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:


Managing Editor

ABRAMS seeks a managing editor to help manage part of an annual list of 130+ titles including picture books, middle-grade and young adult novels, graphic novels and art books. The individual will work closely with editorial, design and manufacturing production departments to guide books through the pre-production process; copyedit and proofread cover copy, manuscripts and layouts; manage and evaluate freelancers; create and track schedules; utilize a title management system to track book data and schedules; track book-related materials for sales and marketing uses.

Qualifications include a bachelor’s degree; 5+ years’ experience as an editorial production editor in the book industry OR 2+ years as a managing editor in the book industry; expert-level copyediting (on screen and on hard copy) and proofreading; experience hiring and managing freelancers; proven ability to create and manage schedules; experience working on a range of books (fiction/young adult fiction and picture books a plus).

 


Manager, Children’s Publicity and Marketing

SUMMARY: ABRAMS seeks a highly creative, dynamic, and forward-thinking Manager of Publicity and Marketing to join its children’s team as a leader for its growing young adult list. In this newly created position, you will directly influence our strategic planning as you conceptualize and implement innovative campaigns for YA books and other key titles by maximizing traditional and digital media coverage. You should be passionate about YA books and have a desire to be part of a fast-paced, hardworking, innovative team.

 

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Serve as lead publicist and marketer for YA authors and other key properties

  • Organize national and local author tours and build relationships with a broad range of YA authors

  • Develop and execute integrated trade and consumer publicity and marketing campaigns

  • Organize, manage and attend consumer focused YA book and library conferences and local YA events and book tours

  • Cultivate and maintain relationships with the media

  • Conceive innovative marketing collateral and engaging advertising

  • Write press releases and consumer facing copy

  • Represent ABRAMS in meetings and conferences with booksellers, authors, media, librarians, educators and consumers

  • Prepare marketing proposals for author acquisitions

  • Be a major contributor to Pique, the new ABRAMS young adult online book community

QUALIFICATIONS :

  • A minimum of 4 years of book publicity and/or marketing experience as well as a passion for young adult books and a knowledge of the YA book market

  • Demonstrated experience creating and executing dynamic publicity and marketing campaigns

  • Strong media contacts and a portfolio of national and local media coverage

  • Strong project and time management ability

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, as well as ease and comfort with public speaking and presenting professionally within the company and to the outside world

  • Hands-on self-starter with ability to take charge of multiple complex projects and campaigns from start to finish

  • Deep knowledge of social media platforms

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

  • Possess a valid driver’s license

  • Bachelor’s degree

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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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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!