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Editorial Assistant
Candlewick Press seeks a motivated Editorial Assistant to provide administrative support to two Sr. Editors. The Editorial Assistant will perform such tasks as answering unsolicited submissions; responding to agents and authors; arranging in-house meetings; reading submissions; fact-checking and clearing permissions for projects; mailing packages; completing paperwork needed for contracts and acquisitions; acting as editorial back-up on projects; assisting with sales points and assigning BISAC codes for titles; and taking notes at various meetings. Candidates must possess a strong interest in children's trade publishing; a motivation to learn; flexibility; a sense of humor; excellent English language skills (proofreading, spelling, grammar); and be extremely efficient and organized, attentive to details, and able to multi-task and prioritize. Proficiency with Excel, Word, PowerPoint and other common computer programs is also necessary. Interest or experience reliably sourcing material and facts is a plus. Candidates with editorial experience in a trade publishing environment are preferred. This is a full-time position based in our Somerville, MA office. 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! If you wish to be considered, please forward a resume and cover letter noting salary requirements in Word or PDF format to

To Apply: submit a resume and cover letter via e-mail to, referencing "Editorial 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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