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.
for a position at ABRAMS, please forward your resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org
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 Production Manager
ABRAMS seeks a flexible, organized, 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; managing schedules; working closely with inventory and operations to ensure timely delivery of books; estimating, trafficking, quality control and color correcting 15 - 18 heavily illustrated books per list; managing vendors; and training and developing staff.
Qualifications include a bachelor's degree; 10+ years' experience in illustrated book production and manufacturing; experience with inventory and operations; experience with co-editions, drop shipments and custom publishing; extensive experience working with domestic and foreign suppliers; excellent written and oral language skills; computer literate in Word and Excel; previous experience managing staff.
Intern – Children’s Literature (unpaid, college course credit only)
ABRAMS is seeking a summer intern to work closely with the Children’s Division editorial group on our list of picture books, novels, board books, novelty and non-fiction for children ages 0 to18. The intern will 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. Internship is from mid-June to mid-August, 5 days a week, 7 hours a day.
Qualifications include proficiency in Word and Excel, excellent internet research skills, with a demonstrated interest in current children’s literature and the publishing process. Individual must be currently enrolled in college and eligible to receive college course credit for the assignment.
Send resume and cover letter, stating interest in children’s literature and the publishing field and indicate how this assignment will compliment current school curriculum, to email@example.com