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Little Bee Books

Editorial Assistant or Assistant Editor


New York, NY

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Executive Editor, BuzzPop

Little Bee Books is currently recruiting for an enthusiastic Editorial Assistant/Assistant Editor to join our team! The Editorial Assistant/Assistant Editor will primarily assist the Executive Editor of our BuzzPop imprint in the development, acquisition, and management of licensed book programs for kids. This candidate will work with licensors, create and manage their own titles, collaborate with design, and provide administrative support to our three imprints as needed. Our ideal candidate is a team player who is passionate about children’s books and popular culture. Licensing experience is a big plus but not required!


Little Bee Books is looking for an Editorial Assistant/Assistant Editor for our Buzzpop imprint. We are a children’s book publisher dedicated to making high-quality, creative, and fun books for busy little bees of all ages. Little Bee Books offers an inspired selection of board books, novelty books, activity books, picture books, chapter books, nonfiction, gift sets, middle grade fiction, graphic novels, and more. Our goal is simple – make great books and have fun doing it. A role at Little Bee Books is an opportunity to be a part of something unique!

About Little Bee Books: Little Bee Books, the company’s eponymous imprint, is dedicated to making high-quality, creative, and fun children’s books for busy little bees ages 0 through 12, offering an inspired selection of early learning concept books, board books, novelty books, activity books, picture books, chapter books, nonfiction, gift sets, and more. For more information, please visit

About BuzzPop: BuzzPop, an imprint of Little Bee Books, creates media and licensing books designed to bring the very best of pop culture, favorite brands, and media tie-ins to fans of all ages. With a list including Baby Shark books, a full line of Mattel titles, and Crayola coloring and activity books, as well as publishing programs featuring boundary-breaking social media influencers such as Meredith Foster and Karina Garcia, BuzzPop is devoted to creating empowering and diverse books for everyone. For more information, please visit

About Yellow Jacket: Yellow Jacket, an imprint of Little Bee Books, publishes middle grade and young adult series and standalone titles for ages 8 and up, covering an array of genres including humor, historical fiction, magical realism, coming-of-age stories, graphic novels, and much more. For more information, please visit

Little Bee Books is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any person because of race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, national origin, alienage, disability, age or perceived age, genetic information, predisposing genetic characteristics, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, partnership status, military status, domestic violence victim status, or any other characteristic protected by law (referred to as “protected status”). This nondiscrimination policy extends to all terms, conditions, and privileges of employment as well as the use of all company facilities, participation in all company-sponsored activities, and all employment actions such as promotions, compensation, and benefits.


  • Assist the Executive Editor in researching, evaluating, and acquiring new licensing opportunites as well as managing existing partnerships.
  • Under the direction of the Executive Editor, develop, plan, and edit a list of licensed fiction and nonfiction children’s books, including novelty, board books, picture books, coloring and activity books, middle grade, and other formats.
  • Submit all content for licensor approval at contractual stages.
  • Maintain responsive communication and collaboration with licensors, contributors, agents, and internal partners, keeping close track of deadlines.
  • Research comparative titles, run P&L’s, write cover copy, process contracts and payments, request pricing, fill out spec sheets, and create tip sheets.
  • Contribute creatively to interdepartmental brainstorming sessions and weekly editorial meetings, by reviewing and submitting materials and offering thoughtful, constructive feedback to other editors.
  • Register Copyright and Cataloging in Publication to the Library of Congress.
  • Schedule and manage preparation of Launch Meeting: routes tip sheets, creates PowerPoint, takes minutes.
  • Take detailed notes and minutes at acquisitions meetings.
  • Manage the seasonal publishing plan grid for the editorial team.
  • Manage the internal libraries but ensuring that books are regularly updated and organized.
  • Manage all gratis copies for the editorial team.
  • Process all invoices and payments in to accounting system as needed.
  • Schedule editorial meetings for conventions/book fairs.


  • Four-year college degree or university program; or two to four years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • 1-2 years experience in book publishing is preferred.
  • Must be detail oriented, with excellent follow through, the ability to handle multiple tasks at once, and meet deadlines efficiently.
  • Excellent time management, communication, and writing skills required.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.


  • Full-time
  • Tuesdays and Thursdays are in-office and the rest of the week can be worked remotely or in-office.
  • $45k – $50k, commensurate with experience.
  • Health, Dental, Vision, 401K Employer Match, Life Insurance, PTO

Please apply by sending your resume to and listing the position you are applying for in the subject line. Please be sure to note your salary expectations. We would love to hear more about you and your passion for our company so please feel free to send a letter, video, comic monologue, or whatever best showcases you.