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Marketing Design Assistant

The Marketing Design Assistant will work with the Director of Marketing to promote our books through traditional media outlets and social media marketing. Primary focus is on creating sales and marketing collateral, including branded material such as the catalog, sell sheets, posters, web pages, and more. The assistant is also responsible for supporting departmental publicity and promotional efforts.

Excellent design skills and proficiency with InDesign and the Creative Cloud Suite is a must for this position. Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite is also required. The assistant will also be able to multitask and meet deadlines. A strong sense of prioritization, attention to detail and well-honed communication skills (both written and oral) also required. This position requires periodic travel to staff trade shows and conferences, as well as some evening and weekend commitments.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Design and create both print and digital materials in collaboration with the sales and marketing team that will enhance sales and add value to campaigns
  • Assist with marketing and publicity campaigns
  • Expand our presence on social media
  • Maintain databases
  • Proficiency with InDesign and the Creative Cloud Suite
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite
  • Additional administrative duties and departmental tasks as needed

Critical thinking is a must for this position, as is the ability to multitask and meet deadlines.  A strong sense of prioritization, attention to detail and well-honed communication skills (both written and oral) also required.

Please send resume and cover letter to Donna Spurlock, Director of Marketing, dspurlock@charlesbridge.com.

Or mail to: Donna Spurlock, Charlesbridge, 85 Main Street, Watertown, MA  02472.

No phone calls, please.


Trade Editorial Internship

The Charlesbridge trade editorial department offers unpaid editorial internships. We select one each season (Spring, Summer, Fall).

While you’re here, you’ll assist the editorial team, reading and evaluating unsolicited manuscripts, writing rejection letters, sorting and filing illustration samples, and providing clerical support for the department, including copyright and catalog-in-publication submissions to the Library of Congress. Knowledge of Microsoft Word and computer experience is a plus.

We strive to demonstrate how a picture book is made, from initial submission to publication. We’re a small department, and we rely on our interns a great deal. You’ll get a good amount of experience in a short time.

If you’re interested, please send a resume and cover letter. You may submit either by mail or email, but email is preferred.

Karen Boss
Assistant Editor
Charlesbridge
85 Main Street
Watertown, MA 02472
karen@charlesbridge.com

Please send resume and cover letter by the following times for full consideration:
• early November for Spring internships
• by mid-March for Summer internships
• by early August for Fall internships

We ask editorial interns to commit to approximately 8-15 hours/week.