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.
Working collaboratively with our small, passionate and energetic global team, this position is responsible for creating awareness of the Barefoot Books mission and products internationally, for executing high-impact creative ideas designed to generate strong positive press coverage and presence within key social media outlets, for developing and converting leads for our long-tail sales channels, and for creating and nurturing engagement with our brand and products.
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 check back in October for spring semester application information.
Diversity in Publishing Editorial Internship description
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.
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
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 Spring, Summer, and Fall semester. (Start and end dates are flexible.) Students and recent graduates will be considered.
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: