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Careers
Promotions Designer
Summary:
This position is responsible for creating high quality promotional materials to support the marketing and sale of children's books. Applying Candlewick styles and standards, the Designer will design various projects from concept through finish, routing materials through the required rounds of correction and approval. They will work closely with Sales and Marketing on a variety of projects.

Responsibilities:
The Designer will produce a variety of book promotional projects such as posters and displays as well as items for sales and marketing such as sell sheets, trade and consumer ads, website banner ads, conference materials, invitations and brochures. They will be working on a variety of digital projects, especially online advertising such as animated gifs and website banners. The designer will also be required to become familiar with our print catalog process and assist in its creations.

Candidates need to understand and work with various print and digital specifications and materials; prepare high resolution digital files for printing and online use including scanning; manipulating images, pdf creations, and color correcting.

The designer will be expected to attend meetings such as our Promo Project Initiation meetings and a bi-weekly Promo Scheduling meeting.

Required Skills and Experience:
Candidate must have the following skills;

- Expert in Adobe Creative Suite CS4-CS6 (with focus in InDesign / Photoshop / Illustrator / Acrobat / some basic Flash / HTML5 animation skills a bonus)
- A minimum of 2 years' promotional design experience
- Strong understanding of four and one color print production basics
- Understanding of font management tools
- Basic understanding of web advertising (static and animated)
- Good sense of color management as related to print and web publishing
- Fluent with MS Office Suite including Outlook
- Good at trimming, tiling, cutting, and assembling clean and neat materials.

To Apply: submit a resume and cover letter via e-mail to careers@candlewick.com, referencing "Promotions Designer"
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Sales Assistant
Job Summary:
Assist both the Director of National Account and the Director of Special Markets with administrative and procedural needs. Provide support to selling efforts within these channels.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
· Oversee distribution of preview materials and advance sales materials (when necessary, help track down materials for early key national account previews, working closely with Editorial, Art, and Marketing).
- Assist with sending sales kits and materials to key national account and special markets buyers.
- Assist with preparation of spreadsheets and PowerPoint presentations as needed
- Input and track orders for in-house special markets accounts, work with customer service and Candlewick’s inventory teams as necessary.
- Work with Random House Special Markets team on material needs and distribution.
- Identify and research new markets for our titles and create sell sheets where applicable.
- Act as back-up for Account Managers when they are out of the office or on sales calls.
- Check BN.com, Ingram'sipage for all new and just-released titles to confirm specific information needed
- Assist with preparing for national account shows and expos, including assembling, shipping and tracking materials for the shows.
- Assist with tracking print advertising projects for Ingram and B&T.
- Ensure ad deadlines are met and that ad copy circulates and files are released to accounts to meet deadlines.
- Submit and track of Co-op claims with Random House.
- Assist with distribution of departmental sales materials
- Compile seasonal special offer grid and distribute to department
- Assist with any other appropriate departmental requests
- Perform other tasks as needed

Requirements:
A friendly, professional, and poised demeanor along with the ability to perform efficiently under pressure and work in a fast-paced environment comfortably is required. Great orientation to detail, a strong sense of prioritization, and great communication skills along with excellent typing, spelling, grammar, and punctuation skills is also required. MS Excel, MS Word, MS Powerpoint, and other computer programming knowledge is necessary. This role dictates that the individual be a quick learner and be resourceful, extremely organized, proactive, detail-orientated and a strong team player. An interest in a Children's trade publishing sales career is preferred and a love of children’s books is a plus.
To Apply: submit a resume and cover letter via e-mail to careers@candlewick.com, referencing "Sales Assistant"
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Editorial, Publishing Services, and Contracts & Rights Internships
Candlewick Press, a leading publisher of books for children, offers internships in the fall, spring and summer according to the needs of various departments. 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 who are eager to learn about the children’s publishing industry and be part of a high-energy, creative team. Internships are determined on a need basis so there is a chance the department may not need an intern each semester.

When feasible, the following internships are offered:

Editorial - interns read and report on manuscripts, attend relevant meetings, perform library and bookstore research as needed, and assist editors with a variety of clerical and editorial duties.

Publishing Services - interns proofread both published and upcoming titles, organize and review foul files, review advance books for corrigenda, facilitate the circulation of book materials between the various departments, assist with various production needs, and perform administrative tasks as needed.

Contracts and Rights - interns learn about the legal and financial aspects of book publishing through working with publishing agreements, royalty statements, and payment information.

The desired time commitment is typically about fourteen hours a week. Candidates must have excellent organizational skills as well as attention to detail. Our office is located at 99 Dover Street in Somerville, MA. These positions do not offer any monetary compensation, however in exchange, we offer an invaluable opportunity to learn the ins and outs of the publishing world and make important professional contacts. Internships can be used for college credit. Interested candidates should e-mail a résumé and cover letter specifying the position and semester of interest to the attention of the internship coordinator at interns@candlewick.com. Application deadlines for spring, summer, and fall semesters are December 5, April 5, and July 5 respectively.
To Apply: submit a resume and cover letter via e-mail to interns@candlewick.com, referencing "Editorial, Publishing Services, and Contracts & Rights Internships"
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Sales, Marketing, and Production Internships
Candlewick Press, a leading publisher of books for children, offers internships in the fall, spring and summer according to the needs of various departments. 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 who are eager to learn about the children’s publishing industry and be part of a high-energy, creative team. Internships are determined on a need basis so there is a chance the department may not need an intern each semester.

When feasible, the following internships are offered:

Sales - interns assist with writing and organizing a department newsletter, researching and developing new markets, handling some clerical and administrative tasks, and assisting department members on new projects.

Marketing - Interns focus on one of three areas:
* Marketing Services – interns prepare marketing materials for the national sales force, coordinate mailings to the media, and work on a variety of ongoing projects

* 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 website; fulfill desk copy requests; write newsletters; assist in various preparation for conventions

* Publicity - interns assist with media outreach and promotional events on behalf of books and authors, draft press materials, research awards and event venues, mail materials, assist with press clip maintenance and other general marketing duties.

Production and Manufacturing - interns assist the Production team with project log-in and set up, preparation of materials for meetings, maintaining jobs files, and other tasks as needed.

The desired time commitment is typically about fourteen hours a week. Candidates must have excellent organizational skills as well as attention to detail. Our office is located at 99 Dover Street in Somerville, MA. These positions do not offer any monetary compensation, however in exchange, we offer an invaluable opportunity to learn the ins and outs of the publishing world and make important professional contacts. Internships can be used for college credit. Interested candidates should e-mail a résumé and cover letter specifying the position and semester of interest to the attention of the internship coordinator at interns@candlewick.com. Application deadlines for spring, summer, and fall semesters are December 5, April 5, and July 5 respectively.
To Apply: submit a resume and cover letter via e-mail to interns@candlewick.com, referencing "Sales, Marketing, and Production Internships"
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Design Internships
Candlewick Press, a leading publisher of books for children, offers internships in the fall, spring and summer according to the needs of various departments. 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 who are eager to learn about the children’s publishing industry and be part of a high-energy, creative team. Internships are determined on a need basis so there is a chance the department may not need an intern each semester.

When feasible, the following internships are offered:

Design - interns assist designers (fiction and picture book) with preliminary page set up, font research, format selection and scanning of illustrator sketches, assist Art Department Coordinator with making of book dummies and printing out layouts at actual size so some knowledge of paste-up and lay-out is required.

Promotions Design - interns assist our promotions design team by working on new and on-going projects to promote our well-loved children's books --assisting with the creation of posters, bookmarks, displays, advertisements etc. so proficiency with MAC programs including InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator is necessary.

The desired time commitment is typically about fourteen hours a week. Candidates must have excellent organizational skills as well as attention to detail. Our office is located at 99 Dover Street in Somerville, MA. These positions do not offer any monetary compensation, however in exchange, we offer an invaluable opportunity to learn the ins and outs of the publishing world and make important professional contacts. Internships can be used for college credit. Interested candidates should e-mail a résumé and cover letter specifying the position and semester of interest to the attention of the internship coordinator at interns@candlewick.com. Application deadlines for spring, summer, and fall semesters are December 5, April 5, and July 5 respectively.

To Apply: submit a resume and cover letter via e-mail to interns@candlewick.com, referencing "Design Internships"
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Publishing Technologies Internship
The Publishing Technologies internship offers hands-on experience with several areas related to our digital publishing and marketing programs. The qualified intern will assist in a wide range of projects from video editing, to standard eBook processing, and perhaps even participate in content creation for some of our website initiatives. Other responsibilities could include processing PDF files for online look-inside-the-book programs, setting up and taking product shots, etc.. Candidates for this internship must be proficient on the Mac OS, understand the basics of video and audio editing using the Adobe Creative Suite applications (especially Premiere, After Effects, Photoshop, InDesign, Audition, and Acrobat). Any eBook and basic HTML experience would be a bonus.

The desired time commitment is typically about fourteen hours a week. Candidates must have excellent organizational skills as well as attention to detail. Our office is located at 99 Dover Street in Somerville, MA. These positions do not offer any monetary compensation, however in exchange, we offer an invaluable opportunity to learn the ins and outs of the publishing world and make important professional contacts. Internships can be used for college credit. Interested candidates should e-mail a résumé and cover letter specifying the position and semester of interest to the attention of the internship coordinator at interns@candlewick.com. Application deadlines for spring, summer, and fall semesters are December 5, April 5, and July 5 respectively
To Apply: submit a resume and cover letter via e-mail to interns@candlewick.com, referencing "Publishing Technologies Internship"
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Graphic Production Internship
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 applications (especially Photoshop, InDesign and Acrobat professional). Knowledge of Quark XPress a plus.
The desired time commitment is typically about fourteen hours a week. Candidates must have excellent organizational skills as well as attention to detail. Our office is located at 99 Dover Street in Somerville, MA. These positions do not offer any monetary compensation, however in exchange, we offer an invaluable opportunity to learn the ins and outs of the publishing world and make important professional contacts. Internships can be used for college credit. Interested candidates should e-mail a résumé and cover letter specifying the position and semester of interest to the attention of the internship coordinator at interns@candlewick.com. Application deadlines for spring, summer, and fall semesters are December 5, April 5, and July 5 respectively
To Apply: submit a resume and cover letter via e-mail to interns@candlewick.com, referencing "Graphic Production Internship"
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Promotions Designer
Sales Assistant
Editorial, Publishing Services, and Contracts & Rights Internships
Sales, Marketing, and Production Internships
Design Internships
Publishing Technologies Internship
Graphic Production Internship