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Director of Library Marketing and Outreach
Candlewick Press seeks a creative, energetic, and experienced professional to join our talented team as Director of Library Marketing and Outreach. Working closely with our VP of Publicity and Marketing, the Director of Library Marketing and Outreach will oversee the library marketing team and spearhead and execute all strategic and tactical activity in the institutional marketing arena for Candlewick's authors, illustrators, and all frontlist and backlist titles. This role will also help develop new library initiatives that grow Candlewick's profile in the library market both nationally and locally. The position will oversee all strategy and outreach in the public library market including Candlewick's presence at national conferences, the positioning of our titles in this market through both physical and virtual outlets and the growth of our various contacts in the field. The right candidate will share Candlewick's appreciation for the highest quality of children's books and will be comfortable and conversant in the discussion of how children's books are used and judged in this market. A minimum of 8 years management experience, preferably in children's publishing or in the library field, is required. Other requirements include being fully conversant with the trends and workings of the library market and identifying new business opportunities to heighten awareness of the Candlewick brand and our authors and illustrators; excellent organization and communication skills; and very strong proficiency with Microsoft Office and social networking platforms. Familiarity with the Children's library field and its members is strong preferred.
To Apply: submit a resume and cover letter (noting salary requirements when applying for a full-time position) via e-mail to, referencing "Director of Library Marketing and Outreach"
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