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Spanish Language Editor
Candlewick Press seeks an experienced Spanish Language Editor to join our talented team. This role is responsible for shepherding our growing list of award-winning children's books in Spanish for the North American market.

Responsibilities will include but not be limited to:
- Edit Spanish language titles, featuring a mix of translations of backlist titles and simultaneous publication of front list titles. - Majority of the list is picture books, but can also include chapter books, middle grade, and YA titles
- Hire translators and/or work with bilingual authors on translating their own texts.
- Evaluate and edit Spanish translations, working with both the translator and the original author (if not the same)
- Work with the managing editor to evaluate and hire Spanish language copyeditors and proofreaders.
- Maintain relationships with current translators as well as seek out possible new Spanish language translators.
- Seek opportunities for simultaneous Spanish/ English language publications on the Candlewick front list.
- Evaluate the Candlewick backlist for potential additions to the Spanish language list.
- Write and/or translate Spanish language jacket and catalog copy.
- Hire translators and evaluate translations for select marketing projects in the Spanish language, such as reader's and teacher's guides.
Occasionally translate small selections of various marketing copy.

Required Skills and Experience:
- A minimum of 5 years children's book editorial experience
- Spanish language fluency
- A knowledge of the market for Spanish Language books for children and young adults
- Exceptional English language skills (proofreading, spelling, grammar)
- Ability to work within deadlines
- Proven communication, writing, and collaboration skills
- Extremely organized, detail-orientated, and able to multi-task and prioritize
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office programs

This is a full-time position based in our Somerville, MA office (hybrid work arrangements will be available for eligible roles).
To Apply: submit a resume and cover letter via e-mail to careers@candlewick.com, referencing "Spanish Language Editor"
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Art Coordination Manager
Candlewick Press, seeks an Art Coordination Manager to join our talented team. Reporting to the Executive Art Director, this position coordinates and contracts illustration talent to pair with existing texts: from illustrator searches to negotiating preliminary contract points, facilitating foreign rights materials and assorted art department support. Responsible for the initiation, implementation, and ongoing communication, of the following:

- Illustrator search process to facilitate the placement of picture book texts with artist of choice, to negotiate, contract, and schedule those titles
- Maintain reports to track status of manuscripts requiring, or in process of illustrator searches, generating weekly, monthly and annual reports.
- Point person for foreign rights Facilitate title materials between senior staff and Foreign Rights relaying information to corresponding designers.
 
The Art Coordination Manager will work closely and maintain communication with all art and editorial department staff, outside illustrators and illustration agents, the foreign rights team and assist with general support to the art department. 
 
RESPONSIBLITIES INCLUDE:

CONTRACTS:
- Negotiating illustrator schedules and contracts in consultation with Executive Creative Director and Executive Art Director, drafting related paperwork
- Conducting weekly manuscript status meetings, relaying various reports on contracted illustrators
- Notifying designers of new assignments, providing illustrator schedules and contract information as appropriate

ILLUSTRATOR SEARCH COORDINATION:
- Organizing and facilitating Illustrator Search Meetings (ISM) and the ongoing search for illustrators
- Developing and maintaining relationships with illustrators and agents, updating contact data for illustrators in the company database.
- Keeping abreast of the illustration scene in the US and UK and hosting meetings with new illustrator materials for editorial and art depts.
- Representing Candlewick at art school shows and portfolio reviews, gallery events, and book shows. Leading outreach to a wide range of school communities to find illustration talent, promote Candlewick, and the field of publishing in general.
- Working with Team Leaders to provide appropriate reference to genres including black & white, graphic novels, YA cover illustrators. Maintain files of illustrator samples and process associated submissions.
 
FOREIGN RIGHTS FACILITATION:
- Being the Design department point person for Foreign Rights.
- Facilitate title materials between Candlewick senior staff and Foreign Rights team, distributing related information/scheduling to designers.
- Managing Candlewick submissions to Foreign Rights fair awards
 
OTHER
- Managing art/design and competition submissions
- Maintaining Candlewick office gallery.
- Working with the Administration Assistant to handle any original artwork framing and giclee print production
 
REQUIRED EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS:
- Negotiation experience is necessary
- Bachelor of Arts degree or equivalent required.
- A minimum of 5 years’ experience working with, and/or contracting, illustrators. 
- An administrative background with interest in the arts.
- Proficiency with Macintosh software including Word, Excel, Adobe Acrobat, and Adobe Indesign
- Excellent written and verbalcommunication skills, organizational skills, and the ability to prioritize and take initiative.
- Ability to agreeably juggle multiple projects with numerous people.
- An understanding of bookmaking, the printing process, and an appreciation of illustration is strongly preferred.

This is a full-time position based in our Somerville, MA office. Hybrid work arrangements are available for eligible roles.
 

To Apply: submit a resume and cover letter via e-mail to careers@candlewick.com, referencing "Art Coordination Manager"
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Part-time Accounts Payable Specialist
Candlewick Press, a leading publisher of books for children located in Somerville, MA, seeks a motivated professional to join our team on a part-time basis to provide Accounts Payable support services to ensure efficient, accurate and timely processing of author, illustrator and vendor invoices and preparation of supporting reports and spreadsheets. The role will include assisting with reviewing, entering and reconciling invoices and vendor statements, and reviewing and processing corporate credit card transactions.

We seek candidates with the following skills and experience: 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.

This is a part-time role totaling approximately 21 hours per week and is based from our Somerville, MA location.
To Apply: submit a resume and cover letter via e-mail to careers@candlewick.com, referencing "Part-time 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 offering either hybrid or remote internships for our Summer 2023 internship program.**

Our annual application deadlines are as follows:

Spring internships - November 5th
Summer internships - April 30th
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 offering either hybrid or remote internships for our Summer 2023 internship program.**

Our annual application deadlines are as follows:

Spring internships - November 5th
Summer internships - April 30th
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 offering either hybrid or remote internships for our Summer 2023 internship program.**

Our annual application deadlines are as follows:

Spring internships - November 5th
Summer internships - April 30th
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 offering either hybrid or remote internships for our Summer 2023 internship program.**

Our annual application deadlines are as follows:

Spring internships - November 5th
Summer internships - April 30th
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 offering either hybrid or remote internships for our Summer 2023 internship program.**

Our annual application deadlines are as follows:

Spring internships - November 5th
Summer internships - April 30th
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 offering either hybrid or remote internships for our Summer 2023 internship program.**

Our annual application deadlines are as follows:

Spring internships - November 5th
Summer internships - April 30th
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 offering either hybrid or remote internships for our Summer 2023 internship program.**

Our annual application deadlines are as follows:

Spring internships - November 5th
Summer internships - April 30th
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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Spanish Language Editor
Art Coordination Manager
Part-time Accounts Payable Specialist
Design Internship
Editorial Internship
Graphic Production Internship
Marketing Internship
Production and Manufacturing Internship
Publishing Technologies Internship
Sales Internship