Are you passionate about making and sharing stories that matter? Connecting families across North America? Empowering parents and educators to impact children in and beyond their communities? Then join us!

Our high-energy, entrepreneurial Home Office team is based in iconic Cambridge, Massachusetts, mere minutes from Harvard University and the historic MinuteMan Trail. We continually nurture our company culture by volunteering together, holding team-building workshops, enjoying holiday “tipples” and more! Colorful and collaborative, we’ve been featured in Forbes, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, the Boston Globe, British Vogue, InStyle, Better Homes & Gardens, The Today Show and Inc. Magazine for our creative work environment and award-winning products.

Does our community sounds like the place for you? Then we can’t wait to hear from you! If you are interested in any positions listed below, please send your cover letter and resume to the contact listed in the job description.

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Barefoot Books Home Office Opportunities 

 

Assistant Editor 

Working within the Barefoot Books Product team, the Assistant Editor will assist with product development for both new and reissued books, as well as digital content, from acquisition to publication and beyond. The person in this role will support our Senior Editors and Senior Director of Product in editing and art-directing our full list of picture books and non-book products, attend regular editorial meetings, and perform various administrative tasks involved in the editorial and production process. Qualifications include: 1-2 years relevant experience in children’s book publishing (required); an understanding of both print and digital delivery of content; a passion for children’s literature and picture book artwork; the ability to work collaboratively, prioritize effectively and meet deadlines; a keen eye for detail and a rigorous sense of organization. 

This is a full-time, benefits eligible position. To apply, please email your resume and cover letter to: Stefanie Wieder, Senior Director of Product at stefanie.wieder@barefootbooks.com.
ASSISTANT EDITOR JOB DESCRIPTION

Digital Designer

Reporting to the Design Director, and working closely with the marketing, web development, product, and sales teams, this role supports all aspects of digital design for the company’s business channels. Keys to success include: impeccable organizational capabilities and attention to detail; ability to take initiative, prioritize effectively, and adhere to deadlines; strong understanding of UX, UI, mobile and app design best practices; knowledge of the Adobe Creative Suite; ability to constructively respond to feedback; and a collaborative and enthusiastic working style. 

This is a full-time, benefits eligible position. To apply, please email your resume, online design portfolio, and cover letter to: Sarah Soldano, Design Director at sarah.soldano@barefootbooks.com.
Digital Designer Job Description

 

Barefoot Books Internship Opportunities  

Diversity in Publishing Editorial Internship 

In response to the lack of diverse voices in the publishing industry, Barefoot Books has established a Diversity in Publishing Editorial Internship. This internship is open to anyone who identifies as a person of color, including those of African/African American, Asian/Pacific Islander, Latin American, Middle Eastern, or Native American/Indigenous descent. This is a part-time position that will run from September through December 2018 with a one-time stipend payment of $500. (Start and end dates are flexible.) Students and recent graduates will be considered. Application deadline: August 13, 2018.
Diversity in Publishing Editorial Internship description 

Product Marketing Internship 

Are you passionate about children’s books? Then come intern with us! Barefoot Books’ Product Team is looking for a driven, detail-oriented, enthusiastic individual with excellent copywriting skills and an interest in every aspect of the children’s book business. Reporting to the Product Marketing Manager and collaborating with the product, marketing, sales and operations teams, the Product Marketing Intern will get a rare first-hand look inside children’s book publishing from a wide range of perspectives, while building valuable product / b2b marketing and publicity skills and helping put good books in kids’ hands! This is a part-time, unpaid position that will run from January through May 2019 (Start and end dates are flexible.) Students and recent graduates will be considered. Application deadline: November 16, 2018
Product Marketing Internship description

Design Internship 

Barefoot Books’ Design Team is looking for enthusiastic, hard-working, detail-oriented individuals with great organization skills, a strong design eye, and a fun personality. Reporting to the Design Director and collaborating with the product, marketing, and sales teams, the Design Intern will gain experience in marketing design and editorial design, while being exposed to art direction and how design plays a role in children's publishing. This is a part-time, unpaid position that will run from January through May 2019 (Start and end dates are flexible.) Students and recent graduates will be considered. Application deadline: November 21, 2018. 
Design Internship description

Social Media & Marketing Internship 

Barefoot Books’ Marketing Team is looking for a Social Media and Marketing Intern to help grow its social media channels, support its email marketing efforts and assist with website content management tasks. Reporting to the Digital Producer, the Social Media and Marketing Intern will be ideally positioned to learn about the role of social and digital media in a small, entrepreneurial children’s book publisher with both b2b and b2c models. This internship is designed to enhance your learning and professional experience in the areas of social media, digital marketing and website content management. This is a part-time, unpaid position that will run from January through May 2019 (start and end dates are flexible.) Students and recent graduates will be considered. Application deadline: November 18, 2018, before 5:00pm EST. 
Social Media & Marketing Internship description

Additional Internships

Want to gain new skills, make valuable connections and get an inside look at the publishing and direct sales industries...while surrounded by colorful children's books? We're always looking for diligent individuals who are eager to work alongside and learn from our passionate Home Office team! Our annual application deadlines are as follows:

  • Fall internships – August 30
  • Spring internships – November 30
  • Summer internships – April 15
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