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.

Calendar Art Director
Editorial Assistant(s)
Senior Editor
Senior Editor, Children's


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.


Editorial Assistant(s)

Workman Publishing, an innovative independent publisher of nonfiction books and calendars, seeks TWO editorial assistants. Each assistant will report to two senior editors.

Please note that one of the positions requires an interest in food/cooking. Applicants are
welcome to apply to one or both positions.

Responsibilities include a range of tasks related to books and calendars—from tracking
manuscripts through the editorial process to acting as point person with authors, agents, and different departments within the company—as well as administrative and clerical duties.

The ideal candidate is an enthusiastic, industrious, highly organized, detail-oriented college graduate with the ability to work independently. Some related experience is strongly preferred, but equally valuable is an eagerness to learn and to hit the ground running. Candidate should be a dedicated reader of periodicals, blogs, etc., with an engagement with culture and trends. An interest in and knowledge of general adult nonfiction, lifestyle, and humor are essential. Strong writing, communication, and organizational skills are also required. Candidate must be proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) and exhibit the ability to multitask and prioritize. Salary and title may be commensurate with experience.

Please email a cover letter and résumé to jobs@workman.com, with “editorial assistant position” in the subject line, and indicate the position(s) for which you are applying in the body of the letter. We apologize in advance, but not all applicants will receive a response.


Senior Editor, Children’s

Workman Publishing is seeking a Senior Editor to join our team! In this role, you will help shape a nonfiction children’s list that is playful, innovative, and meets the highest standards of bookmaking.

Who we’re looking for:

  • You love children’s books.
  • You are curious and creative, and see book possibilities everywhere.
  • You are excited about collaborating with writers, artists, designers, and other editors to develop new ideas.
  • You are eager to mentor junior staff.
  • You are a passionate advocate for your books and authors, and are an all-around great person to work with.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • 5-7 years children’s publishing experience across age categories, with an emphasis on acquisition and editing
  • Experience with nonfiction and illustrated books required
  • Must be able to develop projects from creative brainstorming
  • Must have strong written and oral communication skills
  • Must pay meticulous attention to detail
  • Must be able to deliver quality work under tight deadlines
  • Experience with novelty formats a plus
  • Experience with graphic novels a plus
  • Established industry contacts preferred

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


Calendar Art Director

Summary: Workman Publishing seeks a creative, forward-thinking, collaborative art director to run the calendar/stationery design department. This is a rare opportunity to be part of a dynamic team of publishers, editors, photographers, writers and designers, who are focused on constantly creating new calendars while keeping our customers’ favorites fresh. The ideal candidate will possess a keen design eye and merchandising instinct, the ability to organize and motivate a group, excellent communication skills, and a love of paper.

Responsibilities include:

  • Head a talented team of designers, delegating tasks and guiding designs
  • Work closely with the calendar publisher, editorial director, editors, designers, production department, photographers, and photo researchers to create exciting new calendars, while keeping older calendars fresh
  • Select and hire artists
  • Run art meetings at which calendar covers and interiors are discussed
  • Work closely with production editors to keep schedules on track
  • Work closely with the pageaday.com digital team to ensure design excellence
  • Oversee production of merchandise shots suitable for catalog, online, and social media

Qualifications:

  • Strong interest in paper products
  • Stellar design portfolio
  • Strong interest in the calendar and stationery marketplace
  • Ability to think three-dimensionally and generate ideas for new titles and formats
  • Experience with branding
  • Self-sufficiency, organizational skills, attention to detail, and entrepreneurial spirit
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Mastery of Adobe CC, especially Indesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator; photography skills a plus
  • 10+ years design experience; experience with calendars is not necessary

Workman is a medium-sized independent publisher of award-winning books and calendars. Our West Village office is high-energy and creative.

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

In the cover letter please include the name of the calendar(s) you use, if you use one, and explain why that’s your choice. If you use only a digital calendar, that’s okay, too, though we’d love to know why.