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Careers

Marketing and Publicity Assistant
Candlewick Press seeks a dynamic, motivated and talented Marketing & Publicity Assistant to join our Marketing team. Among the wide range of regular duties will be monitoring and compiling press coverage for authors and titles, data entry and marketing database management, promotional copywriting and project trafficking in-house. The ideal candidate will have 1- 3 years' experience in an administrative role with a background in marketing, public relations and/or publishing.

This role will also be responsible for managing our awards submissions program, facilitating review copy and media requests, and acting as a department liaison for in-house review and promotional materials and managing their dissemination to media and reviewers. Supporting several team members on campaigns across our diverse children's and young adult list will also be included, which may comprise assistance with building media lists, media pitching, creating tour itineraries, scheduling travel, arranging author escorts, writing press releases and tools and managing promotional materials for events. Excellent organization, writing and computer skills including Microsoft Office are required. Experience with Cision and any other social or digital platform is preferred.

This is a full-time position which may start out remote, but will eventually be based in our Somerville office. A comprehensive benefits package is offered including medical, dental, life and ltd insurance; flex spending and 401k plans, voluntary benefits, generous paid time off and much more!

If you wish to be considered for this opportunity, please forward a resume and cover letter, including your salary expectations for this position, in Word or PDF format to careers@candlewick.com. Please note that you are not asked to provide any information about your current or prior salary or wage history. In compliance with the Massachusetts Equal Pay Law, Candlewick Press does not request or seek an applicant's wage or salary history at the application stage or otherwise, except as allowed by law.

To Apply: submit a resume and cover letter via e-mail to careers@candlewick.com, referencing "Marketing and Publicity Assistant"
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Director of Library Marketing and Outreach
Candlewick Press seeks a creative, energetic, and experienced professional to join our talented team as Director of Library Marketing and Outreach. Working closely with our VP of Publicity and Marketing, the Director of Library Marketing and Outreach will oversee the library marketing team and spearhead and execute all strategic and tactical activity in the institutional marketing arena for Candlewick's authors, illustrators, and all frontlist and backlist titles. This role will also help develop new library initiatives that grow Candlewick's profile in the library market both nationally and locally. The position will oversee all strategy and outreach in the public library market including Candlewick's presence at national conferences, the positioning of our titles in this market through both physical and virtual outlets and the growth of our various contacts in the field. The right candidate will share Candlewick's appreciation for the highest quality of children's books and will be comfortable and conversant in the discussion of how children's books are used and judged in this market. A minimum of 8 years management experience, preferably in children's publishing or in the library field, is required. Other requirements include being fully conversant with the trends and workings of the library market and identifying new business opportunities to heighten awareness of the Candlewick brand and our authors and illustrators; excellent organization and communication skills; and very strong proficiency with Microsoft Office and social networking platforms. Familiarity with the Children's library field and its members is strong preferred.
To Apply: submit a resume and cover letter via e-mail to careers@candlewick.com, referencing "Director of Library Marketing and Outreach"
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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 not be hosting fall interns in 2020. If you are interested in applying for our Spring 2021 internships, the deadline has been extended to December 5th. Thank you for your patience and understanding during this difficult time - stay safe and healthy.**

Our annual application deadlines are as follows:

Spring internships - November 5th (December 5th for 2020)
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 not be hosting fall interns in 2020. If you are interested in applying for our Spring 2021 internships, the deadline has been extended to December 5th. Thank you for your patience and understanding during this difficult time - stay safe and healthy.**

Our annual application deadlines are as follows:

Spring internships - November 5th (December 5th for 2020)
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 not be hosting fall interns in 2020. If you are interested in applying for our Spring 2021 internships, the deadline has been extended to December 5th. Thank you for your patience and understanding during this difficult time - stay safe and healthy.**

Our annual application deadlines are as follows:

Spring internships - November 5th (December 5th for 2020)
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 not be hosting fall interns in 2020. If you are interested in applying for our Spring 2021 internships, the deadline has been extended to December 5th. Thank you for your patience and understanding during this difficult time - stay safe and healthy.**

Our annual application deadlines are as follows:

Spring internships - November 5th (December 5th for 2020)
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 not be hosting fall interns in 2020. If you are interested in applying for our Spring 2021 internships, the deadline has been extended to December 5th. Thank you for your patience and understanding during this difficult time - stay safe and healthy.**

Our annual application deadlines are as follows:

Spring internships - November 5th (December 5th for 2020)
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 not be hosting fall interns in 2020. If you are interested in applying for our Spring 2021 internships, the deadline has been extended to December 5th. Thank you for your patience and understanding during this difficult time - stay safe and healthy.**

Our annual application deadlines are as follows:

Spring internships - November 5th (December 5th for 2020)
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 not be hosting fall interns in 2020. If you are interested in applying for our Spring 2021 internships, the deadline has been extended to December 5th. Thank you for your patience and understanding during this difficult time - stay safe and healthy.**

Our annual application deadlines are as follows:

Spring internships - November 5th (December 5th for 2020)
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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Marketing and Publicity Assistant
Director of Library Marketing and Outreach
Design Internship
Editorial Internship
Graphic Production Internship
Marketing Internship
Production and Manufacturing Internship
Publishing Technologies Internship
Sales Internship