Careers

Thank you for your interest in a career at Workman Publishing. With a role at our company, you’ll be part of an amazing team! We invite you to explore our career options below; we look forward to hearing from you.

Assistant, Digital & Web Operations
Marketing Manager, Artisan Books
Publicist/Senior Publicist


Publicist/Senior Publicist

Workman Publishing seeks a Publicist/Senior Publicist for its dynamic team to handle a range of publicity campaigns for a diverse list of titles, both new and backlist. Workman, one of the largest independently owned book publishers, is known for its roster of children’s and adult brands that include Brain Quest, Indestructibles, Paint By Sticker, What to Expect When You’re Expecting, 1,000…Before You Die, and Atlas Obscura, as well as a list of acclaimed, bestselling authors including Sandra Boynton, Brooke Gladstone, Austin Kleon, and Steven Raichlen, among many others. Candidates must have experience executing campaigns for lead titles on children’s and/or adult lists. A strong knowledge of the media, booksellers and event venues,excellent organizational skills, creative thinking abilities, and a proven track record of both internal and external communication is also required.   

The Publicist/Senior Publicist will be responsible for crafting comprehensive publicity campaigns; executing multi-city author tours; proactively creating pitch topics; seeking new media contacts; securing major media for books, brands and authors; writing innovative press releases and pitch letters; and building strong relationships with authors. The role will report to the Director of Publicity.

Candidates should have a bachelor’s degree; minimum 5 years experience in book publishing publicity; excellent written and verbal communication skills; strong media contacts; and the ability to juggle multiple, complex projects simultaneously. 

Please email resume and cover letter, with salary requirements, to Rebecca Carlisle, Director of Publicity, Workman Publishing, rcarlisle@workman.com. We apologize in advance, but not all applicants will receive a response.


Assistant, Digital & Web Operations

Workman Publishing seeks a proactive, detail-oriented assistant to support the work of the digital and web operations department. The digital department is a highly collaborative team that tackles all aspects of digital publishing and web operations, both administrative and creative.

The ideal candidate will possess strong communication skills, be task-oriented and have the ability to independently prioritize daily work.

Responsibilities include:

  • Assist with data management for print and digital product records
  • Assist with digital file distribution and monitoring
  • Assist with basic web management including content changes, file uploads, and day-to-day site maintenance of web properties
  • Assist with digital ad asset creation and landing pages
  • Assist with ebook sales account management
  • Process sales and exception reporting on a daily, weekly and monthly basis
  • Manage department calendar and production schedules
  • Manage department invoices, reports and documentation
  • Provide customer service support for consumer queries related to web operations

Qualifications:

  • 1-2 years of experience working in publishing or media preferred
  • Self-sufficiency, organizational skills and attention to detail are mandatory
  • Excellent communication ability and comfort working with customers and multiple departments within the company
  • Proficiency with MS Office Suite (especially MS Excel)
  • Proficiency with Photoshop, InDesign, HTML and CSS
  • Knowledge of software solutions such as Wordpress and Mailchimp
  • Comfort with browser-based technology

Please send cover letter and resume to kate@workman.com. We apologize in advance, but not all applicants will receive a response.


Marketing Manager, Artisan Books

Artisan, a division of Workman Publishing based in New York City’s West Village, produces 15-20 illustrated books each year, primarily in cooking, home, lifestyle, and pop culture, from authors who are leaders in their fields. Recent bestsellers include Why We March, In the Company of Women, John Derian Picture Book, The Kinfolk Home, and The Dogist.

We seek a Marketing Manager to spearhead both strategic planning and implementation of our wide variety of marketing initiatives. Our goal is to heighten the effectiveness of both our trade and consumer marketing campaigns.

Artisan develops a custom campaign for each book, tailored to its unique selling points, so creativity is vital. The candidate should be an excellent writer with a firm grasp of advertising, digital marketing, title marketing, and promotional partnership  opportunities. S/he will also take an active role in Artisan’s social media strategy. Responsibilities will include generating ideas and guiding campaigns from conception to creative direction, negotiating placements, and tracking campaign success.

Our publicity & marketing department is a small and collaborative group that enjoys working as a team. The candidate should be an independent thinker who is eager both to initiate fresh ideas and to develop them in concert with colleagues.

Bachelor’s degree and 5+ years of marketing experience required; experience with lifestyle books preferred.    

Interested parties should email resume, cover letter, and two writing samples to Allison McGeehon, Associate Publisher, Artisan Books: allisonm@artisanbooks.com.