Careers

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

Associate Photo Researcher (Staff Position), Workman Publishing
Digital Marketing and Advertising Coordinator, Workman Publishing
Senior Designer, Children's Books, Workman Publishing
Senior Editor, Workman Publishing


Digital Marketing and Advertising Coordinator, Workman Publishing

Workman Publishing, an innovative independent publisher of nonfiction books and calendars, seeks a Digital Marketing and Advertising Coordinator to play an integral role in digital marketing initiatives for its diverse list of titles and national brands. The candidate must be a fast learner, strong communicator, and excellent writer who is detail-oriented, adheres to deadlines, and is both a creative and analytical thinker. This position will report to the Assistant Director of Digital Marketing and Senior Manager, Marketing & Visual Content.

The Day-to-Day: Working closely with the Assistant Director of Digital Marketing, the Digital Marketing and Advertising Coordinator is primarily charged with executing and reporting on digital content for Workman advertising and social media channels.

Responsibilities:

Advertising and Reporting

  • Building and assisting in copywriting for native digital advertising for Workman, including but not limited to Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, and Google
  • Maintaining weekly, monthly, seasonal, and annual reports on conversions/sales, social media, and advertising insights
  • Communicating reporting to key stakeholders on a weekly and monthly basis, in a way that conveys context and insights for all data presented

Newsletters and Social Media

  • Creating, identifying, gathering, and executing content for Workman newsletters and social media
  • Maintaining and keeping content calendars up to date
  • Building newsletters and blog posts in Mailchimp and WordPress

Administrative

  • Overseeing NetGalley account management and day-to-day communications
  • Communicating advertising opportunities to the Assistant Director
  • Updating digital ad budget on a monthly basis
  • Preparing expense reports

Qualifications:

  • B.A./B.S. degree required
  • Excellent writing skills
  • A natural knack for all things digital
  • 1-2 years email marketing experience; Mailchimp preferred
  • Ad operations experience a plus, but not necessary
  • Willingness to learn a brand voice for Workman’s audience
  • Strong interest in reporting, analytics, and SEO

Books, calendars, trends. Workman is a publisher with big ideas and a commitment to publishing them with care and innovation. Some of our titles include Atlas Obscura, Brain Quest, What to Expect When You’re Expecting, Steal Like an Artist, 1,000 Places to See Before You Die, and Strong Is the New Pretty.

To apply, please email a résumé, cover letter, and an example of a digital or email marketing campaign that really impressed you (please explain why) to nicole@workman.com. We apologize in advance, but not all applicants will receive a response.


Senior Designer, Children's Books, Workman Publishing

Workman Publishing’s children’s department is adding a senior-level position to help us create innovative children’s books.

Here’s what we’re looking for:

You love to collaborate with editors, writers, illustrators, and other designers to develop new ideas. You love to create innovative design concepts. You’re a great listener who responds thoughtfully to feedback from our art directors, editors, and sales team. You’re a detail-oriented perfectionist who loves to dig into the weeds of a design project, to make sure everything is thought-out and harmonious. You’re gratified by a project that is running smoothly, and adept at problem-solving when a book is complicated and needs some extra TLC. You love children’s books and graphic design, and are eager to mentor our junior designers.

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

  • Design a book cover, and revise it based on feedback from the art director, editors, and sales team
  • Make preliminary designs and research illustrators for a project in development
  • Attend a production meeting, prepared with notes on the status of all our children’s titles
  • Meet with editors and the art director to discuss revisions to illustrations
  • Communicate with freelance illustrators to convey our feedback and guide them in the right direction
  • Participate in our weekly children’s development meeting, where we share inspiration and devise exciting new projects

Qualifications:

  • BFA in graphic design or a related field
  • Minimum five years of design experience, preferably in children’s publishing
  • Strong design skills, including InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop
  • Must be a collaborative team player
  • Must be a creative problem-solver
  • Must be able to work under tight deadlines

And a little about us:

We are publishers of award-winning children’s books, including Brain Quest, Indestructibles, and Big Fat Notebooks; we also publish gift books and fiction, as well as cookbooks, parenting/pregnancy guides, and books on gardening, country living, and humor. Located in the heart of New York’s Greenwich Village, in a converted printers’ building, our offices are high-energy and creative, filled with people who are passionate about what they do.

If this sounds like a job you’d excel at and enjoy, please send your cover letter, résumé, and portfolio to jobs@workman.com. We apologize in advance, but not all applicants will receive a response.


Associate Photo Researcher (Staff Position), Workman Publishing

Workman Publishing (located in New York City's West Village) is seeking an experienced photo researcher to join a busy and creative photo department. Minimum 3 years photo industry experience.

Candidate needs to be well versed in photo research on a variety of subjects ranging from nature, travel, history, and art, to fashion, sports, animals, humor, news, culture, celebrity, food, yoga, and beyond! This position requires a strong visual sensibility, a keen intellect, a creative approach to challenges, organized administrative follow-through, and excellent communication skills. Must be familiar with major commercial photo sources ranging from stock houses, historical archives, and museums to photographers and agencies around the world. Position requires thorough knowledge of rights, permissions, licensing, and usage fees. We work closely with our art and editorial colleagues on all image-driven books and calendars so a collaborative spirit is most welcome. Position involves occasional in-house photo shooting and support for larger photo shoots on location.

We are looking for someone who has a great eye for the right photo, is excited by the publishing industry, and balances it all with a good sense of humor!

Competency in Photoshop, Bridge, FileMaker, MS Word, and Excel.

Bachelor’s degree in photography or equivalent studies.

Competitive salary with excellent benefits.

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. And please, no phone calls.


Senior Editor, Workman Publishing

Workman Publishing has a rare opening for an experienced acquisitions editor to join its editorial team. This person will acquire, edit, and publish top-notch, commercial nonfiction for the adult market—books and calendars that are excellent, needed, imaginative, unexpected, and visually exciting. The best candidates will have a track record for successful nonfiction, significant experience with the entire publishing process, and a vision for how to make a book stand out in today’s crowded marketplace. Good editing and writing skills and a knack for working closely with design are key to success in the job. Workman is an extremely collaborative environment that prioritizes creativity, ingenuity, intelligence, wit, craft, flexibility, congeniality, ambition, and entrepreneurial drive.

WHAT YOU WILL DO:

  • Publish 4-8 books a year—some acquired from agents, some the result of your own ideas and vision
  • Edit 8-12 calendars a year—some from the Workman backlist, some new titles acquired by you
  • Work closely with all departments—design, managing editorial, production, photo, publicity, marketing and sales—to ensure the highest quality and the greatest success
  • Co-manage an editorial assistant

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A minimum of 7 years of experience in an editorial role (book publishing experience is a plus, but not necessarily essential)
  • Strong writing, editing, and communication skills
  • You know where smart people hang out, and you know how to find them
  • A strong visual eye; you’re an innovator
  • Resourceful, organized, creative self-starter; you would never wait for an idea to come to you

ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Ability to meet deadlines while never settling for second-best
  • A keen interest in book publishing—where the industry is now and where it’s going; a desire to figure out where untapped audiences reside and what they’re reading
  • Proven experience with innovation and critical thinking
  • A comfort with talking about ideas, and with selling them to others

Workman Publishing is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce, so we strongly encourage veterans, people with disabilities, people of color and gender nonconforming candidates to apply. Please send your resume and a cover letter, in which you answer the question, “Why do you want to work at Workman, as opposed to some other publisher?” to jobs@workman.com. We apologize in advance, but not all applicants will receive a response.