Careers

Are you interested in working for little bee books? Our current job listings are below! Please email careers@bonnierpublishingusa.com with resume and cover letter.

 

Sales and Marketing Assistant

Reports Into: Director, Sales and Marketing

Main Objectives: We are seeking a motivated and independent assistant to work with the sales, marketing and publicity department of a fast-growing children’s book publisher. The assistant will be responsible for a wide range of activities, all contributing to fostering sales growth in the US and Canadian marketplaces. We are looking for someone who is very detail oriented, comfortable being a self-starter on projects, and who enjoys working in a small, collaborative environment.   Besides specific responsibilities, there will be general administrative tasks to perform. This is a great opportunity for hands-on sales and marketing experience within the book publishing industry.

Main Responsibilities: Sales

  • Responsible for the ordering and distribution of seasonal sales material to reps
  • Acts as main liaison for reps and sales material needs
  • Monitors sales weekly and prepares reports for review
  • Monitors inventory and backorders for titles weekly and prepares reports for review
  • Prepares Powerpoint presentations for various sales calls
  • Distributes marketing and publicity campaign information to sales reps
  • Pre-sales and sales conference meeting preparation and planning
  • Keeps track of sales deadlines and makes sure they are met

Main Responsibilities: Marketing and Publicity

  • Assists in planning and executing title-specific marketing campaigns
  • Helps design marketing materials
  • Assists with seasonal catalog production
  • Coordinates mailings to reviewers and bookstores
  • Creates and maintains a database for publicity targets and key bookseller contacts
  • Assists with social media and website initiatives
  • Brainstorms with the group on campaigns and marketing/publicity efforts in general
  • Processes invoices and keeps track of payment to vendors
  • Attends trade shows where necessary

Required Qualifications:

  • Strong interest in children’s books and their community
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Strong knowledge of Excel, Word, Powerpoint
  • Organizational skills and ability to prioritize
  • Independent work ethic and comfortable starting projects without strong supervision
  • Ability to speak up and contribute ideas in any setting
  • Bachelor’s Degree

Desired Qualifications:

  • Previous publishing or bookselling experience
  • Interest in writing/blogging
  • Strong social media skills

Hours of work, location, salary and benefits:

  • Full-time
  • New York City, with intermittent travel possible
  • Competitive salary and benefits

 

Senior Editor

Reports Into: Publisher, little bee books, an imprint of Bonnier Publishing USA

Main Objectives: The Senior Editor will work with the Publisher to create and grow a well-rounded and successful children’s list. The candidate will be organized, energetic, and eager to work at little bee books. We are in need of an individual who can handle a title load of at least 30 titles per season (picture books, activity books, board books, chapter books, nonfiction titles), along with all of the accompanying paperwork. Responsibilities would include overseeing all stages of the book process, from acquisition of a title through its bound book stage—as well as handling negotiations, contracts, and payments for licensors, authors, and illustrators.

Main Responsibilities: Editorial (including Design and Production)

  • Independently edit at least 30 titles per season for children ages 0-12, including, picture books, nonfiction books, novelty formats, media tie-ins, activity books, and board books
  • Keep up with and efficiently manage paperwork, which includes running P & Ls, generating contracts, processing payments, writing tip sheets and catalog copy
  • Provide backup support to the Publisher as needed
  • Read, evaluate, and edit manuscripts submitted for publication, and confer with Publisher on direction
  • Work closely with Editorial, Production, and Design staff in the US, UK, France, and Australia to ensure that books are delivered in a timely manner to distributor’s warehouse
  • Contribute creatively to each list, seeking acquisitions and taking part in creative brainstorming sessions

Required Qualifications:

  • At least seven years’ experience in children’s editorial.
  • Growing knowledge of the North American book publishing industry and the various players in the marketplace.
  • Experience with editing coedition titles as well as original books
  • Strong written and communication skills a must.
  • Experience writing for and knowledge of novelty and preschool market a plus.
  • Established relationships with licensors, authors, illustrators, and agents a plus
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Ability to create and maintain simple databases.

Desired Qualifications:

  • College BA, strong copyediting, proofreading, and writing skills required.
  • Candidate should be able to work independently, as well as quickly and efficiently.
  • An energetic, self-starter who is willing to go above and beyond the job description and pitch in wherever necessary to get the job done.
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Overtime is required.
  • Strong communication, organizational, and computer (PC & MAC) skills.

Hours of work, location, salary and benefits:

  • Full-time
  • New York City, with travel to other offices as and when required
  • Competitive salary and benefits