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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.

Children's Editor, Workman Publishing
Publishing Assistant, Workman Publishing


Publishing Assistant, Workman Publishing

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

This is a unique opportunity to work at the crossroads of the business and editorial sides of publishing. This position offers insight into sales, marketing, metadata, and the overall business of publishing, as well as participation in the editorial process, including editorial acquisitions discussions, submission reading, and full editorial responsibility for several calendar titles each year on our innovative and bestselling calendar list.

The ideal candidate will be responsible and self-directed, with excellent time management and communication skills, as well as a comfort with interacting with a wide range of people and departments. A passion for books and a desire to work within a community committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion is a must. But perhaps most important, this person will be driven by curiosity—a desire to not only do a task well and in a timely manner, but to understand why they are doing it, and why it matters.

Responsibilities:

  • Title management database and Edelweiss catalog maintenance for Workman adult books, children’s books, and calendars
  • Metadata and keyword development and maintenance
  • Sales report generation and 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
  • Meet all internal and external deadlines
  • Represent Workman, and Workman’s values, to authors, agents, and customers
  • Support Publisher/Editorial Director and Executive Associate Publisher in all that they do

Qualifications:

  • Excellent time management and communication skills
  • Ability to problem-solve quickly and independently
  • Strong writing skills and impeccable grammar
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat, and PowerPoint

Location:

New York, New York. 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.

To apply, please email a résumé and cover letter explaining why you would be a good fit for this position and for Workman to jobs@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.