Careers

CAREERS

For a list of our current job openings and summer internship positions, visit:
http://jobs.jobvite.com/careers/hachette-book-group/jobs

Hachette Book Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

We hire talent across all functions who work toward our mission: To Publish Great Books Well.

Our employees are the driving force of our business. They have a passion for bringing great books to a range of readers and take tremendous pride in their work. We foster creativity and encourage innovation. And we like to have fun!

At HBG you will have many opportunities to learn and grow in your career - you may participate in our mentoring program and attend in-house training classes, seminars, and open houses with guest speakers and industry experts.

HBG is committed to diversity through the books we publish, the audiences we reach, our philanthropic efforts, the promotion of idea exchange and our employee base.

 

WE LOOK FOR EMPLOYEES WHO:

Love Books. First and foremost, publishing is a business of passion and our employees are passionate about books!

Are Results-Driven. We encourage our employees to adopt a mindset of Continuous Improvement, to set challenging goals, to take risks and be market focused. We value curiosity, creativity and exceptional customer service to clients and consumers.

Are Collaborators, Communicators and Team Builders. We look for people who know how to build supportive and constructive relationships within and outside of the organization. We seek managers who empower employees, establish a spirit of cooperation, set clear direction, delegate appropriately, and seek opportunities to build team members' skills.

Are Organized. We need employees who can prioritize and manage their time and resources effectively and who can flexibly respond to business needs.

Operate Ethically. We strive to create a work environment that is based on respect, integrity, trust, and dignity, where each individual and their contributions are valued.

 

CULTURE AND WORK/LIFE AT HBG

Part of our vision is to be the #1 destination for authors, agents, customers, client publishers and employees.

We strive to maintain our collegial environment, compensate our employees competitively, provide opportunities that allow employees to feel challenged and grow professionally, and enable employees to balance work and personal life demands.

 

BENEFITS

HBG offers a competitive, strong benefits package*:

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision coverage start on your first day of employment (including spouse, dependent, and same-sex and opposite-sex domestic partner medical, vision, and dental benefits).
  • Flexible Spending Accounts for transportation, health care and dependent care allow you to set aside pre-tax dollars to cover these costs.
  • HBG's 401(k) Plan includes a generous company match.
  • Life, disability, AD&D, BTA, and LTC coverage.
  • Work/Life Assistance Program that offers short-term confidential support for you and your family members, as well as referrals for counseling, financial planning and elder/child care, etc.
  • Health-related programs through Healthy Hachette and community/volunteer opportunities through Hachette Cares.
  • Other benefits include: Back-up Childcare, Adoption Assistance, employee discounts on our books and our distribution clients' books, and corporate discounts with a variety of local and national vendors.

*The above listings are only highlights of benefits offered to regular employees.  Hachette Book Group reserves the right to change, amend, terminate or discontinue a plan or program at any time for any reason in whole or in part. Certain provisions, including eligibility, service crediting and coverage, may differ for temporary employees.  Official information on benefit provisions may be found in the various applicable plan documents.

 

INTERNSHIPS

Hachette Book Group offers paid summer internships to college students interested in a career in book publishing in our New York, Boston and Nashville offices. Our summer internship program, which begins in early June and extends through mid- to late-August, offers students an opportunity to learn about the publishing industry and explore a field of interest which may include:

  • Editorial
  • Publicity
  • Art/Design
  • Production
  • Marketing
  • Sales
  • Advertising & Promotions
  • Human Resources
  • Administrative Services
  • Finance
  • Information Technology
  • Customer Service
  • Subsidiary Rights
  • Legal & Contracts

Interns will have the opportunity to work in conjunction with seasoned professionals in specific fields by handling day-to-day responsibilities, helping with special projects, and attending departmental meetings.  To enhance their work experiences, interns will become familiar with all aspects of book publishing through educational sessions that feature speakers from all parts of the company. We look for students who are high-energy, have a passion for books, take initiative, possess strong communication skills, and work effectively with others. The ideal applicant should have a strong academic record and well-rounded extra-curricular interests. Previous administrative experience or internships are strongly preferred.

Students will be paid a competitive hourly rate. Students must also be able to make arrangements to live in the New York City, Boston, or Nashville area over the summer. We do not offer a housing program.

To Apply:
Summer internships are generally posted in the beginning of the calendar year.  All open intern positions will be listed on our Careers link:

http://jobs.jobvite.com/careers/hachette-book-group/jobs

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hbg in the news

Hachette Book Group and Novel Effect Launch Interactive Children's Picture Book Soundtracks

 

March 13, 2017 (SEATTLE, Washington) – Storytime App Novel Effect (www.novel-effect.com) and Hachette Book Group (www.hachettebookgroup.com) have announced a pilot program to create immersive read-aloud experiences for select children’s books from HBG’s Little, Brown Books for Young Readers division. Interactive soundtracks, including custom theme music and sound effects, will be produced for these titles and distributed within the Novel Effect App, which is currently available free for iOS users. The initial launch will include four titles from bestselling LBYR authors, on March 13, and will be expanded through 2017.

March 15, 2017

Wattpad Audiobook Partnership to Launch Summer 2017

March 14, 2017 (New York, NY) - In a new partnership, global multiplatform entertainment company Wattpad has teamed up with leading publisher Hachette Book Group to bring Wattpad stories to life as audiobooks. Over the next year, Hachette Audio will produce 50 audiobooks based on Wattpad stories written by people from all over the world. Hachette Audiobooks: Powered by Wattpad will be available beginning summer 2017.

March 15, 2017

HBG Update on Environmental Progress for 2016

Hachette Book Group (HBG) is dedicated to protecting the environment and to the responsible use of natural resources. We are committed to publishing this annual report on our progress toward the goals laid out in our environmental policy.

To view HBG's environmental policy for 2017-2020 please visit our Corporate Social Responsibility page.

Reducing Climate Impacts
HBG pledged to reduce total greenhouse gas emissions linked to publishing operations by an average of 5% annually through 2015, for a cumulative 50% reduction in the six years since we established our policy. We achieved this 50% goal last year, and will continue to optimize wherever possible to reduce our carbon footprint, with an annual reduction goal of 2.5% for the 2017–2020 period. We will share 2016 carbon footprint results when those figures are available in March 2017.

Increasing Certified and Recycled Fiber
We achieved our goal to have 90% of the company’s paper be FSC (Forest Stewardship Certified) by the end of 2015. Through October 2016, our FSC usage was 88.8% (a 3% improvement over prior year). HBG’s SFI (Sustainable Forestry Initiative) usage was 11% (down 3% from prior year). Combining FSC and SFI, 99.9% of HBG’s overall paper usage in 2016 came from certified fiber, on par with last year.

We have an aggressive target for recycled fiber, with a goal of increasing recycled fiber to 20% of our overall paper use by 2016, from a 3% benchmark in 2008. To date, HBG’s recycled fiber was 8.9% of our overall paper usage, a slight decrease over the prior year. Despite serious challenges with sourcing of recycled fiber, including scarcity, low quality, and high cost, we continue to push for improvements in recycled usage.

Fiber Testing
HBG began fiber testing in the second half of 2016. We will continue to test semiannually and will share results in our annual environmental reporting.

Protecting Endangered Forests
Our goal in this area is to continue HBG’s diligent oversight of our supply chain to ensure that we avoid using any controversial sources of paper fiber, and require our paper to be free of unacceptable sources as defined by FSC’s controlled wood standard. We regularly discuss paper sourcing with our suppliers and remind them of their strict adherence to HBG’s paper and environmental standards.

Monitoring and Reporting
HBG’s environmental initiatives span many different areas, including paper sourcing, office recycling, energy usage, product transportation, and packaging. We are guided by our industry‐leading environmental policy, and our commitment to communicating consistently about our progress on our green goals.


Hachette Book Group CEO Michael Pietsch said, “We made encouraging progress against our environmental targets in 2016, and we also began fiber testing this year to ensure that our supply chain is adhering to HBG’s green policy.  Our new goals for 2017-2020 will keep us focused on continued improvement, with particular emphasis on production, paper sourcing, and energy efficiency in our facilities. HBG’s green efforts have dovetailed nicely with those of our parent company Hachette Livre, which holds social and environmental responsibility as one of its core values."  

Dec. 20, 2016