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Careers
Managing Editorial Assistant/Junior Proofreader
Candlewick Press seeks a Managing Editorial Assistant/Junior Proofreader to provide administrative support to the team and be responsible for proofreading and aiding the Managing Editor and Traffic Manager with project management. The individual will work as a member of the editorial services team while collaboratively working with design, editorial and production.

Responsibilities will include the following:
- Proofread paperback conversions, e-books, digital picture books, late stage circs for books and marketing materials, corrections to printer proof, and reprint changes
- Coordinate, summarize, and transmit cover and interior comments on Walker Books US originated projects in a timely, sensitive, and accurate fashion. Assist Traffic Manager
with circulation and communication with Walker Books UK, Walker Books Australia and our publishing partners.
- Disseminate advance reading materials of Candlewick and Walker Books US originated titles to Walker UK, Walker Australia, and to in-house sales and marketing staff
- Complete and submit Library-of-Congress applications
- Prepare and distribute weekly pub schedules and longer extent design files for editors and production
- Help with routing of editorial circs and updating our bibliographic database
- Package materials going to freelancers

The ideal candidate will possess the following skills and experience:
A highly motivated individual with 1-2 years of experience in a publishing environment is strongly preferred. Candidates should have excellent written and verbal communication skills, be self-motivated, and possess a scrupulous attention to detail and outstanding organizational and multi-tasking abilities. Key interpersonal skills include diplomacy and tact; the ability to maintain grace under pressure; and a cheerful approach. The ability to thrive and produce in a fast-paced environment and to work independently and expeditiously and solid proficiency with Microsoft Office applications is necessary. Familiarity with typesetting terminology / copyediting and proofreading marks is strongly preferred.
To Apply: submit a resume and cover letter via e-mail to careers@candlewick.com, referencing "Managing Editorial Assistant/Junior Proofreader"
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Reprints and Imprints Production Associate
Candlewick Press seeks a Reprints and Imprints Production Associate to oversee the production for reprints of Candlewick backlist titles, including Candlewick versions of Walker-originated titles, Templar/Big Picture Press titles, Nosy Crow titles, and buy-in package titles. The associate will also handle the production and purchasing of assigned imprint frontlist titles.

Responsibilities include:
- Working closely with the Reprints Manager, Finance department and Inventory management team, the Reprints and Imprints Production Associate
will attend weekly reprint meetings, maintain reprint schedule report, and keep accurate records of books ordered and received.
- Liaise with London office to traffic and oversee reprint production of Candlewick backlist titles as applicable.
- Liaise with foreign and domestic publishers to transmit Candlewick reprint changes and track schedules for backlist buy-in titles.
- Work with vendors to negotiate costs to achieve the most competitive pricing, select materials, and order printing as applicable.
- Liaise with imprint partners to plan, traffic proofs and oversee production of frontlist picture book titles.
- Work closely with finance, designers, editors and sales in planning and project management.
- Circulate and track reprint and frontlist imprint proofs for corrections/approval.
- Work diligently to achieve expectations regarding margin performance, to improve efficiencies, and identify areas of cost savings.
- Prepare estimates, print instructions or purchase orders, and shipping information through company database.
- Receive and approve advances for assigned reprints and imprint frontlist titles.
- Work with Production Assistant to maintain the print library and keep up-to-date and organized with most current impression samples.
- Provide Production Assistant with the necessary information to enter invoice instructions into company database for co-edition reprints.
- Expediently review invoices, resolve any discrepancies and approve for payment.

Ideal candidates will possess the following skills and experience:
- A minimum of 2 years book production and print buying experience in a juvenile publishing environment with both 1-color and 4-color experience preferred
- Proven experience with a history of success in effectively scheduling, trafficking and managing a list of titles
- Must be proactive, detail-oriented, and possess excellent organization, communication, and interpersonal skills
- Able to handle multiple projects and tasks simultaneously and efficiently and deal with issues diplomatically and tactfully
To Apply: submit a resume and cover letter via e-mail to careers@candlewick.com, referencing "Reprints and Imprints Production Associate"
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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.
To Apply: submit a resume and cover letter via e-mail to interns@candlewick.com, referencing "Design Internship"
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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.
To Apply: submit a resume and cover letter via e-mail to interns@candlewick.com, referencing "Editorial Internship"
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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.
To Apply: submit a resume and cover letter via e-mail to interns@candlewick.com, referencing "Graphic Production Internship"
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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.
To Apply: submit a resume and cover letter via e-mail to interns@candlewick.com, referencing "Marketing Internship"
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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.
To Apply: submit a resume and cover letter via e-mail to interns@candlewick.com, referencing "Production and Manufacturing Internship"
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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.
To Apply: submit a resume and cover letter via e-mail to interns@candlewick.com, referencing "Publishing Technologies Internship"
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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.
To Apply: submit a resume and cover letter via e-mail to interns@candlewick.com, referencing "Sales Internship"
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Managing Editorial Assistant/Junior Proofreader
Reprints and Imprints Production Associate
Design Internship
Editorial Internship
Graphic Production Internship
Marketing Internship
Production and Manufacturing Internship
Publishing Technologies Internship
Sales Internship