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ViacomCBS Marketing Manager, Customer Retention in Concord, Massachusetts

REF#: 38570

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, a division of ViacomCBS, is looking for an experienced Retention Manager to grow the highly successful Pimsleur language learning subscription business.

The Retention Manager will come from a direct-to-consumer environment in which maximizing user retention and engagement were key performance indicators in a digital subscription business. Previous experience with a subscription business is a must.

On a broader scale this role is responsible for driving improvements in lifetime value, reducing churn, and ensuring customer satisfaction. Specifically, the role will oversee and test how we communicate with customers at all stages of their journey, develop save and retention offers, implement upsell opportunities and work cross-functionally with every team (marketing, e-commerce, analytics, customer service, content, etc.) to identify opportunities and implement initiatives that drive engagement with our current subscriber base.



The ideal candidate will have a deep understanding of consumer funnels and segmentation and past experience developing customer retention strategies across email, web and in-app to drive increased retention, engagement, and product usage for a mobile-forward subscription business.

Other responsibilities will include:

  • A/B testing retention offers at point of cancellation.

  • Identifying and developing upsell/cross-sell opportunities to maximize LTV and customer satisfaction.

  • Establishing, owning, and reporting on key onboarding and retention indicators to drive decision making and results.

  • Collaborating with content and app development teams to shape the future of our app to meet retention goals and increase loyalty.

  • Ensuring second to none customer experience that drives advocacy and loyalty.

  • Scoping requirements and working with vendors to develop technology improvements to support retention initiatives.

Skills Required:

  • 4+ years of experience in retention planning and strategy

  • Strong critical thinking and analytical capabilities, particularly in customer segmentation

  • Experience leveraging in-app communication features to drive engagement

  • Solid understanding of web (Google Analytics), mobile analytics tools (MMP experience preferred), and subscription metrics

  • Copywriting or content marketing skills preferred

  • Self-starter with strong communication skills that can multi-task and flourish in a fast-paced environment

  • Ability to work independently or as part of a team in remote locations

  • 5 years’ experience working on a direct response marketing team is strongly preferred.

  • Bilingual in English and Spanish a plus

Please note that this role can be based in either the Concord, MA office or the NYC office.

Fully remote candidates will be considered as well.


EEO Statement:

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

At ViacomCBS, 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. ViacomCBS 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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