Telesales Account Manager


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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
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
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.
If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you may request a reasonable accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access. as a result of your disability. You can request reasonable accommodations by calling 212.846.5500 or by sending an email to Only messages left for this purpose will be returned

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