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.

Marketer, Algonquin Young Readers
Editorial Intern, Part-time, Paid
Junior Designer/Designer, Children’s
Senior Graphic Designer
Special Markets Coordinator


Special Markets Coordinator

Workman Publishing—an independent publisher of award-winning cookbooks, fun and educational children’s books, and high-end gift books, as well as parenting/pregnancy guides, gardening and country living reference titles, literary fiction, and more—is seeking an energetic, proactive, and creative Sales Coordinator with a keen interest in new business development to join the Special Sales team.

Our collective goal is to seek out and foster niche sales opportunities outside the world of traditional bookstore and retail sales. Our business includes everything from gift-with-purchase premiums to non-profit giveaways, corporate gifts, and more, so we are seeking a curious, out-of-the-box thinker with a strong interest in nontraditional sales and a knack for matchmaking books with new, untapped markets. The Special Markets Coordinator will oversee outreach for key brands and individual titles across many of our imprints, as well as work with key sales managers to support our presence in museum stores. Our team also exhibits at a variety of trade shows each year, so the ideal candidate should feel comfortable speaking with customers not only by phone and email, but also in person. Some travel is required, as the coordinator will be expected to both plan and attend conventions.

The Coordinator will also work closely with the Workman Speakers Bureau, which negotiates paid speaking engagements for authors across all of our imprints—handling the billing for all booked events as well as crafting and emailing internal deal memos. Ultimately, they will grow to handle their own list of authors and begin to negotiate deals independently.

Responsibilities:

  • Writing pitch letters and crafting sales copy for sell sheets and direct-mail brochures
  • Assisting customers, processing orders, and helping with mailings
  • Liaising with other sales departments to market our books to museums
  • Researching new business opportunities, with a special focus on key brands and titles
  • Preparing for and attending trade shows
  • Administrative duties as needed

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of one year of experience in book publishing, preferably within a sales department
  • Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent time management and communication skills
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Attention to detail and strong organizational skills are key, as the position will report to multiple parts of the department and juggle several tasks at once

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.


Editorial Intern, Part-Time, Paid

Workman Publishing (www.workman.com), an innovative independent publisher of nonfiction books and calendars, seeks a part-time editorial intern who can work 20 to 25 hours a week. Our internships are extremely varied, comprising everything from fact-checking to reading and evaluating unsolicited manuscripts.

Requirements: The ideal candidate is a detail-oriented student or recent graduate looking to get into book publishing. An interest in children’s books, crafts, self-help, humor, cooking, and photographs of small- to medium-size animals is a plus! Excellent communication and writing skills and proficiency in MS Office are also required. Prior publishing and/or administrative experience is preferred.

Length of Internship: 3 to 6 months

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


Senior Graphic Designer

We have an immediate opening for a talented senior level graphic designer working in our Calendars and Stationery Team which operates at the intersection of graphic design, publishing, and product.

Designer should be highly skilled with typography, attentive to details and exhibit high-level experience in design and production with an ability to work independently and collaboratively. Organized multi-tasker, quick thinker, and motivated self-starter who proactively seeks solutions and has a willingness to get the job done. Our ideal candidate is curious about the world, open and positive, has a love of paper and paper products, an interest in merchandising and keeps current on trends.

  • A creative portfolio that demonstrates a strong design sensibility, conceptual clarity, and attention to detail.
  • Proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign).
  • Illustration and retouching skills a plus.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Develop and ideate concepts.
  • Refine and develop all aspects of designs.
  • Strong production values and techniques
  • Ensure integrity of design in final deliverables and production
  • A minimum of 5 years of professional experience is preferred.
  • BFA in graphic design or equivalent.

Please send cover letter, resume, a link to your portfolio, as well as a description of your favorite paper object and why you like it to artjobs@workman.com. We apologize in advance, but not all applicants will receive a response.


Junior Designer/Designer, Children’s

Workman Publishing’s children’s department is growing! We are searching for a creative junior-to-mid-level designer to help us create our evolving list. Our group creates innovative non-fiction children’s books, so this is a unique opportunity for just the right out-of-the box thinker and designer.

Here’s who we’re looking for:

You love to collaborate with editors, writers, illustrators, and other designers to develop new ideas. You’re idea driven but love to dig into the weeds of a design project. You like to make sure everything is thought out and harmonious. You’re very organized, with a track record of keeping projects on schedule and working around unexpected challenges. You have speedy production skills and are eager to learn more about design. You have lots of ideas and varied interests, and are eager to work with our team to develop them into books!

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

  • Lay out pages for our Big Fat Notebook series. These fun and complex bestsellers require both creativity and attention to detail.
  • Design a book cover and revise it based on feedback from the art director, editors, and sales team.
  • Research illustrators for a new project the group is developing.
  • Check in with editors and the art director to discuss revisions to illustrations.
  • Communicate with freelance illustrators to convey feedback and guide them in the right direction.
  • Participate in our weekly children’s development meeting, where we share inspiration and workshop projects.
  • Brainstorm project ideas that fit with our goals of creating informative and unique books for children.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in graphic design.
  • At junior designer level: minimum two years design experience, preferably in children’s publishing.
  • At designer level: minimum three years design experience, preferably in children’s publishing.
  • Strong design skills, including InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop. 
  • Must be a collaborative team player.
  • Must be a creative problem solver.
  • Must be able to work under tight deadlines.
  • Production and book layout experience are a plus.

And a little about us:

We are publishers of award-winning cookbooks, parenting/pregnancy guides, and books on gardening, country living, and humor, as well as children’s books, gift books, fiction, and the bestselling calendar line in the business. Our children’s line includes the bestselling series Brain Quest, Indestructibles, and Big Fat Notebooks. We’re located in Greenwich Village.

If this sounds like a job you’d excel at and enjoy, please send your cover letter, resume, and portfolio to jobs@workman.com. We apologize in advance, but not all applicants will receive a response.


Marketer, Algonquin Young Readers

Algonquin Young Readers seeks a marketer (manager/senior manager/director) for our list of fifteen original titles and associated reprints annually. The ideal candidate will have an ability to set priorities and work with our associate publisher and school and library marketing, publicity, and sales teams to create and manage execution of marketing plans for the AYR list. You will work in-house, with industry colleagues, and with authors and agents to spread the word about our award-winning list of fiction and narrative non-fiction titles for middle-grade and young adult readers. Our staff is small across all departments, which makes this a perfect job for a self-starting, personable, hands-on generalist eager to work hard on all aspects of the job and closely with colleagues in every department to get the word out about our carefully curated program. We are committed to building a diverse workplace and publishing program and encourage all qualified candidates to apply.

Job responsibilities:

  • Create overall marketing strategy and goals and direct campaign planning, budgeting, and development in close partnership with AYR publisher and Algonquin associate publisher
  • Coordinate strategies with institutional marketing, publicity, sales, and other members of Algonquin Books marketing team to refine and implement campaigns
  • Work closely with school and library marketing (serving multiple imprints) to develop and align strategy, create materials, and coordinate budgets and spending
  • Work closely with book retailers; represent AYR across Workman Publishing departments, to the book industry, and to authors and agents
  • Draft title-specific marketing plans
  • Develop social media strategy and work closely with colleagues in digital marketing to implement; develop newsletter design and content; oversee online advertising planning
  • Manage design, copy, and production of all marketing, advertising, and promotional materials, including pitching and participating in cross-imprint promotions
  • Supervise two part-time assistants in general marketing and social media responsibilities

Ideal qualifications:

  • 7+ years book marketing experience across various aspects of juvenile retail and consumer book marketing, including digital, social media, and advertising and promotion
  • Superior communication skills that reflect the high standard of a company working with young readers and the adults who serve them
  • Ability to work independently, including developing appropriate goals, strategy, and budgets, and to multitask while maintaining the highest levels of organization and quality
  • Demonstrated supervisory experience of staff and freelancers
  • Demonstrated leadership qualities, strong vision, collegiality, and enthusiasm for teamwork

Algonquin Young Readers is an imprint of Algonquin Books dedicated to providing a diverse audience of young readers books of the same literary merit and enduring qualities that are hallmarks of the Algonquin tradition. In its five-year history, books from Algonquin Young Readers have earned the Newbery Medal (The Girl Who Drank the Moon, by Kelly Barnhill), the Edgar Award (The Art of Secrets, by James Klise), the Lambda Literary Award (If You Could Be Mine, by Sara Farizan), and the Carter G. Woodson Award (Passenger on the Pearl, by Winifred Conkling), and been longlisted for the National Book Award (All the Wind in the World, by Samantha Mabry). Popular series from AYR include Jackaby by William Ritter and The Jumbies by Tracey Baptiste.

Algonquin Young Readers: A well-read life begins here.

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.