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

Barefoot Books is looking for someone with a passion for creating groundbreaking children’s books. Working closely with the editorial and design teams, the Assistant Editor role will help with product development for both new and reissued books, as well as digital content, from acquisition to publication and beyond. The role will support our Senior Editors and Editorial Director in editing and art-directing our full list of picture books and non-book products, attending regular editorial meetings and performing various administrative tasks involved in the editorial and production process. This is a full-time position with benefits.


Sales Assistant

Barefoot Books is looking for a proactive, motivated and highly collaborative new colleague to join our sales team. Reporting to the Trade Sales Manager, North America, the Sales Assistant role will offer the right candidate an exceptional opportunity to own and execute concrete tasks to support key sales goals across all business channels. This is a full-time position with benefits.

sales assistant 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 offers 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 runs every spring, summer, and fall semester with a one-time stipend payment of $500. (Start and end dates are flexible.) Students and recent graduates will be considered. Please see below for more information. Applications for Summer 2020 are due by April 17, 2020.
Diversity in Publishing Editorial Internship description

Sales Internship

Barefoot Books' Sales Team is looking for a Sales Intern to work closely with the team to support all points of the selling cycle. Interns will help with seasonal mailings, customer communication, trade show preparation, and more. The Sales Intern will have exposure to high-level planning meetings, product presentations, and see how sales works with other teams. Must have a passion for sharing books with others, no publishing experience required. 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. 

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 every Spring, Summer, and Fall semester. (Start and end dates are flexible.) Students and recent graduates will be considered. Application deadlines are outlined below.
Design Internship description

Social Media Internship 

Barefoot Books’ Marketing Team is looking for a Social Media Intern to help maintain and grow its social media channels, particularly Instagram. Reporting to the Digital Producer, the Social Media Intern will ideally be well-versed in all relevant social media. Attention to detail, multi-tasking abilities, a love of storytelling, and excellent writing skills are a must. Basic video editing and Photoshop experience a plus. This is a part-time, unpaid position that will run every SpringSummer, and Fall semester. (Start and end dates are flexible.) Students and recent graduates will be considered. 

Social Media & Marketing Internship description

Additional Information

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