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Commercial Operations Assistant
Summary - the Commercial Operations Assistant will be responsible for providing administrative support to the Commercial Operations department as well as be responsible for working on our seasonal Sales Conferences, online catalogs, and other marketing initiatives. They will work with a number of people in the Commercial Operations team as well as with other departments at Candlewick.
Tasks include but are not limited to the following:
· Assist the Marketing Services Manager with Candlewick’s Launch and seasonal Sales Conference meeting to include printing and binding the TIs for Conference; printing Launch meeting packets; coordinating lunches and dinners; assisting with on- and off-site logistics
· Work with the Marketing Services Manager on maximizing our use of Edelweiss – create catalogs as needed; save pdfs of our print catalog to the Edelweiss versions; run reports on reviews and distribute them internally; make sure the title listings are complete and that all of the appropriate information is flowing from RH; and communicate any updates to the Edelweiss system.
· Help distribute the promotional and marketing materials Candlewick creates.
· Work with the SVP of Commercial Operations on making sure all of the information Sales & Marketing needs is in Biblio.
· Identify and communicate to Inventory those authors and illustrators on each list with ties to Canada.
· Help populate Candlewick’s DAM and work on Public Materials and digital sales material distributions as needed
· Identify and initiate sell sheets for Sales and Marketing use.
· Perform a variety of other administrative tasks as necessary

Requirements:
Exceptional detail orientation and communication skills; working knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Powerpoint, and experience with database systems; and outstanding organizational skills with the ability to juggle multiple priorities. An interest in sales and marketing as well as children’s publishing is strongly preferred.

To Apply: submit a resume and cover letter via e-mail to careers@candlewick.com, referencing "Commercial Operations Assistant"
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Sales Assistant
Candlewick Press seeks an enthusiastic Sales Assistant to assist with administrative and procedural needs and provide support to selling efforts for two Sales Directors.

Responsibilities include the following:
Sales support for Field, Canadian and Independent channels:
* distribute seasonal sales materials to US field and Canadian sales forces
* design sell-sheets and other appropriate sales materials as needed
* PPIF seasonal frontlist, backlist, and CHIRP order forms and generate monthly Hot List forms
* maintain trade bulk mailing list
* coordinate seasonal catalog mailings
* Generate monthly commission check letters and maintain B & T and Ingram 2% commission spreadsheets.
* assist with rep conferences
* Fulfill account sample requests and seasonal F&Rs to key accounts.
* make all arrangements for regional shows and attend select regional shows
* assist in preparation and shipping arrangements for ABA s Winter Institute
* Handle bookstore new account leads
* forward relevant information to commissioned reps
* announce updates to rep FTP site
* send NetGalley links etc.
* assist with numerous mailings
* Provide general office support for comm. reps and c/s issues which require intervention
* Provide seasonal title data to select commissioned groups
* Provide assistance for special promotions, e.g. Find Waldo Local
Sales support for Amazon:
* Pull weekly Amazon sales numbers from Vendor Central
* Track and assist with Amazon Vine Mailings
* Assist with prepping materials for Amazon mailings
* Assist with creating PowerPoint presentations for sales calls
* Prepare seasonal title grid
* Check title listings to make sure they are complete
* Compile list of non-US title listings/ UK title take-downs
* Make sure related titles are linked
* Check email blasts/Best of lists for Candlewick mentions
Support for Waldo and Licensing
*Help create and maintain global Waldo partnership materials
*Create and maintain a foreign publishers database
*Assist with preparation for various Licensing Shows as well as with follow-up after the shows including:
*Mail brand-specific kits
*Create customer specific PowerPoint presentations
*Other support as needed
*Maintain updated licensee list with key contacts
*Help update the Brand Sheets
General sales tasks
*Perform general sales department administrative tasks
*Perform other tasks as needed

Requirements:
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 also 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. An interest in Children's trade sales profession is preferred and 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 "Sales Assistant"
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Sr. Publicist
Candlewick Press seeks an experienced and enthusiastic Senior Publicist to join our talented team.

This role is to be an integral part of the leadership and vision of the Publicity and Marketing Campaigns team offering involvement in both the conception and execution of the positioning and publicity of the Candlewick list, both upcoming titles and backlist and helping to create marketing plans and overseeing printed and electronic materials describing such. He or she will be the primary liaison between their authors and illustrators and the media as well as the bookseller community. Planning and executing author tours when appropriate, including traveling with select authors while on tour as well as to festivals and national conferences is necessary. Making all travel arrangements, booking all media for the tour, and coordinating the author appearances with book orders as well as helping with bookstore outreach is required. Helping with Candlewick’s presence at BEA will also be expected.

The successful candidate will possess excellent interpersonal, organizational, and verbal and written communication skills along with the ability to juggle multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment. A minimum of seven years’ experience in a publicity role at a publishing house or within the media industry is necessary and children’s publishing experience is strongly preferred. Prior management experience is a plus and a robust knowledge of the children’s publishing marketplace as well as strong media contacts is critical. The ability to travel is also required.
To Apply: submit a resume and cover letter via e-mail to careers@candlewick.com, referencing "Sr. Publicist"
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Graphic Production/Pre-Media Specialist
As a part of the Candlewick Press Art Department, and working with the Graphic Production team, this position is responsible for providing premedia, Photoshop, and any and all technical support to the book and promo designers.

Following Candlewick aesthetic styles and standards, the Graphic Production Specialist will manage the high-volume reprint workload, Preflight and Postflight final files for print, prepare files for digital conversion (e-book, e-PDF), prepare and submit files for sales and marketing materials, and assist with Hi-Rez Photoshop projects.

Duties also include:
- train and manage the workload of the Graphic Production intern
- retrieve and prepare archive assets for various reuse needs
- create special effect plates for print (i.e. Spot-Gloss, Emboss, Foil-Stamp, etc.)
- formatting manuscript files for designers use
- generate and update barcodes
- fulfill file requests from outside partners
- assist with creating and updating training and workflow documentation
- perform other tasks as needed

This is not a design position. The ideal candidate for this position will have an appreciation for typography and book design while having a stronger interest in premedia and both print and digital production.

Required Experience:
- Bachelor of Arts degree or equivalent required.
- A minimum of 2 years' work experience in print production, prepress, or premedia fields.
- Understanding of color separations, 4-color printing process and color theory, along with experience in color-correction.
- Experience working with Hi-Rez imagery, including; cloning, creating layer masks, alpha channels, retouching, color conversion, adjustment layers, and smart filters.
- Typesetting experience and understanding of proofreading marks a plus.

Skills:
- Expert knowledge of Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Acrobat Pro, and Quark XPress.
- Knowledge of Color Management, InDesign and Acrobat Preflight functionality, and scripting.
- Knowledge of Flightcheck and Pitstop a plus.
- Candidate must be very detail oriented and work well under pressure.
- Good communication, time management and organizational skills a must.

To Apply: submit a resume and cover letter via e-mail to careers@candlewick.com, referencing "Graphic Production/Pre-Media Specialist"
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Editorial, Publishing Services, and Contracts & Rights 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.

Contracts and Rights - interns learn about the legal and financial aspects of book publishing through working with publishing agreements, royalty statements, and payment information.

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, Publishing Services, and Contracts & Rights 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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Commercial Operations Assistant
Sales Assistant
Sr. Publicist
Graphic Production/Pre-Media Specialist
Editorial, Publishing Services, and Contracts & Rights Internships
Sales, Marketing, and Production Internships
Design Internships
Publishing Technologies Internship
Graphic Production Internship
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