Marketing Assistant

Work with the Director of Marketing to create and implement campaigns to promote our books across markets.

This person will:

  • Interact with authors and illustrators – arranging events and creating press kits.
  • Interact with accounts – arranging events with or without authors/illustrators.
  • Be creative – work within budget to create marketing collateral that is eye-catching and informative. Create campaigns that support sales.
  • Be organized – this position requires someone who can handle many tasks at once. Strong organizational skills and attention to details are a must.
  • Be personable – this person deals with accounts in the school, library, and trade markets, the public, our authors and illustrators, and the in-house staff. Much of the job is office-based via phone and e-mail, however there are face-to-face opportunities via local events and travel to trade shows and conferences.
  • Be a team player – this person will be an integral part of the marketing team and will be called upon to pitch in where needed. Willingness to travel and work some evenings and weekends is a must.

Responsibilities include: author/illustrator & book event coordination, exhibit planning and coordination writing (web and print copy, press releases, social networking, etc.), web maintenance, general administrative duties, and other tasks as assigned.

The ideal candidate is someone who enjoys working at a fast pace, has strong communication skills, and has buckets of creativity. Experience a plus, but will train.

Contact Donna Spurlock, Director of Marketing, to submit your resume and cover letter.



Trade Editorial Internship

The Charlesbridge trade editorial department offers unpaid editorial internships. We select one each season (Spring, Summer, Fall).

While you’re here, you’ll assist the editorial team, reading and evaluating unsolicited manuscripts, writing rejection letters, sorting and filing illustration samples, and providing clerical support for the department, including copyright and catalog-in-publication submissions to the Library of Congress. Knowledge of Microsoft Word and computer experience is a plus.

We strive to demonstrate how a picture book is made, from initial submission to publication. We’re a small department, and we rely on our interns a great deal. You’ll get a good amount of experience in a short time.

If you’re interested, please send a resume and cover letter. You may submit either by mail or email, but email is preferred.

Karen Boss Assistant Editor Charlesbridge 85 Main Street Watertown, MA 02472

Please send resume and cover letter by the following times for full consideration: • early November for Spring internships • by mid-March for Summer internships • by early August for Fall internships.

We ask editorial interns to commit to approximately 8-15 hours/week.