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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.

Children's Editor, Workman Publishing
Design Assistant, Workman Publishing
Designer/Senior Designer, Workman Publishing
Marketing Intern, Algonquin Books for Young Readers (Paid)
Senior Manager, Workman Speaker's Bureau
Social Media Freelancer, Part-time, Workman Publishing


Social Media Freelancer, Part-time, Workman Publishing

Workman Publishing’s Digital Operations Department is hiring an entry-level, remote freelancer to do a variety of tasks related to our direct-to-consumer websites. Primary responsibilities include editing and scheduling our social media posts and responding to customer service inquiries via email on a weekly basis. This is a great opportunity for someone who is learning about social media marketing and wants to get some hands-on experience while also learning about paid social ads (Facebook, Instagram), CRM marketing, and Analytics. The position is remote, and would require about 4-5 hours per week and 20-30 hours per month in our busy season (October-January).

Required skills:

  • Strong attention to detail
  • Strong copyediting and proofreading skills
  • Experience with Zoho Social or other social media scheduling platforms
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Experience with customer service via email
  • Familiarity with scheduling social posts, photo editing/cropping

Preferred skills:

  • Experience setting up paid social ads on Facebook and Instagram
  • Experience with photo editing platforms such as Adobe Acrobat Reader and Photoshop

Please send your résumé and cover letter to website@workman.com. Be sure to put “social media freelancer” in the subject line of your email. We apologize in advance, but not all applicants will receive a response.


Senior Manager, Workman Speaker's Bureau

The Workman Speakers Bureau is looking for a Senior Manager to head up the bureau and work with authors from all the Workman imprints and divisions, including Workman, Algonquin, Artisan, Storey, Timber, The Experiment, and others. This is a part-time position (remote for now; 25 hours per week), but it is an entrepreneurial opportunity and we’d love to have the bureau grow into a full-time position.

Responsibilities include:

  • Pitching, negotiating, and booking paid speaking engagements for the Workman Speakers Bureau’s roster of speakers and any other authors whom we publish. This includes general speaker inquiries from venues, clients, and potential sponsors by email and/or by phone, as well as proactive outreach to new venues, conferences, and corporations.
  • Creating and reviewing event contracts; coordinating logistics with each venue; working with the publicity and sales departments on author travel and book sales for bureau events.
  • Writing pitch materials, speaker bios, and maintaining the Speakers Bureau website.
  • Attending launch and strategy meetings to identify new author talent to join the roster.

Education, Experience & Skills:

  • College degree or equivalent work experience
  • 4+ years of book publishing experience; relevant experience with a lecture agency preferred
  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • Highly organized and detail-oriented self-starter

About Workman Publishing:

Workman Publishing Co., Inc., is an independently owned family of publishers, including Workman Publishing, Workman Audio, Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, Algonquin Young Readers, Artisan, Storey Publishing, and Timber Press. Workman also partners with The Experiment, duopress, Erewhon Books, Familius, and Future House Publishing. Workman publishes award-winning children’s books, cookbooks, parenting/pregnancy guides, and books on gardening, country living, and humor, as well as gift books, fiction, and the bestselling calendar line in the business. The company is headquartered in New York City’s Greenwich Village, with additional offices in Chapel Hill, North Carolina; North Adams, Massachusetts; and Portland, Oregon. For more information, visit workman.com.

To apply, please send your resume and a cover letter outlining your relevant bureau experience to jobs@workman.com. We apologize in advance, but not all applicants will receive a response.


Designer/Senior Designer, Workman Publishing

Designer/Senior Designer

Workman Publishing’s children’s department is growing! We’re a small, creative, collaborative team of editors and designers focused on creating innovative nonfiction for children ages 0–14. We’re looking for a Designer/Senior Designer who can translate complicated ideas into exciting learning experiences for kids. We ideate books ranging from board books to complex novelty formats to graphic novels—so we need someone who’s flexible and excited about a creative challenge.

Here’s what we’re looking for:

  • You’re an idea person who can imagine a number of visual possibilities for a book
  • You love to collaborate with editors, illustrators, and other designers to develop new ideas
  • You thrive working on a project with a lot of pieces—and using design to make the project feel lively and engaging
  • You’re a great listener who responds thoughtfully to feedback
  • You’re a detail-oriented perfectionist who sees revision as an opportunity to grow
  • You’re gratified by a project that is running smoothly and adept at problem-solving when a book needs some extra TLC
  • Excellent type skills are essential
  • Must be an experienced project manager who can partner and coordinate with other departments
  • Must be able to work under tight deadlines

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

  • Collaborate with editors to create several concepts for a new book’s interior
  • Research, hire, and communicate with illustrators
  • Resolve the design of a book that’s hit an unexpected snag—and keep it on schedule
  • Attend a production meeting, prepared with notes on the status of all our children’s titles
  • Participate in our weekly children’s development meeting, where we share inspiration and brainstorm exciting new projects

Qualifications:

  • 3–5 years of experience, including initial concept generation
  • BFA degree in design or a related field
  • A portfolio that shows great ideation, design, and type skills—hand-lettering and illustration skills are a big plus.
  • Advanced skill level in InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop

And a little about us:

We are publishers of award-winning children’s books, including the Brain Quest, Indestructibles, and Big Fat Notebook series. We also publish gift books, fiction, humor, cookbooks, and parenting/pregnancy guides, as well as books on gardening and country living.

If this sounds like a job you'd excel at and enjoy, please send your cover letter (tell us what you're reading!), résumé, and portfolio to jobs@workman.com.


Design Assistant, Workman Publishing

Design Assistant

Workman Publishing’s children’s department is growing! We’re a small, creative, collaborative team of editors and designers focused on creating innovative nonfiction for children ages 0–14. We ideate books ranging from board books to complex novelty formats to graphic novels. We’re looking for a Design Assistant to help us track projects and develop books from the idea stage to prepping files for the printer. This is an entry-level position with a lot of growth potential.

Here’s what we’re looking for:

  • You’re an organized, detail-oriented designer
  • You’re a team player who can work independently and collaboratively
  • You have strong communication skills
  • You’re excited to learn more about developing children’s books, design, and illustration

What you’ll do:

  • Support the design department with layout assistance
  • Help research illustrators for new projects
  • Track incoming art and schedules
  • Make art corrections in Illustrator and Photoshop
  • Check and package files for the printer
  • Participate in our weekly team meeting to brainstorm new books

Qualifications:

  • This is an entry-level position. Previous industry experience is welcome but not required.
  • BFA degree in design or a related field
  • A portfolio that shows great design and type skills—hand-lettering and illustration skills are a big plus.
  • Intermediate skill level in InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop

And a little about us:

We are publishers of award-winning children’s books, including the Brain Quest, Indestructibles, and Big Fat Notebook series. We also publish gift books, fiction, humor, cookbooks, and parenting/pregnancy guides, as well as books on gardening and country living.

If this sounds like a job you'd excel at and enjoy, please send your cover letter (tell us what you're reading!), résumé, and portfolio to jobs@workman.com.


Children's Editor, Workman Publishing

Workman’s Children’s department, home of blockbuster brands Brain Quest, Big Fat Notebook, and Paint-By-Sticker, is looking for an editor. The candidate should have at least five years’ experience in children’s editorial. Educational publishing experience and familiarity with early elementary-through-high school curriculum preferred. Candidates of color encouraged to apply.

This is an exciting opportunity to help us grow our existing brands and create new ones. We’re looking for someone with a fresh perspective who can generate surprising ideas for both our trade and educational businesses.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Manage 6 to 10 editorial projects a year, which might include board books, workbooks, card decks, puzzles, and curriculum-based study guides
  • Review and revise concepts, outlines, and manuscripts
  • Collaborate with design team to develop look and feel for each project
  • Brainstorm ideas for new products
  • Work with outside vetters and subject matter experts to ensure highest educational standards
  • Meet all internal and external deadlines
  • Support Senior Editor
  • Possible attendance at relevant conferences

QUALIFICATIONS

  • 5+ years of children’s editorial experience
  • Excellent editorial skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Comfortable with the MS Office Suite and Adobe Acrobat
  • Familiarity with the Adobe Creative Suite a plus

Other:

  • Experience generating IP a plus
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Strong time-management skills
  • Passion for Workman’s mission to create high-quality, innovative, inclusive, empowering non-fiction and activity books for children

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


Marketing Intern, Algonquin Books for Young Readers (Paid)

Algonquin Young Readers, an imprint of Algonquin Books, seeks an intern to work virtually with our dedicated team based in the New York, NY area. In this role you will work closely with the Marketing Manager to assist with a variety of projects. We are looking for an intern who will be able to start as soon as possible and who can commit to 20 hours a week for a minimum of 3 months.

Responsibilities include:

  • Coordinating mailings to accounts.
  • Ordering promotional materials.
  • Maintaining schedules.
  • Maintaining social media channels.
  • General administrative and organizational tasks.
  • There may also be opportunities to assist in the editorial department with reading manuscripts and writing reader’s reports.

Qualifications:

  • Ideal candidates will be organized and detail-oriented, and able to juggle multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Experience with Excel and WordPress.
  • Strong writing skills.
  • Administrative experience a plus.

About Algonquin Young Readers:

Algonquin Young Readers publishes books for readers seven to seventeen. From short illustrated novels for the youngest independent readers to timely and topical crossover young adult fiction, what ties our books together are unforgettable characters, absorbing stories and superior writing.

Please email a cover letter and resume to Megan Harley: meganh@algonquin.com.

Due to COVID-19, this position will be working from home for now, to be adjusted as circumstances allow.