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ViacomCBS Copywriter in London, United Kingdom

REF#: 36103

CBS BUSINESS UNIT: Simon & Schuster

JOB TYPE: Full-Time Staff




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.


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.

Job Profile: We have an exciting vacancy for a copywriter to join our creative and dynamic team. Reporting to the Head of Marketing, you will work across all areas of the Simon & Schuster adult publishing list working on creative content across both print, digital and outdoor. You will write content for marketing campaigns, websites, newsletters and some corporate communications. You will be responsible for polishing copylines for books and advertising lines to ensure they are as effective marketing tools as they can possibly be. You will also be responsible for troubleshooting metadata content across the list.


We are looking for a talented individual with a flair for writing creative copy, an imaginative approach and experience in a creative industry. You will have a keen eye for detail and an awareness of industry best practice and latest trends. You will display strategic thinking and planning, as well as an instinct for consumer insight and some experience of working on metadata is preferable. You will be full of creative ideas and knowledge and understanding in a publishing role is desirable. If you love books and getting them into them into the hands of readers, then we want to hear from you.

Closing Date: 22 January 2020 at 5:30pm


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