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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Associate Editor

Summary:    Responsible for certain editorial tasks to support and develop the Abrams list, particularly in craft, DIY, and lifestyle

Responsibilities:

  • Editing and project managing titles; preparing sales materials, fact sheets, and catalog copy; requesting contracts and tracking payments; engaging in social media on behalf of the imprint; answering queries and responding to proposals; tracking trends and identifying emerging talent with an eye toward developing the list

  • Working with authors; assigning freelance copyeditors, proofreaders, and indexers; working with the design and production departments

  • Assisting the Associate Publisher with new title acquisition

  • Attend approved events to acquire market information

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree

  • A minimum of three years of experience in trade publishing, preferably with knowledge of illustrated books

  • Must be detail-oriented

  • Must be able to work independently, and as part of a team

  • An enthusiastic and flexible outlook is essential

  • Must be able to meet deadlines while juggling simultaneous tasks

  • Strong interest in lifestyle categories, particularly DIY and crafts

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Suite

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Special Markets Assistant

Summary:    Provide support to Special Markets department including gift sales reps, specialty retail accounts, online flash sale sites, and specialty wholesalers.  Work with authors and coordinate event orders.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist the Director, Special Markets with administrative support for the commissioned gift rep sales force, including mailing materials, processing monthly commissions, and general sales reporting

  • Assist with preparation and delivery of seasonal presentations to gift reps

  • Process and track purchase orders, sample orders and custom work orders

  • Assist with set-up and sales at gift trade shows throughout the year

  • Coordinate book ordering and order processing of author events

  • Provide secondary customer service support for websites, wholesalers and various house accounts

  • Complete other projects as needed

  • Provide back-up assistance to reception as scheduled

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience. Previous publishing or bookstore experience a plus

  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint

  • Excellent oral and written skills

  • Must be organized, detail oriented with ability to handle multiple projects

  • Excellent prioritizing skills and judgment

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced sales environment

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Royalty Accounting Associate

Summary:   Assist with entering royalty agreement details into the InfoCrossing royalty system, preparation of royalty statements, and research and respond to inquiries from authors and agents.

Responsibilities:

  • Process and prepare both system and manual royalty statements for authors

  • Read author’s contract and extract information needed to setup accounting in royalty system

  • Set up new author’s contracts

  • Update author and agent information

  • Prepare journal entries as needed

  • Research and respond to inquiries from authors and agents

  • Maintain and post subsidiary rights income to royalty system and verify author’s share on royalty statement

  • Filing and other general offices duties as assigned

  • Code payment requests

  • Assist with audit requests

Qualifications:

  • Two years previous work experience in a similar position preferably within the publishing industry

  • Associate’s degree preferably in accounting or business administration

  • Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel; familiar with general ledger systems

  • Must be organized, detail oriented, with ability to handle multiple projects

  • Good command of English language skills, both oral and written

  • A plus: experience with a royalty system

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Sales Manager, ABA Ambassador

Summary:  Oversee independent bookstore business through management of commission sales rep groups. Act as ABA Ambassador for Abrams. Oversee NYC sales rep.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

-Serve as primary contact with the ABA and Indie Next, as well as with all regional bookseller associations and their marketing programs.

-Supervise the efforts of 4 commission groups to independent bookstore and educational wholesalers, 25 reps in total

-Work internally to develop and implement strategies for indie initiatives, programs and trade conferences

-Organize and coordinate commission rep conference twice yearly

-Create and prepare sales analysis to maximize sales in the independent channel

-Direct cooperative advertising plans with wholesale and retail accounts

-Seasonal travel with reps to visit key customers

-Oversee, coordinate and attend all regional trade shows

-Attend Winter Institute, Children’s Institute and BEA

Qualifications:

-Bachelor’s degree

-5 years of sales experience within the publishing or bookselling industry

-Management experience

-Excellent communication skills and ease of presenting sales information and titles to large groups        -Very organized with ability to respond to a large number of emails and requests daily

-Excel proficiency – both data entry and spreadsheet formulation.

-15% travel required

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Accounts Payable Assistant
The Accounts Payable Assistant compiles and maintains accounts payable records.

Responsibilities

-Reviews all invoices for appropriate documentation and approval prior to payment

-Prints and obtains signatures on all accounts payable checks

-Distributes signed checks as required

-Answers all vendor inquiries

-Maintains all accounts payable reports, spreadsheets and production statements

-Assists in monthly closings

-Filing and copying as needed

-Work with GL and AP program (SBT)

-Maintain W9 and freelance files

-Prepare year end 1099s

-Enter GL entries into ledger

-Reconcile American Express statements

-Back up to Accounts Payable Supervisor

Qualifications

-Must have adequate Excel experience to perform the above functions

-2 year college degree or higher

-2 years of experience working in a payable function

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Marketing & Publicity Assistant – Children’s books
ABRAMS is seeking a high-energy individual with superior organizational skills, keen attention to detail, and a strong interest in the children’s book industry. This position reports to the VP, Children’s Marketing and Publicity.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:  

  • Organize and execute mailings for the group including media/reviewer, bookseller, educator/librarian mailings

  • Oversee and execute submissions for national, regional, institutional, and state awards

  • Book travel/lodging for author appearances, conferences and tours

  • Process department invoices / check requests

  • Manage receipt and distribution of reviews

  • Administrative support for marketing, school & library marketing, and publicity teams

  • Communicate marketing, media, and event highlights to division

  • Provide back-up support to reception as scheduled

  • 4 year college degree or equivalent work experience

  • Internships in the publishing and/or PR industry a plus

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Operations Coordinator

Description:
The Operations Coordinator position is critical in the support of Inventory, Sales and Editorial.  The Coordinator will perform varied roles in the areas of new titles release and fulfillment of backlist, traffic/logistics coordination, product receipt and invoicing as well as support of distribution clients.  The candidate must be proactive, detail oriented, and highly responsive to time-sensitive operations issues and requirements.

Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate weekly title releases with Sales. Report and act on potential inventory shortfalls.

  • Monitor and report on all traffic/logistics

    • Key contact with freight forwarder, warehouse receiving and data management regarding stock receipts

    • Communicate updated delivery information and update in OTC & TMM

    • Generate internal invoices and ensure processing

    • Coordinate Direct shipments to customers

    • Track shipments and stock transfers to destination

    • Communicate status of all priority shipments via weekly traffic report

    • Report on daily receipts

  • Office Invoices

    • Track and process billing of special sales and drop shipment from the printer

    • Create office invoices and process Hachette billing

  • Monitor inventory for all Distribution clients

    • Make inventory recommendations

    • Create PO’s for all inventory receipts

Qualifications:
3+ year of experience required
Must be process and detail oriented
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Proficiency in Microsoft Excel – critical
Book Publishing a plus
APICS affiliation a plus

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