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.

Charlesbridge is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.  As part of our commitment to health and safety, Charlesbridge requires COVID-19 vaccines for current employees, including all newly hired employees.

Job Openings

When and where?

We are looking to fill an 8-week fall internship from August 12, 2024 to October 4, 2024. We are asking for a commitment of fifteen hours a week during the 8-week period. There is a preference for candidates who could work in-person at our office in Watertown, MA. The internship is paid at $16.50/hour. Student applicants must be in their junior year or later.

We, like many other publishers, recognize the need to publish more books by authors and illustrators from underrepresented groups. 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 and administrative tasks we always need help with, all of which offer great learning opportunities for interns.

Examples of some tasks you will be asked to assist with:

  • Writing copy
  • Assisting with market research
  • Fact checking manuscripts and illustrations
  • Reading submissions and making recommendations
  • Writing book reports
  • Drafting letters to agents
  • Note-taking at meetings
  • Assistance setting up book launch materials
  • Opportunities to assist on developmental edits
  • And many more!

Eligibility requirements:

  • Strong writing and communications skills
  • Ability to work independently toward a goal or project completion
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Initiative and desire to work in collaborative environments
  • Time management skills
  • Creativity and problem solving
  • Ability to interact with people from diverse backgrounds

Familiarity with the following programs is good to have, but not required, as we will teach you what you need to know:

    • Microsoft Word (Using Track Changes and Comments feature)
    • Excel sheet (Creating basic formulas, formatting cells, and adding Comments)
    • Adobe Acrobat Reader (Adding comments and knowledge of editing tools)
    • Microsoft Outlook (Creating calendar invites, flagging, etc.)

Who will you work with?

You will be working as a member of our editorial services team and will report to the editorial assistant. The editorial services team provides support to the editorial department as a whole, so you will get a chance to meet and learn from different editors, as well as learn about the design and production process of a book.

How to Apply

Email with a cover letter and your resume. Relevant experience could be any writing, editorial, art, or design experience you have had on-the-job or in school. Let us know why you are interested in a career in publishing.