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 Concord, Massachusetts, mere minutes from West Concord Train Station. We continually nurture our company culture by volunteering together, holding team-building workshops, enjoying holiday “tipples” and more! Colorful Colourful 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 CV to the contact listed in the job description.
Barefoot Books Career Opportunities
Director of Operations
Barefoot Books’ is looking for an experienced, results-driven Director of Operations to join our small, mission-driven team in West Concord, MA. This hands-on leadership role reports to our CEO and works closely with everyone on our team. You will be a curious, flexible, analytical and strategic thinker who thrives in a collaborative, fast-paced, creative environment. You will have a proven track record in an operations management role, preferably with experience in the publishing industry, working hands-on and collaboratively to implement and improve operational strategies, tools, policies and processes. Please see below for more information.
Barefoot Books is looking for someone with a passion for creating groundbreaking children’s books to fill our role of Assistant Editor. Working closely with Senior Editors and the Editorial Director, the job offers a perfect opportunity to be involved in every stage of the book creation process. As a publisher whose core values focus on respect for the world’s diversity and opening doors to underrepresented voices within the publishing industry, we strongly encourage candidates of color to apply. This is a full-time position with benefits, based in West Concord, Massachusetts. Please see below for more information.
Barefoot Books Internship Opportunities
Want to gain new skills, make valuable connections and get an inside look at the publishing and direct sales industries while surrounded by colorfulcolourful 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 Autumn internships – August 15
Spring internships – November 30
Summer internships – April 15
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 colorcolour, including those of African/African American, Asian/Pacific Islander, Latin American, Middle Eastern, or Native American/Indigenous descent. This is a part-time, paid position that will run from January – April 2021 (15 weeks, 14 hours per week). Students and recent graduates will be considered. Application deadline: December 9, 2020.
The Sales Team is looking for outgoing, detail-oriented and curious individuals who are interested in learning about the business of publishing. This internship spans all sales channels, including US and international markets, as well as subsidiary and foreign language rights licensing. The ideal candidate will have excellent communication and organizational skills, experience with Microsoft Office suite, and the ability to work both independently and as part of a team. In response to the lack of diverse voices in the publishing industry, we are particularly looking for applicants who identify as a person of color colour, including those of African/African American, Asian/Pacific Islander, Latin American, Middle Eastern, or Native American/Indigenous descent.
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, paid position that will run every spring, summer and fallautumn semester. Start and end dates are flexible. Students and recent graduates will be considered.
Barefoot Books’ Marketing Team is looking for a Digital & Social Media Intern to help maintain and grow its social media channels, particularly Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. The Digital & Social Media Intern will ideally be well-versed in all relevant social media, writing and proofreading. Attention to detail, multi-tasking abilities, a love of storytelling and excellent writing skills are a must. This is a part-time, unpaid position that will run every spring, summer and fall semester. Start and end dates are flexible. Students and recent graduates will be considered. In response to the lack of diverse voices in the publishing industry, we are particularly looking for applicants who identify as a person of color, including those of African/African American, Asian/Pacific Islander, Latin American, Middle Eastern, or Native American/Indigenous descent.