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 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!
Permissions & Rights Coordinator
ABRAMS seeks an organized, detail-minded individual to be responsible for coordinating the administrative issues involved with permissions, copyrights and reversions. Responsibilities include researching permission requests and preparing permission forms and invoices for third-party use of Abrams copyrighted materials; applying knowledge and sound judgment regarding copyright regulation and Abrams policies; processing permission requests to ensure proper approvals obtained; processing the copyright registration of books for all six Abrams imprints; processing all requests for reversion of rights for out-of-print titles; providing administrative support to the department including issuing contract payments, scanning and filing executed agreements; reviewing legal forms associated with permissions, copyright registration and copyright transfer to ensure accuracy and completeness.
Qualifications include 2 - 3 years' experience in a publishing, legal or library environment; general knowledge of publishing practices with respect to copyright, permissions and rights reversions; strong ability to establish priorities and work independently; excellent communication and writing skills. Computer literate in MS Word, Excel, Outlook. Bachelor's degree preferred.