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Executive Assistant
We are seeking an executive assistant to support the publisher/CEO. The successful candidate will enjoy performing to the highest standards of professionalism and effectiveness, being willing to perform all tasks and troubleshoot problems as they arise, maintaining poise and good humor, in an environment that is often fast-paced and chaotic. The assistant will provide efficient and effective executive assistant support and be responsible for all personal and business support to the executive, within clearly defined procedural guidelines and own initiative in order to deal with day to day operational issues. Keeping related business transactions and correspondence personal and confidential is vital. Tasks will include but not be limited to: scheduling meetings; managing emails; coordinating extensive domestic and international travel; taking minutes at meetings; expense reporting; and acting as a liaison to staff, authors, illustrators, and agents.

Discretion, maturity, diplomacy, discernment, the ability to successfully juggle many simultaneous tasks, keen emotional intelligence, kindness, and a sense of humor will be invaluable qualities to bring to the job. Completing work accurately and in a timely fashion with a demonstrated ability to maintain classified, personal communications and files as well as exemplary planning, research and executive support skills are required. Performing to the highest level of discretion is mandatory. Some travel to the UK will be required as will occasional travel to domestic locations, including New York.

The ideal candidate will have a friendly, professional, and poised demeanor and will possess the ability to: use discretion in handling all matters/material - confidential or routine; perform efficiently under pressure; "read" a situation and respond appropriately; work independently and complete assignments efficiently; and work in a fast-paced environment comfortably. Excellent integrity and ability to demonstrate good moral character and initiative is necessary. Great orientation to detail, a strong sense of scheduling and prioritization, outstanding people skills, telephone manner, and communication skills along with excellent typing, spelling, grammar, and punctuation skills is also required. Strong proficiency with MS Excel, MS Word, MS Powerpoint, and Outlook is required. A minimum of 8 years of executive support experience 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 in working with, and serving as a potential mentor to, other staff.
To Apply: submit a resume and cover letter via e-mail to, referencing "Executive Assistant"
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Senior Book 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 Editorial 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
* Perform other tasks as needed

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.

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.

If you are interested in being considered for this opportunity, please include samples of your work in PDF format along with your application.
To Apply: submit a resume and cover letter via e-mail to, referencing "Senior Book Designer"
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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.

When feasible, internships are typically offered in the following departments: Sales, Marketing, Design, Graphic Production, Publishing Technologies, Editorial, and Production. 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.

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, referencing "Internships"
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