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.

Design Assistant, Children's Publishing
Digital Marketing Coordinator
Editorial Assistant, Artisan Books
Marketing Manager, Artisan Books
Senior Manager, Digital Operations
Special Markets - New Business Coordinator


Editorial Assistant, Artisan Books

Artisan Books is looking for a stellar editorial assistant to assist a small editorial department, including the publisher and executive editor. Responsibilities include a range of tasks related to the illustrated book editorial process, from preparing manuscripts for transmission to logging art programs; downloading files; facilitating requests from authors, agents, and other departments; and performing administrative tasks such as scheduling, preparing expense reports, processing invoices, mailing, and filing. The ideal candidate will be extremely organized, proactive, detail oriented, enthusiastic, industrious, and able to multitask and prioritize several projects throughout the day. Strong writing, communication, and grammar skills are also required. Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) and Dropbox is a must. Candidate should be a dedicated reader of lifestyle magazines and blogs; an interest in general lifestyle books is essential. This is an excellent opportunity for a recent college grad; some related experience is preferred, but equally valuable is an eagerness to learn.

About Artisan Books

Artisan Books, founded in 1994 and based in New York City’s West Village neighborhood, is a division of Workman Publishing—one of the largest independent trade publishers in the country. Artisan publishes high-end visual books and is best known for its award-winning cookbooks and bestselling lifestyle titles.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide editorial support
  • Perform administrative duties
  • Act as author and agent contact
  • Create art logs and track art
  • Interface with other departments

Qualifications:

  • Excellent time management, organizational, and communication skills
  • Prior office experience is preferred; some editorial experience is ideal
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Strong writing and grammar skills
  • Dedicated reader of lifestyle magazines and blogs

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.


Marketing Manager, Artisan Books

Artisan, a division of Workman Publishing based in New York City’s West Village, produces 15-20 illustrated books each year, primarily in cooking, home, lifestyle, and pop culture, from authors who are leaders in their fields. Recent bestsellers include Why We March, In the Company of Women, John Derian Picture Book, The Kinfolk Home, and The Dogist.

We seek a Marketing Manager to spearhead both strategic planning and implementation of our wide variety of marketing initiatives. Our goal is to heighten the effectiveness of both our trade and consumer marketing campaigns.

Artisan develops a custom campaign for each book, tailored to its unique selling points, so creativity is vital. The candidate should be an excellent writer with a firm grasp of advertising, digital marketing, title marketing, and promotional partnership  opportunities. S/he will also take an active role in Artisan’s social media strategy. Responsibilities will include generating ideas and guiding campaigns from conception to creative direction, negotiating placements, and tracking campaign success.

Our publicity & marketing department is a small and collaborative group that enjoys working as a team. The candidate should be an independent thinker who is eager both to initiate fresh ideas and to develop them in concert with colleagues.

Bachelor’s degree and 5+ years of marketing experience required; experience with lifestyle books preferred.    

Interested parties should email resume, cover letter, and two writing sample to Allison McGeehon, Associate Publisher, Artisan Books: allisonm@artisanbooks.com.


Special Markets - New Business 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, fiction, gardening, and country living titles—is seeking an energetic, proactive and creative sales coordinator for its Special Markets department.

Our Special Markets efforts encompass the world outside of bookstores and retail stores, including premium sales, non-profit giveaways/fundraisers, corporate gifts, specialty retail, and much more. The New Business Coordinator will be responsible for seeking out new opportunities for frontlist titles, coordinating outreach campaigns for core backlist brands (including 1,000 Places to See Before You Die and the What to Expect pregnancy and parenting series), and pitching title collections across all of our imprints into specific categories, such as health and wellness. This is an active selling role in which the Coordinator will manage his or her own set of accounts, while proactively reaching out to prospective new accounts on a daily basis. The Coordinator will also assist in making deals and creating contracts for the Workman Speakers Bureau, which arranges paid speaking engagements for our authors.

The ideal candidate is a self-starter with a strong interest in pursuing a career in book sales, a knack for creative selling, and the ability to work well on a team. Some travel is also required, as we exhibit at several trade shows annually.

Responsibilities:

  • Writing pitch letters and crafting sales copy 
  • Coordinating with the promotions team to create direct mail brochures and sell sheets
  • Assisting customers, processing orders, and helping with mailings
  • Researching new business opportunities
  • Creating mailing lists and maintaining databases
  • Attending sales calls and trade shows

 Qualifications:

  • Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal skills 
  • Excellent time management and communication skills
  • Attention to detail and strong organizational skills   
  • 1-2 years of relevant experience
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office 

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.


Senior Manager, Digital Operations

Workman Publishing seeks a Senior Manager of Digital Operations with strong project management and metadata experience to help maintain and develop Workman’s digital systems and processes. The ideal candidate will be able to synthesize customer-oriented goals with our existing operations channels, and to improve the flow of information within and external to the organization. 

In this role, you will be responsible for data, asset and product distribution to our trading partners and will work closely with our sales, production, IT and customer service teams—as well as our divisions and distribution clients—to provide systems tools and training. This position will also interact directly with our key accounts to reduce operational friction and encourage growth across Workman’s sales channels.

The successful candidate will have:

  • Project management experience
  • Working knowledge of digital asset and content management systems
  • Strong communication and relationship building skills
  • The ability to work across multiple teams and be comfortable managing the needs of multiple stakeholders
  • Strong analytical skills including proficiency in Excel
  • Experience with sales operations
  • Ability to keep projects on task and within budget
  • Experience contracting with third-party service providers
  • Comfort managing the work of others for specific projects and on an ongoing basis

Minimum qualifications include:

  • Bachelor’s degree in systems, project management or a related field
  • 3-5 years systems and title management experience
  • 3+ years in book publishing or related media field
  • 2+ years leadership experience

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


Design Assistant, Children's Publishing

Workman Publishing seeks a creative, detail-oriented, entry-level designer to assist the children’s book design department.

This is a rare opportunity to join an innovative, dynamic team, focused on exploring the possibilities of books as a medium. The ideal candidate will possess strong organizational skills, works well with others, and is inspired by creative problem solving.

Responsibilities:

  • Layout book interiors
  • Work on reprint corrections
  • Create proprietary designs for new formats of existing books
  • Support senior design staff
  • Design displays and other promotional material

Qualifications:

  • Strong interest in kids’ books
  • Self-sufficiency, organizational skills, and attention to detail are mandatory
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Highly proficient with Indesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, and Acrobat
  • Up-to-date online design portfolio

Workman is a medium-sized independent publisher of award-winning cookbooks, parenting/pregnancy guides, and fun and educational children’s books as well as high-end gift books, fiction, gardening, and sustainable living. Our West Village office is high-energy and creative, staffed by people who love interesting books.

Please send resume, cover letter, and link to online design portfolio (no pdfs, please) to workmankids@workman.com.

In the cover letter please include the name of a book or two you’ve seen lately with design you admire OR the name of a book you love that would be a dream for you to redesign.  (NOTE: Books do not have to be Workman books. Just anything you love.)

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


Digital Marketing Coordinator

The Digital Marketing Coordinator is responsible for executing Workman Publishing’s digital consumer marketing campaigns and driving audience growth, engagement, and sales for Workman’s titles and brands.  

Digital Platforms, Advertising & Syndication

  • Oversee and execute native digital advertising for Workman, including but not limited to: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, Reddit, and Snapchat
  • Manage, test, and execute syndication platforms for native content 
  • Oversee NetGalley account management, day-to-day communications, and advertising/marketing opportunities
  • Management and execution of SEO/SEM and Display advertising 
  • Assist in and advise on the execution of digital advertising components of title and brand marketing campaigns
  • Explore new social media platforms with digital advertising in mind

Analytics & Reporting

  • Spearhead customer retargeting and remarketing of newsletter lists, social media followers, and visitors to Workman.com 
  • Daily, weekly, monthly, by season, and annual reports for web traffic, conversions/sales, and social media insights for Workman, as well as campaign reports for titles and brands.  Followed by the ongoing creation of meaningful, actionable analysisand recommendations for Workman’s ongoing/future products and campaigns.
  • Evaluate and communicate advertising campaign results, especially with external agencies and parties

Digital Content, Newsletters & Social Media

  • Creation and execution of existing newsletters
  • Implementation of lead generation strategy for new customers and email addresses 
  • Creation of VIP list of customers and actionable plans for retargeting 
  • Assist with SEO optimization of Workman metadata, blog posts, sharing language, etc
  • Assist with merchandising decisions on Workman.com
  • Suggest and map out workman ebook promotions and sweepstakes with digital sales and operations

Experience:

  • Knowledge and certification in Google Analytics and Google AdWords
  • Experience with Facebook Ad Manager, Promoted Pins, Instagram Advertising, as well as the advertising tools for other and emerging social media platforms
  • Proficiency with MailChimp and WordPress
  • Best practices for Amazon Ads Manager
  • Familiarity with social listening tools such as BuzzSumo, Sprout Social, and SEM rush
  • Proven effective use of syndication platforms including Outbrain

Resumes and cover letters should be sent to Selina Meere Selina@workman.com