ViacomCBS Audiobooks Production Assistant in New York, New York
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.
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This position exists to support the Audio Production department in all studio-related and administrative areas. The coordinator works directly with the whole department & reports to the VP of Audio Production.
--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 skills, and comfort with budget work. Proficiency with Excel, Concur, FTP, Adobe Acrobat, iTunes, MS Office, MS Outlook.
Approximately two years office experience preferred but not required.
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