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 Director of Digital Marketing & Strategy
Calendar Art Director
Part-Time, Paid Publicity Intern
Senior Designer, Children's
Senior Editor, Children's
Senior Manager, Web Operations & eCommerce
Trade Sales Manager


Senior Editor, Children’s

Workman Publishing is seeking a Senior Editor to join our team! In this role, you will help shape a nonfiction children’s list that is playful, innovative, and meets the highest standards of bookmaking.

Who we’re looking for:

  • You love children’s books.
  • You are curious and creative, and see book possibilities everywhere.
  • You are excited about collaborating with writers, artists, designers, and other editors to develop new ideas.
  • You are eager to mentor junior staff.
  • You are a passionate advocate for your books and authors, and are an all-around great person to work with.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • 5-7 years children’s publishing experience across age categories, with an emphasis on acquisition and editing
  • Experience with nonfiction and illustrated books required
  • Must be able to develop projects from creative brainstorming
  • Must have strong written and oral communication skills
  • Must pay meticulous attention to detail
  • Must be able to deliver quality work under tight deadlines
  • Experience with novelty formats a plus
  • Experience with graphic novels a plus
  • Established industry contacts preferred

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


Senior Manager, Web Operations & eCommerce

Workman Publishing is seeking a Senior Manager, Web operations and eCommerce, to join the Digital Operations team. In this role, you will have the opportunity to help reshape our digital presence and chart a successful course for Workman’s website strategy. You will have the technical knowledge to oversee all corporate websites, as well as the experience of eCommerce marketing with an eye for inventive product management and online merchandising.

Requirements

  • Excellent project manager. Able to multitask and troubleshoot website and eCommerce issues, often communicating with stakeholders while working on the systems integration with IT and developers.
  • Well-versed in web content management systems. Charged with overseeing the day-to-day maintenance of the corporate websites and associated brand properties.
  • Lead and manage complex web design and development projects.
  • Monitor and report on analytics for corporate and gift websites, eCommerce, specific campaigns.
  • Gather, help define, and document internal requirements for our imprints and books to effectively communicate with our outside developers.
  • Anticipate, identify, and mitigate risks and issues, pre- and post-launch.
  • Work closely with our outside developers and internal departments to oversee project implementation.
  • Partner with Design/UX team to provide input on website design, ensuring design is optimized to meet company and consumer needs.
  • Oversee the production of photo/digital assets and perform HTML updates
  • Conduct an audit of our newsletters and eCommerce marketing and look for new/further opportunities such as remarketing and drip campaigns.
  • Oversee social media and paid marketing as it relates to eCommerce.

Skills

  • Strong grasp of digital platforms with a deep understanding of how content is consumed and shared in today’s digital ecosystem
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to translate industry and technical jargon for a broader audience
  • Ability to lead the creative direction of projects
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment, one that requires “hands-on” involvement
  • Google Analytics, Google Tag Manager, and other analytics software
  • Google AdWords
  • Experience with Shopify and other eCommerce systems
  • Adobe Photoshop, some Adobe Illustrator
  • Project management software including Basecamp, Github, and more
  • Wordpress, Craft, Expression Engine, and other content management system experience
  • Advanced HTML/CSS, some Javascript and PHP
  • Cross-functional “literacy”—as evidenced by the ability to work with support functions such as title and metadata management to the websites, marketing, and third-party partners

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


Senior Designer, Children's

Workman Publishing’s children’s department is growing! We’d like to add several designers at mid-to-senior level to help us to create innovative children’s books.

Here’s what we’re looking for:

You love to collaborate with editors, writers, illustrators, and other designers to develop new ideas. You’re a detail-oriented perfectionist who loves to dig into the weeds of a design project, to make sure everything is thought-out and harmonious. You’re gratified by a project that is running smoothly, and adept at problem-solving when a book is complicated and needs some extra TLC. In your spare time, you like to draw, do lettering or paper engineering, and you’d be very excited to put those skills to use.

Here are some of the things you might do in a typical week here:

  • Design pages for our “Big Fat Notebook” series—it’s a very creative design, but also detail-oriented and fairly involved.
  • Design a book cover, and revise it based on feedback from the art director, editors, and sales team.
  • Attend a production meeting, prepared with notes on the status of all our children’s titles.
  • Research illustrators for a new project we’re developing.
  • Meet with editors and the art director to discuss revisions to illustrations.
  • Communicate with freelance illustrators to convey our feedback, and guide them in the right direction.
  • Fine-tune the paper engineering for a pop-up book.
  • Participate in our weekly children’s development meeting, where we share inspiration and devise exciting new projects.

Qualifications:

  • BFA in graphic design or a related field.
  • At senior designer level: minimum five years of design experience, preferably in children’s publishing.
  • Strong design skills, including InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop.
  • Must be a collaborative team-player.
  • Must be a creative problem-solver.
  • Must be able to work under tight deadlines.

If this sounds like a job you’d excel at and enjoy, please send your cover letter, resume and portfolio to jobs@workman.com.


Assistant Director of Digital Marketing & Strategy

Summary: In conjunction with Director of Marketing and Senior Director of Marketing and Publicity, responsible for developing and executing Workman Publishing’s digital marketing strategy and managing all digital advertising. Generates big ideas, makes data-driven strategic decisions, and drives audience growth and engagement for Workman’s titles and brands across digital platforms.

Job Responsibilities:

  1. Management of Workman’s Digital Advertising Strategy and Execution: Oversee Digital Marketing Coordinator and Digital Content & Social Media Manager in development of strategy, content creation, and execution of all digital ad campaigns across multiple platforms including Google and Facebook. Oversee weekly, monthly, quarterly, and title-specific digital advertising budgets.
  2. Content Strategy: In conjunction with Director of Marketing, create a comprehensive digital content strategy on a title-by-title basis for all relevant frontlist and backlist titles, as well as for larger Workman brands. Oversee all digital content creation (blog posts, social media, newsletters), and execute where needed.
  3. Data-Driven Analysis & Goals: Set quantifiable goals for all digital campaigns. Analyze campaign, ad, and audience data to make recommendations for Workman’s ongoing and future campaigns. Create, manage, and effectively communicate all reports detailing campaign results.
  4. Collaboration & Communication: Work across departments (Editorial, Publicity & Marketing, Sales, Operations) to align digital marketing goals with larger title-specific and brand campaigns.
  5. Technology & Innovation: Collaborate with Digital Operations department to discover tools and technologies in which Workman should invest and keep up with technology trends that could affect Workman’s digital strategy.
  6. Author Collaboration: Work directly with authors to advise on author-initiated digital marketing initiatives.

Skills Required: This position requires a skill set that combines analytics, consumer marketing, and a strong written and visual creative ability. Specific skills for this position include:

  • Skill at managing multiple direct reports and the ability to organize, lead, and inspire team members who are executing content creation.
  • Strong editorial skills, using words, images, and video in online publishing. An understanding of how to create content that draws an audience.
  • Familiarity using design programs including Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator.
  • Skill at organizing and executing long-lead content creation and real-time content creation.
  • Clear articulation of analysis of campaign results and actionable next steps to all stakeholders.
  • Proficiency in web analytics tools, social media marketing applications and social media listening platforms.
  • Some technical understanding of WordPress and other related CMS.

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


Calendar Art Director

Summary: Workman Publishing seeks a creative, forward-thinking, collaborative art director to run the calendar/stationery design department. This is a rare opportunity to be part of a dynamic team of publishers, editors, photographers, writers and designers, who are focused on constantly creating new calendars while keeping our customers’ favorites fresh. The ideal candidate will possess a keen design eye and merchandising instinct, the ability to organize and motivate a group, excellent communication skills, and a love of paper.

Responsibilities include:

  • Head a talented team of designers, delegating tasks and guiding designs
  • Work closely with the calendar publisher, editorial director, editors, designers, production department, photographers, and photo researchers to create exciting new calendars, while keeping older calendars fresh
  • Select and hire artists
  • Run art meetings at which calendar covers and interiors are discussed
  • Work closely with production editors to keep schedules on track
  • Work closely with the pageaday.com digital team to ensure design excellence
  • Oversee production of merchandise shots suitable for catalog, online, and social media

Qualifications:

  • Strong interest in paper products
  • Stellar design portfolio
  • Strong interest in the calendar and stationery marketplace
  • Ability to think three-dimensionally and generate ideas for new titles and formats
  • Experience with branding
  • Self-sufficiency, organizational skills, attention to detail, and entrepreneurial spirit
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Mastery of Adobe CC, especially Indesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator; photography skills a plus
  • 10+ years design experience; experience with calendars is not necessary

Workman is a medium-sized independent publisher of award-winning books and calendars. Our West Village office is high-energy and creative.

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

In the cover letter please include the name of the calendar(s) you use, if you use one, and explain why that’s your choice. If you use only a digital calendar, that’s okay, too, though we’d love to know why.


Trade Sales Manager

Summary: Oversee independent bookstore and wholesaler business through management of commission sales rep groups. Based in our New York City offices, you will oversee the NYC Assistant Sales Manager and Sales Assistant.

Responsibilities:

  • Act as internal voice and representative for independent bookstores
  • Supervise the efforts of 3 commission groups, 14 reps in total
  • Participate in the organization of commission rep Sales Conference twice yearly
  • Participate in business meetings with key independent customers and members of the ABA
  • Create and prepare sales analysis to maximize sales in the independent channel
  • Direct cooperative advertising plans with wholesale and retail accounts
  • Oversee, coordinate and participate in regional trade shows
  • Attend Winter Institute, BEA, and regional conferences as necessary

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 5 years sales experience within the publishing industry on the sales side
  • Excellent communication skills and ease of presenting sales information and titles to large groups
  • Very organized with ability to respond to large number of emails and requests daily
  • Excel experience – both data entry and spreadsheet formulation. Database experience a plus.
  • Travel required to 4 – 5 events per year

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