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: 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

Position Title: Marketing & Publicity Assistant/Coordinator

Main Responsibilities:

  • Coordinating a social media calendar and managing our social media platforms.
  • Coordinating and executing marketing mailings.
  • Coding all marketing invoices, receiving approvals, submitting to AP, and tracking spending.
  • Uploading content including excerpts, reviews, videos, book descriptions, bios, and endorsements to in-house and external systems and websites.
  • Representing publisher at select trade shows and assisting with booth set-up and break-down.
  • Updating website with new product pages each season using best practices like tags, keyword phrases, and SEO.
  • Running, monitoring, and providing post-mortems for sponsored ad campaigns on Amazon (AMS).
  • Assist with updating, proofreading, and ordering International Rights Guide twice per year.
  • Creating and updating sell sheets for titles and series.
  • Helping to create publicity materials such as press releases, author bios, Q&A’s.
  • Preparing mailings of publicity/press materials and books to reviewers and other media contacts.
  • Developing, compiling, and maintaining accurate and current information for media contact database and local and national media lists.
  • Sending galley and reprint mailings to trade publications and associations.

 

Required Qualifications:

  • Previous office or internship experience, publishing preferred.
  • Strong interpersonal skills. MUST BE A TRUE TEAM PLAYER.
  • Ability to communicate well, both written and orally.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills with keen attention to detail.
  • Strong initiative and creativity.
  • Computer skills—proficiency in MS, Excel, Outlook, Photoshop, InDesign.
  • Adept at learning new computer-based programs and online social media platforms.
  • Background or interest in graphic design.
  • Basic knowledge of the publishing and media industries.

Hours of work, location, salary, and benefits:

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