Careers

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.

Art Director, Artisan Books
Sales Account Manager, Workman Publishing
Senior Editor, Workman Publishing


Sales Account Manager, Workman Publishing

Workman is seeking a hardworking, detail-oriented candidate to serve as Sales Account Manager for our Amazon print business for all imprints and distribution clients. The ideal candidate will be a nimble and creative thinker with a fine attention to detail and the ability to solve problems quickly. Experience selling to Amazon will be prioritized, but not strictly required.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Sell in frontlist titles, projecting quantities and soliciting purchase orders
  • Manage inventory levels for frontlist and backlist titles, working with the inventory manager and production departments to ensure we have enough inventory
  • Provide regular sales reporting, including the processing and reporting of all co-op-related fees
  • Secure seasonal merchandising opportunities
  • Work with imprints to develop A+ detail pages and audit detail pages for any issues or errors
  • Coordinate with customer service and the warehouse to ensure orders ship in a timely manner and minimize operational chargebacks
  • Coordinate Amazon-specific marketing campaigns with respective marketing departments and handle all billing/reporting for the campaigns
  • Manage enrollment of print-on-demand titles
  • Troubleshoot all Amazon-related issues that arise
  • Occasional travel is required

Please apply if you meet the following qualifications:

  • Minimum 3–5 years of experience in a publishing sales role
  • College degree or work equivalent
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent organizational and follow-up skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to work well under pressure and proactively solve problems
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint

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


Senior Editor, Workman Publishing

Workman Publishing has a rare opening for an experienced acquisitions editor to join its editorial team. This person will acquire, edit, and publish top-notch, commercial nonfiction for the adult market—books and calendars that are excellent, needed, imaginative, unexpected, and visually exciting. The best candidates will have a track record for successful nonfiction, significant experience with the entire publishing process, and a vision for how to make a book stand out in today’s crowded marketplace. Good editing and writing skills and a knack for working closely with design are key to success in the job. Workman is an extremely collaborative environment that prioritizes creativity, ingenuity, intelligence, wit, craft, flexibility, congeniality, ambition, and entrepreneurial drive.

WHAT YOU WILL DO:

  • Publish 4-8 books a year—some acquired from agents, some the result of your own ideas and vision
  • Edit 8-12 calendars a year—some from the Workman backlist, some new titles acquired by you
  • Work closely with all departments—design, managing editorial, production, photo, publicity, marketing and sales—to ensure the highest quality and the greatest success
  • Co-manage an editorial assistant

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A minimum of 7 years of experience in an editorial role (book publishing experience is a plus, but not necessarily essential)
  • Strong writing, editing, and communication skills
  • You know where smart people hang out, and you know how to find them
  • A strong visual eye; you’re an innovator
  • Resourceful, organized, creative self-starter; you would never wait for an idea to come to you

ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Ability to meet deadlines while never settling for second-best
  • A keen interest in book publishing—where the industry is now and where it’s going; a desire to figure out where untapped audiences reside and what they’re reading
  • Proven experience with innovation and critical thinking
  • A comfort with talking about ideas, and with selling them to others

Workman Publishing is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce, so we strongly encourage veterans, people with disabilities, people of color and gender nonconforming candidates to apply. Please send your resume and a cover letter, in which you answer the question, “Why do you want to work at Workman, as opposed to some other publisher?” to jobs@workman.com. We apologize in advance, but not all applicants will receive a response.


Art Director, Artisan Books

Artisan Books, a division of Workman Publishing Co., is looking for an art director to creatively art direct and design book jackets and interiors for its list of stylish, illustrated trade books. This position will be responsible for overseeing interiors, jackets and covers, and catalog and sales materials and for the management of in-house and freelance designers—including commissioning original photography and illustrations and managing budgets and photo shoots. Must have strong communications and organizational skills, a proven track record of stylish design, and a willingness to change track and find the right design for every book. Must be excellent at managing deadlines and working collaboratively with the editors and publisher on a design strategy for every title, and working with the managing editor and production director to ensure books remain on schedule. Seven-plus years of experience with 4-color, illustrated books required. Please send résumé along with samples of your work (via PDF attachments or a link to an online portfolio) to jobs@workman.com. We apologize in advance, but not all applicants will receive a response.