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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 expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, veteran status, or any of the 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.

Acquisitions Editor, Timber Press, Portland Oregon
Assistant Credit Manager, Workman Publishing
Designer/Senior Designer, Workman Publishing, Kids
Director, Children’s Publishing, Workman Publishing
Editorial Intern, Part-Time, Paid, Workman Publishing, Kids
Junior Analyst/Collector, Workman Publishing
Marketing Manager/Assistant Manager, Algonquin Young Readers
Production Editor, Part-Time, Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill
Production Editor, Workman Publishing
Senior Digital Marketing Manager


Production Editor, Workman Publishing

Workman Publishing is looking for an experienced Production Editor to work on both books and calendars in our collaborative, team-oriented environment.

Principal responsibilities

  • Managing each stage of the book and calendar process from manuscript to release of files to the printer using electronic workflow
  • Hiring freelance copyeditors, proofreaders, and indexers, and overseeing their work
  • Routing pages, covers, and other associated assets
  • Copyediting and proofreading promotional materials related to books and calendars
  • Collating corrections and addressing style queries
  • Maintaining high levels of accuracy throughout each project
  • Collaborating with colleagues both within the managing editorial department and throughout the company

Qualifications

  • 3+ years production editorial or managing editorial experience
  • Experience using Microsoft Word and Adobe Acrobat
  • Ability to work on 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
  • Comfort working independently and also as part of a team
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Exceptional attention to detail and accuracy
  • Ability to evaluate freelancers’ work
  • Experience coding and preparing manuscripts for typesetting
  • Awareness of current trends in language and evolving industry standards
  • Fact-checking experience a plus
  • Calendar experience a plus
  • Fluency in Spanish a plus

Work is remote until mid-September, when you would be expected to work from our NYC office at least two days a week.

Please send your resume and cover letter to jobs@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.


Editorial Intern, Part-Time, Paid, Workman Publishing, Kids

Workman Publishing (workman.com), an innovative independent publisher of nonfiction books and calendars, seeks a part-time editorial intern who can work 20 to 25 hours a week for three months. The intern will work in the children’s department, supporting the editorial staff.

Responsibilities

The intern’s responsibilities are extremely varied, comprising everything from reviewing manuscripts and layouts for nonfiction books for ages 0-12 (including illustrated middle grade, activity, puzzles, curriculum and everything in between), to fact-checking and writing art notes, as well as updating databases and reading and evaluating proposals.

Qualifications

  • Excellent communication and writing skills
  • Organizational prowess
  • A curiosity about the children’s publishing industry
  • An eye for detail
  • Proficiency in MS Office
  • An interest in nonfiction children’s books (including general interest and curriculum areas)

We especially encourage candidates from underrepresented groups to apply, and we will consider candidates of all academic backgrounds. A college degree is not required.

Please send a cover letter with your résumé to jobs@workman.com. In your cover letter, please share why you’d like to intern in the children’s department at the Workman imprint of Workman Publishing specifically. We apologize in advance, but not all applicants will receive a response.

Please note that, due to COVID-19, this position will be working from home for the near future, although interested candidates must reside in either NY, NJ, or CT and be able to commute to Workman’s NYC office when we return to the office after Labor Day.


Senior Digital Marketing Manager

Workman Publishing Co., Inc., is seeking a dynamic, motivated, and talented Senior Digital Marketing Manager to join the Marketing department in a role that will work across all corporate and distributed imprints. Acting as a leader of direct-to-consumer marketing strategy, the Senior Digital Marketing Manager will develop and execute a variety of dynamic and measurable digital marketing campaigns.

If you are a tech-savvy professional with substantial email marketing experience, creative ideas, and innovative digital marketing strategies, we would love to hear from you! In this overarching digital marketing role, the Senior Digital Marketing Manager will drive email marketing efforts as well as lead social media advertising and audience and community development for workman.com and pageaday.com. 

This position reports to the Associate Director of Digital Marketing for the Workman imprint, in close collaboration with the Executive Director of Digital Operations.   

Principal duties and responsibilities:  

  • Own direct-to-consumer email marketing: soup-to-nuts copywriting, design, building, strategy execution, idea contribution for content calendars, and reporting for direct-to-consumer lists for workman.com and pageaday.com. 
  • Implement Digital Operations Department’s strategic business direction for all marketing efforts for pageaday.com, including email, social media, and digital advertising.  
  • Responsible for the digital marketing strategy and execution of corporate direct-to-consumer holiday campaign initiatives. 
  • Work with and help lead the direct-to-consumer business team, a group of stakeholders composed of marketing, operations, and sales. 
  • Communicate clearly and effectively with all marketing and digital marketing teams across imprints, publishers, and distribution clients to create promotions for backlist titles.  
  • Collaborate with the Digital Operations and Workman Marketing teams to create regular reporting to distill learnings, drive CRO optimization, and advance programmatic priorities. 

Please apply if you meet the following qualifications:  

  • 4+ years of digital marketing experience 
  • Experience with MailChimp, particularly remarketing, as well as content creation and execution  
  • Ability to excel within a fast-paced environment 
  • In-depth knowledge of Google Analytics—tracking progress of promotions, doing analysis of initiatives, funnel creation (Google Tag Manager experience a plus) 
  • Experience with Shopify+ or similar off-the-shelf eCommerce tool 
  • Experience using design programs such as Canva or Photoshop to design creative assets  
  • A critical thinker with excellent problem-solving skills 
  • A great communicator who can deftly work with many different leaders and divisions  
  • Experience managing complex projects with multiple interdependencies and diverse stakeholders 
  • Strong demonstrated analytical skills verbal and written communication skills  
  • Proven ability to meet deadlines 
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail  
  • The ability to multitask, prioritize, and manage time effectively while also maintaining accuracy  
  • Ability to work independently and within a collaborative team environment 
  • Experience with ad management in any of these platforms is a big plus: Instagram/Facebook, Bing, and Google 
  • Ability to take high-quality photos and videos also a big plus 
  • A good sense of good humor and an excitement for participating in and contributing to a fun, vibrant work environment with great company culture  

About Workman Publishing Co., Inc.

Workman Publishing Co., Inc., is an independently owned family of publishers, including Workman Publishing, Workman Audio, Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, Algonquin Young Readers, Artisan, Storey Publishing, and Timber Press. Workman also partners with The Experiment, duopress, Erewhon Books, Familius, and Future House Publishing. Workman publishes award-winning children’s books, cookbooks, parenting/pregnancy guides, and books on gardening, country living, and humor, as well as gift books, fiction, and the bestselling calendar line in the business. The company is headquartered in New York City’s Greenwich Village, with additional offices in Chapel Hill, North Carolina; North Adams, Massachusetts; and Portland, Oregon. For more information, visit workman.com.  

Location: 

New York, New York. The position is remote until our office in Manhattan reopens although interested candidates must reside in either NY, NJ, or CT.  

How to Apply for this job: 

Please email resume, cover letter, and a digital promotion or email marketing campaign that really impressed you (please explain why), to Nicole at nicole@workman.com. We apologize in advance, but not all applicants will receive a response. 


Production Editor, Part-Time, Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill

Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill is seeking a part-time production editor (20 – 25 hours per week), who will work with editors, authors, publicity, and marketing, overseeing production of books and promotional pieces from manuscript to printer.

RESPONSIBILITIES

BOOK MANUSCRIPTS AND PAGE PROOFS

  • Assign ABCH book projects to freelance copy editors, proofreaders, fact checkers, and indexers
  • Prepare mss. and page proofs for copyeditor, proofreader, designer, editor, and author for their review
  • Apply for CIP for each title with Library of Congress (ABCH and AYR)
  • Compile author’s and editor’s corrections to first pass page proofs; reconcile outstanding editorial issues with author and/or editor at each stage of page proof; check corrections from typesetter at subsequent passes of page proof
  • Check printer digital proof

IN-HOUSE AND PROMOTIONAL PIECES

  • Assist with copyediting and fact checking of pieces produced in-house (jacket copy, bound galley copy, seasonal catalog, reading guides, writer essays, ads, stationery, some press releases, etc.)
  • Proofread in-house and promotional materials as needed
  • Distribute setting copy and first pass of pieces to all parties required to review and compile corrections to master copy 
  • Check printer digital proof

WEEKLY HOUSEKEEPING

  • Review schedules with Mng. Ed/Design/Art and attend Wednesday staff meetings 

END-OF-SEASON HOUSEKEEPING

  • Maintain list of books published by season
  • Register for copyright certificates with the copyright office of the Library of Congress, send in the two required copies of each published title

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Two or more years of production work or freelance proofreading/copyediting, plus excellent organizational skills, are a must.
  • Experience working online with Microsoft Word and with editing PDFs, as well as the ability to manage database records and work with ebooks, required.

The office is in Chapel Hill, NC—possibly New York—with the possibility of some work from home.

Please email a cover letter and resume to brunson@algonquin.com. We apologize in advance, but not all applicants will receive a response. The position is remote until our offices reopen, although interested candidates must reside in either NY, NJ, CT, or NC.


Marketing Manager/Assistant Manager, Algonquin Young Readers

Algonquin Young Readers, an imprint of Algonquin Books, seeks a Marketing Manager or Assistant Manager (title commensurate with experience) to work directly with the Director of Marketing to create overall strategy for both titles and the AYR brand including consulting on proposed ad plans, messaging, and more.

The ideal candidate has at least 4-5 years of book publishing experience, with a strong knowledge of children’s book publishing and the marketplace. Must be goal-oriented and highly self-motivated, with excellent organizational skills.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Maintain and monitor all social media platforms for AYR including Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, TikTok, and Youtube with a focus on engaging readers and growing our platforms.
  • Develop and oversee title marketing campaigns for 10-12 front list titles a year.
    • Brainstorm, draft, and execute marketing plans for assigned titles.
    • Manage creation of ads and sales materials.
    • Create and maintain Amazon paid keyword campaigns.
    • Coordinate with the sales department on mailings, outreach to accounts, promotional pieces, and more.
    • Maintain title metadata, including up-to-date information and graphic assets.
  • Create and maintain a regular schedule of newsletters including:
    • Algonquin Annotation bookseller newsletters
    • Single title dedicated consumer newsletters
    • Cross-title general consumer newsletters
  • Develop and execute seasonal and group campaigns to bolster backlist sales. 
  • Maintain and update Algonquin Young Readers website.
  • Assist in the development of PowerPoint presentations for sales conference.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • At least 4-5 years publishing experience, preferably in marketing (or comparable).
  • Ability to multitask, prioritize, and meet deadlines.
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills, attention to detail, and strong organization. 
  • Willingness to experiment and think outside-the-box about marketing.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, Mailchimp, and Wordpress. Experience with Edelweiss, Hootsuite, Canva, and Hootsuite a plus. 
  • An interest in analytical skillsets to optimize campaigns for ROI and develop audience insights and targeting strategies that reach existing fans while also looking to expand the audience.

About Algonquin Young Readers: 

Algonquin Young Readers publishes books for readers seven to seventeen. From short illustrated novels for the youngest independent readers to timely and topical crossover young adult fiction, what ties our books together are unforgettable characters, absorbing stories and superior writing.

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 expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, veteran status, or any of the characteristics that make each of us wonderfully unique. With a role at our company, you’ll be part of an amazing team!

Please email a cover letter and resume to randall@workman.com with “Marketing Manager/Assistant Manager” in the subject line. We apologize in advance, but not all applicants will receive a response. The position is remote until our office in Manhattan reopens although interested candidates must reside in either NY, NJ, CT, or NC.



Assistant Credit Manager, Workman Publishing

Workman Publishing is seeking an experienced Assistant Credit Manager to join our credit department. The ideal candidate will possess the ability to prioritize and manage time effectively while maintaining accuracy.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Review credit requests submitted by the sales department for adequate support and documentation. Establish credit lines within the level of authority set by company policy. Follow up with supplemental information when needed.
  • Monitor payment activity and search for delinquent accounts. Initiate appropriate collection measures when necessary. Provide recorded updates to the credit manager.
  • Direct the team to determine effective credit-related solutions and strategies. 
  • Analyze the risk of receivables based on trends and credit exposure. Take appropriate action with guidance from the credit manager.
  • Properly document credit decisions in Customer Notes, complete periodic reviews, and follow-up on credit lines.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Knowledge of Accounts Receivable
  • Experience with publishing reconciliation of major accounts is a plus
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, and Teams)
  • A minimum 5 years experience and/or a degree in Credit Management

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

Please note that, due to COVID-19, the person in 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 when it’s once again safe to work in an office environment.


Junior Analyst/Collector, Workman Publishing

Workman Publishing is seeking an experienced Junior Analyst/Collector to join our credit department. The ideal candidate is goal-oriented, self-motivated, and able to communicate effectively.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Maintain assigned accounts to identify outstanding debts
  • Contact accounts with past due balances over 60 days to arrange for payment
  • Manage inbound and outbound collection calls 
  • Process credit card and online check payments and enter account details into a portal
  • Set up new accounts 
  • Monitor credit hold alerts and make swift decisions to keep the flow of order
  • Handle other tasks as assigned

 

QUALIFICATIONS 

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, and Teams)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • A minimum 3 years experience

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

Please note that, due to COVID-19, the person in 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 when it’s once again safe to work in an office environment.


Director, Children’s Publishing, Workman Publishing

Workman Publishing, the publishers of Brain Quest®, Sandra Boynton, Big Fat Notebooks, Indestructibles®, Paint by Sticker®, classics like Pop Bottle Science and Beautiful Oops! that redefine what a book can be; plus recent, significant titles like The ABCs of Black History, Stories of the Saints, and The Constitution Decoded, is looking for a director for its children’s department. The candidate should have at least ten years’ experience in a relevant field but, much more importantly, a vision for exciting, diverse, and commercial children’s nonfiction. Candidates of color are encouraged to apply.

This is an exciting opportunity: The staff in place are superior. The books they publish are excellent. The business is strong and growing. The right person will know how to take advantage of this opportunity, honoring the books, the brands, and the backlist in place, while developing groundbreaking books and brands for the future.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Manage, inspire, and lead a staff of 10 (and growing)
  • Build an exciting, diverse, and balanced list that reaches babies, toddlers, young children, middle-schoolers, and even some teenagers
  • Inspire, help, and support staff as they develop, acquire, and publish exciting nonfiction
  • Acquire and edit at least 4-6 books a year
  • Supervise the children’s art department; assist in the selection of illustrators; be a creative voice in conversations about layouts, covers, and packaging
  • Engage with the world of children’s publishing and with agents; be an ambassador for Workman’s children’s department to the outside world
  • Innovate
  • Work closely and creatively on a day-to-day basis with all other departments to maintain the excellence of the list, help grow sales and revenue, and meet deadlines
  • Lead the department into meaningful, polished, and fun presentations at launches and sales conferences
  • Negotiate contracts
  • Run all meetings for the children’s department; actively participate in Workman imprint editorial, acquisitions, and cover meetings

QUALIFICATIONS

  • 10+ years of relevant editorial experience; experience in creating books for children 0-6 a plus
  • Leadership skills and experience
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; ability to advocate for books in-house and out
  • Excellent editorial skills; we are looking for a person who cares about the details as well as the big picture
  • A developed design sensibility; facility with product development a plus
  • A proven commitment to bringing diversity and inclusion to children’s books
  • A deep knowledge of the marketplace

Other:

  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Strong time-management skills
  • Knowing how to work with a creative team is a must
  • Passion for Workman’s eclectic and commercial children’s list
  • A comfort with the business side of publishing
  • An interest in the Workman calendar and puzzle businesses is a plus

We are actively seeking job applicants who reflect a broad representation of differences, including race, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, physical ability, neurodiversity, age, family status, economic background and status, and perspective.

Please send your resume and cover letter, including something you particularly like about the Workman children’s list and something you find lacking, to jobs@workman.com. We apologize in advance for our inability to respond to all applicants.

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 when it’s once again safe to work in an office environment.


Designer/Senior Designer, Workman Publishing, Kids

Designer/Senior Designer

Workman Publishing’s children’s department is growing! We’re a small, creative, collaborative team of editors and designers focused on creating innovative nonfiction for children ages 0–14. We’re looking for a Designer/Senior Designer who can translate complicated ideas into exciting learning experiences for kids. We ideate books ranging from board books to complex novelty formats to graphic novels—so we need someone who’s flexible and excited about a creative challenge.

Here’s what we’re looking for:

  • You’re an idea person who can imagine a number of visual possibilities for a book
  • You love to collaborate with editors, illustrators, and other designers to develop new ideas
  • You thrive working on a project with a lot of pieces—and using design to make the project feel lively and engaging
  • You’re a great listener who responds thoughtfully to feedback
  • You’re a detail-oriented perfectionist who sees revision as an opportunity to grow
  • You’re gratified by a project that is running smoothly and adept at problem-solving when a book needs some extra TLC
  • Excellent type skills are essential
  • Must be an experienced project manager who can partner and coordinate with other departments
  • Must be able to work under tight deadlines

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

  • Collaborate with editors to create several concepts for a new book’s interior
  • Research, hire, and communicate with illustrators
  • Resolve the design of a book that’s hit an unexpected snag—and keep it on schedule
  • Attend a production meeting, prepared with notes on the status of all our children’s titles
  • Participate in our weekly children’s development meeting, where we share inspiration and brainstorm exciting new projects

Qualifications:

  • 3–5 years of experience, including initial concept generation
  • BFA degree in design or a related field
  • A portfolio that shows great ideation, design, and type skills—hand-lettering and illustration skills are a big plus.
  • Advanced skill level in InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop

And a little about us:

We are publishers of award-winning children’s books, including the Brain Quest, Indestructibles, and Big Fat Notebook series. We also publish gift books, fiction, humor, cookbooks, and parenting/pregnancy guides, as well as books on gardening and country living.

If this sounds like a job you'd excel at and enjoy, please send your cover letter (tell us what you're reading!), résumé, and portfolio to jobs@workman.com.



Acquisitions Editor, Timber Press, Portland Oregon

Timber Press is dedicated to sharing the wonders of the natural world by publishing books from experts in the fields of horticulture and natural history. Our list includes the work of bestselling authors Doug Tallamy and Marta McDowell, as well as a popular series of field guides and books on foraging, gardening, and regional natural history.

We are actively seeking job applicants who reflect a broad representation of differences, including race, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, physical ability, neurodiversity, age, family status, economic background and status, and perspective.

Position Purpose:

The Acquisitions Editor is responsible for contracting 12 or more new books a year, for which they will oversee their development, content, editing, and layout. They maintain close communication with authors and potential authors, and work with a dedicated and accomplished team to generate ideas for new publishing projects.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Cultivate and maintain a network of academics, professionals, and knowledgeable amateurs within the natural sciences and horticulture communities.
  • Research trends, current issues, and emerging personalities in the categories Timber Press publishes into.
  • Generate ideas for new books and series and solicit authorship for them.
  • Prepare proposals including background research and preliminary costings.
  • Negotiate contracts with authors, subject to Publisher’s approval.
  • Work with authors to develop text and illustrations, and maintain manuscript schedules.
  • Work closely and creatively on a day-to-day basis with all other departments to maintain the excellence of the list, help grow sales and revenue, and meet deadlines.
  • Lead the department into meaningful and polished presentations at launches and sales conferences.

Requirements:

  • 4 years of experience in book acquisitions
  • A degree or deep content knowledge in the fields of natural sciences, horticulture, or English literature
  • Excellent spoken and written communication skills
  • Excellent organizational and research skills
  • Attention to detail and ability to prioritize

Please Note: Apply by sending a cover letter and resume to jobs@timberpress.com. Applications submitted without a cover letter may not be considered. No calls, please.

Timber Press is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We make employment decisions on the basis of merit. Our policy prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, color, religion, creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, age, income, political opinion, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic characteristics or information, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local laws. All such discrimination is unlawful and not tolerated by Timber Press.