Careers

Interested in working at Little Bee Books? Please email your resume and a cover letter to careers@littlebeebooks.com with the subject line ‘General Employment Inquiry.’ If you are responding to a specific job posting on our website, please be sure to reference the job title in your email to us.


Position Title: Human Resources Manager (Part-time)

Reports Into: CEO

Main Objectives: The HR Manager will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of recruitment, corporate culture, and employee relations for Little Bee Books.

 

Main Responsibilities:

  • Provide guidance, coaching, and support on all HR activities including, but not limited to, employment law, company policies and procedures, terms and conditions of employment, performance management, and employee relations.
  • Revise and maintain employee handbook on laws, regulations, policies, and procedures.
  • Own full-cycle recruitment process including, but not limited to, developing job descriptions, placing job advertisements, evaluating candidates, conducting phone screens, scheduling in-person interviews, conducting reference checks, and building a strong talent pipeline for alldepartments and positions.
  • Manage budget for recruitment by tracking and forecasting spending.
  • Conduct new-hire onboarding, performance discussions, and exit interviews.
  • Assist in determining status of interdependent contractors: review applications, submit forapproval, prepare and file agreements.
  • Build and maintain a high-performance culture through performance management processes,goal setting, one-to-ones, performance improvement plans, and coaching.
  • Manage disciplinary and grievance matters and probationary reviews in conjunction withmanagers.
  • Process payroll and manage employee PTO.
  • Establish and maintain department records and reports, physical and electronic.

 

Required Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of New York employment law.
  • Experience with ADP.
  • Bachelor’s degree from accredited college or university preferred, or college course work andknowledge gained through equivalent work experience.
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to multitask efficiently.
  • Ability to work quickly and decisively in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and be a strong self-starter.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build lasting work relationships.
  • Ability to think creatively and problem solve.
  • 5+ years of previous HR experience.

 

Hours of work, location, salary, and benefits:

  • Part-time
  • New York City
  • Competitive salary and benefits

 


Position Title: Designer, Little Bee Books

Reports Into: Publisher, Little Bee Books/BuzzPop/Yellow Jacket

Main Objectives: The Designer will work with the Little Bee Books team to create a list of stellar, beautifully designed children’s books. The designer will be organized, energetic, and eager to work at Little Bee Books and can handle a title load of at least 15 original or licensed titles per season, including board books, picture books, chapter books, middle grade, and YA novels.

 

Main Responsibilities:

  • Providing effective, high-quality designs
  • Embracing a collaborative approach and taking direction well
  • Ability to work under pressure and to meet deadlines
  • Designing within approved budgets
  • Ability to set priorities and manage time to meet schedules

 

Required Qualifications:

  • Excellent InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator skills
  • A strong foundation in typography and book layout (experience with picture books, novelty books, activity books, and licenses preferred)
  • A personal passion for children’s books
  • The ability to work with minimal supervision on multiple projects and to independently set priorities and manage schedules
  • Excellent communication skills with colleagues and authors/artists
  • Strong organizational skills; ability to deliver materials to production on deadline and to specification
  • Overtime is required

 

Hours of work, location, salary, and benefits:

  • Full-time
  • New York City
  • Competitive salary and benefits