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Joy Bertan, is the director of Talent Acquisition and Diversity Initiatives at Simon and Schuster

With over 25 years of experience, she has spent her entire career within the world of media. From the music and entertainment business, to magazines and now books, she has a wealth of experience across many channels.

Joy started her career in marketing for the Warner Music Group and was then part of the launch team for VIBE Magazine. After a number of years in entertainment marketing she transitioned into HR. starting as a Retained Recruiter on the agency side working for many large corporations like Coke, General Mills, and the advertising agencies. She then made the move back to the client side by being brought back into the Time Warner family as an in-house Recruiter for the Time Inc. brands. Six years ago she joined Simon & Schuster as the Head of Talent Acquisition and as a bookworm, she loves every minute of it.