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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.

To apply for a position at ABRAMS, please forward your resume and cover letter to jobs@abramsbooks.com

Current openings at Abrams will also be listed on the following web sites: www.mediabistro.com or www.publishersmarketplace.com

ABRAMS is currently seeking to fill the following positions:

 

 


 

Associate Publisher - Adult Trade
ABRAMS seeks an organized individual, with excellent oral and written English language skills, to supervise staff and manage the day-to-day functions of the editorial department. Individual will oversee the list in terms of editors' workloads; monitor the progress of projects and ensure compliance with book-making processes and procedures; confer with editors regarding schedules, corrections and author-related issues; work with managing editorial to establish and maintain best practices; lead and participate in interdepartmental initiatives to improve and refine process and workflow; ensure catalog copy, fact sheets and other sales-related materials are up to standard and created on time; acquire and edit books, prepare P&Ls and budgets, evaluate proposals and research competitive titles, negotiate contracts; attend and participate in various departmental meetings.

Qualifications include a bachelor's degree in English or related field; 10+ years' experience working for an illustrated book publisher, including editing books and managing staff; excellent communication skills and the ability to interact effectively with staff, freelancers and others. Acquisitions experience in Art, Photography and Design categories a plus.

 


Senior Editor - Visual Arts
ABRAMS seeks a detail oriented individual, with excellent writing and communication skills, who will be responsible for acquiring and editing books for the ABRAMS program in the visual arts. Responsibilities include commissioning individual titles on subjects in the visual arts including art, photography, design, architecture and fashion; 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 list at sales conferences; assuming responsibility for existing relationships and projects.

Qualifications include a bachelor's degree; 5 - 10 years' experience in an editorial capacity at an adult trade publishing house (candidates with similar editorial experience in the art world or magazine journalism will be considered); strong acquisitions, proven sales record, keen understanding of the marketplace and innovative product development skills. We are seeking an individual with broad general knowledge of and passion for the visual arts, with established relationships with artists, photographers, writers and others in the world of art and visual culture, and the ability to conceive and bring in important projects. This is a unique opportunity for the right candidate to join the leading illustrated publishing house in a senior position!

 


 

ABRAMS is currently accepting applications for the following internships for the Spring 2015 semester. All internships are for college course credit only. The period of assignment for each is from mid-January through mid-May 2015 (approximately); 12 - 16 hours per week. Final application deadline is January 9, 2015.

 

Intern - Children's Literature - Editorial
The Abrams Children's Division (Books for Young Readers, Amulet Books, and Appleseed Books) is looking for a Spring 2015 intern to work closely with the editorial group on our list of picture books, novels, board books, novelty, and non-fiction for children ages 0 to 18. The intern should have an interest in current children's literature and learning more about the publishing process. The intern will work closely with the editorial staff—reading and evaluating submissions, typing correspondence, maintaining departmental filing, updating contact databases, and assisting on creative editorial projects. Beyond editorial, the intern will interact with sales, marketing, publicity, design, and production departments, offering a broad introduction to the publishing world. This internship is for college course credit only.

Qualifications: Intern should be proficient in Word and Excel, and have excellent internet research skills with a demonstrated interest in current children's literature and the publishing process.

To apply: Email resume and cover letter, indicating "Intern - Children's Literature" in subject line, to jobs@abramsbooks.com

 


 

Intern - Children's Marketing & Publicity
ABRAMS seeks an organized intern for the Spring 2015 semester to join a busy Children's Marketing and Publicity department. The internship provides an excellent opportunity to learn about the publishing industry and to get hands-on experience working in a fast-paced environment. The marketing and publicity intern will work closely with the children's marketing and publicist planning and executing national and local media campaigns and marketing plans, coordinating mailings, and assisting with everything from event planning, print and social media outreach, to media contact database management and market research. The right candidate will have a strong interest in a career in publishing, pay attention to detail, exhibit a positive and energetic work ethic, and be familiar with internet research, blogs, and social networking sites like Twitter and Facebook. This internship is for college course credit only.

Qualifications: We are especially interested in applicants who can demonstrate exceptional writing skills, resourcefulness, and the ability to prioritize tasks. Experience using Cision and Title Management is a plus. The ideal candidate is able to work between 12 and 16 hours per week.

To apply: Email resume and cover letter, indicating "Intern - Children's Marketing & Publicity" to jobs@abramsbooks.com

 


 

Intern - Adult Editorial
ABRAMS is seeking an intern for the Spring 2015 semester to work closely with the editorial group on our list of illustrated books which cover a variety of categories including cooking, fashion, photography, interior design, humor, pop culture, performing arts, sports and many others. The intern will work closely with the editorial staff - reading and evaluating submissions, typing correspondence, maintaining departmental filing, updating contact databases and assisting on creative editorial projects. Beyond editorial, the intern will interact with sales, marketing, publicity, design and production departments offering a broad introduction into the world of publishing. This internship is for college course credit only.

Qualifications: Intern should be proficient in Word and Excel, have excellent internet research skills with a demonstrated interest in developing their editorial skills and learning about the publishing process. They should have an interest in the arts, trending culture and visual publishing.

To Apply: Email resume and cover letter indicating "Intern - Adult Editorial' in the subject line to jobs@abramsbooks.com

 


 

Intern - Adult Marketing & Publicity
ABRAMS seeks an organized intern for the Spring 2015 semester to join a busy Adult Marketing and Publicity department. The internship provides an excellent opportunity to learn about the publishing industry and to get hands-on experience working in a fast-paced environment. The marketing & publicity intern will work closely with both teams planning and executing national and local media campaigns and marketing plans, coordinating mailings, and assisting with everything from event planning, print and social media outreach, to media contact database management and market research. The right candidate will have a strong interest in a career in publishing, pay attention to detail, exhibit a positive and energetic work ethic, and be familiar with internet research, blogs, and social networking sites like Twitter and Facebook.

Qualifications: We are especially interested in applicants who can demonstrate exceptional writing skills, resourcefulness, and the ability to prioritize tasks. Experience using Cision and Title Management is a plus. The ideal candidate is able to work between 12 and 16 hours per week. This internship is for college course credit only.

To Apply: Email resume and cover letter, indicating "Intern - Marketing & Publicity" in the subject line to jobs@abramsbooks.com