Careers

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Little Bee Books

Associate Production Manager

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New York, NY

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Senior Production Manager, Little Bee Books

MAIN OBJECTIVE
The Associate Production Manager will manage workflow between various internal departments and printers to produce board books, novelty books, picture books, activity books, nonfiction books, middle grade fiction, licensed books, reprints, and specialty/international/proprietary formats across all three imprints.

ABOUT US
Little Bee Books is looking for an Associate Production 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.

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.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Responsible for all facets of production for a variety of book formats including, but not limited to, hardcover, paperback, 1-color, 4-color, licensed, and novelty products.
  • Source quotes from domestic and foreign vendors and supply timely and accurate pricing internally.
  • Work with editorial groups to develop specifications for individual titles.
  • Manage purchasing, proof routing, and quality assurance of sales materials, reprints, co-editions, proprietary, and initial printings.
  • Preflight book files in InDesign and Acrobat and perform color review of proofs.
  • Create and release final purchase orders and validate and process final invoices.
  • Partner with other departments and outside vendors to ensure all production deadlines are met.
  • Create and maintain schedules and status reports.
  • Manage and stay current with CPSIA and all other safety testing requirement for print books.
  • 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 production experience.
  • Direct experience overseeing book production processes in a dynamic, fast paced environment.
  • Experience with evaluating, negotiating, and placing work at domestic and foreign vendors.
  • 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.
  • Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite.

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

VP, Sales

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New York, NY

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CEO, Little Bee Books

MAIN OBJECTIVE
The VP, Sales will develop and execute Little Bee Books’ sales strategy to meet company sales and growth targets, own company relationships with key accounts, manage a team of internal and external sales professionals, and oversee departmental operations including interactions with publicity and marketing, editorial, and production.

ABOUT US
Little Bee Books is looking for an VP, Sales 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.

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.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Oversees the company’s sales and distribution partnership to ensure positive sales results and a cohesive working relationship.
  • Manages internal sales team including prospecting, account management, and sales operations.
  • Develops internal go-to-market sales strategy, sets annual sales goals, and supports and motivates the sales team to achieve their goals.
  • Monitors market conditions to ensure reasonable and detailed annual sales budgets and monthly sales forecasts.
  • Proactively identifies where improvements can be made within the sales and sales operations functions and devises and implements solutions.
  • Oversees buyer relationships, account presentations, and order processing.
  • Manages and grows relationships with key accounts such as Barnes & Noble, Amazon, Readerlink, Marmaxx, Indigo, Baker & Taylor, Follett, Ingram, and the warehouse clubs.
  • Manages and grows other trade, mass-market, and special sales accounts throughout the US, Canada, and international markets.
  • Responsible for title-level profitability and sales across all accounts including co-op management.
  • Collect inputs from internal sales team forecast and sales and distribution partner forecast to recommend print run quantities.
  • Presents titles at sales conferences for our sales and distribution partner.
  • Ensures titles are properly budgeted and placed through co-op and other means of merchandising.
  • Develops business sales strategies and continuously analyzes the competitive environment and consumer trends.
  • Understands and manages the P&L process in order to maximize profit.
  • Provides the CEO and Publisher with sales knowledge to help curate a publishing list seasonally that accurately fits the needs of the North American market.

DIRECT REPORTS

  • Sales assistant
  • National Account Manager, Special Sales
  • International Rights Director

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree from accredited college or university preferred, or college course work and knowledge gained through equivalent work experience.
  • Minimum 7-10 years’ experience in book sales, preferably with extensive experience in children’s publishing required.
  • Strong understanding of the US and Canadian sales markets and a proven track record within these markets along with longstanding relations with key account personnel.
  • Strong understanding of the US and Canadian sales markets and a proven track record within these markets along with longstanding relations with key account personnel.
  • Intimate knowledge and working experience with booksellers and book wholesalers including, but not limited to, Walmart, Amazon, the warehouse clubs, Target, Marmaxx, Readerlink, Baker & Taylor, Follett, Ingram, Barnes & Noble, and all mass market channels.
  • Must be extremely detail oriented, with excellent follow through, the ability to handle multiple tasks at once, and meet deadlines efficiently.
  • Extensive and intimate knowledge of the North American book publishing industry.
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills.
  • Competent with managing title-level profitability, budgeting, and forecasting.
  • Highly professional individual with integrity, initiative, ambition, and a passion for books.
  • Ready and willing to work in a start-up environment and passionate to put their stamp on a business and create something from the bottom up.
  • Creative and inspiring team leader, with a proactive nature and an ability to communicate at the highest level.
  • A self-starter who is willing to go above and beyond the job description and pitch in wherever necessary to get the job done.

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
  • Domestic and international travel required

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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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

Designer

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New York, NY

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

ABOUT US
Little Bee Books is looking for a Designer 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.

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.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • To create smart, beautiful design for our books.
  • Develop and maintain a relationship with illustrators
  • Collaborate with Art Director, design team, and Editorial team on new ideas and projects.
  • Work with Editorial department to determine book concepts and find appropriate illustrators for each concept.
  • Route books throughout various stages of development, gaining the necessary approvals to finalize.
  • Oversee work of junior designers as needed
  • Manage freelancers as needed
  • Provide art direction to illustrators based on feedback from various contributors.
  • Procure and manage stock art/photos and fonts as necessary.
  • Manage photo assets, and art direct photoshoots as needed
  • Work with international publishers to create translated co-editions or titles.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Make reprint corrections to backlist titles (i.e. copyright updates, spine adjustments, etc.)
  • Create advertisements and other visuals for sales and marketing/publicity.

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 children’s publishing design experience required.
  • Proficiency in InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, and Adobe Illustrator required.
  • Strong foundation in typography and book layout./li>
  • Experience with picture books, novelty books, and activity books required.
  • Experience with licensed publishing strongly preferred.
  • Experience with graphic novels strongly preferred.
  • Excellent attention to detail and while managing multiple projects and tight production deadlines
  • 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 and portfolio 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.