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Careers
Marketing Assistant
Summary: the marketing assistant will be responsible for performing varied administrative tasks to support the trade marketing/publicity/events teams as well as perform general marketing department tasks.

Tasks will include but not be limited to the following:
- Overseeing all mailings of F&Gs, galleys, and advances to trades and long leads. This will include taking inventory of materials, working with the publicists to schedule the mailings, coordinating the press materials to be sent with the books, pulling the long leads lists together, and executing the mailings or supervising an intern.
- Responsible for the weekly publicity bulletin and sharing bestseller info with sales & marketing, editorial, and art
- Entering reviews and awards to feed Candlewick website
- Maintaining lists for catalog and media mailings.
- Placing author event orders, order follow-up, and maintaining author events calendar
- Maintaining our media lists in Cision.
- Fielding daily review copy and promo requests from reviewers and booksellers
- Managing image requests from consumer media, bookstores, blogs, and others and handling necessary permissions
- Assisting with award submissions
- Creating select promotional projects, including writing copy
- Managing NetGalley requests from reviewers and media professionals
- Supervising the department intern
- Assisting with maintenance of Candlewick library
- Assisting with covering mailroom and reception in absence of staff
- Responsible for meeting itineraries, notes, and agendas for marketing meetings, publicity meetings, and others as needed
- Performing other tasks as requested

Required Skills:
Successful candidate will possess a friendly, professional, and poised demeanor along with the ability to perform efficiently under pressure; complete assignments efficiently; and work in a fast-paced environment comfortably. Great orientation to detail, a strong sense of prioritization, and communication skills along with excellent typing, spelling, grammar, and punctuation skills is 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. 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 "Marketing Assistant"
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Editorial Assistant
Candlewick Press seeks an experienced Editorial Assistant to provide administrative and editorial support to the EVP, Executive Editorial Director, and Associate Publisher.

Responsibilities include:
- Answering and screening phone calls
- Assembling conference schedule/appointments (Bologna, BEA, etc.)
- Maintaining files
- Acting as editorial back up on certain select projects
- Answering unsolicited submissions
- Responding to agents/authors about submissions
- Arranging in-house meetings and updating executive’s office calendar
- E-mailing reviews to authors/artists/agents with personal notes
- Completing expense reports and check requests, CRFs, ACQs, and handling monthly editorial status updates
- Assisting with the creation of sales conference presentations; assembling books and dummies for presentations
- Sending first editions and reprint editions to authors with personal notes
- Performing other tasks as needed

Requirements:
Candidates must possess a strong interest in children’s trade publishing; a motivation to learn; flexibility; a sense of humor; excellent English language skills (proofreading, spelling, grammar); and be extremely organized, attentive to details, and able to multi-task and prioritize. Proficiency with Excel, Word, PowerPoint and other common computer programs is also necessary. Candidates with a minimum of 2 years editorial experience in a trade publishing environment are strongly preferred.

To Apply: submit a resume and cover letter via e-mail to careers@candlewick.com, referencing "Editorial Assistant"
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Director of Library Marketing
Candlewick Press seeks a creative, energetic, and experienced professional for the role of Director of Library Marketing. This position will oversee all outreach and strategy in the academic and public library market including Candlewick’s presence at national conferences, the positioning of our titles in this market through both physical and virtual outlets, the growth of our various contacts in the field, and the creation of robust initiatives to grow Candlewick’s presence in this market. Developing effective and supportive personal relationships with Candlewick’s authors and illustrators and being a resource for them in the Library area at a standard second to none in the industry is essential. The right candidate should share Candlewick’s appreciation for the highest quality of children’s books and should be comfortable and conversant in the discussion of how children’s books are used and judged in this market. A minimum of 8 years’ experience in the children’s library marketing sector, including management experience, is essential. Library marketing experience at a trade publishing house is strongly preferred. If you are qualified and interested, please apply (noting salary requirements in your cover letter) by March 31, 2015.
To Apply: submit a resume and cover letter via e-mail to careers@candlewick.com, referencing "Director of Library Marketing"
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Senior Designer
This is a creative position focusing on design, premedia, and administrative aspects of bookmaking for Candlewick Entertainment, a mass market imprint, working closely with the Group Art Director in producing high quality, character driven, and branded children’s books from various media. As an integral part of Candlewick Entertainment, this position is primarily responsible for design of the bulk of the imprint's list of 12-15 projects per season including the creation of book programs from TV, film, and app style guides; media conversion; and some art direction of original art. Book formats include but aren't limited to picture books, board books, novelty, readers and chapter books.

- To design books from concept through print including participation in format discussions, application of licensor style guides, and presentation of branded covers to internal sales and marketing teams as well as external licensors
- Convert animation files of various origins into print ready eps or tiff files; innovate ways to do so in streamlined processes; create and organize image libraries
- Work to Candlewick design standards, applying styles and protocols
- Understand and work with various printers specifications, materials, and appropriate formats
- Prepare digital files for printing
- Review color proofs with production managers, paying close attention to reproduction quality
- Monitor market trends and competitor activity

Experience:
- Bachelor of Arts degree, design degree, or equivalent required
- Experience of working in mass market / tv / film tie-in children’s books a plus
- Knowledge of animation formats and conversion of those image files to print
- Knowledge of color separation and printing methods for both color and black and white processes.
- Design portfolio is required.

Skills:
- Expert Mac user in Adobe Creative Suite including proven Photoshop skills, Adobe Flash, and Adobe Acrobat is essential
- Excellent communication, time management and organizational skills.
- Work well under pressure and with extremely tight deadlines
- Ability to juggle multiple projects from concept through production.

Reports to Group Art Director
To Apply: submit a resume and cover letter via e-mail to careers@candlewick.com, referencing "Senior Designer"
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Editorial and Publishing Services 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.

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 and Publishing Services 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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Marketing Assistant
Editorial Assistant
Director of Library Marketing
Senior Designer
Editorial and Publishing Services Internships
Sales, Marketing, and Production Internships
Design Internships
Publishing Technologies Internship
Graphic Production Internship