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Careers
National Account Manager
Candlewick Press seeks a talented sales professional to join our sales team as a National Account Manager to oversee key national bricks and mortar retail chains. The National Account Manager will be responsible for selling, planning promotions, and business relationships at key retailers for all Candlewick titles. This includes preparing, researching and presenting all relevant titles, all backlist titles, and special promotions to the customers as well as taking advantage of all front- and backlist opportunities through retailer channels.

The National Account Manager will also:
· Plan all frontlist and backlist merchandising and promotions for stores (accounts).
· Attend regular meetings including, but not limited to, internal launch meetings, sales conferences, etc.
· Work closely with sales and marketing colleagues to align on key initiatives
· Visit retail customers at least monthly to sell titles, gather feedback, and represent Candlewick and our books.
- Ensure territory goals as well as title-specific goals are achieved
- Develop account-specific programs and marketing initiatives
- Manage coop spending to best drive sell-through
- Provide weekly call reports and monthly status reports
- Be conversant with trends and workings of the marketplace and identify and exploit new business opportunities.
- Manage expenses at a reasonable level.
· Share in the supervision of an assistant.

Requirements:

We are looking for a dynamic and motivated individual with at least 3 years of direct selling experience willing to work in a challenging and collaborative environment. Excellent written and verbal communication skills, organizational skills, and the ability to handle multiple tasks in a fast paced environment are also required. This position can be based in either our home office in MA or in New York. Travel to visit customers will be part of the regular schedule.

To Apply: submit a resume and cover letter via e-mail to careers@candlewick.com, referencing "National Account Manager"
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Sales Assistant (s)
Candlewick Press seeks two sales assistants to join our talented team. Each assistant will support two sales directors: one assistant will support our Executive Director of Educational & Library Sales and our Executive Director of Independent Retail & Canadian Sales; and another assistant will support our SVP of Sales and our Director of Special Markets.

The Sales assistants will be responsible for providing a variety of administrative tasks to support the selling efforts for each director. This will include but not be limited to: scheduling meetings; booking travel; distributing materials; creating sell-sheets and newsletters; handling sales appointment prep; managing mailings of sales kits and materials to accounts; assisting customers; compiling and distributing reports; handling prep for seasonal and regional shows; assisting with processing orders; seeking new markets for our titles; acting as a back-up for directors when they travel; assisting with proprietary projects; and performing a variety of other administrative and support tasks as needed.

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, Outlook, Social Media and other computer knowledge is necessary. These roles dictate that the individuals be quick learners and be resourceful, extremely organized, proactive, detail-orientated and strong team players. Prior administrative experience within publishing sales and/or marketing is a plus, and an interest in the publishing industry and sales is strongly preferred.

Both positions are full-time, in-house roles. A comprehensive benefits package is offered including medical, dental, life and ltd insurance; flex spending and 401k plans, voluntary benefits, generous paid time off and much more!

Please note in your cover letter if you have a preference to support a) our Executive Director of Educational and Library Sales and Executive Director of Independent Retail and Canada Sales or b) our SVP of Sales and Director of Special Markets

To Apply: submit a resume and cover letter via e-mail to careers@candlewick.com, referencing "Sales Assistant (s)"
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Assistant Art Director, Walker Books US & Candlewick Entertainment
Summary:
We seek an Assistant Art Director to be based in New York City. This is a creative position for a skilled, enthusiastic, and versatile designer looking for more responsibility, autonomy, and the chance to help shape two dynamic imprints. It focuses on art direction, design, premedia, and administrative aspects of bookmaking for Walker Books US, a new trade imprint of Candlewick Press, and Candlewick Entertainment, a mass market imprint, working closely with the two Editorial Directors to produce high quality books in a wide variety of styles and formats. As an integral part of both Walker Books US and Candlewick Entertainment, this position is primarily responsible for the art direction, design, and design-budget management--potentially including hiring and managing freelancers--of the two imprints' lists. The combined lists will be made up of approximately 30 projects per year, with the possibility for growth. This includes jacket and interior design, illustrator selection and art direction for Walker Books US and the creation of book programs from TV, film, and app style guides for Candlewick Entertainment. Book formats include but aren't limited to novels, chapter books, graphic novels, picture books, board books, novelty, and readers.

Included Responsibilities:
- To seek out and art direct exciting illustrators for a new, fiction-heavy trade list.
- To design books from concept or acquisitions through print including participation in format discussions, application of licensor style guides, and presentation of covers to internal sales and marketing teams as well as external licensors
- To help create new imprint branding and style
- 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
Seven to ten years of book design experience
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.

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.
To Apply: submit a resume and cover letter via e-mail to careers@candlewick.com, referencing "Assistant Art Director, Walker Books US & Candlewick Entertainment"
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Commercial Operations Manager
Candlewick Press seeks an experienced and motivated project manager to join our talented team in the role of Commercial Operations Manager. The successful candidate will enjoy working in a fast-paced environment and be responsible for: supervising the promotional design team to include assigning projects and monitoring workload; acting as project manager for our print catalogs; developing and executing our advertising strategy to include maintaining seasonal advertising grids, negotiating trade, school and library, and consumer ads, and analyzing and reporting on ROI for trade and online consumer advertising; and handling all aspects in preparation for our semi-annual Launch and Sales Conference meetings.

This position requires a professional who is highly organized and detail orientated with a strong sense of scheduling and prioritization; an excellent communicator who is able to juggle multiple priorities and work calmly and effectively under pressure while meeting deadlines; a minimum of 5 years experience supervising and motivating a team; exceptional computer skills in Word, Powerpoint, Excel, Outlook; etc; outgoing and enthusiastic with high professionalism and maturity; friendly, approachable and diplomatic. This role dictates that the individual be resourceful, extremely organized, proactive, detail-orientated and a strong team player.
To Apply: submit a resume and cover letter via e-mail to careers@candlewick.com, referencing "Commercial Operations Manager"
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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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National Account Manager
Sales Assistant (s)
Assistant Art Director, Walker Books US & Candlewick Entertainment
Commercial Operations Manager
Design Internship
Editorial Internship
Graphic Production Internship
Marketing Internship
Production and Manufacturing Internship
Publishing Technologies Internship
Sales Internship