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:

Senior Editor, The Overlook Press and Abrams Press

Senior Publicist, Adult

Director/Executive Director of Publicity

Senior Designer, Creative Services Manager, Children’s Marketing

Brand and Partnership Manager

Editorial Assistant, ABRAMS ComicArts and Children’s Books

Receptionist/Administrative Assistant

Marketing and Publicity Assistant

Adult Editorial Internship

Cameron Kids Design Internship

Children’s Marketing & Publicity Summer Intern


Senior Editor, The Overlook Press and Abrams Press [ Apply ]

SUMMARY:

The Senior Editor will be responsible for acquiring and editing books for the text (non-illustrated) adult imprints at Abrams, working with the editorial directors of The Overlook Press and Abrams Press to identify opportunities and appropriate titles for the program.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Acquire adult fiction for The Overlook Press, both literary and literary/commercial crossover (e.g., book club fiction). genres, and optimally at the nexus of the two. Debuts, new works by established writers, series, some high-end genre fiction, and fiction in translation are all in the mix.
  • Acquire narrative non-fiction for Abrams Press on subjects of interest to the editor and that fit within our broad list of categories. This includes popular culture, history, food, sports, science and nature, politics, memoir, and biography.
  • Responsibility for concept, content, and author relationships for their own titles, including:
    • Run profit and loss statements, present titles at Editorial Meetings and Pub Board, negotiate deal terms, and manage project budgets in line with approved acquisition terms.
    • Manage new titles through all stages of the editing process; collaborate with managing editorial, design, and production teams on schedules, formats, design, and page counts of publications.
    • Prepare sales materials including fact sheets, catalogue copy, and present at seasonal launch meetings. Work closely with publicity and marketing staff on promotional plans for acquired titles.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Four to five years’ experience in an editorial capacity at an adult trade publishing house. Candidates with similar editorial experience in other media will also be considered.
  • Strong acquisitions experience, proven sales record, keen understanding of the marketplace, and innovative development skills in both fiction and non-fiction.
  • Broad general knowledge of and passion for some of the subject areas above, with established relationships with writers and agents and the ability to conceive and bring in viable projects.
  • Excellent writing and communication skills.
  • Detail oriented, able to work on several projects simultaneously and meet deadlines.

Senior Publicist, Adult [ Apply ]

SUMMARY:

ABRAMS seeks a creative, dynamic, and experienced senior publicist to develop and execute innovative title campaigns across all categories: entertainment, graphic novels, comics, nonfiction, fiction, art/photography, and lifestyle. Strong candidates will have a deep knowledge of the current media landscape and solid grasp on the necessary components to build impactful campaigns. In addition, candidates will have a familiarity working with brand partners, and experience coordinating book tours, in-person/virtual events, and author events at leading book fairs and major conventions. Must be a self-starter and team player with strong communications skills who is comfortable communicating regularly with authors and agents, and working closely with in-house departments including editorial, marketing, and sales teams.

This role reports into the Publicity Manager. A hybrid work environment is permitted.

Responsibilities

  • Manage 10+ titles at a time in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
  • Coordinate all aspects of title campaigns: writing press materials; securing media across all platforms including TV, radio, print, online, and podcasts; planning author tours/events; budgeting; and communicating regularly with authors and agents
  • Cultivate new media contacts and maintain current relationships; initiate and attend in-person/virtual meetings with press to present ABRAMS list
  • Schedule author tours and in-person/virtual events with bookstores, institutions, organizations, etc; staff events when necessary
  • Spearhead author panels and presence at leading book fairs and major conventions in top markets such as New York Comic Con, San Diego Comic-Con, MoCCA, etc.; staff events when necessary
  • Communicate detailed campaign plans and updates directly to editors, marketers, publishers, sales teams, agents, and authors
  • Represent ABRAMS in meetings with prospective authors and contribute feedback on potential acquisitions

Qualifications

  • 5+ years of book publicity experience
  • Track record of robust media campaigns and proven ability to demonstrate a creative approach to publicity
  • Extensive experience working with brand partnerships and coordinating large scale events
  • Strong knowledge of national and regional media across all platforms
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Muck Rack, and Basecamp
  • Strong knowledge of social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram)

Director/Executive Director of Publicity [ Apply ]

SUMMARY:

ABRAMS is looking for a dynamic and highly experienced publicity professional in the publishing industry to lead and shape its adult publicity team. This role will oversee and guide the development and execution of innovative media and event campaigns across the array of our publishing categories including food, lifestyle, entertainment, fiction, narrative non-fiction, art/photography, graphic novels, and comics.

This position leads a department of five and works very closely with marketing, editorial, sales, production, and inventory. As the department head, this role participates in key decision making with other senior level staff across the company. This PR leader loves the hustle of a fast-paced atmosphere and has strong, established relationships with contacts across broadcast, print, radio, and digital media outlets. Ideal candidates value diversity and inclusion in the work environment and comfortably model those values in their leadership.

This role reports to, and works closely with, the Senior Vice President, Marketing and Publicity.

Responsibilities

  • Lead, motivate, and mentor staff on title campaigns that deliver sales-driving media & events while undertaking select key titles to work on
  • Communicate detailed campaign updates to editors, publishers, sales teams, agents, and authors. Present campaigns formally in key meetings.
  • Participate in weekly acquisition meetings, as well as author/agent calls as ABRAMS publicity representative
  • Partner closely with the Senior Marketing Director to ensure campaigns include integrated marketing and publicity support
  • Coordinate publicity’s deadlines surrounding campaign planning
  • Oversee the publicity budget including assigning title budgets, working with staff to manage costs, and reforecasting expenses at the title and imprint level
  • Collaborate with all groups across the company including publishers, editors, sales, production, and inventory

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 10+ years of experience with publicity in the book industry with extensive knowledge of current trends
  • At least 4+ years of responsibility in both overseeing and building a team as well as motivating staff to achieve campaign goals
  • Attention to detail, as well as exceptional communication [written and verbal] and organizational skills
  • Superior problem-solving skills and a positive, can-do attitude that works well with different types of personalities
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Muck Rack, and Basecamp
  • Knowledge of social media platform

Senior Designer, Creative Services Manager, Children’s Marketing [ Apply ]

SUMMARY:

ABRAMS is looking for an innovative, technically savvy, and collaborative Senior Designer to join the Children’s Marketing Department and lead the visual development of campaigns for our bestselling and award-winning books! This role is a unique opportunity that combines high-level marketing design and with creative services management. As Senior Designer, Creative Services Manager you will spearhead the creation of advertising and promotional materials across all publishing categories, Board Books through Young Adult, including bestselling series like The Questioneers, Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales, Raybearer, and Itty-Bitty Kitty-Corn, and as well as major licenses like Marvel, Avatar, the Last Airbender, Disney, and more! You will also manage the Creative Services Design Project Schedule and design workflow, including art directing and assigning projects, conceiving and implementing design related processes for the Marketing & Publicity team, and ensuring projects are delivered on schedule.

The ideal candidate will thrive in a fast-paced, creative environment; be energized by the opportunity to craft branded, competitive, campaign looks; exhibit excellent communications skills for both art direction and collaboration with colleagues; and have technical experience across all areas of marketing design, both print and digital. This position reports to the Executive Director Children’s Marketing.

Responsibilities

  • Concept and execute branded marketing and publicity campaign designs to support the release of key titles across all areas of the consumer experience, including retail promotions (digital and brick-and-mortar), floor displays, merchandising and promotional materials (paper and premium), print and digital advertising, vehicle wraps, large-format banners, billboards and standees, social media assets, animated GIFs, book tour materials, etc.
  • Lead the visual creative process from brief submission through routing, release, prototyping and proofing, working closely with the Marketing (Trade/Consumer, Social Media/Digital, School & Library) and Publicity team, maintaining consistency across all campaign assets; Liaise with book design to gather assets
  • Assign and art direct projects managed by in-house and out-of-house designers, lending expertise on both creative and technical elements of design; Recruit, train, and art direct freelance designers
  • Manage Creative Services Design Project Schedule, including assigning projects and tracking on-time release; develop new department processes and workflows as needed, with an eye to streamlining and achieving an efficient and high-quality end product; Train new and junior staff members as needed; Oversee file organization, back-ups, and archiving within marketing design servers
  • Share current best-practices and trends in design, actively suggesting ways to incorporate these learnings into campaigns

Qualifications

  • 5-7 years marketing design/creative services experience, including 1-2 years management experience
  • Experience in publishing/children’s marketing and familiarity with current competitive landscape a plus
  • Imaginative and innovative thinker who is excited by pushing the creative envelope and experimenting with new techniques or technologies
  • Strong, empathetic leader and proactive, solution-oriented problem solver with the ability to calmly navigate challenges
  • Efficient project manager, with excellent written and verbal communication skills who is able to convey information effectively and adapt technical delivery to the recipient’s skill set
  • Highly motivated individual who can work well independently yet flourishes in a collaborative team environment
  • Exemplary attention to detail, especially when working quickly under tight deadlines
  • Nimble multi-tasker who is comfortable shifting course and pivoting as needed
  • Proficiency with the Adobe Creative Suite on a Mac platform, FontBase, and Microsoft Office, particularly Excel and Word
  • Proficiency in print and digital file preparation, technical standards, color correction and retouching imagery, and visual best practices including layouts and typography; knowledge of the Pantone Color System and color optimization of files
  • Skilled in large-format art clean up in preparation for corrugated floor displays, vehicle wraps and billboards/banners; Ability to augment and supplement vector artwork as needed a plus
  • Able to create custom die-lines from scratch / work with vendor-provided die-lines for a variety of promotional items, including corrugated materials and premium items
  • Experience creating Photoshop and/or After Effects animations a plus

This position is based in our New York City office, currently with a hybrid schedule (subject to change).


Brand and Partnership Manager [ Apply ]

SUMMARY:

ABRAMS is seeking an experienced book marketer for the newly created position of Brand and Partnership Manager. This role is unique in the publishing industry. The Brand and Partnership Manager will work with the highest-profile authors on the ABRAMS adult list to provide a 360-degree marketing experience, working closely with talent managers, agents, publicists, and third-party brands to incorporate the book into all aspect of the author’s portfolio of enterprises.

If a cookbook author has a kitchenware line, the Brand and Partnership Manager will oversee a cross-promotion across the product’s social media platforms. If a lifestyle author has a shoe collection, the Brand and Partnership Manager will ensure inserts promoting the book are included in all online orders and arrange bulk sales for book and shoe bundling. If a celebrity author has a podcast, the Brand and Partnership Manager will oversee an extensive cross promotional campaign of book giveaways on-air and across social platforms.

Additionally, the Brand and Partnership Manager will seek out third party brands and organizations to develop title-specific cross-promotional opportunities and sponsorships across a variety of categories, from food and lifestyle products to fashion, media companies, social media influencers, while also implementing the more traditional book marketing initiatives.

Responsibilities

  • Along with publicity and author’s team, strategize book announcement campaigns designed to excite the author’s fanbase, cultivate new readers, and drive preorders across all channels.
  • Work with author and team to identify areas and opportunities within the author’s platform for potential book cross-promotion, in the forms of book/product co-promotion, company social media “takeovers,” and product placement within influencer campaigns, among others.
  • Work with author’s partner companies and seek out third-party partners when building influencer campaigns to obtain products for giveaway, and work closely with ABRAMS’ production and fulfillment center to oversee the creation and execution book/product “unboxing” mailings, targeting key influencers in the author’s orbit and beyond.
  • Work with indie bookstores around the country to coordinate regional book promotion (including potential bulk sales) to support authors who perform or make appearances in key markets.
  • Develop relationships with social media influencers and bigmouths in the categories of food/cooking, lifestyle, interior design, fashion, celebrity, comedy, popular culture, and entertainment.
  • Represent at trade shows, book fairs, in meetings with prospective authors, and contribute feedback on potential acquisitions.
  • Communicate detailed campaign plans and updates directly to editors, publicists, publishers, sales teams, agents, authors and maintain comprehensive campaign recaps for titles to be referenced at and after publication.
  • Collaborate with other members of the ABRAMS adult marketing department for imprint-wide marketing initiatives.
  • Manage title budget.
  • Explore the backlist to find titles that can have a second life and benefit from new marketing strategies.

Qualifications

  • 5+ years of book publishing experience, specifically in marketing or publicity, with demonstrated successes in the food and lifestyle categories and working with high profile authors and their teams.
  • Personal connections with third-party consumer luxury experience companies (such as American Express and Live Nation) a plus.
  • Experience in developing creative, impactful campaigns using traditional, new, and trending methods.
  • Excellent copywriting, written, and verbal communication skills.
  • Highly motivated and innovative multitasker with the ability to prioritize and thrive in a fast paced, deadline-driven environment.
  • Deep knowledge of social media, email and marketing analytics, metadata, and consumer facing copy.
  • Proficiency in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Mailchimp, and Basecamp is essential; experience with Adobe Creative Suite and Canva a plus.

Editorial Assistant, ABRAMS ComicArts and Children’s Books [ Apply ]

SUMMARY:

Join an innovative, dynamic, and growing graphic novel and children’s team at one of the foremost trade publishers. Provide editorial assistance to graphic novel editor and editorial director, as well as administrative assistance to associate publisher

Responsibilities

  • Responding to e-mail, taking notes in meetings, copying proofs, managing mailings to authors and agents, processing expenses, maintaining calendars and meeting agendas, and general editorial tasks as needed.
  • Trafficking and logging editorial materials on active projects, liaising with other departments (managing editorial, design, production, sales, marketing, publicity, contracts, and accounting).
  • Communicating with authors, artists, colorists, inkers, and agents.
  • Writing fact sheets, catalogue copy, P&L drafts, and cover copy.
  • Creating PowerPoints for trade show panels
  • Editorial tasks include light proofreading, collating multiple set of galleys, making text corrections, drafting copy.
  • Responding to proposals/submissions/inquiries.
  • Processing expenses, invoices, and change memos, as well as preparing for seasonal launch meetings

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Ability to work independently and follow through consistently on assignments
  • Detail oriented: Position requires accuracy and careful attention to detail
  • Excellent grammar, spelling, communication, and writing skills
  • Copyediting/proofreading experience helpful
  • Must be highly organized, energetic, and able to juggle multiple priorities efficiently and calmly
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel and PowerPoint required
  • Demonstrate interest in graphic novels and children’s book
  • A passion for pop culture and children’s entertainment a plus
  • Passion for comics and graphic novels

Receptionist/Administrative Assistant [ Apply ]

SUMMARY:

Receptionist/Administrative Assistant will provide front desk support and administrative to the Human Resources and Finance departments.

Responsibilities

  • Manage front desk/receptionist duties (process mail, manage general inquiry email box, assist in conference room scheduling)
  • Responsible for day-to-day administrative support of the HR & Finance dept
  • Process all new hires and termination paperwork in ADP
  • Process employee updates in ADP
  • Prepare payroll updates/benefit changes for each payroll cycle
  • Prepare all invoices for submittal to A/P
  • Maintain accurate and complete employee files
  • Maintain up to date HR info on the intranet
  • Update org charts and refresh intranet data
  • Process all open enrollment changes
  • Respond to general employee inquiries
  • Process Employment verification inquiries
  • Manage HR Weekly comms email
  • In partnership with HR Coordinator, schedule HR focused events/seminars
  • Maintains new training files/templates for all departments and gathers updates on a cyclical basis
  • Manage Leave Calendar

Qualifications

  • Ability to work independently and follow through consistently on assignments
  • Detail oriented: Position requires accuracy and careful attention to detail
  • Excellent grammar, spelling, communication, and writing skills
  • Must be highly organized and able to juggle multiple priorities efficiently
  • MS office skills required
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Interest in the Human Resources field is a plus

Marketing and Publicity Assistant [ Apply ]

SUMMARY:

ABRAMS seeks a Marketing and Publicity Assistant to play a critical role in supporting our adult publishing team. This position offers the opportunity to learn about the marketing and publicity process by executing vital administrative duties underlying the overall performance of the team. ABRAMS publishes visually stunning and award-winning books across a wide array of categories including narrative fiction and non-fiction, entertainment, graphic arts, pop culture, fashion, art, cookbooks, lifestyle, and interior design.

Responsibilities

  • General assistance to the Senior Director of Marketing and Director of Publicity.
  • Develop seasonal sales conference presentation, including distribution of materials, coordination of meetings across departments, and creation of PowerPoint presentations.
  • Work with Directors to schedule and set the agendas for key meetings including accommodations for in-house attendees and technical support for remote attendees.
  • During a hybrid time, ability to work efficiently, effectively, and independently in a work-from-home situation as well as collaboratively in an in-office situation.
  • Compose and circulate minutes for weekly, bi-weekly, and monthly meetings and manage any follow-up needed from these meetings.
  • Assist marketers and publicists in creation of advertising and promotional materials.
  • Execute marketing, publicity, and author mailings in the office, through our warehouse, and through a fulfillment center.
  • Submit books for awards and prizes.
  • Support publicists with event forms, handling general publicity inquiries, author travel, and organization of materials.
  • Generate internal weekly publicity roundups and distribute press clippings.
  • Support and attend, as needed, trade and consumer shows.
  • Code, process, and track invoices for department.

Qualifications

  • Internship experience and/or one year of experience working in the marketing or publicity field. Familiarity working in an office environment a plus.
  • Strong interest in launching a career in book publishing.
  • Highly organized, detail-oriented, and able to work well under pressure to meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively with a close team of marketers and publicists.
  • Fast learner, proactive, efficient troubleshooter with excellent follow-up skills.
  • Ability to quickly learn video and audio technology for in-office and remote meetings required.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint required; InDesign/Photoshop a plus.

Adult Editorial Internship [ Apply ]

SUMMARY:

ABRAMS is seeking a remote summer editorial intern to work closely with the adult editorial group on our list of illustrated and narrative books in a variety of categories including food and drink, fashion, photography, interior design, humor, pop culture, entertainment, sports, history, current affairs, memoir, literary and commercial fiction, and many others. The editorial intern will work primarily with the editorial staff, but may also interact with the sales, marketing, publicity, design, managing editorial, and production departments. This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with an interest in the acquisition and editing of books and offers a broad introduction to the world of publishing.

Responsibilities

  • Supporting the acquisition process by conducting marketplace research
  • Taking minutes at weekly editorial video meetings (must be available on Tuesdays)
  • Reviewing passes of upcoming titles and proofreading materials, following style guides as directed
  • Reading and evaluating both fiction and nonfiction submissions and writing reader’s reports
  • Updating metadata in our title database
  • Providing general editorial support for the team

Qualifications

  • Individual should be proficient in Word and Excel and 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 and narrative publishing. Strong analytical thinking, reading, and writing skills are essential, as is the ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously: to meet deadlines, work independently and collaboratively, and to follow through consistently. A reading proficiency in a second language is a plus, but not required. As this is a remote position, a reliable internet connection is required as well as the ability to join video meetings on Microsoft Teams.

Cameron Kids Design Internship [ Apply ]

SUMMARY:

The Design Intern will work with the art director on design implementation and to ensure smooth departmental workflow. This internship offers a creative and responsible intern the potential to work on a wide range of books from board books/picture books to middle grade and young adult.

Responsibilities

  • Well versed in Adobe Creative Suite, particularly InDesign.
  • A proactive person with strong communication and collaboration skills
  • Portfolio required
  • Awareness of current trends in children’s illustration and design and familiarity with freelance designers and illustration agencies
  • Hand-lettering and illustration skills a plus
  • Organized and detail-oriented
  • Desire and ability to work collaboratively, respectfully, communicatively, enthusiastically

Children’s Marketing & Publicity Summer Intern [ Apply ]

SUMMARY:

ABRAMS seeks an enthusiastic children’s book lover with a passion for learning more about marketing and publicity to join the team as a summer intern! The Children’s Marketing & Publicity Intern will work closely with the Children’s Marketing and Publicity department on projects spanning publicity and several different marketing channels, including retail/account specific promotions, school and library outreach, and digital/social media and consumer facing campaigns. The right candidate will have a strong interest in pursuing a career in publishing, have a keen eye for detail, demonstrate superior organizational and time management skills, possess strong writing and communication skills, and exhibit a positive and energetic work ethic. Candidates should be familiar with internet research, blogs, and social networking sites like Instagram, Facebook, TikTok, and Twitter. Tasks may include coordinating digital mailings to media professionals, assisting in the planning and execution of media campaigns and marketing efforts, researching media contacts and writing press materials, updating and maintaining departmental organizational documents, supporting the event planning process and event venue research, writing copy for social media posts, advertisements, and promotional materials, and market research. You will also attend key meetings and have the chance to observe and participate in the development and execution of Marketing & Publicity campaigns. This is an exciting opportunity to gain experience in the fields of both Marketing and Publicity!

Qualifications

  • Mac proficient
  • Proficiency in Mac OS and MS Office Suite, with strong knowledge of Excel and PowerPoint in particular
  • Working knowledge of Abode Acrobat Pro; Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite and Canva, a plus