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 Editor/Editor, Algonquin Books, Full Time, New York
Associate Photo Researcher (Staff Position), Workman Publishing
Reprint and Display Supervisor


Reprint and Display Supervisor

Workman Publishing is seeking a Reprint and Display Supervisor for their Production department. This person will manage all aspects of manufacturing related to reprints of our extensive backlist, including both adult and children’s titles. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, obtaining competitive manufacturing pricing, monitoring reprint schedules, tracking corrections, processing invoices, and resolving quality issues as needed. The candidate must be able to work with domestic and offshore vendors in varied book formats including book-plus products and be able to handle special projects as they arise. They will also oversee purchasing and scheduling of corrugate displays for point of purchase.

Requirements:

A minimum of three years experience in trade book production is required. Must have a solid understanding of all stages of book manufacturing including estimating, scheduling, pre-press, paper, printing, and binding. Candidate must be a highly organized self-starter who is flexible and able to prioritize a busy workload. Desired computer skills include Mac OS, Microsoft Office, and Adobe InDesign.

Please send your resume and cover letter in the body of your email to productionresume@workman.com. Be sure to include "Reprint Production Supervisor" in the subject line of your email. 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.


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.