Analyst, Business & Corporate Development

1230 Ave of the Americas, New York, NY 10036, USA Req #207
Thursday, June 6, 2024

Simon & Schuster was 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. For more information visit our website at


Simon & Schuster, a leading global publisher and KKR portfolio company, is seeking a highly motivated and analytical Business and Corporate Development Analyst. In this dynamic role, you will play a key part in identifying, evaluating, and executing the company’s strategic growth initiatives, including mergers & acquisitions (M&A), strategic partnerships, investments, and other business development opportunities. This is a unique opportunity to work for the leading global independent publishing group and to gain exposure to one of the world’s premier private equity firms.


About You:


  • Minimum 1-3 years of experience in investment banking, strategy, corporate finance, corporate development, corporate business development, or a related field.
  • Strong understanding of financial modeling, valuation methodologies, deal structuring, competitive and industry analysis, and transaction execution (both M&A and commercial).
  • Bachelor's degree in Finance, Economics, or a related field. (An MBA is a plus, but not required.)
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills with a keen eye for detail.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Excellent PowerPoint skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint) and financial modeling tools (e.g., MOIC, IRR, DCF).




  • Conduct market research and identify potential acquisition targets, strategic partnerships, and other growth opportunities that align with Simon & Schuster's strategic objectives within the global publishing landscape.
  • Analyze financial data, build valuation models, and prepare detailed presentations and investment memorandums (IMs) to support deal evaluation for M&A and other business development initiatives.
  • Assist with due diligence processes, including managing diligence workstreams and document exchange relevant to the transaction/opportunity type.
  • Help assess adjacent and emerging market areas such as AI, podcasting, and international audio markets.
  • Manage deal timelines and trackers, prepare presentations, and communicate effectively with deal teams and senior management at Simon & Schuster and KKR.
  • Stay up-to-date on industry trends and market dynamics within the global publishing landscape, with a focus on potential growth opportunities.


Bonus Points:


  • Knowledge of the global publishing sector and its sub-segments (e.g., trade publishing, educational publishing).
  • Experience with data analysis tools relevant to the publishing industry (e.g., Nielsen BookScan).
  • Understanding of legal and regulatory frameworks relevant to the global publishing industry and M&A/commercial transactions.
  • Experience working with private equity firms.
  • Experience negotiating commercial contracts.


Simon & Schuster US is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) including disability/vet. At Simon & Schuster US, the spirit of inclusion feeds into everything that we do. From 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. Simon & Schuster US 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.

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.

Candidates hired for this or any other posted Simon & Schuster role will be employees of Simon & Schuster, LLC, subject to all policies, including the Workplace Privacy Notice, and eligible solely for the benefits plans thereof. 

Other details

  • Job Family Financial Analysis
  • Job Function Finance / Accounting
  • Pay Type Salary
  • Employment Indicator Regular
  • Min Hiring Rate $80,000.00
  • Max Hiring Rate $90,000.00
Location on Google Maps
  • 1230 Ave of the Americas, New York, NY 10036, USA