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.

Manager of Digital Marketing, Content & Strategy
Part-Time, Paid Editorial Intern
Proofreader/Copyeditor, In-House Freelance
Senior Book Designer


Part-Time, Paid Editorial Intern

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 children’s books, crafts, self-help, humor, cooking, and photographs of small- to medium-size animals 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 to 6 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.


Proofreader/Copyeditor, In-House Freelance

Looking for freelance proofreaders/copyeditors to assist in the production of trade books and calendars. Applicants should be attentive to detail, able to work independently, organized, and have a thorough working knowledge of The Chicago Manual of Style.

Responsibilities

Copyediting, proofreading, and cold reading books for adults and children, as well as calendars and product catalogs. Must be able to work both on paper and onscreen; experience using Track Changes in Microsoft Word and annotating pdfs in Adobe Acrobat is essential.

Requirements and Skills

  • Ability to copyedit and read for clarity, organization, flow, and sense
  • Ability to work on a tight deadline and respond quickly to changing priorities
  • Microsoft Word, using Track Changes
  • Adobe Acrobat, using annotations
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Knowledge of general proofreader’s marks
  • Familiarity with manuscripts, proofs, blues, jackets/covers, ebooks/PODs, catalogs, and calendars
  • Ability to check calendar grids according to in-house system

This is a seasonal part-time in-house position in a collaborative and creative environment. Please be sure to send a cover letter with your résumé to jobs@workman.com. We apologize in advance, but not all applicants will receive a response.


Manager of Digital Marketing, Content & Strategy

Responsible for executing Workman Publishing’s digital consumer marketing strategy and for creating written and visual digital content for the Workman blog, social media channels, digital ads, videos, and newsletters. Generates big ideas, makes data-driven strategic decisions, evaluates new technologies and processes, and drives audience growth and engagement for Workman’s titles, brands and products across digital platforms.

Responsibilities:

  • Create and Manage Workman’s Digital Content Strategy: Map a comprehensive digital content strategy (including the development of a functional content calendar) that supports and extends each of Workman’s titles, brands and products. Oversee and execute digital content creation (blog posts, social media material, newsletters). Planning includes determining and driving frontlist, key backlist, and cross-imprint initiatives.
  • Data-Driven Analysis, Decisions & Goals: Set clearly quantifiable goals and benchmarks (D2C sales, traffic growth) for all digital campaigns and strategies, including (but not limited to) newsletters, brand communities, social media platforms, blogs, as well as title-specific marketing and digital advertising (SEO, keyword advertising, social media ads, etc.). Gather data about audiences and create meaningful, actionable analysis to make recommendations for Workman’s ongoing/future products and campaigns. Lead Workman into smart, strategic decisions about where we should be focusing our energies and dollars, and where not.
  • Technology & Innovation: Determine tools and technologies in which Workman should invest, including social listening, audience-defining, and ecommerce tools. Evaluate new platforms and keep abreast of all business and technology trends that could affect Workman’s digital strategy. Conduct periodic competitive analysis (publishing industry and non-industry) for Workman’s brands and products.
  • Content Creation: Write and design all blog posts, social media posts, newsletters, and digital ads for key frontlist and backlist titles, cross imprint initiatives, and longterm workman brands. Identify, produce, and direct all video content for digital promotion.
  • Management: Oversee direct report and monitor spends for digital marketing and social media marketing efforts.

Requirements and Skills:

  • Excellent writing skills
  • Photography for social media set-up shots
  • Basic video editing, production and direction skills
  • MailChimp
  • Some HTML experience (Wordpress a plus)
  • Facebook Ads Manager
  • Amazon Ads Manager
  • Google AdWords, search and display
  • Google Analytics
  • Familiarity with social listening tools such as BuzzSumo, Sprout Social, SEM rush
  • Familiarity with syndication platforms
  • Canva
  • Adobe inDesign
  • Adobe Photoshop

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.


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.