Careers

Thank you for your interest in a career at Workman Publishing. With a role at our company, you’ll be part of an amazing team! We invite you to explore our career options below; we look forward to hearing from you.

Art Department Assistant, Part-Time
Assistant Manager, Education & Library Marketing and Sales
Manager, Digital Operations
Senior Publicist
Senior Book Designer


Assistant Manager, Education & Library Marketing and Sales

Workman Publishing, an independent publisher of award-winning children’s and young adult fiction and non-fiction, cookbooks, parenting and pregnancy guides, as well as high-end gift books, adult fiction, gardening, humor, and country living, is seeking an Assistant Manager, Education & Library Marketing and Sales to join our team.  

The ideal candidate has at least 3 years of children’s education and library marketing experience, and will look for creative and meaningful new ways to market our books and authors to teachers and librarians around the country. Specific responsibilities include:  

Teacher and Librarian Conferences and Outreach

  • Pitching authors, advertising our booth presence, and merchandising our books at all national conferences, including:
    • Educator shows: NCTE, ILA, AMLE, NCSS, and NSTA
    • Librarians Shows: ALA MW, PLA, TLA, ALA, and AASL
  • Planning and participating in all Children’s Book Buzzes through AAP and other organizations.

Educator and Library Awards

  • Planning and executing state and national award campaigns through ALA and other state library and educational organizations.
  • Submitting titles for state awards (i.e. Texas Bluebonnet, etc.) and national awards (i.e. Newbery, Printz, Caldecott, etc).

Seasonal Marketing Plans

  • Work with the marketing departments from each imprint to brainstorm title-specific marketing plans, help write and traffic related advertisements and promotional materials, and determine school/library budget.

Teacher and Librarian Research

  • Grow contact list of teachers, principals, administrators and professors of education
  • Develop new and creative ways of working with teachers and librarians in person and via social media

Educational Sales Contact

  • Assist reps with educational wholesaler cooperative advertising
  • Analyze and evaluate the overall business year to year

Qualifications include:

  • A minimum of 3 years of experience in education and library marketing, with strong relationships and contacts in this field
  • Proactive, detail-oriented, and highly motivated with excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Exceptional organizational skills needed; can multi-task and handle a heavy workload with tight deadlines
  • Strong personal interest in children’s literature
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively
  • Travel is required for this role
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office

Please email resume and cover letter to Annie Mazes, Workman Publishing, amazes@workman.com.


Art Department Assistant, Part-Time

Workman Publishing seeks an Art Department Assistant for the production of calendars using CS5 InDesign and Photoshop. This is a seasonal, part-time, 25-hour week on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, which will conclude in April 2018.  

Working knowledge of type changes, scanning, image manipulation, and color correcting are necessary. Administrative work such as printing, collating, and file management is required. Some trimming or tiling of oversized calendars is needed for presentations. We have 100+ calendar projects with tight deadlines. Staff designers require support with prepress and proofing.   

Requirements:

  • Must have a proactive can-do attitude
  • Attention to detail is mandatory
  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced, high-pressure environment
  • Ability to work with a team and independently
  • Excellent communication skills with all levels of management and staff is necessary

Qualifications:

  • 3-5 years’ experience in graphic design, digital or relevant space
  • Highly proficient with Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign on Macs
  • Direct industry experience is a plus
  • Degree in the Arts a positive

Please email your résumé, cover letter, and PDF samples of your work to barbie@workman.com. If you have a website, please send that as well. We apologize in advance, but not all applicants will receive a response.


Manager, Digital Operations

Workman Publishing is seeking a motivated digital operations manager to join the Digital Operations team. This role reports to the Senior Manager, Digital Operations and works alongside sales. In this role, you will be the project manager of title management, ebook distribution and reporting systems used by divisions and distribution clients. The manager will work with all departments and relevant stakeholders to ensure system and workflow stability as well as proactive adherence to industry standards and best practices, while also incrementally growing system features and enhancing overall metadata, ebook distribution and digital sales reporting support.  

The role includes input, documentation, user support, training, analysis, reporting and project management. The manager will collaborate with business stakeholders to improve systems and processes to enhance productivity and ultimately sales. Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Manage the collection and distribution of product metadata, including basic and enhanced metadata.
  • Analyze product metadata and identify poorly executed records for correction by responsible parties.
  • Manage the collection and distribution of ebooks.
  • Analyze ebook distribution and identify poorly executed transactions for correction by responsible parties.
  • Present sales and exception reporting on a daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual basis.
  • Advise and implement ebook prices for parity compliance and maximum sales potential by digital sales channel, territory and currency for divisions and distribution clients.
  • Analyze ebook sales patterns and identify backlist and frontlist promotional opportunities, as well as potential issues and areas for improvement.
  • Conduct monthly meetings with divisions and distribution clients to enhance digital sales efforts with maximum promotional and social marketing outreach.
  • Review and optimize workflow with stakeholders.
  • Respond to publishers and distribution partners in a timely manner, troubleshoot system issues with the user community and technicians, and escalate issues appropriately.
  • Document business requirements for new features and enhancements, and submit system enhancement proposals for consideration.
  • Analyze usage and usability of key systems and processes, working with user community and technicians in a project management capacity to prioritize and drive improvements.
  • Identify and pursue integration opportunities among internal systems.
  • Strategize and create new opportunities for using metadata to drive discovery, systems wide.
  • Research metadata standards and best practice.
  • Participate in monthly BISG Metadata and Subject Codes Committee meetings to align collection and distribution of metadata with industry best practices.
  • Serve as a key liaison to external distribution clients and business partners in the onboarding/offboarding process and troubleshoot any issues that may arise.
  • Write guidelines and provide training to users involved in creating and maintaining metadata, systems wide.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Must have a sharp eye for detail.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to present reporting in a group setting.
  • Advanced skill sets in MS Excel, including but not limited to pivot tables, Vlookup, and other usage.
  • Working knowledge of information systems, metadata standards, ONIX protocol and HTML.
  • 3-5 years prior work experience is preferred.
  • Interest in books and the business side of publishing is preferred.

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


Senior Book Designer

Looking for a talented, experienced book designer who has a strong background in adult trade book design including interiors and covers. Will be responsible for the design, file development and preparation of jackets, covers, and interior layouts. 

Strong and nimble typographic skills are essential, as well as experience with both text driven and complicated 4-color book interiors. Must be inventive, resourceful, flexible, able to take direction and work well in an active studio environment with challenging deadlines.

Candidate should be an experienced project manager and, be able to coordinate with other departments—photo-research, production, editorial and sales, and must have experience in assigning illustration and in art directing complex photo assignments.

Qualifications: At least five years experience in the book publishing field, a BFA degree in graphic design, and solid command of The Adobe Creative Suite for Mac. 

Salary: Commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Apply to: artjobs@workman.com with pdf samples of covers and interiors, a cover letter and resume.


Senior Publicist

Workman Publishing seeks a Senior Publicist for its dynamic team to handle a range of publicity campaigns for a diverse list of titles, both new and backlist. Workman, one of the largest independently owned book publishers, is known for its roster of brands that include Brain Quest, Indestructibles, Paint By Sticker, What to Expect When You’re Expecting, 1,000…Before You Die, and Atlas Obscura, as well as a list of acclaimed, bestselling authors including Sandra Boynton, Brooke Gladstone, Austin Kleon, and Steven Raichlen, among many others. Candidates must have strong knowledge of the media, booksellers and event venues; excellent organizational skills; creative thinking abilities; and strong communication skills.

The Senior Publicist will be responsible for crafting comprehensive publicity campaigns; executing multi-city author tours; proactively creating pitch topics; seeking new media contacts; securing major media for books, brands and authors; writing innovative press releases and pitch letters; and building strong relationships with authors. 

Position requires a bachelor’s degree; minimum 5 years experience in book publishing publicity; excellent written and verbal communication skills; strong media contacts; and the ability to juggle multiple, complex projects simultaneously. 

Please email resume and cover letter, with salary requirements, to Rebecca Carlisle, Workman Publishing, rcarlisle@workman.com.