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, https://www.abramsbooks.com/apply

ABRAMS is currently seeking to fill the following positions:

HR Generalist or HR Business Partner

Senior Analyst, Asset Management & Inventory Control

Reprint Manager

Publicist

Marketing Coordinator


HR Generalist or HR Business Partner [ Apply ]

SUMMARY: ABRAMS seeks a HR Generalist/HRBP to join our team in New York City! The successful candidate will be a proactive HR professional with exceptional interpersonal skills who take on day-to-day general HR functions, with a focus on Benefits administration and talent acquisition functions. This is an exciting opportunity to bring your HR acumen and impeccable communication skills to a fun and distinguished publishing house

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBLITIES:

Benefits Administration

  • Manage the administration of the all benefits programs
  • Own day-to-day relationships with vendors (i.e., carriers, brokers, etc.)
  • Research, troubleshoot, and resolve all benefits inquiries
  • Reconcile and process all benefits invoices
  • Work directly with brokers and carriers to review and recommend plan and carrier changes
  • Manage the execution of annual open enrollment process, including all related events, communications, and system configuration
  • Conduct benefits orientation new hires
  • Ensure compliance and market competitiveness of benefits programs in partnership with HR leadership
  • Manage the implementation and roll-out of initiatives under our wellness program
  • Administer leaves of absences processes
  • 401(k) management
  • Partner with payroll on 401(k) and time off administration
  • Coordinate and perform transfer of data to vendors for services, premiums and plan administration.
  • Document and maintain administrative procedures for benefits processes
  • Administer health and welfare plans, including enrollments and terminations.
  • Assist with benefit plan audits.
  • Prepare, collect and organize data for assessments.

Talent Acquisition

  • Manage full life cycle talent acquisition efforts through offer phase.
  • Pro-actively recruit experienced candidates for various positions
  • Partner with hiring managers to understand strategic objectives and identify recruiting strategies to address them.
  • Build and update extensive candidate database
  • Develop creative methods of advertising positions to source top talent
  • Build, maintain, and develop strong relationships with both candidates and internal clients
  • Manage all paperwork associated with an offer
  • Manage all elements of the interview process from beginning to final stages.
  • Recruit and manage the internship program
  • Continuously work on ways to improve the recruiting process and candidate experience

HR Administration

  • Primary point of contact for employees on all HR related queries
  • Facilitating human resources processes
  • Manage new hire process
  • Assists with processing of terminations
  • Maintains human resources records by recording new hires, transfers, terminations, changes in job classifications, merit increases; tracking vacation, sick, and personal time.
  • Assists or prepares correspondence as requested.
  • Coordinate training sessions and seminars.
  • Conduct new-employee orientations to ensure employees gain an understanding of benefits plans and enrollment provisions.
  • Preparing and amending where necessary HR documents, i.e. employment contracts and recruitment guides
  • Perform other special projects or duties when required

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in human resources or related field and/or equivalent experience
  • 3 – 5 years HR experience
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to organize and manage multiple priorities while remaining agile
  • Strong analytical and judgment skills.

 


Senior Analyst, Asset Management & Inventory Control [ Apply ]

SUMMARY:

New position with responsibility for maintaining analytics to support inventory strategy of increasing turn rate while maintaining margin requirements. Will aggressively identify excess inventory and recommend actions to reduce overstocks.  Will also monitor and analyze backlist sales and recommend reprint or end-of life actions.

Responsibilities

  • Inventory Analytics
    • Monitor Inventory Turn rate, by imprint, and report updates
    • Evaluate inventory levels against targets and recommend changes
    • Maintain balance between Origination titles and licensed product
    • Perform new title post-mortems to identify opportunities and inventory risk
    • Perform monthly reviews to identify obsolete & slow-moving inventory for sale or elimination
    • Perform maintenance on complex reporting suite of Excel and Access tools
    • Report on historical comp title performance
    • Report on account specific performance (forecast vs shipment)
  • Inventory Control
  • Obsolescence
    • Identify and recommend action on excess inventory
    • Coordinate excess inventory activities with Finance Department to maintain budget
    • Conduct multiple overstock sales per year
    • Proactively eliminate excess inventory to avoid storage charge assessments
    • Work with distribution clients; recommend and implement actions to avoid excess inventory
    • Work with UK and Australia distributors to identify inventory issues and recommend changes
  • Backlist Management
    • Utilize Excel tools to review backlist titles for reprint
    • Strike a balance between frequent small reprints with margin requirements
    • Support Sales initiatives and promotional opportunities

Qualifications

  • 5 years of experience required
  • Must be process and detail oriented
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • High Proficiency in Microsoft Excel – critical
  • Book Publishing a plus

Reprint Manager [ Apply ]

SUMMARY:

This is a wonderful opportunity for a self-starter to fill a newly created position of full-time reprint manager. The manager will be responsible for handling all facets of production for the @ 1M reprints per year.

Responsibilities

  • Manage reprint workbook and report
  • Pre-schedule
  • Manage vendor status reports
  • Route corrections through design and editorial
  • Issue purchase orders
  • Attend weekly inventory meeting
  • Reconcile and approve invoices
  • Manage titles transferring from China to the USA/USA to China
  • Ordering dummy and templates
  • Maintain library
  • Communicate schedule changes/slippage
  • Work with Exec Dir of Inventory to prioritize reprints

Qualifications

  • 3-5 Years’ experience working in book production
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to multitask, prioritize and problem solve
  • Excellent organizational skill
  • Attention to detail
  • Proficient to MS Office (Excel, Word, Outlook, etc.)

Publicist [ Apply ]

SUMMARY:

ABRAMS seeks a dynamic publicist to executive innovative title campaigns in the areas of literary fiction and narrative non-fiction. This role will be responsible for all aspects of title campaigns including writing press materials, pitching media, planning author tours and events, and communicating regularly with authors and media to secure on and off-the-book-page coverage as well as online media. Other duties will include strengthening and developing media contacts, maintaining author relationships, and working closely with in-house departments including editorial, marketing, sales, production, and sub-rights.

Responsibilities

  • Execute national publicity campaigns for Abrams Press and Overlook imprints
  • Plan creative author tours, stand-alone events, and media appearances within a specific budget
  • Secure long and short lead media including websites, podcasts, blogs, and national TV
  • Write press materials, pull media mailing lists, pitch and secure local media to promote events
  • Cultivate ongoing working relationships with key media outlets (print, television, radio, and online)
  • Collaborate with marketing department to promote traditional media bookings/author events on social media platforms
  • Actively participate in internal publicity, strategy, marketing meetings, sales conferences, and author proposal meetings

Qualifications

  • Four-year college degree preferred
  • Minimum three years of book publicity experience
  • Ability to demonstrate a creative approach to publicity
  • Creative, innovative self-starter who can work independently as well as part of a team
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and strong attention to detail
  • Proven ability to manage multiple titles at a time, and develop campaigns in advance of publication dates
  • Strong knowledge of national and regional media (electronic and print)
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Cision, and PowerPoint
  • Knowledge of social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram)

Marketing Coordinator [ Apply ]

SUMMARY:
ABRAMS is looking for an energetic, detail-oriented, creative and strategic thinker to join the Marketing team, focusing on promoting the #1 international bestselling Diary of a Wimpy Kid brand. This is an exciting opportunity to have a hand in shaping the promotional outreach driving one of the biggest and most well-loved children’s brands in the world! The Marketing Coordinator will manage a wide range of creative tasks related to advertising, social media, and account specific marketing efforts in addition to performing various administrative duties and supporting the other members of the Wimpy Kid Marketing Team in strategic campaign execution. The Marketing Coordinator will work closely with Wimpy Kid, Inc. and with foreign publishing partners. This position reports to the Senior Director, Marketing, Children’s Books.

Key Responsibilities

  • Contribute to the creative brainstorming and execution of innovative marketing campaigns for the Diary of a Wimpy Kid and Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid books, including trade and consumer advertising, digital asset creation and social media advertising, merchandising and promotional materials, promotions at consumer and industry conventions, partnerships and cross-promotions, and much more!
  • Research and evaluate cutting-edge opportunities appropriate for brand promotions and consumer facing marketing
  • Brainstorm components and write creative on-brand copy for promotional materials that are both kid-friendly and effective tools at retail; Source production vendors and maintain existing relationships; Manage projects through design, approval, printing, and distribution
  • Write creative and effective copy for print and digital advertising campaigns; maintain existing relationships with ad reps and brainstorm new opportunities and venues; Manage ads through design, approval, release, and post-mortem campaign analytics
  • Set up and optimize ad campaigns across all social platforms, including A/B testing; Spearhead campaign tracking and analytics; Coordinate paid vs. organic strategy with Marketing Manager and Wimpy Kid, Inc.
  • Work closely with Sales and Wimpy Kid Inc. on the creation of and approval for account specific materials; Track status of projects to completion
  • Work closely with representatives at foreign publishing partner houses on managing requests for and distributing assets, and invoicing for shared projects
  • Collaborate with key in-house departments including: School & Library Marketing, Digital & Social Media Marketing, Sales, Publicity, and Editorial
  • Represent ABRAMS at in-house and out-of-house meetings and trade/consumer conventions
  • Administrative tasks to include: creating presentations for key internal and external meetings; maintaining budget documents; taking notes and managing follow up at weekly meetings; updating marketing plans; organizing and facilitating seasonal mailings; off-site meeting logistics including travel bookings
  • Support the Senior Director, Marketing, Children’s Books and the Marketing Manager, Children’s Books as needed on related projects

Requirements
Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment; Creative, innovative self-starter who can work well independently as well as part of a team; Natural multi-tasker who is comfortable shifting course and pivoting as needed mid-project; Open-minded partner who flourishes in a collaborative and creative environment; Exhibits the ability to jump from the creative side of marketing to the analytical side; Easily builds and maintain relationships effectively with different management levels and personalities; Ability and desire to travel 2-3 times per year
Experience Required

  • Four-year college degree preferred
  • 1-2 years marketing experience in publishing or brand marketing
  • Previous experience in children’s books or products preferred

Knowledge/Skills

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Superior organizational skills and strong attention to detail
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite, with strong knowledge of Excel and PowerPoint in particular
  • Knowledge of Social Media platforms, including associated advertising and corresponding analytic tools (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube)
  • Knowledge of and prior experience working with ad reps and production vendors to produce promotional materials and displays is a plus
  • Familiarity with the publishing industry and current retail landscape is a plus