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Simon & Schuster, LLC, a global leader in publishing, believes that in addition to our ability to change lives through the books that we champion, our actions and business practices can have a positive impact on society and help create a better, more sustainable and equitable future.


Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Pledge:


Simon & Schuster International is dedicated to publishing a broad and diverse range of books for everyone, representative of the world around us. We are committed to working with and supporting writers, illustrators, and other creative partners from all walks of life, regardless of race, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, nationality, religion or belief, age, social or economic circumstance.


Social responsibility initiatives at Simon & Schuster include commitments in the areas of diversity, sustainability, and corporate philanthropy.
“Simon & Schuster is committed to creating and sustaining a workplace whose staff is representative of the multi-faceted audiences we serve.  We look to foster and nurture a vibrant and stimulating culture of awareness and inclusion, in order that we may better identify and champion a diverse range of authors and viewpoints.”
—Jonathan Karp, President & CEO
As a leader in the publishing industry, Simon & Schuster works assiduously to include, through its publishing and in its workforce, authors and employees from underrepresented communities. We are committed to making our workforce and publishing programs a reflection of the actual multifaceted population of our society. By fostering a workplace in which diversity, equity, and inclusion are an ongoing part of the daily life and fabric of Simon & Schuster, we will ensure that we are a company that values its employees and authors, that is a welcoming and safe environment for all, willing and ready to bring to readers books that have the power to change the world.

Our commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is expressed through increased focus on recruiting and staffing, retention and career development, mentoring, diversity and inclusion training for employees, and a continued emphasis on broadening our publishing lists and marketing efforts to serve underrepresented groups. In addition, Simon & Schuster awards various scholarships, and is involved in various community outreach programs that help to create awareness of publishing and help broaden the candidate pool among underrepresented groups.


“Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is much more than an 'HR issue.' It is an essential ingredient in the design and implementation of our business and must necessarily be embedded in the day-to-day activities of our company.  True innovation requires that we reflect the world’s full diversity of individuals, opinions, and viewpoints. But it is not enough to simply include people at the table, but to amplify everyone’s voices, clear barriers, and appreciate each other for our unique backgrounds.”


—Amanda Armstrong-Frank, Director, Workplace Culture & Diversity Initiatives