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

ABRAMS is currently seeking to fill the following positions:

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Marketing Manager, Adult Trade

ABRAMS seeks a dynamic and experienced marketing manager who will oversee the marketing vision and strategy for its new Abrams Press narrative nonfiction program, as well as select text driven illustrated books. In this role, you will develop and execute creative marketing campaigns, working closely with authors and editorial, publicity, and sales staff. You will be part of a fast paced, hardworking, and innovative team and play an integral role in shaping the marketing initiatives to promote our distinguished books and authors.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop and execute creative, title-specific campaigns for trade, consumer, library, and academic channels using traditional and new marketing methods to achieve maximum ROI
  • Oversee creation of galleys, promotional materials and advertising, working directly with Associate Marketing Director, internal designer, and outside vendors
  • Manage Abrams Press presence at trade and consumer shows, author events, and major exhibits such as BookExpo
  • Represent ABRAMS in meetings with prospective authors and contribute feedback on potential acquisitions
  • Conduct and analyze market research
  • Maintain title budgets

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Minimum 5 years of trade book publishing experience, specifically in marketing
  • Experience in developing creative, impactful campaigns using traditional and new methods.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Highly motivated and innovative multitasker with the ability to thrive in a fast paced, deadline-driven environment
  • Deep knowledge of social media, email and marketing analytics, metadata and consumer facing copy
  • Computer proficiency in Word, Excel, and Powerpoint is essential; TMM, InDesign, and Photoshop a plus.

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Editorial Assistant

Summary:  Provide administrative assistance and editorial support to the Associate Publisher, Executive Editor, and the Adult Editorial team.

Responsibilities:

  • Editorial tasks include: copyediting, proofreading, collating multiple sets of galleys, creating P+L’s and presentation materials, assisting with manuscript preparation, picture management and labeling

  • Act as liaison with authors, agents, packagers, and other outside contacts

  • Draft fact sheet, catalogue, and flap copy for books

  • Create PowerPoint presentations; create and gather materials for sales and marketing, as needed

  • Act as point person for select titles each season, including corresponding with the originating publisher or author and agent, receiving, checking, and trafficking manuscripts, layouts, and color proofs

  • Assess proposals; assist with research and development for new projects

  • Organize, plan, and act as support staff for events, including Launch and author book signings

  • Respond to unsolicited proposals and inquiries, as needed

  • Clerical tasks include: taking minutes at meetings, maintaining schedules and databases, making copies, sending packages, routing internal mail, etc.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree

  • 1 – 2 years publishing and/or office experience

  • Position requires accuracy, careful attention to detail and the ability to work independently and follow through consistently

  • Excellent grammar, spelling, copyediting and proofreading skills. Effective communication and writing skills. Pleasant telephone manner is essential.

  • Must be highly organized, energetic and able to juggle multiple priorities efficiently and calmly

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, particularly Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Ability to create and maintain simple databases.  Knowledge of Adobe and InDesign a plus.

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Managing Editor, Children’s

Manage part of an annual list of 150+ titles, including picture books, middle-grade and young adult novels, and graphic novels for midsize book publisher

Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with editorial, design, and production departments to guide books through a high-volume editorial preproduction process

  • Copyedit and proofread manuscripts, layouts, cover copy, catalog, and other materials

  • Manage and evaluate freelancers

  • Create and track schedules

  • Use online title management system to track book data (specifications, etc.) and schedules

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree

  • At least 5 years of experience as an Editorial Production Editor in the book industry

  • Expert-level copyediting and proofreading (including familiarity with the Chicago Manual of Style) and attention to detail

  • Extensive experience in evaluating, hiring, and managing freelancers

  • Proven ability to create and manage multiple schedules simultaneously

  • Ability to work collaboratively and diplomatically across departments

  • Experience working on a range of books—with novel-length fiction, in YA or adult—a plus

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Senior Managing Editor, Adult

Summary: Work closely with editorial, design, and production departments to guide books through the pre-production process. Under the supervision of the senior director of Managing Editorial, oversee the Adult Managing Editorial staff.

Responsibilities:

  • Copyedit and proofread cover copy, manuscripts, and layouts

  • Hire, manage, and evaluate the work of freelance copyeditors, proofreaders, and indexers

  • Create and track schedules

  • Use title management system to track book data (specifications, etc.) and schedules

  • Track book-related materials for sales and marketing uses

  • Run production and status meetings

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree

  • 5+ years’ experience as a senior editorial production editor OR managing editor in the book industry

  • Expert-level copyediting (on screen and on hard copy) and proofreading

  • Experience hiring and managing freelance workers and overseeing in-house staff

  • Proven ability to create and manage schedules

  • Ability to work collaboratively and diplomatically across departments

  • Experience working on a range of books (experience with non-fiction, illustrated books a plus)

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