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.


Production Manager
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.



Marketing & Publicity Assistant – Children's Books
ABRAMS seeks an organized, detailed-oriented individual with a strong interest in children's book publishing, to provide administrative support to projects and activities for the Children's Marketing & Publicity Department team and to coordinate activities to create public awareness of ABRAMS children's books. Individual will be responsible for assisting in book marketing campaigns and author tours; coordinating social media activities; organizing materials for Trade Shows and attending as needed; trafficking promotion materials; researching and developing outreach opportunities for title marketing campaigns and niche marketing efforts; compiling sales information; creating and writing materials such as press releases and press kits; booking media tours for authors; preparing mailings for reviewers and tracking their status; and providing general administrative back-up support (maintaining databases, coding invoices; tracking expenses; filing, faxing and photocopying).  Salary:  low $30s.

Qualifications include a bachelor's degree; excellent command of the English language (both oral and written); good telephone and email manner; ability to work well under pressure of deadlines in a fast-paced environment. Computer literate. Proficient in Microsoft Office, PowerPoint, Excel. HTML and InDesign/Photoshop skills a plus.



Senior Editor – Young Adult Market
ABRAMS seeks a detail oriented individual, who is devoted to making good books for the young adult market, to be responsible for editing and project managing 12 - 15 titles per year for Amulet Books, a growing middle grade and young adult fiction imprint, with a particular focus on young adult fiction. Individual will be responsible for acquiring strong titles; seeing titles through all stages of the editing process; successfully negotiating contracts; creating P&Ls; managing book schedules; collaborating with authors, managing editorial and the design and production teams on publications; preparing materials and presentations for sales conferences.

Qualifications include a bachelor's degree; minimum 7 years of editorial publishing experience; excellent writing and communication skills; keen understanding of the publishing market and the young adult fiction market in particular. We are seeking an individual with established relationships in publishing with the ability to bring important projects to the list with a demonstrated ability to seek out strong, innovative projects. Knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel. Ability to create and maintain simple databases. PowerPoint and InDesign skills 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!