Job opening detail :
Telesales Account Manager
posted: Sept. 24, 2021
Offered by:
Simon & Schuster
Health; Dental; 401K
Full Time
New York, NY
Simon & Schuster, Inc. is a global publishing company with prominent imprints, celebrated for publishing award-winning books for children and adults in multiple formats and categories.

We are looking for a Telesales 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 across the country. The telesales account manager is responsible for maximizing sales exposure for frontlist and backlist titles by performing analysis to make recommendations on title 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
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
Manage coop budgets
Ensure successful author events
Provide excellent customer service


Minimum 2 years sales experience in a mid-size or large publishing company
Independent bookstore experience a plus
Edelweiss savvy
Avid, passionate reader
Flexible, self-starter
About Our  
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
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