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.

Book Sales Assistant
Marketing Manager, Artisan Books
Sales Assistant
Special Sales Assistant


Special Sales Assistant

Workman Publishing – an independent publisher of award-winning cookbooks, fun and educational children’s books, and high-end gift books, as well as parenting/pregnancy guides, fiction, gardening, and country living – is seeking an energetic, proactive and creative assistant with a strong interest in book sales for its Special Sales department.

The Special Sales Assistant will learn the ins and outs of a dynamic non-traditional sales department, where our collective goal is to seek out and foster niche opportunities for our titles.  Our accounts encompass the world outside of bookstores and retail stores, including direct mail catalogs, gift with purchase premiums, non-profit giveaways, wholesalers to the specialty marketplace, museum stores, and online retailers. 

The assistant will be responsible for supporting the day-to-day functioning of the department, and the ideal candidate would possess a desire to develop their abilities and grow within the role.  We see this position as a jumping off point for an eventual active selling role within the department.   

Responsibilities:

  • Writing pitch letters and crafting sales copy for direct mail brochures
  • Assisting customers, processing orders, and helping with mailings
  • Researching new business opportunities
  • Preparing for sales calls and trade shows
  • Administrative duties as needed

Qualifications:

  • Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal skills 
  • Excellent time management and communication skills
  • Prior office experience is required, and some publishing or bookselling experience is preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Attention to detail and strong organizational skills are key, as the position will report to multiple parts of the department and juggle several tasks at once.  

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.


Sales Assistant

Workman Publishing is seeking a detailed-oriented sales assistant with a can-do attitude to join its fast-paced and dynamic National Accounts sales team. This role will also include the running of sales reports, as well as user support and troubleshooting. Reporting to the Executive Director of National Accounts, this is a great opportunity to learn and manage a wide array of important and highly visible responsibilities for the Sales department and the company as a whole.

Responsibilities:

  • Organizing and preparing for sales presentations by making digital catalogs, coordinating sales materials, and creating PowerPoint decks.
  • Review and process orders from key national accounts. Resolve any issues that arise during the selling process.
  • Maintain sales databases and run/distribute sales reports.
  • Liaise between key national accounts, publishing offices, production, customer service, and credit on a regular basis.

Qualifications:

  • Genuine interest in book publishing sales. 
  • Logical thinking with the ability to identify business problems and identify system solutions.
  • Strong ability with Excel – processing large quantities of data, using pivot tables.
  • Ability to learn and master new programs. Microsoft Access database experience a plus.
  • Ability to quickly learn and use company software/database systems.
  • Must be detail-oriented, highly organized, and proactive; able to prioritize multiple projects, follow through, and meet deadlines.
  • 4-year college degree or equivalent work experience.

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


Book Sales Assistant

Workman Publishing Co. is seeking a detail-oriented sales assistant with a can-do attitude and excellent time management skills to join its fast-paced and dynamic field sales department.

Responsibilities:

  • Review, process and follow up on incoming orders from sales representatives, bookstores, and distributors.
  • Assist in providing information on forthcoming titles, samples, inventory levels, order status, etc. to our sales representatives.
  • Communicate with Workman’s Customer Service and Credit departments on all customer/rep queries.
  • Assist in responding to email and phone queries from book reps and customers.
  • Coordinate sample mailings and sales materials to distributors, sales representatives, and customers.
  • Create and update sales spreadsheets on a monthly basis for the department and sales reps.
  • Assist with organizing sales conferences and tradeshows -- including preparing sales reports, and shipping materials—and assist with follow-up.

Qualifications:

  • Must be highly detail-oriented, organized, and proactive; able to prioritize multiple projects, follow through, and meet deadlines.
  • Excellent time management and written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong clerical skills required.
  • Proficiency in Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and DropBox.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills, comfortable speaking on the phone with customers
  • 4-year college degree or equivalent work experience.
  • Interest in book publishing and sales.
  • Some travel required

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


Marketing Manager, Artisan Books

Artisan, a division of Workman Publishing based in New York City’s West Village, produces 15-20 illustrated books each year, primarily in cooking, home, lifestyle, and pop culture, from authors who are leaders in their fields. Recent bestsellers include Why We March, In the Company of Women, John Derian Picture Book, The Kinfolk Home, and The Dogist.

We seek a Marketing Manager to spearhead both strategic planning and implementation of our wide variety of marketing initiatives. Our goal is to heighten the effectiveness of both our trade and consumer marketing campaigns.

Artisan develops a custom campaign for each book, tailored to its unique selling points, so creativity is vital. The candidate should be an excellent writer with a firm grasp of advertising, digital marketing, title marketing, and promotional partnership  opportunities. S/he will also take an active role in Artisan’s social media strategy. Responsibilities will include generating ideas and guiding campaigns from conception to creative direction, negotiating placements, and tracking campaign success.

Our publicity & marketing department is a small and collaborative group that enjoys working as a team. The candidate should be an independent thinker who is eager both to initiate fresh ideas and to develop them in concert with colleagues.

Bachelor’s degree and 5+ years of marketing experience required; experience with lifestyle books preferred.    

Interested parties should email resume, cover letter, and two writing sample to Allison McGeehon, Associate Publisher, Artisan Books: allisonm@artisanbooks.com.