About Charlesbridge Publishing
Charlesbridge publishes high-quality books for children and adults, with a goal of creating and supporting lifelong readers and lifelong learners. Our children’s books encourage reading and discovery in the classroom, library, and home, and embrace a child’s innate sense of wonder and fun. Charlesbridge believes that books should offer accurate information, be both compelling and educational, and promote a positive worldview. To this end, we continually strive to seek new voices, new visions, and new directions in both children's and adult literature.
Who is Charlesbridge?
We’re an independent publishing house located in Watertown, MA. We publish children’s books for babies up to teens. We also have a select catalog of adult titles. Check out our books.
Charlesbridge is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.
When and where?
We’re asking for a commitment of seventeen hours a week during the summer months, June to August, 2021. The position is virtual at this time. Though office interaction may become possible, it is not required. The internship is paid at $15/hour.
We, like many other publishers, recognize the need to publish more books by authors and illustrators from underrepresented groups. But we also believe it is essential to hire employees who reflect the diverse fabric of society. We highly encourage people of African/African American, Asian/Pacific Islander, Latin American, Middle Eastern, or Native American/Indigenous descent, members of the LGBTQ+ community, and people with disabilities to apply.
What is the work like?
We have a variety of editorial, design, and administrative tasks we always need help with, all of which offer great learning opportunities.
Examples of editorial tasks:
Writing copy, assisting with market research, fact checking, reading submissions, drafting letters to agents, note taking at meetings, franchise brainstorming
Examples of design tasks:
Assisting with tracking and creation of marketing materials, designing paperback covers (requires knowledge of Indesign), making ebooks, brainstorming cover meetings, assisting with art corrections (requires knowledge of Photoshop)
Who will you work with?
You’ll be working with our Executive Editor Monica Perez and Designer Cathleen Schaad. You’ll be supporting the editorial and design departments as a whole. You will be matched with a mentor in the sales and marketing department.
How do you apply?
Email us with a cover letter and your resume. Relevant experience could be any writing, editorial, art, or design experience you’ve had on-the-job or in school. Let us know why you’re interested in a career in publishing.
Charlesbridge is a partner with We Need Diverse Books, a 503c organization.
We encourage successful candidates to apply for this internship grant through We Need Diverse Books.