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.

Administrative Assistant
Design Manager, Artisan Books
Production Editor
Senior Editor
Senior Editor, Children's
Trade Sales Assistant


Administrative Assistant

Workman Publishing, an independent publisher of award-winning cookbooks, children’s books, parenting/pregnancy guides, as well as high-end gift books, fiction, gardening, humor, country living, and calendars, is seeking an Administrative Assistant to support two busy executives.

Be the right-hand person to our CEO, who oversees five corporate divisions, and provide assistance to the President. Responsibilities will include all aspects of administrative support such as monitoring emails, scheduling, phones, sales analysis and reporting, independent projects, correspondence, travel arrangements, and some personal work. Candidates should be able to work independently as well as collaboratively, use sound judgment to problem-solve, and possess the ability to anticipate what’s needed to keep both offices running smoothly.

Applicants should have some administrative experience; publishing knowledge is preferred but not required. What’s important is a positive, flexible attitude, a strong work ethic, good writing and organizational skills, and a desire to learn and be part of a vibrant team. Salary is commensurate with experience.

Please send cover letter with salary requirements and resume to jobs@workman.com. No phone calls, please. We apologize in advance, but not all applicants will receive a response.


Trade Sales Assistant

Workman Publishing Co. is seeking a detail-oriented Trade Sales Assistant with a can-do attitude and excellent time management skills to join its field sales department.

If you are friendly, proactive, and interested in learning about the business side of book publishing, this position supporting sales into independent bookstores and wholesalers may be the one for you!

Responsibilities:

  • Provide all aspects of sales support for Workman’s field sales reps and the independent bookstores they service
  • Process daily orders and provide sales reps and accounts with tracking as needed
  • Liaise with customer service for orders that require special handling, including author events
  • Respond to rep and account questions regarding orders, inventory levels, title specs, etc.
  • Sample mailings to sales reps and accounts
  • Monthly and weekly sales reports 
  • Maintain records of coop and other advertising spending
  • Assist with sales conferences, BEA, and regional tradeshows
  • Perform general administrative duties as needed

Requirements:

  • Exceptional attention to detail and organization skills
  • Ability to set priorities and multi-task
  • Self-starter with the ability to handle several projects at a time and problem-solve efficiently
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint
  • 4-year college degree or equivalent work experience
  • Prior bookselling or other retail experience a plus

Full-time employees are eligible for our benefits program and 401(k) match.

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.


Production Editor

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, Children’s

The Workman children’s department seeks a senior editor to focus primarily on growing our curriculum-based children’s brands, including Brain Quest®, America’s #1 educational publishing bestseller, with more than 45 million copies in print. This editor will also be responsible for the Big Fat Notebook series (Everything You Need to Know to Ace…), and our workbook program. But this is not a siloed position. In this role, you will also be encouraged to contribute to our children’s trade list.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum 7 years developing editorial content for PreK-12. Knowledge of early childhood development a plus.
  • Must have strong connections with subject matter experts in various academic fields.
  • Must have strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Must be able to handle large amounts of text with meticulous attention to detail.
  • Must be able to deliver quality work, even under tight deadlines. 
  • Must be a leader, a visionary, and an enthusiastic team player.

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


Senior Editor

Workman Publishing has a rare opening for a Senior Editor. In this role, you will help shape our innovative and exciting adult book and calendar lists.

You're our person if...

  • You love making books, but you also love the business of making books.
  • You have particular enthusiasm for science, sports, popular business/economics, and history, and have deep experience publishing in those categories.
  • You have expertise in the area of men’s gift publishing.
  • You have significant contacts within the fields outlined above, and category knowledge of those fields.
  • You know how to build a list.
  • You are a leader who finds collaboration exciting; you are someone with whom writers, artists, and colleagues want to work.
  • You are an idea person, a rainmaker, someone who makes stuff happen.
  • You are eager to mentor junior staff.
  • You are a passionate advocate for your books and authors.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum 7 years of experience, likely more
  • Experience with nonfiction required; experience with illustrated books and/or calendars a plus
  • Must be able to develop projects from creative brainstorming
  • Must have strong writer and agent connections
  • Must have familiarity with contracts, manufacturing estimates, and other financial documents, and a track record as an effective and fair negotiator
  • Must have strong written and oral communication skills
  • Must be able to think “big picture,” while paying meticulous attention to detail
  • Must be able to deliver quality work, even if under tight deadlines

Please send cover letter, which should show some knowledge of the Workman list and how you might help us grow it, and resume to jobs@workman.com. We apologize in advance, but not all applicants will receive a response.


Design Manager, Artisan Books

Artisan Books, a division of Workman Publishing (located in New York City's West Village neighborhood), seeks a team-player that provides fresh and beautiful designs for a diverse list of illustrated books. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Book Design 

  • Create innovative and exciting designs for approximately 3 titles per season
  • Design covers, and jackets for approximately 4 titles per season
  • Manage multiple projects simultaneously, freelancers, in-house typesetters, and junior level designers
  • Make corrections on all passes and prepare titles for production

Experience

  • Approximately five years of experience in illustrated book design
  • Knowledge of book traditions and typographic conventions
  • A keen layout sensibility, and the proven ability to select and sequence images for publication
  • Expert skills in Adobe In Design CS, Adobe Photoshop CS, Illustrator CS are required.

Qualifications

  • BFA preferred
  • Demonstrated proficiency in In Design, Photoshop and Creative Suite
  • Previous design experience required; typesetting experience a plus
  • Strong organizational and communication skills
  • Strong time management, follow up and follow through skills
  • Great attitude - team player
  • Presentation of portfolio required

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