits for customer presentations, liaising with our Production department and our Distributor to monitor the progress of orders, and resolving customer queries, in addition to other administration duties. The role will involve working particularly closely with the Special sales team.
The Candidate Profile:
A fantastic entry-level position, giving a rounded insight into the world of publishing, the ideal candidate will have strong people skills and the ability to learn quickly, along with good IT competency (MS Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint). An eye for detail and strong organisational skills are vital, a “can do” positive attitude is a must and the ability to multi-task effectively is indispensable.
Please apply by email to https://cbs.avature.net/cbssscareers/JobDetail/SALES-ASSISTANT-6-MONTH-FTC/16572 attaching your CV and covering letter with details of your current salary and expectations.
Simon & Schuster UK is an equal opportunities employer committed to the goal of building a culturally diverse workforce. We welcome applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.