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
Associate Photo Researcher (Staff Position), Workman Publishing
Marketing Assistant, Workman Publishing
Production Associate, Artisan Books
Production Editor, Workman Publishing
Senior Designer, Workman Publishing
Senior Editor, Workman Publishing


Marketing Assistant, Workman Publishing

Workman Publishing seeks a Marketing Assistant for its dynamic team to work across its diverse list of titles and national brands of books and calendars. The candidate will handle a wide range of duties including support for the Director of Marketing and the Senior Manager of Marketing & Visual Content. The candidate must be extremely organized, an excellent writer and communicator, and have a strong interest in marketing and publishing with a focus on the nonfiction publishing that Workman is known for.

This is a wonderful opportunity for someone starting their career in publishing and looking to use their creativity, strong writing skills, and interest in learning about the publishing industry as well as their digital and social media acumen and visual eye. The Marketing Assistant will be responsible for working on marketing campaigns with senior staff, singlehandedly executing campaigns on frontlist titles, assisting with social media and other marketing initiatives, and handling departmental administrative duties. Assistance on lead campaigns will include building mailing lists, partner pitching, writing bookseller letters and pitch letters, preparing promotional materials, and coordinating mailings. They will also be responsible for their own titles, giving them a chance to take ownership of marketing campaigns and gain vital experience outside of a support role. There will be opportunities to assist with social media campaigns and digital marketing strategy, work directly with authors, and participate in leading industry events like BookExpo and BookCon.

Requirements:

  • Prior marketing, publishing, or sales experience through part-time work or internships is preferred
  • Experience with MailChimp, Photoshop/InDesign or other design software, and social media platforms preferred
  • Excellent time management and communication skills
  • Positive attitude, an eagerness to learn, and a willingness to ask questions
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Strong writing skills
  • Interest in food, culture, pets, and trends

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


Senior Designer, Workman Publishing

Workman Publishing’s children’s department is growing! We are adding a senior-level position to help us create innovative children’s books.

Here’s what we’re looking for:

You love to collaborate with editors, writers, illustrators, and other designers to develop new ideas. You love to create innovative design concepts. You’re a great listener who responds thoughtfully to feedback from our art directors, editors, and sales team. You’re a detail-oriented perfectionist who loves to dig into the weeds of a design project, to make sure everything is thought-out and harmonious. You’re gratified by a project that is running smoothly, and adept at problem-solving when a book is complicated and needs some extra TLC. You love children’s books and graphic design, and are eager to mentor our junior designers.

Here are some of the things you might do in a typical week here:

  • Design a book cover, and revise it based on feedback from the art director, editors, and sales team
  • Make preliminary designs and research illustrators for a project in development
  • Attend a production meeting, prepared with notes on the status of all our children’s titles
  • Meet with editors and the art director to discuss revisions to illustrations
  • Communicate with freelance illustrators to convey our feedback and guide them in the right direction
  • Participate in our weekly children’s development meeting, where we share inspiration and devise exciting new projects

Qualifications:

  • BFA in graphic design or a related field
  • At senior designer level: minimum five years of design experience, preferably in children’s publishing
  • Strong design skills, including InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop
  • Must be a collaborative team player
  • Must be a creative problem-solver
  • Must be able to work under tight deadlines

And a little about us:

We are publishers of award-winning children’s books, including Brain Quest, Indestructibles, and Big Fat Notebooks; we also publish gift books and fiction, as well as cookbooks, parenting/pregnancy guides, and books on gardening, country living, and humor. Located in the heart of New York’s Greenwich Village, in a converted printers’ building, our offices are high-energy and creative, filled with people who are passionate about what they do.

If this sounds like a job you’d excel at and enjoy, please send your cover letter, résumé, and portfolio 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.


Production Editor, Workman Publishing

Workman Publishing is looking for an experienced Production Editor to work on both books and calendars. This position will manage all stages of the book process from transmittal of manuscript to release of final files to the printer. The candidate will be responsible for hiring freelance copy editors, proofreaders, and indexers and overseeing their work, in addition to maintaining high levels of accuracy throughout each project.

Requirements:

  • 3–5 years copyediting, production editorial, or managing editorial experience
  • Ability to work on highly complicated, art- and design-heavy books
  • Ability to work well under pressure in a deadline-driven environment
  • Strong copyediting and proofreading skills
  • Excellent organizational and problem-solving skills and the ability to prioritize and multitask
  • Ability to work independently and also as part of a team
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy
  • Ability to evaluate freelancers’ work
  • Experience using Track Changes in Microsoft Word and annotating PDFs in Adobe Acrobat
  • Experience coding and preparing manuscripts for typesetting

Please send your resume and cover letter to managingeditor@workman.com. Be sure to include your salary requirements and to put “Production Editor” in the subject of your email. 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.


Production Associate, Artisan Books

Artisan Books is seeking a production associate to contribute to its diverse list of illustrated titles. The position is ideal for a motivated and organized self-starter with 1–3 years of experience in book production. Working closely with the production director, the production associate will help track all aspects of book production—including printing, scheduling, estimating, color-correcting, and coordinating with vendors. Specifically, the production associate will:

  • Report to the production director and also work closely with the design department to make sure interdepartmental (design/production) materials flow correctly and to perform production-related design tasks
  • Perform supportive duties, including photocopying of passes and mechanicals when necessary, printing out PDFs that come from the printer, labeling dummies, distributing proofs, creating shipping labels, and handling all shipping details
  • Help with estimates of new titles, revising when specs change and getting comparison bids
  • Handle the Artisan reprints: purchase orders, file creation, estimates, schedules, correction/proof follow-up; color-checking advance copies, following up with freight forwarders and updating internal status reports
  • Work with design department to upload and download files to prepress and printers
  • Work with the design department to mark up requests for retouching
  • Serve as the point person for all the needs of the international and digital departments, creating sets of files and PDFs

This position will also oversee some duties in the design department, including preparing mechanicals for production, inputting text corrections for books and ancillary materials (catalog, bound galleys, and BLADs), and trafficking covers and jackets.

Candidates should be familiar with all aspects of the bookmaking process and be proficient in Excel as well as InDesign, Photoshop, and Creative Suite and must have strong organizational and time-management skills. Please send cover letter and résumé to jobs@workman.com. We apologize in advance, but not all applicants will receive a response from us.


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.