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.

Publishing/Editorial Assistant
Senior Graphic Designer
Special Markets Coordinator


Publishing/Editorial Assistant

Workman Publishing is seeking a full-time Publishing/Editorial Assistant who will report directly to both the Publisher/Editorial Director and the Associate Publisher.

This is a unique opportunity to work at the crossroads of the business and editorial sides of publishing, gaining hands-on editorial experience as part of the editorial team, as well as insight into sales, marketing, metadata, and the overall business of publishing. The ideal candidate will be responsible, self-directed, creative, curious, and passionate about books. This person will have excellent time management and communication skills, an aptitude for interacting with a wide range of people and departments, and a good eye for language and design, as well as a positive attitude, an eagerness to learn and a willingness to ask questions. Some prior publishing, office, or bookselling experience is preferred.   

Responsibilities:

  • Title management database and Edelweiss catalog maintenance
  • Metadata and keyword development and maintenance
  • Sales tracking
  • Administrative duties, including answering phones, managing departmental schedules, and planning department events
  • Editorial support on new and backlist titles, and full responsibility for editorial work on multiple calendar projects
  • Author, agent, and customer contact

Qualifications:

  • Excellent time management and communication skills
  • Ability to problem-solve quickly and independently
  • Strong writing skills, impeccable grammar, and an eye for design
  • Prior publishing, office, or bookselling experience is preferred
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office and Powerpoint

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


Special Markets Coordinator

Workman Publishing—an independent publisher of award-winning cookbooks, fun and educational children’s books, and high-end gift books, as well as parenting/pregnancy guides, gardening and country living reference titles, literary fiction, and more—is seeking an energetic, proactive, and creative Sales Coordinator with a keen interest in new business development to join the Special Sales team.

Our collective goal is to seek out and foster niche sales opportunities outside the world of traditional bookstore and retail sales. Our business includes everything from gift-with-purchase premiums to non-profit giveaways, corporate gifts, and more, so we are seeking a curious, out-of-the-box thinker with a strong interest in nontraditional sales and a knack for matchmaking books with new, untapped markets. The Special Markets Coordinator will oversee outreach for key brands and individual titles across many of our imprints, as well as work with key sales managers to support our presence in museum stores. Our team also exhibits at a variety of trade shows each year, so the ideal candidate should feel comfortable speaking with customers not only by phone and email, but also in person. Some travel is required, as the coordinator will be expected to both plan and attend conventions.

The Coordinator will also work closely with the Workman Speakers Bureau, which negotiates paid speaking engagements for authors across all of our imprints—handling the billing for all booked events as well as crafting and emailing internal deal memos. Ultimately, they will grow to handle their own list of authors and begin to negotiate deals independently.

Responsibilities:

  • Writing pitch letters and crafting sales copy for sell sheets and direct-mail brochures
  • Assisting customers, processing orders, and helping with mailings
  • Liaising with other sales departments to market our books to museums
  • Researching new business opportunities, with a special focus on key brands and titles
  • Preparing for and attending trade shows
  • Administrative duties as needed

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of one year of experience in book publishing, preferably within a sales department
  • Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent time management and communication skills
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Attention to detail and strong organizational skills are key, as the position will report to multiple parts of the department and juggle several tasks at once

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


Senior Graphic Designer

We have an immediate opening for a talented senior level graphic designer working in our Calendars and Stationery Team which operates at the intersection of graphic design, publishing, and product.

Designer should be highly skilled with typography, attentive to details and exhibit high-level experience in design and production with an ability to work independently and collaboratively. Organized multi-tasker, quick thinker, and motivated self-starter who proactively seeks solutions and has a willingness to get the job done. Our ideal candidate is curious about the world, open and positive, has a love of paper and paper products, an interest in merchandising and keeps current on trends.

  • A creative portfolio that demonstrates a strong design sensibility, conceptual clarity, and attention to detail.
  • Proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign).
  • Illustration and retouching skills a plus.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Develop and ideate concepts.
  • Refine and develop all aspects of designs.
  • Strong production values and techniques
  • Ensure integrity of design in final deliverables and production
  • A minimum of 5 years of professional experience is preferred.
  • BFA in graphic design or equivalent.

Please send cover letter, resume, a link to your portfolio, as well as a description of your favorite paper object and why you like it to artjobs@workman.com. We apologize in advance, but not all applicants will receive a response.