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.
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ABRAMS is currently seeking to fill the following positions:
Associate Art Director – Gifts, Calendars and Paper Products
ABRAMS seeks a talented individual, with a passion for all things related to paper, packaging, and product design, to collaborate on the creation and execution of paper products, gift books and calendars. This is an exciting opportunity to manage all aspects of art and design and help craft the overall aesthetic and identity of a newly launched product line. Individual will be responsible for managing, supporting and driving the design process for 20-25 paper products and 20-25 calendars per year; overseeing projects from conception through production; brainstorming original formats and creatively developing submissions or external ideas; scouting and hiring illustrators, photographers, paper engineers and freelance designers; art directing creative talent. This is both a management and hands-on position!
Qualifications include a minimum of 5 - 10 years' design experience in book publishing and/or product development; current knowledge of the gift market and an ability to identify opportunities; ability to transcend the "design umbrella" and think editorially as well as consider the marketing and sales aspects; excellent time-management and organizational skills and ability to prioritize and juggle the various moving parts of the product development process; knowledge of the manufacturing and production process for novelty. Proficiency with current Adobe Design Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator). Illustrator and freelance design contacts a must. Previous work with licensors a plus; hand lettering and illustration skills a major plus. Portfolio required.
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.
ABRAMS seeks an experienced managing editor to manage a list of approximately 50+ titles per year, including calendars, paper products and illustrated books. This is an opportunity to help project manage the development of a newly launched product line! Individual will work with Editorial, Design and Production departments to create and track workable schedules that support Sales and Marketing deadlines and ensure timely delivery of titles; copyedit and proofread interiors, jacket copy and marketing materials; guide titles through the preproduction process; hire, manage and evaluate freelancers; utilize a title management system to track and maintain book data and schedules; track title-related materials for Sales and marketing use; work on seasonal catalogs.
Qualifications include a bachelor's degree; 5+ years' experience as a managing editor or production editor in the book industry, preferably for an illustrated-book publisher -- specific experience related to illustrated books and ancillary products preferred; expert-level copyediting (on hard copy and electronically) and proofreading; thorough command of the Chicago Manual of Style; experience hiring and managing freelancers; proven ability to create and manage schedules; proven ability to track multiple projects and meet dates in a deadline-driven environment. We are seeking someone with the ability to work collaboratively and diplomatically across departments with strong interpersonal and communication skills, and a passion for all things related to paper, packaging and product design!
Proficiency in MS Word, Excel and Acrobat pro.
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.
Associate Managing Editor
ABRAMS seeks a detail-oriented individual, with expert-level copyediting and proofreading skills (both hard copy and electronically) to help manage the editorial process for a midsize illustrated book publisher with an annual list of 200+ titles, including art books, illustrated books, cookbooks and craft books. Individual will be responsible for working with Editorial, Design and Production departments to create and track workable schedules that support Sales and Marketing deadlines and ensure timely delivery of books; copyediting and proofreading book interiors, jacket copy and marketing materials; guiding books through the preproduction process including collating and checking corrections on page layouts, color proofs and bluelines; hiring, managing, and evaluating freelancers; utilizing a title management system to track and maintain book data; tracking book-related materials for sales and marketing uses; and working on seasonal catalogs.
Qualifications include a bachelor's degree; 3+ years' experience as a managing editor or production editor in the book industry, preferably for an illustrated-book publisher; previous experience with both cookbooks and craft books strongly preferred. We are seeking someone with a thorough command of the Chicago Manual of Style and the proven abilities to track multiple projects and meet important editorial production dates in a deadline-driven environment; create and manage schedules; work collaboratively and diplomatically across departments. Strong interpersonal and communication skills. Proficiency in Word, Excel and Acrobat Pro.