Employment at ABRAMS
ABRAMS seeks talented individuals with a strong interest in book publishing. Individuals must be able to take initiative, be a team player and have excellent communications skills, both oral and written. Our professional positions range from editorial, graphic design, sales, marketing and publicity to finance and information technology.
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ABRAMS is currently seeking to fill the following positions:
Digital and Social Media Marketing Associates – Adult and Children's Books (Two Positions)
ABRAMS seeks two dynamic digital marketers with a passion for great books and authors who will increase the online discoverability of either the children's or adult trade lists by designing and executing digital and social campaigns, curating and developing content for its website, and researching and presenting new ways for showcasing its books online.The ideal candidates will be creative, results driven "doers" with excellent communication skills and a strong design aesthetic, who live and breathe social media and digital marketing, and who thrive on finding new and exciting ways to bring attention to beautifully designed, artful, and interesting books.
In partnership with title marketers, the Digital and Social Media Marketing Associates will be responsible for the development, execution, and analysis of digital campaigns across all categories and imprints in either the Children's or Adult trade divisions at ABRAMS.
Please indicate in your cover letter whether you are applying for the Adult or Children's position.
Specific Responsibilities include:
· Collaborate with marketing department to develop and execute digital and social media campaigns, and track and communicate effectiveness.
· Utilize audience-centric marketing tools to maximize campaigns.
· Manage and grow social media presence through blog, Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr, YouTube, Facebook, Pinterest, and other strategically relevant channels.
· Maintain social media calendar and develop timelines for author/title digital promotions.
· Content Creation: Write blog posts, articles, email newsletters, and social media posts; lead the creation of videos, trailers, and podcasts.
· Research and present new ways of showcasing books online and be responsible for maintaining a Digital FAQ for new authors, as well as educating the teams internally.
· Curate, plan, and feed marketing assets into Abrams website.
· Organize digital preorder campaigns, promotions, and contests.
· Events/public relations:Attend trade shows and author events and generate social media around them.
· Bachelors Degree
· 3-5 years digital marketing and publishing experience
· Excellent written, verbal, and analytic skills
· Ability to work individually and in a group setting
· Excellent knowledge of social media andcontent development
· Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite, Photoshop and HTML
· Knowledge of analytics, SEO and SEM a plus
Business Intelligence Analyst
ABRAMS seeks an organized, detail-oriented individual, with exceptionally strong analysis skills, to assist in the preparation of market trend reports and other analytical information to assess products and markets for growth opportunities.
Individual will be responsible for researching and assessing new business opportunities; executing "deep dives" into ABRAMS lines of business, competition, new opportunities and trends; gathering information and creating reports that inform business plans for new lines of business; developing management reports that contribute to the improvement of current business strategies and practices in designated lines of business; working closely with sales, marketing and editorial department to identify business information needs, gathering relevant data and developing reports that achieve goals.
Qualifications include a bachelor's degree in finance, accounting or economics; 2 - 3 years related experience within the publishing industry a must; high-level of proficiency in Excel and knowledge of Microsoft office applications; strong business writing and presentation skills; ability to work independently and collaboratively.
Gift Sales Manager, Special Markets
ABRAMS seeks an organized and analytical individual, with excellent presentation communication skills, to oversee and direct special markets sales through commissioned groups. Individual will supervise the efforts of the US special markets commissioned groups; set annual dollar goals for each sales group; monitor individual and group performance on a daily and monthly basis and periodically travel with reps; communicate sales opportunities and develop tools for timely and efficient communication; identify best-selling titles for each account type; coordinate and present new titles to commission groups semi-annually, set title goals, and encourage best practice models and success stories; participate in business meetings with key customers; create and prepare sales analysis on a quarterly basis; oversee and coordinate ABRAMS participation at regional gift shows, create promotional materials, and summarize order results; participate in planning the NY Now Gift Show; provide hands-on training for new reps; participate in the weekly Sales & Marketing meeting.
Qualifications include a bachelor's degree; 3 - 5 years' sales experience within the publishing industry; excellent communication skills and ease of presenting sales information and titles to large groups; ability to motivate sales groups and be a creative thinker to support sales efforts; Excel proficiency - both data entry and spreadsheet formulation; proficient in Powerpoint and Word. Travel is required.
Editor – Adult Editorial
ABRAMS seeks a detail-oriented individual, with a broad general knowledge of and passion for the visual arts, to be responsible for acquiring and editing books for the ABRAMS adult publishing program. Individual will be responsible for commissioning individual titles on subjects including photography, design, fashion and popular culture; assuming responsibility for existing relationships and projects; taking overall responsibility for concept, content and author/artist relationships of a diverse list of books including: seeing new titles through all stages of the editing process; managing book schedules; collaborating with design and production on design and format of the publication; preparing sales materials, including fact sheets, catalogue copy; and presenting at sales conferences. This is a unique opportunity for the right candidate to join the leading illustrated publishing house!
Qualifications include a bachelor's degree; 3 - 5 years' experience in an editorial capacity at an adult trade publishing house or similar editorial experience in the art or design fields or magazine journalism; strong acquisitions, proven sales record, keen understanding of the marketplace and innovative product development skills; established relationships with artists, photographers, designers, writers and others in the worlds of art and visual culture; ability to conceive and bring in important projects; excellent writing and communication skills. Interest in and curiosity about the imagery of science and natural history welcome!
Publicist & Marketing Associate – Children's Books
ABRAMS seeks a creative, motivated and detail oriented individual to develop and manage campaigns for books published by its children's imprints (Abrams Books for Young Readers, Amulet Books and Abrams Appleseed). Individual will be responsible for maximizing traditional and digital media coverage, organizing national and local author tours, creating and marketing plans and materials and building relationships with a broad range of children's authors and illustrators.
Specific responsibilities include developing and executing innovative trade and consumer publicity and marketing campaigns; managing major authors and key properties; organizing and attending national and local events and book tours; cultivating and maintaining relationships with children's media; representing ABRAMS in meetings and conferences with booksellers, authors, media, librarians and educators; creating marketing and publicity materials and developing advertising/promotional items.
Qualifications include 3-5 years of experience in children's book publicity and/or marketing; proven ability to demonstrate a creative approach to publicity and marketing; excellent written and oral communication skills and ease and comfort with public speaking and presenting professionally within the company and to the outside world; strong project and time management ability. Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, Powerpoint and Cision. Valid driver's license and willingness to travel 15% of the time with authors as needed.