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About Barron's Educational Series, Inc.

Barron's Educational Series
250 Wireless Blvd
Hauppauge, NY 11788

About Barron's Educational Series, Inc.

Founded in 1941, Barron’s Educational Series, Inc. rapidly became America’s leading publisher of test preparation manuals and school directories. Among the most widely recognized of Barron’s many titles in these areas are its SAT and ACT test prep books, its Regents Exams books, and its Profiles of American Colleges. In recent years, Barron’s has expanded into many other publishing fields, introducing extensive lines of children’s books, foreign language learning books and CDs, pet care manuals, gift books, cookbooks, business and financial advice books, parenting advice books, and art instruction books with companion on-line videos, as well as learning materials on MP3, Compact Disc, and CD-ROM. On average, Barron’s publishes more than 300 new titles a year and maintains an extensive backlist of well over 2,000 titles. Barron’s books are instantly recognized for their variety, reliability, and quality by retailers, educational and institutional book buyers, and not least by the reading public everywhere.

Job Opportunities at Barron's
Updated January 6, 2017

Art Director


Control, direct and assign work to 3 in-house Mac designers and 1 art assistant. Purchase art, photography, and design from outside suppliers. Position ensures that quality standards, schedule, and costs are met for all projects.

Essential Functions

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:
  • Design books, catalogs, ads, displays and promotional material from manuscript to print- or web-ready PDF files using Adobe CS and Quark. Select, manipulate and color-correct images.
  • Schedule and prioritize work for staff to adhere to set deadlines.
  • Review and develop new series designs and templates (covers and interiors) and participate in format development with senior staff with a key sense of creating formats with long term applications.
  • Provide design ideas and improvements for ebooks and apps.
  • Develop a broad base of freelance designers, illustrators, and photographers.
  • Negotiate price and schedules with freelancers to meet budget requirements.
  • Review art requests submitted by Editorial and assign to in-house or freelance illustrators depending on level of work required.
  • Check and approve color proofs submitted by printers for accuracy and quality.
  • Communicate with Production Managers in the development of schedules.
  • Supervise and direct photographers at location and studio sessions.
  • Establish and maintain electronic art library.
  • Review and analyze department budget.
  • Traffic art and design materials to editorial, marketing, and production departments for review and approval.
  • Handle the needs of the marketing and sales departments, including ads, catalogs, posters, promotional materials, and dummies.
  • Research the latest design and print techniques to incorporate into design work.
  • Responsible for the upgrade of software and operating systems.
  • Advise and instruct the MAC Department staff regarding the use of hardware and software.
  • Must have the ability to clearly see design flaws and improve designs either through communication with designers and illustrators, or quickly make changes yourself.
  • Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates with an eye to making the most creative product, while staying on schedule and under budget.
  • Problem solve any issues regarding work as it occurs or anticipate and correct.
  • Bachelor Degree In Graphic Arts
  • Minimum 8 years' experience in publishing or associated field with 4 years of managerial experience desired.
  • Expert knowledge of Adobe CS.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of typography, photography, printing, and art trends and methods.
  • Be open to others' ideas and exhibit willingness to try new things.
  • Speak clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations.
  • Be able to read and interpret written information.
  • Be an effective communicator with the ability to partner with the management team to influence positive continuous change.
  • Identify and resolve problems in a timely manner, gather and analyze information skillfully, and maintain confidentiality.

Compensation: Commensurate with skills and experience
Employment Type: full-time

Barron's Educational Series, Inc., an international book publisher headquartered in Eastern Long Island, has an opening for a Material Handling Equipment Operator. MATERIAL HANDLER assists in the preparation and shipping of customer orders. Operates material handling power equipment such as a stock picker, forklift and pallet jack to stack and move product and material.

JOB DUTIES include the following:
  • Stacks, wraps and labels orders as required.
  • Operates a forklift, Drexel lift truck, stock picker, motorized power jack and other powered material handling equipment.
  • Able to lift, stack and carry 50lb cartons and materials.
  • Prepare shipments, confirm order meets customer specifications.
  • Fluency in English
  • Prior experience operating material handling powered equipment in a distribution center environment
  • Ability to continuously stand, bend, lift and stack cartons
  • Send a resume OR summary of your work experience to: FAX: 631-952-0275 OR

Barron's offers a competitive salary and excellent benefit package including medical, dental, vision, 401(k) with employer match, profit sharing, tuition reimbursement, product discounts, year-end bonus and a generous Paid Time Off and holiday policy.
For consideration, submit resume, which must include cover letter, salary history, salary requirements and verifiable references to:
Director of Human Resources, 250 Wireless Blvd., Hauppauge, NY 11788,
Fax: 631-434-7682,
Email: Include job title in the subject line of the email.
Barron's is an EOE/M/F/D/V and a member of E-Verify


Manuscript Submission Guidelines:

For initial consideration of your project, we STRONGLY recommend a query letter, along with your author credentials.

While we do receive submissions from many literary agencies, it is not necessary to have a literary agent in order to submit material.

Please address submissions to:

Barron's Educational Series, Inc. 250 Wireless Boulevard Hauppauge, NY 11788 Wayne Barr, Acquisitions Manager Email:

Simultaneous submissions are welcome.

A large, self-addressed, stamped envelope, with enough postage, must be included if you want your material returned.

Only queries are accepted by email

Due to the large volume of unsolicited submissions received, a complete evaluation of a proposal may take 4-6 weeks. Please do not call about the status of individual submissions.

We are currently interested in children and young adult fiction and nonfiction books, foreign language learning books, New Age books, cookbooks, business and financial advice books, parenting advice books, art instruction books, sports, fashion, crafts, and study guides.

We do not publish poems, and we are not interested in books that have already been published.

We would also like to hear from established authors of Test Prep books.

Please refer to our website,, if you would like to become familiar with the kinds of books we publish. Keep in mind we are not looking for books similar to those that we have already published.

When submitting a proposal for a children's fiction book:
  • Please include an outline summary
  • You may include sample pages (Please DO NOT include the manuscript in its entirety).
  • Artwork is not necessary, but is helpful if author is also the illustrator. Please only include a sample.
  • Author's credentials must be included.
When submitting a work of adult or Juvenile Nonfiction:
  • Include a Table of Contents, along with two sample chapters.
  • A brief description of the work should be included in the cover letter, as well as an overview citing the market being targeted (e.g., children, ages 2–4; secondary school teachers, etc.)
  • Please include sample illustrations if the book is to be illustrated.
  • Author's credentials must also be included.
The Acquisitions Manager will be in contact with you if additional information or material is required in order to properly evaluate your project. Do not send additional material unless specifically requested.

Thank you for your adherence to the above guidelines.

Barron's Educational Series, Inc.

Terms of Sale

  • All prices are in U.S. dollars
  • Individual Orders:— Orders received prior to 2 pm EST will be shipped the same business day. Orders received after 2 pm EST will be shipped the following business day. Orders received after 2 pm EST on a Friday will be shipped out the following Monday. Residents of California, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Tennessee, Texas and Canada must include applicable sales tax. If not satisfied, return books in original condition within 15 days from receipt of shipment for a full refund.
  • Booksellers and Wholesalers:—Please contact our sales office at 631 434-3311, x204 or 214 to inquire into resale terms or to open an account.
  • Schools and Libraries:—Please contact our sales office at 631 434-3311, x211 or 224 for information.