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.



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!


Intern – Adult Editorial
ABRAMS is seeking an intern for the Fall 2014 semester to work closely with the editorial group on our list of illustrated books which cover a variety of categories including cooking, fashion, photography, interior design, humor, pop culture, performing arts, sports and many others.  The intern will work 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 into the world of publishing.  This internship is for college course credit only. 

Intern should be proficient in Word and Excel, have excellent internet research skills with a demonstrated interest in developing their editorial skills and learning about the publishing process.  They should have an interest in the arts, trending culture and visual publishing.

Application Deadline: August 29, 2014

Period of Assignment:  mid-September through mid-December 2014 (approximate); 12 – 16 hours per week


Intern – Adult Marketing & Publicity

ABRAMS seeks an organized intern for the Fall 2014 semester to join a busy Adult Marketing and Publicity department. The internship provides an excellent opportunity to learn about the publishing industry and to get hands-on experience working in a fast-paced environment. The marketing & publicity intern will work closely with both teams planning and executing national and local media campaigns and marketing plans, coordinating mailings, and assisting with everything from event planning, print and social media outreach, to media contact database management and market research. The right candidate will have a strong interest in a career in publishing, pay attention to detail, exhibit a positive and energetic work ethic, and be familiar with internet research, blogs, and social networking sites like Twitter and Facebook.


 We are especially interested in applicants who can demonstrate exceptional writing skills, resourcefulness, and the ability to prioritize tasks. Experience using Cision and Title Management is a plus. The ideal candidate is able to work between 12 and 16 hours per week. This internship is for college course credit only.

Application Deadline: August 29, 2014

Period of Assignment:  mid-September through mid-December 2014 (approximate); 12 – 16 hours per week



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