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.

Associate Editor/Editor, Algonquin Books, Full Time, New York
Associate Photo Researcher (Staff Position), Workman Publishing
Creative Director, Algonquin Books
Editorial Intern, Workman Publishing
Manager/Assistant Manager, Online & Digital Sales


Manager/Assistant Manager, Online & Digital Sales

Workman Publishing is seeking a highly organized and motivated candidate with experience in sales, marketing, and/or operations to oversee ebook business across all imprints while assisting Workman’s National Account Manager for Amazon print operations.

Responsibilities include: Managing sales relationships with all retail and library ebook vendors, including but not limited to Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble Nook, Apple Books, Google Play, Kobo, OverDrive, and Hoopla. Tracking, organizing, and implementing discounted ebook promotions and paid ads. Meeting deadlines for merchandising and promotional placements. Compiling weekly and annual sales reports. Maintaining fluency with Workman titles and presenting upcoming titles quarterly and seasonally to retailers. Building and scheduling featured deals roundup emails through Mailchimp. Addressing file, metadata, and billing issues. Pursuing new sales models, vendors, and opportunities for growth. Reviewing and executing new ebook contracts and contract addendums. Serving as Workman’s main point of contact for all things ebooks, working most closely with digital operations, sales, credit, and marketing departments.

Support for Amazon print sales will include all day-to-day operations, including purchase order processing and general admin, print-on-demand enrollment, and Amazon Marketing Services.

The ideal candidate will be dedicated to taking ownership of an essential part of Workman’s business with keen insight on how to thrive in the changing market and bolster our established accounts. Job title based on experience.

Requirements:

  • At least 2–3 years’ publishing experience in sales, marketing, and/or operations
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to prioritize and problem solve
  • Strong communication skills, especially email
  • Proficiency in Excel & Microsoft Office
  • Newsletter marketing/Mailchimp experience a plus

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.


Editorial Intern, Workman Publishing

Workman Publishing, an innovative independent publisher of nonfiction books and calendars, seeks a part-time editorial intern who can work 20 to 25 hours a week. Our internships are extremely varied, comprising everything from fact-checking to reading and evaluating unsolicited manuscripts.

Requirements:

The ideal candidate is a detail-oriented student or recent graduate looking to get into book publishing. An interest in calendars, general nonfiction (including lifestyle, self-help, humor, and cooking), and children’s books is a plus! Excellent communication and writing skills and proficiency in MS Office are also required. Prior publishing and/or administrative experience is preferred.

Length of Internship:

3 months

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


Associate Photo Researcher (Staff Position), Workman Publishing

Workman Publishing (located in New York City's West Village) is seeking an experienced photo researcher to join a busy and creative photo department. Minimum 3 years photo industry experience.

Candidate needs to be well versed in photo research on a variety of subjects ranging from nature, travel, history, and art, to fashion, sports, animals, humor, news, culture, celebrity, food, yoga, and beyond! This position requires a strong visual sensibility, a keen intellect, a creative approach to challenges, organized administrative follow-through, and excellent communication skills. Must be familiar with major commercial photo sources ranging from stock houses, historical archives, and museums to photographers and agencies around the world. Position requires thorough knowledge of rights, permissions, licensing, and usage fees. We work closely with our art and editorial colleagues on all image-driven books and calendars so a collaborative spirit is most welcome. Position involves occasional in-house photo shooting and support for larger photo shoots on location.

We are looking for someone who has a great eye for the right photo, is excited by the publishing industry, and balances it all with a good sense of humor!

Competency in Photoshop, Bridge, FileMaker, MS Word, and Excel.

Bachelor’s degree in photography or equivalent studies.

Competitive salary with excellent benefits.

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. And please, no phone calls.


Creative Director, Algonquin Books

Algonquin Books, a division of Workman Publishing, is looking for an experienced, hands-on, fulltime creative director to oversee all aspects of our visual content, from book and jacket design to promotional material to our social media branding. The successful candidate must possess excellent leadership qualities, creative expression, an ability to communicate visual ideas to non-visual people, and time management skills.

This is a rare opportunity for someone who loves Algonquin’s award-winning and curated list of literary fiction and nonfiction, and who lives in either New York City or Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

JOB DESCRIPTION

  • Work closely with editorial to oversee all aspects of the design of approximately 20 frontlist titles a year and 10 to 15 paperbacks or redesigned backlist titles, including conception, execution, approval, and transmitting files to production
  • Work closely with managing editorial and production on the schedule, helping to make sure key production, marketing, and sales milestones are met
  • Work closely with outside designers, conveying clear direction on the audience for the book and its complete package, from galley to interior to jacket
  • Work closely with marketing team on promotional assets
  • Manage a three-person Chapel Hill-based team that currently handles paperbacks, marketing and promotional materials, and interior and ARC design, as well as departmental administration duties
  • Manage relationships with a network of outside designers, illustrators, and other artists
  • Oversee the design budget
  • Manage/oversee the uploading of images to our database distribution software

REQUIREMENTS

  • Significant book publishing experience
  • A love of books and independent publishing
  • A keen interest in and understanding of the publishing marketplace
  • A keen interest in all social media marketing tools
  • Specific knowledge of typography, illustration styles, and design trends
  • Strong network of freelance designers and other artists
  • Supreme organizational skills and an ability to manage deadlines, readjust where necessary, and keep the team on track in a fast-paced environment
  • An ability to collaborate, to compromise, and to communicate a clear visual vision
  • Strong written and verbal skills
  • Creative and collegial energy and spirit
  • Proficiency with all necessary technology, including InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Word, Microsoft Teams
  • Curiosity and a desire to keep learning, and exploring the changing markets and technologies available to keep the department on top of trends

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.


Associate Editor/Editor, Algonquin Books, Full Time, New York

Requirements:

Looking for a creative, experienced, entrepreneurial, and collegial editor to develop and acquire books, as well as handle some existing projects, for Algonquin Books in New York, an independent publisher devoted to award-winning and bestselling narrative nonfiction and fiction and the discovery of new voices. This person will report to the Publisher/Editorial Director and work closely with a small editorial team. Algonquin, with staff in both Chapel Hill, NC, and NYC, is an imprint of Workman Publishing, Inc.

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Edit approximately 5-7 titles a year, with an emphasis on nonfiction
  • Read and evaluate submissions
  • Be idea-driven, pursuing projects not just via agents but also developing original books from the ground up
  • Manage a P&L and agent negotiations
  • Take on projects or initiatives as assigned by the publisher/editorial director
  • Help drive backlist development
  • Write and oversee tip sheets, endorsements, and jacket and other copy for your books
  • Work with all relevant departments, production, design, sales and marketing, as an advocate and troubleshooter for your books
  • Take an active role in presenting and championing the books, and in collaborating with the marketing and publicity team
  • Assist in achieving imprint profit goals

Experience and skills desired:

  • Minimum five years book publishing experience
  • Passion for and curiosity about all aspects of the publishing business and its future
  • A love for and commitment to independent publishing
  • Excellent conceptual and line-editing abilities
  • Excellent communication skills, written and verbal
  • Must be resourceful, proactive, and organized
  • Must be results driven, with an ability to juggle multiple projects, manage deadlines, and demonstrate follow-through
  • Strong relationships within the publishing industry
  • Strong engagement with the outside world of culture and trends
  • An ability to play nicely with others on a small team and to build relationships internally, across the Algonquin and Workman staff

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

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.