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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 expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, veteran status, or any of the 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 Book Editor, Workman
Designer/Senior Designer, Workman Publishing, Kids
Marketing Intern, Algonquin Young Readers (Paid)
Temporary Editorial and Administrative Assistant, Artisan Books


Children’s Book Editor, Workman

Workman Children’s Publishing has an exciting new opportunity for an editor, working on nonfiction titles for kids ages 0–14. Bringing more than four years of editorial experience to the role, including the ability to manage authors and agents and edit complex text with minimal supervision, this role offers the opportunity to be part of a small but versatile and curiously creative team. Reporting to the Executive Editor of Children’s Publishing, the editor will assume responsibility for titles ranging from board books to illustrated middle grade nonfiction, acquire new projects for a growing list, and develop original book ideas. We’re looking for someone with a solid background in children’s publishing, expertise in editing texts of various lengths, and a strong editorial vision for each project. The ideal candidate should be able to work independently, support the Executive Editor on projects as assigned, and be comfortable asking for help should problems arise. Our offices are wonderfully creative and collaborative, and the ideal candidate will regularly pitch ideas and projects, participate in discussions with the Executive Editor, Publisher, and Sales, and have authors and agents they routinely get submissions from. They should be able to articulate their taste verbally and in writing, both in-house and out. They will be advocates for their projects from start to finish.  

Essential Duties and responsibilities:

  • Work with the Executive Editor to identify opportunities on the list for new titles across age groups and categories
  • Manage a list of 10–15 titles per year
  • Meet with agents, authors, illustrators, and in-house sales, marketing, and editorial staff to pitch and hear about book ideas and provide feedback
  • Make deals and negotiate contracts (with supervision)
  • Manage intern and assistant on a project basis as requested
  • Independently edit texts for different formats and age groups  
  • Collaborate with design, managing editorial, sales, and other departments as necessary to meet deadlines  
  • Present at in-house meetings including Acquisitions, Launch, Sales Conference, and Editorial

Requirements:

  • Minimum 4 years’ experience in children’s publishing
  • A thorough understanding of the overall publishing process and of the children’s book market
  • Expertise in both line editing and conceptual editing
  • A creative person with excellent oral and written communication skills, self-motivated and able to work independently as necessary, as well as with colleagues across the organization
  • Excellent attention to detail and proven ability to meet deadlines
  • Established contacts in the agent community
  • Proven ability to negotiate with authors and agents
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Outlook

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

Applicants must reside in the New York City area and be available to work in our Manhattan office on request.


Designer/Senior Designer, Workman Publishing, Kids

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.


Marketing Intern, Algonquin 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

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 Randall Lotowycz: marketing@algonquin.com.

We apologize in advance, but not all applicants will receive a response.

Temporary Editorial and Administrative Assistant, Artisan Books

Artisan Books is looking for a temporary hire to assist with editorial and administrative duties for a 3-month period beginning in late November 2021. This is a paid position and will require a commitment of about 4 to 5 days a week. Applicants must reside in the New York City area and be available to work in our Manhattan office on request.

This is an excellent opportunity for recent college grads or anyone looking to break into the publishing industry and gain some basic experience. The ideal candidate will be extremely organized, proactive, detail-oriented, and able to multitask on several projects throughout the day. The position will report directly to the Assistant Editor but work closely with all levels of editorial staff.

About Artisan Books

Artisan Books, founded in 1994 and based in New York City’s West Village neighborhood, is an imprint of Workman Publishing Company, Inc.—part of the Hachette Book Group. Artisan publishes high-end visual books and is best known for its award-winning cookbooks and bestselling lifestyle titles.

Responsibilities include:

  • Providing direct assistance to various levels of editorial staff, including scheduling meetings via Teams, downloading and organizing deliverables, researching market trends, etc.
  • Preparing manuscripts for transmittal
  • Processing invoices
  • Facilitating sales requests
  • Logging proposals
  • Administrative tasks such as mailing and filing

Qualifications

  • Excellent written and verbal communication and strong grammar and writing skills required
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office required, including Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite is preferred
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment under deadlines
  • Ability to work independently and within a collaborative team environment
  • Interest in food and lifestyle publishing preferred

Interested candidates must reside in either NY, NJ, or CT and be able to commute to Workman’s NYC office upon request, and be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

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