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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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

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Publicist

Reports to: Executive Director, Publicity

Position Summary:
ABRAMS, the premier visual book publisher, is looking for an enthusiastic publicist to join their dynamic publicity team, on the adult side. We are looking for an outgoing person with proven media contacts and creative ideas, as well as a solid foundation in book publicity. 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.

Basic Qualifications:

  • 3-4 years of experience in publishing and PR with knowledge of illustrated books.

  • Excellent writing and communication skills

  • A high level of organization and attention to detail are essential as the candidate will be expected to juggle multiple, complex projects simultaneously

  • Intermediate level in Microsoft Word, Excel, Cision and PowerPoint and knowledge of social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram)

  • Bachelor’s degree

A Plus:

  • Experience in the cooking space as well as an interest in a range of categories including: pop culture, humor, photography, music, and design.

Full Benefits

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Senior Manager, School & Library Marketing

ABRAMS is seeking a Senior Manager of School and Library Marketing to join the ABRAMS children’s books team. This individual will serve as a primary marketing point person in the school and library community for the ABRAMS Books for Young Readers, AMULET, and Appleseed imprints.

Reports to: VP, Children’s Marketing and Publicity

Essential Responsibilities:  

  • Establish and build strong and effective relationships with educators and librarians in the institutional community

  • Strategize and execute the division’s presence and author participation at institutional conferences and shows, as well as educator/librarian presentations

  • Plan and execute marketing campaigns including: advertising, copywriting, promotional mailings and creation of promotional materials, and overall campaign development

  • Collaborate with key in-house departments, including: Marketing, Publicity, Digital/Social Media Marketing, Design, Sales, and Editorial

  • Maintain and monitor School and Library budget and spending

  • Supervise submissions to educational/institutional awards and state award programs

Basic Qualifications:

  • 4-year college degree

  • 5 years minimum experience in marketing required (school and library marketing experience with a book publisher experience a plus)

  • Excellent communication and writing skills

  • Experience and comfort in all major social media channels required (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc.)

  • Strong attention to detail and incredible organization

  • Strong copy-writing background and experience in creative marketing projects

  • Ability to prioritize, multi-task, and complete projects independently in a fast-paced environment

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Publishing Assistant – Children’s Marketing & Publicity
ABRAMS seeks an organized individual to join a busy Children’s Marketing and Publicity department for the summer 2017. The Publishing Assistant will have an excellent opportunity to learn about the publishing industry and to get hands-on experience working in a fast-paced environment. The Publishing Assistant will work closely with the children’s marketing and publicist 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.

Qualifications:
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.

Application Final Deadline: May 26, 2017. Applications are currently being accepted.

Period of Assignment: mid-June through mid-August 2017 (approximate); 12 – 16 hours per week

Hourly Rate: $11.00/hour

Applications: Email resume and cover letter, indicating “Publishing Assistant – Children’s Marketing & Publicity” to jobs@abramsbooks.com

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Publishing Assistant – Adult Editorial
ABRAMS is seeking a Publishing Assistant for the Summer 2017 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 Publishing Assistant 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 Publishing Assistant will interact with sales, marketing, publicity, design and production departments offering a broad introduction into the world of publishing.

Qualifications:
Individual 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 Final Deadline: May 26, 2017. Applications are currently being accepted.

How To Apply: Email resume and cover letter indicating “Publishing Assistant – Adult Editorial’ in the subject line to jobs@abramsbooks.com

Period of Assignment: mid-June through mid-August, 2017 (approximate); 12 – 16 hours per week.

Hourly Rate: $11.00/hour

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Publishing Assistant – Marketing & Publicity – Adult Editorial
ABRAMS seeks an organized Publishing Assistant for the Summer 2017 to join a busy Adult Marketing and Publicity department. This assignment provides an excellent opportunity to learn about the publishing industry and to get hands-on experience working in a fast-paced environment. The Publishing Assistant 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.

Qualifications:
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.

Application Deadline:          May 26, 2017. We are currently accepting applications.

How To Apply: Email resume and cover letter indicating “Publishing Assistant – Adult Marketing & Publicity” to jobs@abramsbooks.com

Period of Assignment: mid-June through mid-August 2015 (approximate); 10 – 20 hours per week

Hourly rate: $11.00/hour

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Publishing Assistant – Children’s Literature
The Abrams Children’s Division (Books for Young Readers, Amulet Books, and Appleseed Books) is looking for a Publishing Assistant (PA), summer 2017, to work closely with the editorial group on our list of picture books, novels, board books, novelty, and non-fiction for children ages 0 to 18. The PA should have an interest in current children’s literature and learning more about the publishing process. The PA 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 PA will interact with sales, marketing, publicity, design, and production departments, offering a broad introduction to the publishing world.

QUALIFICATIONS:
The PA should be proficient in Word and Excel, and have excellent internet research skills with a demonstrated interest in current children’s literature and the publishing process.

APPLICATION FINAL DEADLINE:. May 26, 2017. Applications are currently being accepted.

HOW TO APPLY: Email resume and cover letter indicating Publishing Assistant – Child Lit in the subject line to jobs@abramsbooks.com

PERIOD OF ASSIGNMENT: Mid-June through mid-August 2017 (approximate) ; 12 – 16 hours per week.

HOURLY RATE: $11.00/HOUR

COMPANY PROFILE: ABRAMS is the preeminent publisher of high-quality illustrated books for adults, adolescents and young children. ABRAMS is the publisher of bestsellers such as the wildly popular “The Diary of a Wimpy Kid” series, award-winning cookbooks of Alton Brown and the stunning photography of Yann Arthus-Bertrand’s “Earth from Above” series. ABRAMS is conveniently located in the NYC mid-town Chelsea area. Visit our website at www.abramsbooks.com. ABRAMS is an EOE employer