Careers

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Little Bee Books

Human Resources/Office Manager

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New York, NY

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CEO, Little Bee Books

MAIN OBJECTIVE
The HR/Office Manager is a dual role involving full spectrum human resources and office management responsibilities. This role is responsible for performing HR-related duties on a professional level in the following HR functional areas: corporate culture, employee relations, performance management, onboarding, policy implementation, recruitment, employment, and employment law compliance. The office manager component of this position is responsible for overall office activities, large purchasing requests, and facilities management.

ABOUT US
Little Bee Books is looking for a Human Resources/Office Manager. 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 littlebeebooks.com.

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 bilingual Disney books, a full line of L.O.L. Surprise! 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 buzzpopbooks.com.

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 yellowjacketreads.com.

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.
  • Recommend new approaches, policies, and procedures to effect continual improvements in efficiency of the department and services performed.
  • 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, and conducting reference checks as well as building a strong talent pipeline for all departments and positions.
  • Conduct new-employee onboarding and orientations.
  • Supervise and coordinate overall administrative and office activities.
  • Maintain company organization charts and the employee directory.
  • Manage budget for recruitment by tracking and forecasting spending.
  • 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 with managers.
  • Handle employee relations counseling and exit interviewing.
  • Responsible for processing payroll and managing employee PTO.
  • Approve freelance requests and draft all freelance contracts and exhibits.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree from accredited college or university preferred, or college course work and knowledge gained through equivalent work experience
  • Knowledge of New York employment law strongly desired
  • Experience with ADP TotalSource a plus
  • 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
  • Working knowledge of office processes
  • 5+ years of previous HR experience

HOURS OF WORK, LOCATION, SALARY, AND BENEFITS

  • Full-time
  • Temporarily remote and will be based out of our New York City Office
  • Competitive salary

TO APPLY
Please apply by sending your resume to careers@littlebeebooks.com 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.

Little Bee Books

Designer, BuzzPop

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New York, NY

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Art Director, Little Bee Books

MAIN OBJECTIVE
The Designer is responsible for every element of licensed book creation—from working with Editorial on the initial concept and asset selection, to the final output of print-ready files. They work with Editorial and the Licensors, Sales, Marketing/Publicity, Managing Editorial, and Production to ensure that all art and design needs are met for individual titles, spanning across all licensed children’s books formats and genres.

ABOUT US
Little Bee Books is looking for a Designer for the 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 littlebeebooks.com.

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 bilingual Disney books, a full line of L.O.L. Surprise! 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 buzzpopbooks.com.

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 yellowjacketreads.com.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Work closely with Art Director regularly reporting on progress.
  • Work with BuzzPop Editorial to determine book concepts that fit licensor assets.
  • Work with Licensors to procure assets and style guides.
  • Ensure that assets are correct, complete, and contain everything that is needed for the book/project.
  • Follow licensor style guides to ensure requirements and standards are met.
  • Oversee work of junior designers on a project by project basis.
  • Seek out, and then art direct artists as necessary, based on feedback from various contributors.
  • Oversee procurement of art/design files from other companies for re-packaged titles.
  • Procure and manage stock art/photos and fonts as necessary.
  • Manage photo assets, and art direct photoshoots.
  • Route books throughout various stages of development, gaining the necessary approvals to finalize.
  • Present covers to in-house team.
  • Make in-house corrections to text, and art/color as necessary.
  • Hand letter titles and other text elements.
  • Manage schedules of overlapping projects.
  • Post images for sales and manage sales image archive throughout book production.
  • Complete preflight and output final book files for the printer.
  • Manage the creation (by external vendor) and processing of e-book files for select titles.
  • Ensure files are archived properly on the server.
  • At the end of a license, work with Licensor to deliver complete files to them and destroy in-house versions.
  • Make reprint corrections to backlist titles (i.e. copyright updates, spine adjustments, etc.)
  • Create advertisements and other visuals for sales and marketing/publicity.
  • Assist the rest of the Design team with non-licensed projects when necessary.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree from accredited college or university preferred, or college course work and knowledge gained through equivalent work experience.
  • 3-5 years of professional design experience required.
  • Design capacity in children’s publishing required.
  • Proficiency in InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, and Adobe Illustrator required.
  • Strong foundation in typography and book layout.
  • Experience with picture books, novelty books, and activity books licenses required.
  • Excellent attention to accuracy and quality while managing multiple projects and meeting tight production deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong aesthetic and the ability to communicate creative direction.
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work independently, and with minimal supervision.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Design portfolio required.

HOURS OF WORK, LOCATION, SALARY, AND BENEFITS

  • Full-time
  • Temporarily remote and will be based out of our New York City Office
  • Competitive salary
  • Health, Dental, Vision, 401K Employer Match, Life Insurance, PTO

TO APPLY
Please apply by sending your resume to careers@littlebeebooks.com 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.

Little Bee Books

Inventory Manager

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New York, NY

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CFO, Little Bee Books

MAIN OBJECTIVE
The Inventory Manager will maintain adequate levels of inventory to meet daily sales demands, minimize excess supply, maintain annual inventory budgets, and assist in inventory accounting across all three imprints.

ABOUT US

Little Bee Books is looking for an Inventory Manager for all imprints including Little Bee Books, BuzzPop, and Yellow Jacket. 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 littlebeebooks.com.

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 bilingual Disney books, a full line of L.O.L. Surprise! 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 buzzpopbooks.com.

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 yellowjacketreads.com.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Monitor sales and inventory levels and replenish stock as needed for over 1,300 + titles
  • Forecast supply and demand across all titles to ensure future stock availability.
  • Manage inventory deposition, refurbishment, and hurt rules and processes.
  • Perform regular stock checks and resolve inconsistencies with the warehouse and management.
  • Coordinate inventory initial print run solicitation process.
  • Manage biweekly reprint inventory meeting.
  • Issue RFQs to production and run reprint title P&Ls.
  • Communicate with freight forwarder and warehouse to make sure deliveries arrive as scheduled.
  • Assist with seasonal remainder and overstock lists for review.
  • Assist in daily and month-end inventory accounting including posting receiving, adjustment, reconciliation, and other entries.
  • Coordinate with finance, editorial, production, sales, and warehouse personnel on inventory-related matters.
  • Review and develop workflow process to improve efficiencies and productivity.
  • Create and maintain schedules and status reports.
  • Comply with financial and other company accounting/fiscal practices.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree from accredited college or university preferred, or college course work and knowledge gained through equivalent work experience.
  • 5+ years progressively responsible in inventory role in the book publishing.
  • Direct experience overseeing book inventory processes in a dynamic, fast paced environment.
  • Ability to turn loosely defined requirements into initiatives with a measurable outcome and a proven track record of successful project execution.
  • Experience operating workflow management systems.
  • Ability to solve difficult and complex issues.
  • Solid people and team management experience and the ability to establish and maintain productive relationships across a range of functional, professional, and cultural backgrounds.
  • Excellent critical, creative thinking, and problem-solving skills.
  • Highly organized and detail oriented.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Strong experience managing vendor performance and relationships.

HOURS OF WORK, LOCATION, SALARY, AND BENEFITS

  • Full-time
  • Temporarily remote and will be based out of our New York City Office
  • Competitive salary
  • Health, Dental, Vision, 401K Employer Match, Life Insurance, PTO

TO APPLY

Please apply by sending your resume to careers@littlebeebooks.com 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.

Little Bee Books

National Account Manager, Special Markets

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New York, NY

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VP, Sales

MAIN OBJECTIVE
The National Account Manager, Special Markets is responsible for building and maintaining strong, long-term relationships with special markets buyers while increasing sales, collaborating with the head of sales on developing growth strategies, and regularly reporting on progress.

ABOUT US
Little Bee Books is looking for a National Account Manager, Special Markets for all children’s imprints including Little Bee Books, BuzzPop, and Yellow Jacket. We are a children’s book publisher dedicated to making high-quality, creative, and fun books for busy little bees ages 0 through 16. Little Bee Books offers an inspired selection of early learning concept books, board books, novelty books, activity books, picture books, chapter books, nonfiction, gift sets, 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!

*This position is temporarily remote and will be based full-time out of our New York City offices.

Our National Account Manager, Special Markets will be an experienced, results-driven, and successful sales professional who will provide expertise and management for sales primarily across specialty retail and wholesale channels and to a lesser extent within the premium and corporate sales markets. Extensive experience within the book publishing industry as well as strong relationships with buyers are required.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Managing and growing existing accounts across specialty retail, specialty wholesale, premium, and corporate channels in the US and Canada.
  • Growing Little Bee Books’ overall specialty account base by pursuing new business opportunities and adding new accounts within the US and Canada.
  • Working closely with the head of sales on growth strategies and regularly reporting on progress.
  • Developing new sales opportunities for Little Bee Books, BuzzPop, and Yellow Jacket children’s books.
  • Maintaining strong relationships with buyers and collaborating strategically when appropriate.
  • Creating and delivering regular account presentations and handling day-to-day account business.
  • Providing consistent, persistent, and progressing follow-up on new business.
  • Learning and regularly utilizing Little Bee Books’ internal systems for asset management, title data, and sales reporting.
  • Keeping apprised of trends in children’s publishing.
  • Participation in interdepartmental monthly brainstorms on the direction of overall publishing.
  • Collaborating internally with multiple departments to help execute sales and influence future title acquisitions.
  • Managing sales goals and sales operation budgets.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree from accredited college or university preferred, or college course work and knowledge gained through equivalent work experience.
  • 3+ years special markets sales experience.
  • Children’s publishing sales experience strongly preferred.
  • Proven record of new business development and revenue growth.
  • Solid foundation of key buying contacts.
  • An entrepreneurial mindset with the ability to self-start and enthusiastically pursue growth.
  • A friendly, courteous, outgoing, and customer service-oriented manner.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office.
  • Excellent problem-solving and troubleshooting skills.
  • Detail oriented with excellent follow through and a positive attitude.
    Ability to work independently, decisively, and productively with minimum supervision.
  • Up to 20% travel required.

HOURS OF WORK, LOCATION, SALARY, AND BENEFITS

  • Full-time
  • Temporarily remote and will be based out of our New York City Office
  • Competitive salary
  • Health, Dental, Vision, 401K Employer Match, Life Insurance, PTO

TO APPLY

Please apply by sending your resume to careers@littlebeebooks.com 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.