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Workman Publishing is steadfast in its commitment to innovation, creativity, inclusion, and excellence. Our focus is to create a diverse and supportive environment, and we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All are welcome, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, veteran status, or any of the other fascinating characteristics that make each of us wonderfully unique. With a role at our company, you’ll be part of an amazing team! We invite you to explore our career options below, and we look forward to hearing from you.

Ad Operations and Digital Reporting Specialist
Children's Editor, Workman Publishing
Editorial Assistant, Workman Publishing
Publishing Assistant, Algonquin Books


Editorial Assistant, Workman Publishing

Workman Publishing (workman.com), an innovative independent publisher of nonfiction books and calendars, seeks an editorial assistant to work with two senior editors.

The ideal candidate is enthusiastic, curious, industrious, highly organized, and detail-oriented, with the ability to work independently. Candidate should be a dedicated reader of magazines, blogs, social media, etc., with an engagement with culture and trends. An interest in general adult nonfiction, lifestyle, humor, pop history/science, and self-help is preferred. This is an exciting opportunity to learn the ins and outs of both the book and calendar businesses. Candidates of color and individuals with disabilities encouraged to apply.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assist two senior editors, with both their books and calendars
  • Work toward being able to edit a range of calendars independently
  • Administrative and clerical duties, such as keeping track of book and calendar schedules; reviewing catalog copy; and sending contracts and payments
  • Review proposals and manuscripts
  • Write interesting, accurate captions; basic fact-checking
  • Brainstorm ideas for new books and calendars
  • Participate in weekly editorial meetings

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Ability to multitask and prioritize
  • Expert at grammar, with a real grasp of language and usage
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Comfortable with the MS Office Suite and Adobe Acrobat

Please email a cover letter, including the title of the book(s) you’re reading right now, and résumé to jobs@workman.com, with “editorial assistant position” in the subject line. We apologize in advance, but not all applicants will receive a response.

Please note that, due to COVID-19, this position will be working from home for the foreseeable future, although interested candidates must reside in either NY, NJ, or CT and be able to commute to Workman’s NYC office full-time when it’s once again safe to work in an office environment.


Ad Operations and Digital Reporting Specialist

Workman is seeking an experienced, motivated, and talented Ad Operations and Digital Reporting Specialist to join our Digital Marketing team on a part-time basis.

We are seeking someone who is available approximately 10-15 hours per week on a month-to-month basis as needed. This person will be based offsite.

Principle duties and responsibilities:

Ad Operations: Campaign management (heavy emphasis on Amazon and FB/Instagram ads) including creating, implementing, testing, and trouble-shooting digital ad campaigns based on direction from Workman’s Associate Director of Digital Marketing. Strategize with Digital Marketing team members or independently about what campaigns should look like overall in terms of goals, buildouts, and optimization.

Reporting: Responsible for monitoring reporting on a daily basis to ensure campaigns are running as expected and providing optimization recommendations. Provide weekly reporting on digital campaigns from various ad platforms including, but not limited to Amazon, Facebook/Instagram, and Google during the upcoming holiday season. Explore ways to streamline ad reporting processes, pull sales reports for advertised titles, and compile monthly ad data. Attend and present in internal meetings providing updates or consultation as needed.

Reporting: Responsible for monitoring reporting on a daily basis to ensure campaigns are running as expected and providing optimization recommendations. Provide weekly reporting on digital campaigns from various ad platforms including, but not limited to Amazon, Facebook/Instagram, and Google during the upcoming holiday season. Explore ways to streamline ad reporting processes, pull sales reports for advertised titles, and compile monthly ad data. Attend and present in internal meetings providing updates or consultation as needed.

Requirements: 3-5 years of ad operations and reporting experience required with firm understanding of Google Analytics. Shopify experience a plus.

The Ad Operations Specialist must be accustomed to working in a dynamic, time-compressed environment and completing a variety of tasks in parallel. Excellent communication and documentation skills are a must. This individual is expected to draw heavily on their independent expertise and implementation experience to successfully complete their assigned tasks in a timely manner.

To apply, please email a résumé and cover letter explaining why you would be a good fit for this position to moira@workman.com. We apologize in advance, but not all applicants will receive a response.


Children's Editor, Workman Publishing

Workman’s Children’s department, home of blockbuster brands Brain Quest, Big Fat Notebook, and Paint-By-Sticker, is looking for an editor. The candidate should have at least five years’ experience in children’s editorial. Educational publishing experience and familiarity with early elementary-through-high school curriculum preferred. Candidates of color encouraged to apply.

This is an exciting opportunity to help us grow our existing brands and create new ones. We’re looking for someone with a fresh perspective who can generate surprising ideas for both our trade and educational businesses.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Manage 6 to 10 editorial projects a year, which might include board books, workbooks, card decks, puzzles, and curriculum-based study guides
  • Review and revise concepts, outlines, and manuscripts
  • Collaborate with design team to develop look and feel for each project
  • Brainstorm ideas for new products
  • Work with outside vetters and subject matter experts to ensure highest educational standards
  • Meet all internal and external deadlines
  • Support Senior Editor
  • Possible attendance at relevant conferences

QUALIFICATIONS

  • 5+ years of children’s editorial experience
  • Excellent editorial skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Comfortable with the MS Office Suite and Adobe Acrobat
  • Familiarity with the Adobe Creative Suite a plus

Other:

  • Experience generating IP a plus
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Strong time-management skills
  • Passion for Workman’s mission to create high-quality, innovative, inclusive, empowering non-fiction and activity books for children

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


Publishing Assistant, Algonquin Books

Algonquin Books is looking for a proactive, collaborative Publishing Assistant to support the Publisher/Editorial Director and the editorial team. We are an independent publisher devoted to award-winning and bestselling narrative nonfiction and fiction and the discovery of new voices. An imprint of Workman Publishing, Inc., we have staff in both Chapel Hill, NC, and NYC.

The ideal candidate is an enthusiastic, industrious, highly organized, and collegial with the ability to multitask, prioritize, and otherwise work independently.

Responsibilities:

  • Managing phones, calendars, meetings and other basic administrative tasks
  • Completing awards submissions
  • Handling permissions requests
  • Tracking contracts and payments and communications with authors and agents
  • Managing the Algonquin bookshelves and doing mailings
  • Proofreading jacket materials
  • Tracking submissions and metadata
  • Reading manuscripts and writing reader reports
  • Drafting descriptive copy, and other more creative tasks directly involved with our books.

Requirements:

  • College degree
  • Strong writing and communication skills
  • A passion for books and literature and contemporary culture
  • Some related experience preferred
  • Self-starter and detail oriented
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office

To apply, please email a resume and cover letter to jobs@workman.com. We apologize in advance, but not all applicants will receive a response.

Please note that, due to COVID-19, this position will be working from home for the foreseeable future, although interested candidates must reside in either NY, NJ, or CT and be able to commute to Workman’s NYC office full-time when its once again safe to work in an office environment.