Employment at ABRAMS
Abrams seeks talented professionals with strong communication skills who can work effectively with others. 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:
Marketing Manager (2)
ABRAMS seeks two seasoned, creative, detail-oriented Marketing Managers.
One Marketing Manager will oversee title marketing in the categories of art, photography, graphic design, fashion and crafts. The other Marketing Manager will oversee titles within performing arts, film, popular culture, comic arts, nature and science. These positions will be responsible for developing and executing innovative marketing plans by working closely with ABRAMS' dedicated editorial, sales, publicity and digital marketing departments. The Marketing Managers will be responsible for maximizing traditional and digital media outlets, pursuing and expanding promotional partnerships with third-party companies and organizations, and building relationships with a broad range of authors and key properties. Both positions will work with major authors and key properties from launch through publication to capitalize on marketing opportunities and manage ABRAMS' presence at select conventions and trade shows through exhibits, events and promotions.
Qualifications include a bachelor's degree; 3 - 5 years of book publishing experience, specifically in marketing. Excellent written and oral communications skills. We are seeking innovative individuals with the ability to thrive in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment with a willingness to handle multiple, complex projects. Computer proficiency in Word, Excel and PowerPoint is essential. Title Management, InDesign and Photoshop a plus.
Publicity & Marketing Manager – Children's Books
ABRAMS seeks a creative, dynamic individual who will have full publicity and marketing responsibility for its growing Abrams Appleseed imprint and will also manage publicity and marketing strategies and campaigns for books published by Abrams Books for Young Readers and Amulet Books. This role is responsible for maximizing traditional and digital media outlets, organizing and attending national and local author tours, building relationships with a broad range of commercial and literary authors and illustrators and overseeing high-level communication with key media contacts. In addition, individual will be responsible for managing the publicity and marketing staff, maintaining a database and departmental budget.
Qualifications include a bachelor's degree; 5 - 7 years' experience in children's publicity and marketing; strong knowledge of publicity and marketing of children's books. We are seeking an individual who will demonstrate a creative approach to publicity and can thrive in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment. Individual should have established national and local media contacts and a portfolio of press clippings; excellent written and verbal communications skills; and be detail oriented with ability to handle multiple, complex projects. Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, Powerpoint and Cision Point.
Reception (2) – part-time
ABRAMS seeks two part-time receptionists (one morning receptionist from 8:30 AM - 1 PM; and one afternoon receptionist from 1 PM - 5:30 PM) to cover the main desk, attend to visitors, handle inquiries on the phone and in person, and provide information regarding ABRAMS to the general public, clients and customers. Individuals will be responsible for greeting persons entering the organization; answering main telephone, screening and directing calls; scheduling messengers; scheduling conference room bookings; providing information to callers; tactfully handling queries from the public and customers; and providing back-up clerical support on projects as assigned. Salary: $16/hour.
Qualifications include a high school diploma; associate's degree preferred; minimum of 2 years' related experience; customer service orientation; excellent verbal communication skills; professional personal presentation. Knowledge of Microsoft Word and Outlook. Reliable attendance and punctuality is essential. Each individual must have the flexibility to cover the morning or afternoon schedule if needed.