Careers

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:

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Vice President, Human Resources

ABRAMS, the preeminent publisher of illustrated books for adults, adolescents and young children, seeks a forward thinking, hands-on Vice President of Human Resources. The position requires a credible, senior human resources leader with a proven track record of delivering high-impact, business-aligned human resource solutions that will help expand organizational capabilities in the areas of recruitment, development and retention of talent as well as cultural stewardship. Specific areas of responsibilities will include developing functional leadership in employee relations; career development; performance management; compensation and benefits; HRIS; training and development; recruitment. Individual will partner with senior management and staff to set, drive and lead “good to great” company initiatives and lead efforts to ensure ABRAMS remains competitive with all HR programs and initiatives.

Qualifications include a bachelor’s degree plus 15+ years of progressive human resources experience, preferably within the publishing industry; strong hands-on HR generalist background including proficiency with HR laws and regulations; proven ability to evaluate HR situations and solutions from a pragmatic business perspective; proven success in managing HR programs and initiatives to high levels of impact and satisfaction. We are seeking an organized, detail oriented individual, who is a strong communicator, multi-tasker and able to work both independently and as part of a team. Proficiency with MS Office; knowledge of HRIS systems

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Executive Director, Children’s Marketing & Publicity
ABRAMS seeks a dynamic marketing and publicity professional to direct its children’s publicity and marketing department. This role will be responsible for establishing the strategic vision for all facets of trade, consumer, school and library, and digital marketing and publicity and aligning it with the publishing goals of our rapidly growing children’s program. We seek a creative, results oriented, team leader who has a deep passion and knowledge for children’s publishing and the ability to take our groundbreaking marketing and publicity to the next level.

QUALIFICATIONS :

  • Minimum 10 years of publicity and marketing experience in children’s publishing.

  • Extensive management experience, leading teams, nurturing and hiring talent, and achieving results

  • Highly motivated, goal oriented strategic leader with the ability to leverage experience and data to develop performance metrics, drive successful initiatives, and impart future strategies

  • Deep knowledge of children’s publicity and marketing, including retail, school and library, digital and social media, third party partnerships, and extensive relationships in those areas

  • Proven track record of managing and executing successful integrated campaigns through both traditional and new media; quantifying and communicating their effectiveness; and maximizing ROI.

  • Excellent written, oral and interpersonal skills and the ability to thrive in a goal oriented deadline driven environment, working internally and externally with multiple stakeholders

  • Strong analytic and data skills

  • Bachelor’s Degree

 


 Associate Manager, Wimpy Kid Brand Marketing

ABRAMS seeks a creative, highly motivated and organized individual, with a passion for brand marketing, to execute the marketing of books and ancillary products for the Wimpy Kid brand. This is an exciting opportunity to work within a creatively collaborative department on one of the world’s greatest children’s literary properties!

Essential duties include overseeing the creation of all promotional materials and sell-in tools; working with outside vendors and contractors to create seasonal promotional materials; working closely with Sales to coordinate the distribution of all promotional materials to retail accounts; securing place placement and maintaining performance reports for all advertising campaigns; updating the Wimpy Kid website and managing the brand’s newsletter; overseeing the approval for foreign editions; maintaining mailing lists, media contacts, vendor database; supporting the Brand Director in the execution of larger brand initiatives and preparing brand performance reviews.

Qualifications include 3+ years of marketing experience, preferably working with book series or licensed properties; excellent written and oral communication skills; computer proficiency in Word, Excel and Power Point is essential. TMM, In Design and Photoshop a plus. We are seeking a detail-oriented and innovative multitasker with the ability to thrive in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment!

 


Associate Editor – Calendars

ABRAMS seeks a detailed oriented individual, with keen visual and editorial sensibility, who will be responsible for editing and project managing titles for ABRAMS growing list of approximately 40 calendars as well as providing general support to the Editorial Director. Individual will be responsible for editing and project managing calendar titles through all stages of the acquisitions and development process; examining calendar opportunities, evaluating submissions and proposals and researching competition; acquiring calendar properties with strong sales potential; preparing sales materials; and acting a liaison with authors, licensors, photographers, packagers, freelance editors and other outside contacts including securing assets, managing product approvals, securing third-party permissions, trafficking proofs and maintaining brand consistency.

Qualifications include a bachelor’s degree; 2 – 4 years’ experience in an editorial capacity; excellent written and verbal communication skills; strong knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel; Adobe InDesign, Photoshop and Acrobat and general management of digital images; ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously, and to follow through consistently. Copyediting/proofreading and image research experience preferred.

 


Senior Publicist – Adult Titles
ABRAMS seeks a creative, dynamic publicist to execute innovative title campaigns in the areas of food and wine, pop culture, and lifestyle. Individual will be responsible for all aspects of title campaigns including writing press materials, pitching media, planning author tours and events and communicating regularly with authors and media to secure on and off-the-book page coverage as well as online media. Other duties will include strengthening and developing media contacts, maintaining author relationships and working closely with in-house departments including editorial, marketing and sales teams.

Qualifications:

  • minimum 5 years of book publicity experience with a heavy focus on food titles;

  • extensive experience working with brand partnerships and third parties;

  • proven ability to demonstrate a creative approach to publicity;

  • strong knowledge of national and regional media (electronic and print);

  • bachelor’s degree

We are seeking a candidate with excellent written and verbal communication skills with strong attention to detail; proven ability to manage multiple titles at a time; and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced, deadline- driven environment. Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Cision and PowerPoint and knowledge of social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram).

 


Publicist – Children’s Books
ABRAMS seeks a creative and motivated Children’s Publicist to strategically develop and manage publicity campaigns for books published by its Abrams Books for Young Readers, Amulet Books, and Abrams Appleseed imprints. This role is responsible for obtaining national and regional media coverage with both traditional and digital media, organizing national and local author tours, and building relationships with a broad range of children’s authors and illustrators.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 3-4 years of experience in children’s book publicity

  • An innovative self-starter with a passion for children’s, middle-grade and young adult books

  • Ability to demonstrate a creative approach to publicity

  • Strong project and time management ability

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Ease and comfort with public speaking and presenting professionally within the company and to the outside world

  • Detail oriented with ability to handle multiple, complex projects

  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment

  • Knowledge of social media platforms

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, Powerpoint, and Cision

  • Possess a valid driver’s license and a willingness to travel with authors, as needed

  • Bachelor’s degree