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:
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.
ABRAMS seeks an energetic, organized and proactive problem solver to handle all aspects of illustrated book production. Individual will be responsible for assisting the director in planning two adult lists per year; and for the scheduling integrity, trafficking, quality control and color management of 15-18 first printing illustrated books per list.
Qualifications include a college degree; 5 years of related experience plus experience in illustrated book production and manufacturing; experience with inventory and operations to ensure timely delivery of books; extensive experience working with domestic and foreign suppliers. Reprint experience a plus. Computer literate in Word and Excel. Ability and willingness to multi-task. Excellent written and verbal skills. Previous experience managing staff.
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!
Publicist – Abrams Adult
ABRAMS, the premier visual book publisher, is looking for an enthusiastic book publicist to join their dynamic publicity team on the adult imprint side. The publicist will be responsible for successfully publicizing numerous books each season, which will entail: crafting effective press materials, pitching and booking major media, garnering review attention, participating in tradeshows, and setting up events and tours.
The ideal candidate should have 3 to 4 years of experience in publishing and PR with knowledge of illustrated and lifestyle books. Excellent writing and communication skills including social media are a must. We are looking for an outgoing person with proven media results and creative ideas as well as a solid foundation in book publicity. An interest in and/or experience with a wide range of categories including cooking, photography, pop culture, is a plus. A high-level of organization and attention to detail are essential as the candidate will be expected to juggle multiple projects simultaneously.
Most desirable is someone with the drive to achieve on a personal level, who will take pleasure in the role she or he will play in the overall publicity and marketing department and company successes. The candidate must be a self-starter, self-sufficient and able to work with little supervision
Associate Managing Editor
ABRAMS seeks a detail-oriented individual, with expert-level copyediting and proofreading skills (both hard copy and electronically) to help manage the editorial process for a midsize illustrated book publisher with an annual list of 200+ titles, including art books, illustrated books, cookbooks and craft books. Individual will be responsible for working with Editorial, Design and manufacturing Production departments to guide books through the preproduction process. Individual will be responsible for copyediting and proofreading materials; hiring, managing and evaluating freelancers; creating and tracking schedules; utilizing a title management system to track book data and schedules and update data; track book-related materials for sales and marketing uses; and working on seasonal catalogs.
Qualifications include a bachelor's degree; 3+ years' experience as a managing editor or production editor in the book industry, preferably for an illustrated-book publisher. We are seeking someone with a thorough command of the Chicago Manual of Style and proven abilities to track multiple projects and meet important editorial production dates in a deadline-driven environment; create and manage schedules; experienced in hiring and managing freelancers; and work collaboratively and diplomatically across departments. Strong interpersonal and communication skills. Familiarity with Firebrand/Quality Solutions Title management software a plus.