Full Job Description
CBS BUSINESS UNIT: Simon & Schuster
JOB TYPE: Full-Time Staff
JOB SCHEDULE: Full-Time
JOB LOCATION: New York, NY
Simon & Schuster, a division of ViacomCBS, 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 Backlist Copy Coordinator will be responsible for reviewing/updating copy for backlist titles on a rolling basis. This includes updating copy (adding headlines, adjusting keywords and metadata) to include newsworthy awards or media tie-in information. Interest in and basic understanding of metadata, SEO, and online discoverability, and the ability to review, research, and suggest search keywords is required. The person would also contribute to departmental proofreading and other special projects that include correcting online copy, participating in ongoing scaled backlist clean-up initiatives, troubleshooting feed problems, and writing email and promotional copy. Attention to detail, being mindful of deadlines, and excellent organizational skills required.
Reviewing/updating copy for approximately 75 titles per week (300 to 450 titles per month)
Ensuring consistency across all editions and confirming proper feed
Proofreading of Ad/Promo materials (e-newsletters, print/online ads, promotional items) on a rolling basis
Computer literate (MAC a plus)
Well organized and extremely detail-oriented
Excellent writing, grammar, and communication skills, as well as creativity and sound judgement when making decisions
Ability to work well under pressure and within tight deadlines
2 years publishing/copy-related experience
Knowledge of proofreading marks
Familiarity with Chicago Manual of Style and the ability to work with a Style Guide
Knowledge of SEO and ability to research, identify, and incorporate search keywords a plus
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