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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 Editor/Editor, Algonquin Books, Full Time, New York
Associate Photo Researcher (Staff Position), Workman Publishing
Customer Service Representative—Full-Time Position
Customer Service/Order Processing—Full-Time Position
Export Sales Assistant, Workman Publishing
Publicist or Senior Publicist, Algonquin Books
Rights Assistant, Workman Publishing


Customer Service Representative—Full-Time Position

Workman Publishing Co. is seeking a highly motivated, positive individual with a service-oriented personality to join our Customer Service team on a full-time basis.

Responsibilities:

  • Answer phones and reply to emails in a timely manner to ensure excellent customer service is always being provided
  • Learn company product and policies in order to research customer claims, including shortage, discount, shipping issues, etc.
  • Assist customers with phone orders, as well as code and enter orders
  • Research and resolve chargeback discrepancies
  • Track orders, request proof of deliveries, file shipping claims
  • On occasion, help to open or close the office and cover the reception area (answer a multi-line phone, transfer calls, greet guests, and schedule messenger pickups)
  • On occasion, assist in the mailroom

Qualifications:

  • Entry level; customer service experience is preferred but not required
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Outlook)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Great multitasking and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to manage a high-volume workload and handle multi-line phones
  • Must have good analytical skills
  • Must be available to work 35-40 hours per week (Monday-Friday 8:30-5:30)

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


Customer Service/Order Processing—Full-Time Position

Workman Publishing Co. is seeking a highly motivated, positive individual with a service-oriented personality to join our Customer Service team on a full-time basis.

Responsibilities:

  • Answer phones and reply to emails in a timely manner to ensure excellent customer service is always being provided
  • Learn company product and policies and gain familiarity with ongoing promotions and discount schedules
  • Assist customers with phone orders, as well as code and enter orders
  • On occasion, help to open or close the office and cover the reception area (answer a multi-line phone, transfer calls, greet guests, and schedule messenger pickups)
  • On occasion, assist in the mailroom

Qualifications:

  • Entry level; customer service experience is preferred but not required
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Outlook)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Great multitasking and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to manage a high-volume workload and handle multi-line phones
  • Must be available to work 35-40 hours per week (Monday-Friday 8:30-5:30)

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


Export Sales Assistant, Workman Publishing

The Export Sales Assistant supports the International Sales department in selling Workman Publishing Company’s broad range of bestselling and award-winning nonfiction and fiction English-language books and calendars to distributors, wholesalers, and bookstores around the world, including titles published by the Workman, Artisan, Algonquin, and Algonquin Young Readers imprints, by Workman’s Storey and Timber divisions, and by its distribution clients duopress, Erewhon, The Experiment, Familius, and Future House.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Process and follow up on incoming orders from international sales representatives and distributors
  • Assist in providing information on forthcoming titles, inventory levels, order status, etc. to international distributors, sales representatives, and customers
  • Communicate with Workman’s Customer Service and Credit departments and outside warehouse on international order queries
  • Assist in responding to email and phone queries from international customers
  • Coordinate and send weekly sample mailings to distributors, sales representatives, and customers
  • Create and update sales spreadsheets on a monthly basis for each of the export sales groups
  • Assist with international publicity requests and marketing efforts while working closely with both the in-house and foreign publicity teams
  • Help prepare for five seasonal sales conferences with international distributors in Canada and the UK and assist with follow-up
  • Help prepare for remote sales presentations with Australian distributor and assist with follow-up
  • Help prepare for international book fairs—including scheduling meetings, preparing sales reports, shipping materials, and assisting with follow-up
  • Maintain export files and records
  • Assist the Director of International Sales and the Senior Sales Manager

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be highly detail-oriented, organized, and proactive; able to prioritize multiple projects, follow through, and meet deadlines
  • Interest in book publishing, sales, and international markets
  • Strong clerical skills required
  • Must have book publishing internship or related office experience
  • Proficiency in Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Dropbox
  • Good written and verbal communication skills, comfortable speaking on the phone with international customers
  • 4-year college degree or equivalent work experience
  • No travel required

Please send your résumé and a cover letter to International.inquiries@workman.com. We apologize in advance, but not all applicants will receive a response.


Rights Assistant, Workman Publishing

DESCRIPTION

Assist the Rights Director and Manager in selling foreign and domestic rights for the broad range of bestselling and award-winning nonfiction, fiction, and calendars published by Workman Publishing, Algonquin Books, Algonquin Young Readers, Artisan Books, duopress, and Erewhon.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Help maintain Workman Publishing Company’s relationship with our international agents, including both email and physical mailings of books, contracts, invoices, etc.
  • Coordinate, send, and track book submissions to foreign publishers
  • Help prepare for the Frankfurt, London, and Bologna book fairs—including scheduling meetings and preparing and shipping meeting materials—and assist with follow-up after fairs
  • Assist in processing rights income
  • Maintain database of international publishers and rights deals
  • Assist with drafting and processing contracts
  • Handle production material requests and invoicing, including assisting with international co-productions
  • Liaise with editorial, marketing, production, and art departments to obtain necessary materials and information
  • Respond to rights queries
  • Maintain contract and book files
  • Other duties as necessary to support the Rights Director and Manager

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be very well organized and proactive, with strong clerical skills
  • Able to prioritize multiple projects, follow through, and meet deadlines
  • Detail-oriented
  • Proficient in Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • 4-year college degree or equivalent work experience
  • Interested in book publishing, and specifically in international and domestic rights; book publishing internship or related work experience a plus
  • Must be willing to file, do data entry, and handle physical mailings
  • Good references

Please send your résumé and a cover letter to International.inquiries@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.


Publicist or Senior Publicist, Algonquin Books

Algonquin Books and Algonquin Young Readers is seeking a highly organized, creative, self-motivated, and enthusiastic person to join our publicity team in our New York office as Publicist or Senior Publicist. This position offers the opportunity to work on our award-winning and highly curated list of fiction and non-fiction, adult, young adult, and middle grade titles. We publish twenty adult and twelve children’s front list titles and associated paperback reprints per year. Our authors include Julia Alvarez, Michael Ian Black, Amy Timberlake, Samantha Mabry, Ross Gay, Jaquira Diaz, Richard Louv, Kelly Barnhill, Lisa Ko, William Ritter, Nova Ren Suma, Tracey Baptiste, among many others.

Responsibilities/Required Skills/Experience:

  • Works on planning and executing all author appearances including multi-city book tours, local appearances, and special events
  • Secures national and local media, including broadcast, print, and online outlets, developing proper angles and pitches
  • Actively cultivates and maintains media contacts
  • Arranges travel for assigned authors and creates tour schedules
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Writes press releases, pitch letters, and other promotional materials relating to a campaign
  • Briefs authors on media interviews, develops media contacts, and accompanies authors on interviews
  • Communicates effectively with the publicity team as well as authors, editors, the marketing & sales team, and agents
  • Executes blog / bookstagrammer tours
  • Knowledge of the children’s book marketplace a major plus

Qualifications:

  • Minimum 4 years of publicity experience required
  • Proven ability to generate creative angles and pitches
  • Proven track record in securing media
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment under deadlines
  • Ability to work independently and within a collaborative team environment
  • Excellent communication skills, including exceptional writing skills
  • Excellent organization skills and attention to detail
  • A college degree or equivalent experience

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.


Associate Editor/Editor, Algonquin Books, Full Time, New York

Requirements:

Looking for a creative, experienced, entrepreneurial, and collegial editor to develop and acquire books, as well as handle some existing projects, for Algonquin Books in New York, an independent publisher devoted to award-winning and bestselling narrative nonfiction and fiction and the discovery of new voices. This person will report to the Publisher/Editorial Director and work closely with a small editorial team. Algonquin, with staff in both Chapel Hill, NC, and NYC, is an imprint of Workman Publishing, Inc.

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Edit approximately 5-7 titles a year, with an emphasis on nonfiction
  • Read and evaluate submissions
  • Be idea-driven, pursuing projects not just via agents but also developing original books from the ground up
  • Manage a P&L and agent negotiations
  • Take on projects or initiatives as assigned by the publisher/editorial director
  • Help drive backlist development
  • Write and oversee tip sheets, endorsements, and jacket and other copy for your books
  • Work with all relevant departments, production, design, sales and marketing, as an advocate and troubleshooter for your books
  • Take an active role in presenting and championing the books, and in collaborating with the marketing and publicity team
  • Assist in achieving imprint profit goals

Experience and skills desired:

  • Minimum five years book publishing experience
  • Passion for and curiosity about all aspects of the publishing business and its future
  • A love for and commitment to independent publishing
  • Excellent conceptual and line-editing abilities
  • Excellent communication skills, written and verbal
  • Must be resourceful, proactive, and organized
  • Must be results driven, with an ability to juggle multiple projects, manage deadlines, and demonstrate follow-through
  • Strong relationships within the publishing industry
  • Strong engagement with the outside world of culture and trends
  • An ability to play nicely with others on a small team and to build relationships internally, across the Algonquin and Workman staff

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


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.