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Audiobooks Production Assistant


New York, NY, US, 10020

New York

Simon & Schuster has been named to Forbes magazine list of “America’s Best Mid-Size Employers 2022.”

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. 
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This position exists to support the Audio Production department in all studio-related and administrative areas.  The Assistant works directly with the whole department & reports to the VP of Audio Production.

Major Responsibilities/Tasks:

--Codes and oversees all billing for Audio Production, a time-consuming process because of the great number of freelancers  (actors, producers, directors, engineers, etc).  Also handles all S&S studio expenses.  

--Creates and updates a budget spreadsheet for every title.   Supplies budget estimates, based on these spreadsheets, for our business department.

--Orders and reviews contracts for actors and producers.  Sends contracts out for signatures, follows up with agents, distributes to all involved and maintains a contracts database.  

--Supports manuscript manager in acquiring and tracking manuscripts

--Serves as back-up associate producer, which includes reading & writing summaries of books for the casting of readers; script formatting; pronunciation research; and scheduling of readers, studios & engineers.

--Works with a union paymaster for the payment of readers who are SAG-AFTRA members and acquires tax information as needed.

--Maintains an audio production database, with information about every title produced. 

--Handles all general office maintenance.


Bachelor’s degree required.  Strong writing, communication, organization skillsand comfort with budget work.  Proficiency with ExcelConcur, FTP, Adobe Acrobat, iTunes, MS Office, MS Outlook.

Approximately two years office experience preferred but not required. 








The annual salary for this position is $50,000.00 - $54,000.00 


The hiring salary range for this position applies to New York City, California, Colorado, Washington state, and most other geographies. Starting pay for the successful applicant depends on a variety of job-related factors, including but not limited to geographic location, market demands, experience, training, and education.  The benefits available for this position include medical, dental, vision, 401(k) plan, life insurance coverage, disability benefits, tuition assistance program and PTO or, if applicable,  as otherwise dictated by the appropriate Collective Bargaining Agreement.


Paramount is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) including disability/vet.


At Paramount, 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. Paramount 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.


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Nearest Major Market: Manhattan
Nearest Secondary Market: New York City