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Careers
Managing Editor
Candlewick Press seeks an experienced Managing Editor to join our talented team. Reporting to the Executive Managing Editor, the Managing Editor oversees the copy editing and proofreading team to fulfill the daily and long-term strategic needs of our business, while managing the flow of work amongst the team and copyediting materials as needed.

Responsibilities include:

- Managing expectations, allocating resources and managing workload within the copyediting and proofreading team
- Helping maintain adherence to house style, contributing as appropriate
- Supervising copyediting and proofreading team
- Acting as a mentor to copyeditors and proofreaders
- Copyediting and proofreading as necessary
- Running weekly departmental meetings
- Hiring freelance copyeditors, proofreaders, indexers, & translators
- Acting as primary liaison between copyediting and proofreading and the editorial and design teams
- Reviewing work of freelance and in-house copyeditors and proofreaders
- Working toward high quality and error-free books, merchandise, and multimedia products

Experience and Skills
A minimum of 6 years copyediting and project management experience, plus prior experience managing people and workflow to achieve deadlines is required. Children's trade publishing experience is strongly preferred. Key interpersonal skills include diplomacy and tact; the ability to maintain grace under pressure; and a cheerful managerial approach; excellent written and verbal communication and exceptional detail orientation and organizational skills are necessary. A self-starter with high standards and very strong copyediting and proofreading skills; the ability to thrive and produce in a fast-paced environment and to work both effectively and expeditiously while motivating team members and internal customers, and solid proficiency with Microsoft Office applications is needed.

Although not all-inclusive the responsibilities detailed above are intended to serve as a guideline for tasks that will be performed as a part of this position. This position does not acquire new work.

To Apply: submit a resume and cover letter via e-mail to careers@candlewick.com, referencing "Managing Editor"
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Publicity, Brands, and Consumer Outreach Director
Candlewick Press seeks a talented Publicity, Brands, and Consumer Outreach Director, to be an integral part of the leadership and vision of the marketing and publicity team. The position offers involvement in both the conception and execution of the positioning and publicity of the Candlewick list, for upcoming titles as well as backlist, helping to create marketing plans and overseeing printed and electronic materials describing such. It is to tend to the publicity and travel needs of Candlewick authors and to be the liaison between authors and illustrators and the media. The position also oversees our Candlewick corporate PR, managing and pursuing corporate stories and media coverage. And the role is also responsible for major brands and several of the Candlewick imprints, as well as spearheading various consumer campaigns and initiatives.

Duties will include:
- Involvement in the creation of general marketing and publicity plans for upcoming lists. Working with Vice President to develop strategic exposure for Candlewick authors, illustrators, titles, and brands; includes involvement in development and management of the budget for these projects. Involved with strategizing presentation of titles and authors to the media
- Overseeing publicity and marketing campaigns for select projects, including accompanying authors on select travel as well as travelling to select conferences when appropriate
- Assisting with the oversight of various marketing and publicity positions and coordinate their efforts as well as the general workflow of the department
- Managing all Candlewick company PR including pursuing and handling corporate stories as well as being in charge of all related press releases and info to general media including trades.
- Initiating and executing consumer initiatives for various brands and projects
- Overseeing marketing staff as they create printed and electronic materials describing marketing plans and as they execute media coverage for various Candlewick campaigns

Required Skills and Experience:
- A minimum of eight years publicity or marketing experience in the publishing or media industry is required
- Experience within the children' publishing industry is strongly preferred.
- Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and verbal and written communication skills are required along with the ability to juggle multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment
- Prior management experience is necessary
- The ability to travel is required.
To Apply: submit a resume and cover letter via e-mail to careers@candlewick.com, referencing "Publicity, Brands, and Consumer Outreach Director"
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Editorial Services Traffic Manager
Candlewick Press seeks an experienced Editorial Services Traffic Manager to join our talented team. Reporting to the Executive Managing Editor, the Editorial Services Traffic Manager is responsible for scheduling, trafficking, and managing a list of titles 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 include:

- Acting as a resource for all information regarding bibliographic & scheduling data
- Liaising with editorial and design teams at Walker UK, Walker Australia, & publishing partners
- Managing schedule template dates and submit/traffic work to the Managing Editor
- Maintaining accuracy of all bibliographic & scheduling information in Biblio
- Running weekly pub meeting, create meeting minutes, review with Executive Managing Editor, and distribute globally
- Working closely with promo/sales materials controller to anticipate & solve problems in the timely delivery of sales materials & books.
- Managing Library of Congress applications
- Digital picture book list trafficking
- Preparing and transmitting manuscripts received from design to typesetters
- Disseminating advance materials
- Working toward high quality and error-free books, merchandise, and multimedia products.
- Taking notes at the post Sales Conference discussion meetings and helping the executive managing editor prepare for sales conference in other ways

Experience and Skills:

A highly motivated individual with 3-5 years of experience scheduling, trafficking, and managing a list of title in a trade publishing environment is required. Candidate should be self-motivated, have a scrupulous attention to detail and possess outstanding organizational multi-tasking abilities. She/he must be able to work as a member of the editorial services team while collaboratively working with design, editorial and production. Key interpersonal skills include diplomacy and tact; the ability to maintain grace under pressure; and a cheerful managerial approach. Experience working in an international publishing environment and having a familiarity with the book manufacturing process are preferred.

Although not all-inclusive the responsibilities detailed above are intended to serve as a guideline for tasks that will be performed as a part of this position.

To Apply: submit a resume and cover letter via e-mail to careers@candlewick.com, referencing "Editorial Services Traffic Manager"
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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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Educational Sales Associate
Candlewick Press seeks a motivated Educational Sales Associate to assist our Executive Director of Educational Sales and Marketing with selling efforts into the educational market and act as administrative liaison to educational accounts.

Responsibilities include:

- Act as the point person for account sample requests and product information sheets
- Assist with the compilation of the channel specific NewsFlash which is distributed weekly
- Work with manager on initiating all account advertising
- Attend sales calls when appropriate and when the budget allows
- Attend trade shows when appropriate
- Assist with researching and developing new account leads and opening new accounts, and maintaining contact with existing customers.
- Coordinate seasonal sales kits and free and review mailings
- Execute seasonal catalog mailing to educational accounts
- Act as "trouble shooter" and follow-up person for problems with Penguin Random House order fulfillment
- Process all "over the transom" POs
- Serve as in-house contact for author appearance requests for the school market

Required Skills and Experience

- A Bachelors' degree or equivalent
- Prior administrative experience, within publishing sales and/or marketing is a plus
- Prior sales experience in the media industry is strongly preferred
- An interest in the publishing industry and sales
- Excellent organizational skills and the ability to prioritize multiple assignments
- Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
- Ability to work under pressure and maintain attention to detail
- Strong follow-up skills
- Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook
- Proficiency with social media platforms - Pinterest, Twitter, Tumblr

To Apply: submit a resume and cover letter via e-mail to careers@candlewick.com, referencing "Educational Sales Associate"
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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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Job Listings
Detailed Listing

Managing Editor
Publicity, Brands, and Consumer Outreach Director
Editorial Services Traffic Manager
Senior Designer
Educational Sales Associate
Editorial and Publishing Services Internships
Sales, Marketing, and Production Internships
Design Internships
Publishing Technologies Internship
Graphic Production Internship