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Senior Production Controller
Candlewick Press seeks an experienced print production professional for the role of Senior Production Controller. This position will be responsible for overseeing production for Candlewick-originated 1- and 4-color frontlist titles, board books, paperback picture books, Candlewick versions of Walker-originated titles, buy-in package titles, proprietary titles, and other title formats as assigned.

Responsibilities include:
- Generating and tracking schedules, and overseeing production for assigned - Candlewick-originated picture book, fiction, board book, paperback frontlist titles from reproduction of artwork to delivery of bound books.
- Liaising with our London office to traffic and oversee production of Candlewick frontlist versions of Walker-originated titles.
- Liaising with foreign and domestic publishers to transmit Candlewick changes and track schedules for frontlist buy-in titles.
- Working closely with designers and editors in planning and project management.
- Weekly reporting of schedules at production meetings.
- Reviewing proofs for corrections/approval for assigned titles, and ensure they are circulated and returned on time to remain on schedule.
- Working with vendors to negotiate costs, select materials, and order color scanning/reproduction and printing.
- Preparing estimates, print instructions or purchase orders, and shipping information through company database.
- Liaising with London and Australia offices to ensure delivery of books for their co-editions of Candlewick Press titles as applicable.
- Receiving and approving book advances and approving printer invoices for assigned titles
- Performing other tasks as needed or assigned.

Requirements:
A minimum of 4 years' experience in 4-color book production required, children's publishing experience preferred.
Solid knowledge of printing processes and binding.
Must be highly motivated, proactive, detail-oriented, and possess excellent organization, communication, and interpersonal skills.
Able to handle multiple projects and tasks simultaneously and efficiently and deal with issues diplomatically and tactfully.
Able to develop and maintain strong working relationships with staff and vendors.

This is full-time position. While we are mainly working remotely due to COVID, this role will eventually be based in our Somerville, MA office.
To Apply: submit a resume and cover letter via e-mail to careers@candlewick.com, referencing "Senior Production Controller"
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Editorial Services Assistant Manager
Candlewick Press seeks an experienced project manager for the role of Editorial Services Assistant Manager. The editorial services assistant manager will be responsible for scheduling, trafficking, and managing approximately 120 titles/year in our trade publishing environment. The individual will work as a member of the editorial services team while collaboratively working with design, editorial, and production.

Responsibilities:
The editorial services assistant manager will act as the primary liaison between Candlewick's editorial services group and their counterparts at Walker Books UK and Walker Books Australia.

This role will be responsible for overseeing titles circulating through all stages before going out to repro. They will work in conjunction with all teams across the Walker/Candlewick Group to ensure dates are met, negotiating extensions and making adjustments where necessary and conveying that information to the appropriate people.

The editorial services assistant manager will be responsible for the circulation of all one-color fiction and nonfiction titles, as well as all titles originated by Walker Books UK and Walker Books Australia. These responsibilities include having a general awareness of their publishing lists and schedules, prompting US editors to contact the UK/AUS editorial teams for the appropriate files for Americanization, circulation of materials through copyediting and proofreading, and liaising with UK/AUS regarding requirements of our linked schedules. They will be responsible for maintaining the accuracy of all bibliographic and scheduling information for their titles through use of the company-wide data management system and trafficking materials through the approval process.

The editorial services assistant manager will also prepare manuscripts for electronic editing, including text styling. They will contract and send manuscripts to our freelance copy editors and proofreaders under the guidance of the senior managing editor.

Requirements:
- A highly motivated individual with a minimum of 5 years of project management experience in a publishing environment.
- Candidates should possess a scrupulous attention to detail as well as outstanding organizational and multitasking abilities
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills, and interpersonal skills including diplomacy and tact, the ability to maintain grace under pressure, and a cheerful approach.
- Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment and to work independently and expeditiously
- Solid proficiency with Microsoft Office and Adobe applications
- Familiarity with typesetting terminology/copyediting and proofreading marks strongly preferred.

This is a full-time position. While we are mainly working remotely due to COVID, this role will eventually be based in our Somerville, MA office
To Apply: submit a resume and cover letter via e-mail to careers@candlewick.com, referencing "Editorial Services Assistant Manager"
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Editorial Services Coordinator
Candlewick Press seeks an editorial services coordinator to provide administrative support to the team and be responsible for aiding the senior editorial services manager and editorial services assistant manager with project management tasks. The individual will work as a member of the editorial services team while collaboratively working with design, editorial, and production.

Responsibilities:
The editorial services coordinator will assist the senior editorial services manager and the editorial services assistant manager with circulation and communication of work originated in-house and by Walker Books UK and Walker Books Australia.

They will also be responsible for overseeing approximately 50 titles/year that are originated by our publishing partners Templar Books, Nosy Crow, and Big Picture Press, liaising with their representatives and circulating through all stages before going out to repro. They will be responsible for maintaining the accuracy of all bibliographic and scheduling information for their titles through use of the company-wide data management system and trafficking materials through the approval process.

This role works in conjunction with all teams across the Walker/Candlewick Group to ensure dates are met, negotiating extensions and making adjustments where necessary and conveying that information to the appropriate people.

The editorial services coordinator will prepare and distribute assorted pub schedules weekly for print and e-book titles. They will also attend biweekly status meetings for the imprints (Nosy Crow and Templar/Big Picture Press) and other relevant department and interdepartmental meetings.

They will assist the editorial services assistant manager with preparing manuscripts for electronic editing, including text styling.

Also, they will share responsibility for circulating and reviewing e-book proofs with the assistant manager.

The editorial services coordinator will handle a variety of departmental administrative tasks, such as updating our bibliographic database, completing and submitting Library-of-Congress applications, and perform other tasks as needed.

Required Experience and Skills:
- A highly motivated individual with a minimum of 2-3 years of experience in a publishing environment.
- Candidates should possess a scrupulous attention to detail as well as outstanding organizational and multitasking abilities, have excellent written and verbal communication skills, and be a self-starter.
- Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment and to work independently and expeditiously
- Solid proficiency with Microsoft Office and Adobe applications
- Familiarity with typesetting terminology / copyediting and proofreading marks strongly preferred.

This is a full-time position. While we are mainly working remotely due to COVID, this role will eventually be based in our Somerville, MA office
To Apply: submit a resume and cover letter via e-mail to careers@candlewick.com, referencing "Editorial Services Coordinator"
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Editorial Assistant
Candlewick Press seeks an editorial assistant to provide variable levels of administrative and editorial support to the Director of Editorial Operations/Editorial Director, one part-time and one full-time off-site Executive Editor, and to handle some general departmental tasks.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
Editorial
- Digitally log and track manuscript submissions
- Read and prepare reader's reports on manuscripts
- Properly format manuscripts for electronic transmittal into copyediting and/or graphic production
- Attend book development meetings between editor and designer and/or other departments as requested
- Anticipate deadlines, deliver reminders
- Fact-check book content as required
- Manage and properly mark author changes at various stages of a book's development, whether hard copy or digital
- Draft jacket copy for a variety of genres (20-30 titles/season) and provide back-up
- Pull review quotes and award notices from marketing archives
- Research, negotiate, and clear permissions
- Provide assistance with the paperback picture book publishing program

Administrative
- Serve as secondary contact for authors and their representatives, designers, other departments
- Fill out appropriate request forms
- Enter and update editorial data in company's contract and title management database
- Sort incoming mail; prepare outgoing mail; copy and scan book materials
- Take minutes at assorted meetings as needed
- Purge book files; file and archive correspondence
- Draft seasonal Title Information Sheets

Departmental
- Order free and review copies for authors and agents
- Check weekly reprint list for any picture book and paperback picture book titles that may need permissions renewals or other updates
- Notify original hardcover editors of reprints, coordinate any necessary updates or changes with reprint manager
- Mail reprint copies to authors and agents

Required Skills and Experience:
Candidates must possess a strong interest in children's trade publishing; a motivation to learn; flexibility; a sense of humor; exceptional English language and editorial skills (proofreading, spelling, grammar); and be extremely organized, attentive to details, and able to multi-task and prioritize. Proficiency with Adobe Acrobat, Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint and other common computer programs is also necessary. Fluency in a second language is a bonus, but not a requirement.

While we are mainly working remotely due to COVID, this role will eventually be based in our Somerville, MA office.

To Apply: submit a resume and cover letter via e-mail to careers@candlewick.com, referencing "Editorial Assistant"
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Associate Book Designer
Candlewick Press seeks an Associate Book Designer to join our talented team. As a member of the in-house design team, the associate book designer is responsible for the design support and production of children's trade books, across all genres. They will work closely and collaboratively with creative directors, art directors, editors, production controllers and artists to produce high-quality children's books following Candlewick's aesthetic style and design standards.

Responsibilities include:
- Assist with conceptualizing and executing the design of book interiors, jackets and covers across all genres (including but not limited to, bilingual or foreign editions; or imprint titles)
- Follow Candlewick's aesthetic, design standards and house styles
- Provide color mock ups of book jackets for presentation at weekly covers meetings
- Adhere to established schedules from concept, through associated sales materials (such as bound galleys) to final files for production, and digital archiving
- Approve color proofs of book jackets and interiors with attention to the reproduction quality of the original art. Attend press checks when necessary
- Attend all relevant meetings related to the design and production of assigned projects
- Provide other tasks as needed

Skills and Qualifications:
- Proficient Mac Operating System user. - Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign) and Adobe Acrobat.
- Advanced knowledge of InDesign text design tools and typography for complex in-house page composition
- Deadline oriented, ability to multitask, problem-solve, and work under pressure
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Excellent interpersonal skills
- Advanced knowledge of book production processes, including 4- color and black and white printing, from conception to publication.
- Knowledge of typography and typesetting and art direction skills
- Ability to work collaboratively, problem solve, and receive constructive criticism
- Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
- Comprehensive design portfolio is required
- Knowledge of and appreciation for book design, typography and children's book illustration.
- Possess a positive, team player attitude
- Minimum of 3 years' experience in book design
- Bachelor of Arts degree, design degree or equivalent preferred but not required.

While we are mainly working remotely due to COVID, this full-time role will eventually be based in our Somerville, MA office. If you wish to be considered for this opportunity, please forward your design portfolio along with your resume and cover letter to: careers@candlewick.com.
To Apply: submit a resume and cover letter via e-mail to careers@candlewick.com, referencing "Associate Book Designer"
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Commercial Operations Assistant
Candlewick Press seeks a motivated administrative professional to join our talented team as a Commercial Operations Assistant. The assistant will be responsible for working with the Walker Books Group Foreign Rights team as well as helping to ensure key Candlewick data is accurate and complete across various systems.

The Commercial Operations Assistant will have a variety of responsibilities including supporting the efforts of the Walker Books Group Foreign Rights team by sharing marketing materials, author blurbs, and reviews with the Fiction Foreign Rights Manager and team; helping gather materials and entering copy in our database; assisting with any requests from the Foreign Rights team; and acting as support for a Candlewick-based FR Sales manager. Some of the responsibilities pertaining to metadata include: finalizing seasonal copy, for both print and e-books, in our database as well as in the system of our distributor, Penguin Random House; working with IT to upload excerpts for our fiction titles to PRH; conducting a regular audit of our cover images in PRH's system as well as on candlewick.com for our print and e-books and work with IT to fill the gaps; updating copy with award information; sharing a seasonal grid with Contracts and Rights for an Insight check and updating the dates in PRH's system once files are distributed; and helping with data projects. Operational responsibilities include: sending Happy Publication Day emails to our authors and illustrators; receiving author and illustrator biographies and submitting them to CE then uploading to our database; receiving, sharing and maintaining signed web disclaimers from authors and illustrators; helping with the seasonal Sales Conference prep; soliciting galley and promotional materials quantities from Sales and Marketing teams; and working with IT on videos to share with Sales and Marketing teams and upload to the corporate YouTube channel.

Required Skills and Experience
- Excellent organizational and communication skills
- Extremely organized, attentive to details, and able to multi-task and prioritize
- Proficiency with all Microsoft Office programs
- Familiarity with databases
- Collaborative Spirit

To Apply: submit a resume and cover letter via e-mail to careers@candlewick.com, referencing "Commercial Operations Assistant"
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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 due to COVID-19, Candlewick Press will be hosting remote-only internships for our Spring 2022 internship program. Thank you for your understanding.**

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 due to COVID-19, Candlewick Press will be hosting remote-only internships for our Spring 2022 internship program. Thank you for your understanding.**

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 due to COVID-19, Candlewick Press will be hosting remote-only internships for our Spring 2022 internship program. Thank you for your understanding.**

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 due to COVID-19, Candlewick Press will be hosting remote-only internships for our Spring 2022 internship program. Thank you for your understanding.**

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 due to COVID-19, Candlewick Press will be hosting remote-only internships for our Spring 2022 internship program. Thank you for your understanding.**

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 due to COVID-19, Candlewick Press will be hosting remote-only internships for our Spring 2022 internship program. Thank you for your understanding.**

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 due to COVID-19, Candlewick Press will be hosting remote-only internships for our Spring 2022 internship program. Thank you for your understanding.**

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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Graphic Production Assistant
Candlewick Press seeks a Graphic Production Assistant to join our talented team. The assistant will provide support to the Graphic Production team, covering a wide-array of exciting print and digital projects. Following Candlewick aesthetic styles and standards, the Graphic Production Assistant will assist with; reprints, preparing files for digital conversion (e-book, e-PDF), Preflight and Postflight of final files for print, inputting text changes for US editions of UK originated titles, and Hi-Rez Photoshop projects.

Duties also include:
- retrieve and prepare archive assets for various reuse needs
- create special effect plates for print (i.e. Spot-Gloss, Emboss, Foil-Stamp, etc.)
- generate and update barcodes
- fulfill file and PDF requests
- assist with creating and updating training and workflow documentation

This is not a design position. The ideal candidate will have an appreciation for typography and book design, while having a stronger interest in prepress and digital production.

Required Skills and Experience:
Bachelor of Arts degree or equivalent experience
Experience working with Hi-Rez imagery, including; cloning, creating layer masks, alpha channels, retouching, color conversion, adjustment layers, smart filters
Understanding of color separations, 4-color printing process and color theory, along with experience in color-correction
Typesetting experience and understanding of proofreading marks is a plus
Expert knowledge of Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and Acrobat Pro
Knowledge of Flightcheck and Pitstop a plus
Candidate must be very detail oriented and work well under pressure
Good communication, time management and organizational skills
To Apply: submit a resume and cover letter via e-mail to careers@candlewick.com, referencing "Graphic Production Assistant"
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