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Promotional Materials Production Coordinator
Candlewick Press seeks a Promotional Materials Production Coordinator responsible for handling and scheduling the production of all advertising, marketing, and promotional materials.

Responsibilities include:

- Field requests for promotional materials from Sales and Marketing, work closely with the Executive Director of Production and Manufacturing to obtain competitive quotations from multiple vendors, and communicate cost approvals to requestors.
- Purchase all print and promotional items required by Marketing and Sales.
- Prepare and maintain promotions job folders.
- Establish and maintain schedules for promotional materials.
- Attend and hold meetings as needed, take meeting notes and maintain production status reports.
- Hold weekly check-ins with promotions designers and Commercial Operations Supervisor to review active and upcoming projects.
- Circulate all promotional materials in-house to obtain approvals prior to sending out for reproduction.
- Review and circulate proofs in-house for promo projects and communicate approvals or changes with vendor.
- Liaise with Inventory staff to ensure proper organization and marking of promo materials for warehousing, ordering, and distribution when required.
- Distribute finished promotional materials in-house and throughout the Candlewick/Walker Books Group.
- Maintain sample library of all completed promotional pieces.
- Review invoices, resolve any discrepancies and approve for payment.
- Work with Executive Director of Production and Manufacturing, designers and outside vendors to develop and purchase corrugated or other types of product displays.

Required skills:

Excellent organizational and communication skills are required along with the ability to handle multiple projects and tasks simultaneously. Applicant should possess a proactive approach to their work and have great attention to detail. Two + years project management and print buying experience along with some production experience in a publishing environment is strongly preferred.
To Apply: submit a resume and cover letter via e-mail to careers@candlewick.com, referencing "Promotional Materials Production Coordinator"
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Controller
Candlewick Press seeks an experienced Controller responsible for the company's accounting/finance operations, which includes: ensuring a comprehensive set of controls is in place to mitigate risk and maintain the accuracy of the company's reported financial results, overseeing compliance with state and federal tax, and other regulatory requirements, producing financial reporting, and developing budgets and forecasts. This is a senior management-level position reporting to the CFO, with direct management responsibility over a team of five. This position also works closely with finance teams from our UK parent company and Australian sister-company, as well as with external auditors.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

Team Management
- Direct the development, staffing, and training of the accounting department to maximize individual contribution towards company goals while creating a positive and supportive work environment.
- Identify areas for workflow process improvement, particularly in an increasingly remote-working environment.

Accounting Operations
- Maintain a system of controls over accounting transactions including a documented system of accounting policies and procedures in accordance with GAAP.
- Maintain, analyze, and summarize all general ledger accounts
- Oversee standard costing function and review intercompany transactions.
- Reconcile and record third-party payroll reports.
- Review the appropriateness of key reserves and the analysis supporting them.
- Prepare or supervise timely preparation of regular financial statements and operating performance reports, meeting monthly close calendar deadlines in coordination with UK parent company.
- Supervise preparation of year-end documentation and manage year-end audit with external auditors and in coordination with UK parent company.

Cash Management
- Supervise Accounts Payable to ensure payables are paid in a timely manner with all internal approvals and tax documentation in place.
- Supervise Accounts Receivable, which is mainly intercompany transactions, to ensure revenue is appropriately recorded and customer receivables are collected promptly.
- Analyze and project short and long-term cash requirements, coordinating with CFO and parent company to determine borrowing levels for projected operating cash needs.

Tax Management
- Assist in the preparation and review of all federal and state income tax filings prepared by outside tax consultants. Proactively understand triggers for state tax nexus.
- Manage and review the preparation of state Sales and Use tax returns, in coordination with outside tax consultants.
- Oversee a system of close review of staff corporate credit card and expense report claims to ensure compliance with IRS rules.
- Keep current with regulations, tax and accounting issues and ensure company compliance.
- Supervise preparation of 1099 and 1042 Forms at each year-end in compliance with IRS regulations.
- Manage the preparation of year-end tax provision entries.

Budgeting and Forecasting
- Work closely with CFO to develop detailed annual P&L and Balance Sheet budgets and regular forecast updates using excel models.
- Work on special forecasting projects as needed.

Systems and Data
- In coordination with the CFO, lead process improvement initiatives through understanding of the company's financial information systems and it's interaction with other key company information systems.
- Enable/improve further online workflows for remote employees (credit card statements, expense reports, invoice approval, etc.).

Skills and Qualifications:
- BA/BS in Accounting; CPA required.
- A minimum of six years accounting experience in a management role, preferably in the publishing industry.
- Proven ability to work across an organization to support efficient operations while maintaining an excellent control environment to ensure compliance with GAAP as well as tax and regulatory requirements.
- Strong leadership skills, excellent written and oral communication skills.
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To Apply: submit a resume and cover letter via e-mail to careers@candlewick.com, referencing "Controller"
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Accounts Payable Specialist
Candlewick Press seeks a motivated professional to join our team as an Accounts Payable Specialist to provide accounts payable and other accounting support services to ensure efficient, accurate and timely processing of vendor invoices and payments and corporate credit cards, as well as review of supporting documentation and tax forms for all author and illustrator payment requests from the Contracts Department.

Responsibilities include:
- Assist with the preparation and processing of contract-related expense reimbursements and payments
- Review W-8 and W-9 tax forms related to author and illustrator payment requests from Contracts
- Review contract-related payment paperwork and communicate any problems or incomplete documentation to the Contracts Department for resolution to ensure timely payment
- Prepare the monthly ACH and wire payment paperwork for contract-related payments
- Identify uncashed contract-related checks. Work with the Contracts Department to communicate the information for their follow-up and resolution
- Review and process monthly credit card activity using the Focal Point system
- Enter unauthorized invoices into the A/P module of the accounting system and forward to the appropriate individual in the Company for approval and coding
- Review and post fully approved invoices in the accounting system then file
- Review invoices to determine taxability of various expenses and process these invoices
- Assist with processing AP invoices, printing the AP checks and maintaining accurate and up-to-date vendor files

Skills and Experience:
We seek candidates with a minimum of two years of experience in accounts payable and account reconciliations; strong computer skills including extensive knowledge of Microsoft Excel and familiarity with multiple accounting software systems; exceptional organization and detail orientation skills along with the ability to multi-task and prioritize workflow; excellent verbal and written communication skills and experience in general ledger journal entry preparation, and strong account reconciliation and analyses. A two- or four- year degree in Business, Accounting, Finance or related field of study or equivalent work experience is strongly preferred.
To Apply: submit a resume and cover letter via e-mail to careers@candlewick.com, referencing "Accounts Payable Specialist"
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Design Internship
Candlewick Press offers internships in the fall, spring, and summer according to the needs of various departments. The desired time commitment averages fourteen hours per week up to twelve weeks. An independent publisher, we are a dynamic company that provides excellent opportunities to acquire firsthand knowledge of the publishing industry. We are looking for motivated, conscientious, and dedicated individuals with excellent organizational skills, as well as strong attention to detail, who are very eager to learn about the children's publishing industry and be part of a high-energy, creative team.

Our Design internship is particularly well suited to students who are looking to become children's book illustrators or book designers. Design interns assist picture book and fiction designers with scanning illustrator sketches and final artwork, font research, preliminary page set up, and image placement in layouts. They help the Art Department Assistant unpack and log artwork, circulate materials, and make book dummies; and assist the Art Coordination Manager with art exhibitions, award submissions, maintaining illustrator sample files and reviewing art submissions. Design interns also attend departmental meetings on illustrator selection, cover designs, and art direction whenever possible. Other tasks and projects may be assigned on an as-needed basis. Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, especially Photoshop and InDesign is required. Familiarity with handling original artwork, knowledge of contemporary picture book illustration, and experience with box cutters and X-acto knives and tiling images is preferred. *Please note that Design interns will not be creating artwork themselves in this position.

As internships are determined on a need basis, there is a chance a particular department may not host an intern every semester. Candlewick Press' paid internship initiative offers an invaluable opportunity to develop professional skills, learn the ins and outs of the publishing world, and make important contacts within the industry. Internships can be used for college credit if approved by the interns' educational institution. We Need Diverse Books (WNDB) offers grants for diverse candidates. For more information, click here.
**Please note that Candlewick Press will be hosting remote-only internships for our Summer 2022 internship program**

Our annual application deadlines are as follows:

Spring internships - November 5th
Summer internships - March 5th
Fall internships - June 5th

To Apply: submit a resume and cover letter via e-mail, specifying the position of "Design Internship" and semester of interest, to the attention of the internship coordinator at interns@candlewick.com. If applying for more than one department's internship, please submit separate cover letters for each.
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Editorial Internship
Candlewick Press offers internships in the fall, spring, and summer according to the needs of various departments. The desired time commitment averages fourteen hours per week up to twelve weeks. An independent publisher, we are a dynamic company that provides excellent opportunities to acquire firsthand knowledge of the publishing industry. We are looking for motivated, conscientious, and dedicated individuals with excellent organizational skills, as well as strong attention to detail, who are very eager to learn about the children's publishing industry and be part of a high-energy, creative team.

Editorial Interns will work closely with a mentor in the editorial department and learn about the entire editorial process, from initial submission to printer's proofs. Intern tasks often include reading submissions, writing reader's reports, and drafting rejection letters; researching comparable titles in the market; fact-checking; researching third-party permissions for visual and textual material incorporated in books; drafting jacket/cover copy and ad card copy; and checking in-house page proofs and printer's proofs. Additionally, interns may attend meetings based on availability, which may include weekly covers, production, and picture book team meetings as well as project-specific meetings with members of the editorial, editorial services, and design teams. Candidates with reading comprehension in other languages should specify this on their resume and cover letter.

As internships are determined on a need basis, there is a chance a particular department may not host an intern every semester. Candlewick Press' paid internship initiative offers an invaluable opportunity to develop professional skills, learn the ins and outs of the publishing world, and make important contacts within the industry. Internships can be used for college credit if approved by the interns' educational institution. We Need Diverse Books (WNDB) offers grants for diverse candidates. For more information, click here.
**Please note that Candlewick Press will be hosting remote-only internships for our Summer 2022 internship program**

Our annual application deadlines are as follows:

Spring internships - November 5th
Summer internships - March 5th
Fall internships - June 5th

To Apply: submit a resume and cover letter via e-mail, specifying the position of "Editorial Internship" and semester of interest, to the attention of the internship coordinator at interns@candlewick.com. If applying for more than one department's internship, please submit separate cover letters for each.
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Graphic Production Internship
Candlewick Press offers internships in the fall, spring, and summer according to the needs of various departments. The desired time commitment averages fourteen hours per week up to twelve weeks. An independent publisher, we are a dynamic company that provides excellent opportunities to acquire firsthand knowledge of the publishing industry. We are looking for motivated, conscientious, and dedicated individuals with excellent organizational skills, as well as strong attention to detail, who are very eager to learn about the children's publishing industry and be part of a high-energy, creative team.

Graphic Production Interns provide graphic production/premedia support to the Art department. The Graphic Production intern will perform image retouching in Photoshop (cloning, cleaning, color/density adjustments, etc.), they will also input text changes using InDesign, design back-matter ads, assist with preparing final files for print and the creation of Press-Ready PDFs for various vendor specifications. Candidates will gain experience in the technical aspects of book publishing, exposure to numerous print technologies, and strengthen their Adobe Creative Suite skill set. Must be proficient with Adobe Creative Suite (especially Photoshop, InDesign and Acrobat Pro). Knowledge of QuarkXPress a plus.

As internships are determined on a need basis, there is a chance a particular department may not host an intern every semester. Candlewick Press' paid internship initiative offers an invaluable opportunity to develop professional skills, learn the ins and outs of the publishing world, and make important contacts within the industry. Internships can be used for college credit if approved by the interns' educational institution. We Need Diverse Books (WNDB) offers grants for diverse candidates. For more information, click here.
**Please note that Candlewick Press will be hosting remote-only internships for our Summer 2022 internship program**

Our annual application deadlines are as follows:

Spring internships - November 5th
Summer internships - March 5th
Fall internships - June 5th

To Apply: submit a resume and cover letter via e-mail, specifying the position of "Graphic Production Internship" and semester of interest, to the attention of the internship coordinator at interns@candlewick.com. If applying for more than one department's internship, please submit separate cover letters for each.
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Marketing Internship
Candlewick Press offers internships in the fall, spring, and summer according to the needs of various departments. The desired time commitment averages fourteen hours per week up to twelve weeks. An independent publisher, we are a dynamic company that provides excellent opportunities to acquire firsthand knowledge of the publishing industry. We are looking for motivated, conscientious, and dedicated individuals with excellent organizational skills, as well as strong attention to detail, who are very eager to learn about the children's publishing industry and be part of a high-energy, creative team.

Marketing Interns focus on one of two areas:
* School and Library Marketing - interns assist our school and library marketing team to coordinate timely mailings, including in-house programs (like Teen Buzz) and ALA award submissions (like the Newbery award); maintain various spreadsheets, including award submissions and reviews; update our School and Library Marketing Instagram and twitter accounts; fulfill desk copy requests; assist in various preparation for conventions; attend weekly departmental meetings; research influential library outlets; and more.
* Publicity - interns assist with media outreach and promotional events on behalf of books and authors by drafting press materials; researching awards and event venues; coordinating trade mailings to major review outlets; fulfilling review copy requests; organizing and maintaining marketing materials; researching targeted publicity outlets; attending weekly departmental meetings; assisting in developing marketing materials for future lists, including seasonal e-blasts; assisting with press clip maintenance and other general marketing duties.

As internships are determined on a need basis, there is a chance a particular department may not host an intern every semester. Candlewick Press' paid internship initiative offers an invaluable opportunity to develop professional skills, learn the ins and outs of the publishing world, and make important contacts within the industry. Internships can be used for college credit if approved by the interns' educational institution. We Need Diverse Books (WNDB) offers grants for diverse candidates. For more information, click here.
**Please note that Candlewick Press will be hosting remote-only internships for our Summer 2022 internship program**

Our annual application deadlines are as follows:

Spring internships - November 5th
Summer internships - March 5th
Fall internships - June 5th

To Apply: submit a resume and cover letter via e-mail, specifying the position of "Marketing Internship" and semester of interest, to the attention of the internship coordinator at interns@candlewick.com. If applying for more than one department's internship, please submit separate cover letters for each.
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Production and Manufacturing Internship
Candlewick Press offers internships in the fall, spring, and summer according to the needs of various departments. The desired time commitment averages fourteen hours per week up to twelve weeks. An independent publisher, we are a dynamic company that provides excellent opportunities to acquire firsthand knowledge of the publishing industry. We are looking for motivated, conscientious, and dedicated individuals with excellent organizational skills, as well as strong attention to detail, who are very eager to learn about the children's publishing industry and be part of a high-energy, creative team.

The ideal candidate for the Production and Manufacturing Internship majors in publishing or a related area of study and has a desire to learn about printing, estimating and the art of book making. Responsibilities include: Checking and circulating proofs and advance materials; quoting, estimating and revising P&Ls; reviewing invoices; compiling information and creating spreadsheets; drafting memos and correspondence as needed; filing and archiving. Requires exceptional writing, communication and organizational skills, attention to detail and a positive attitude. Knowledge of printing is a plus. Must be proficient in Microsoft Office and Acrobat on a PC platform; A production intern will learn about 1 and 4-color printing, bookmaking methods and terminology, the workflow of a publishing house and production's role in the process.

As internships are determined on a need basis, there is a chance a particular department may not host an intern every semester. Candlewick Press' paid internship initiative offers an invaluable opportunity to develop professional skills, learn the ins and outs of the publishing world, and make important contacts within the industry. Internships can be used for college credit if approved by the interns' educational institution. We Need Diverse Books (WNDB) offers grants for diverse candidates. For more information, click here.
**Please note that Candlewick Press will be hosting remote-only internships for our Summer 2022 internship program**

Our annual application deadlines are as follows:

Spring internships - November 5th
Summer internships - March 5th
Fall internships - June 5th

To Apply: submit a resume and cover letter via e-mail, specifying the position of "Production and Manufacturing Internship" and semester of interest, to the attention of the internship coordinator at interns@candlewick.com. If applying for more than one department's internship, please submit separate cover letters for each.
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Publishing Technologies Internship
Candlewick Press offers internships in the fall, spring, and summer according to the needs of various departments. The desired time commitment averages fourteen hours per week up to twelve weeks. An independent publisher, we are a dynamic company that provides excellent opportunities to acquire firsthand knowledge of the publishing industry. We are looking for motivated, conscientious, and dedicated individuals with excellent organizational skills, as well as strong attention to detail, who are very eager to learn about the children's publishing industry and be part of a high-energy, creative team.

The Publishing Technologies internship offers hands-on experience with several areas related to our digital publishing and marketing programs. The qualified intern will gain a thorough understanding of PDF creation and optimization using Adobe InDesign and Adobe Acrobat; assist the supervisor with video editing and post-production projects using Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects; help produce promotional videos used to market our novelty children's books; assist with setup and production for occasional on-site video shoots with authors and illustrators; learn to use digital photography in a controlled shooting environment in order to create promotional images for pop-up books, flap books, merchandise, box sets, giveaways, and more; shadow the supervisor on occasional e-book production projects to gain knowledge in e-book creation, file preparation, file testing, and on sale support. Candidates for this internship must be proficient on Mac OS and should understand the basics of design, video and audio editing, using the Adobe Creative Suite. Any e-book and basic HTML experience would be a bonus. Examples of your work are always welcome and encouraged!

As internships are determined on a need basis, there is a chance a particular department may not host an intern every semester. Candlewick Press' paid internship initiative offers an invaluable opportunity to develop professional skills, learn the ins and outs of the publishing world, and make important contacts within the industry. Internships can be used for college credit if approved by the interns' educational institution. We Need Diverse Books (WNDB) offers grants for diverse candidates. For more information, click here.
**Please note that Candlewick Press will be hosting remote-only internships for our Summer 2022 internship program**

Our annual application deadlines are as follows:

Spring internships - November 5th
Summer internships - March 5th
Fall internships - June 5th

To Apply: submit a resume and cover letter via e-mail, specifying the position of "Publishing Technologies Internship" and semester of interest, to the attention of the internship coordinator at interns@candlewick.com. If applying for more than one department's internship, please submit separate cover letters for each.
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Sales Internship
Candlewick Press offers internships in the fall, spring, and summer according to the needs of various departments. The desired time commitment averages fourteen hours per week up to twelve weeks. An independent publisher, we are a dynamic company that provides excellent opportunities to acquire firsthand knowledge of the publishing industry. We are looking for motivated, conscientious, and dedicated individuals with excellent organizational skills, as well as strong attention to detail, who are very eager to learn about the children's publishing industry and be part of a high-energy, creative team.

The ideal candidate for the Sales Internship will have a strong interest in book publishing and children's books. Responsibilities include assisting staff with the following: distributing sales materials within the department, coordinating key mailings to independent bookstores and other accounts, preparing promotional materials for school and library accounts, assisting with online social media, researching accounts online, fulfilling sample requests from accounts, and assisting department members on new projects. Necessary skills include Microsoft Office; exceptional writing, communication, and organizational skills; and a positive attitude. Knowledge of and/or interest in book selling is a plus.

As internships are determined on a need basis, there is a chance a particular department may not host an intern every semester. Candlewick Press' paid internship initiative offers an invaluable opportunity to develop professional skills, learn the ins and outs of the publishing world, and make important contacts within the industry. Internships can be used for college credit if approved by the interns' educational institution. We Need Diverse Books (WNDB) offers grants for diverse candidates. For more information, click here.
**Please note that Candlewick Press will be hosting remote-only internships for our Summer 2022 internship program**

Our annual application deadlines are as follows:

Spring internships - November 5th
Summer internships - March 5th
Fall internships - June 5th

To Apply: submit a resume and cover letter via e-mail, specifying the position of "Sales Internship" and semester of interest, to the attention of the internship coordinator at interns@candlewick.com. If applying for more than one department's internship, please submit separate cover letters for each.
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Promotional Materials Production Coordinator
Controller
Accounts Payable Specialist
Design Internship
Editorial Internship
Graphic Production Internship
Marketing Internship
Production and Manufacturing Internship
Publishing Technologies Internship
Sales Internship