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 complete the employment application by clicking the following link, http://www.abramsbooks.com/apply/


ABRAMS is currently seeking to fill the following positions:

Executive Editor, Licensing and Entertainment – Children’s Books

Editorial Assistant

Staff Accountant

Summer Internship, Children’s Literature

 


Executive Editor, Licensing and Entertainment – Children’s Books

Summary:

Develop and manage growing licensed publishing program across all children’s imprints. Acquire and edit approximately 15 projects per year.

  • Work in conjunction with Publisher and Associate Publisher to identify future acquisitions/partnerships and develop long-term licensing growth strategy
  • Acquire and edit approximately 15 projects per year including original fiction and series (chapter books, middle-grade, YA), graphic novels, and in-depth, highly-illustrated non-fiction
  • Develop select brands/projects as well as manage and advise editors working on licensing projects across imprints
  • Help direct and manage editorial relationship with key licensing partners such as Lucasfilm, Marvel, Hasbro, and Warner Brothers; liaise with Adult, Calendar and Noterie divisions as
  • Co-supervise Editorial Assistant
  • Develop, nurture, and maintain new and existing relationships with authors, artists, agents, and industry professionals
  • Attend key trade and consumer conferences as needed

Skills / Experience

  • A passion for pop culture and children’s entertainment a must; ability to acquire and edit across age-groups and categories, both fiction and non-fiction
  • Current knowledge of the children’s book market, and an ability to identify opportunities
  • Minimum of 7-10 years editorial experience in children’s book and/ or entertainment publishing and/or product
  • Desire and ability to work collaboratively, respectfully, enthusiastically in an environment where creativity, innovative thinking, and an excellent work ethic are highly valued
  • Sufficient knowledge of the manufacturing and production process for novelty
  • Licensory, agent, and packager contacts a plus

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Editorial Assistant

Summary:

Provide administrative assistance and editorial support to the Editorial Director, Senior Editor, and the Adult Editorial team. Must have an interest in pop culture, and lifestyle-focused illustrated non-fiction books.

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. Strong 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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Staff Accountant

Summary: The Staff Accountant will be responsible for maintaining accurate financial records for the company’s P&L and Balance Sheet Royalty Accounts.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Maintain general ledger and prepare journal entries
  • Assist with monthly closings
  • Analyze and reconcile various G/L accounts
  • Maintain intercompany accounts
  • Assist in preparation of financial statements
  • Participate in monthly closings
  • Prepare and post royalty entries for all assets and liability accounts
  • Maintain and analyze Author Asset and Royalty Payable accounts
  • Perform other related duties and complete special projects as required and assigned

SKILLS REQUIRED:

  • B.A. in Accounting
  • 3-5 years of Accounting experience
  • Advanced knowledge with MS Office, especially Excel
  • Knowledge of financial systems
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks
  • Knowledge of royalty systems a plus

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Summer Internship, Children’s Literature

ABRAMS is seeking a Publishing Assistant for the summer to work closely with the editorial group on our list of children’s picture books, novels, board books, novelty and non-fiction for children 0 – 18.  The individual should have an interest in current children’s literature and learning more about the publishing process.  The individual 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 to the publishing world.

This is a part-time, temporary position 14 – 22 hours per week, from early June to mid-August.

We Need Diverse Books (WNDB) offers grants for diverse candidates. For more information, please see their website at: https://diversebooks.org/our-programs/internship-grants/application-information/

 

Email resume and cover letter with “Intern-CHLDLIT” as the subject to jobs@abramsbooks.com

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