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

Four HBG Titles Finalists for the Southern Book Prize

Four HBG titles are finalists for the Southern Book Prize:

  • Underground Airlines by Ben H. Winters (Mulholland Books) in the Thriller Category
  • Deep Run Roots by Vivian Howard (Little, Brown and Company) in Cooking
  • Truevine by Beth Macy (Little, Brown and Company) in Creative Nonfiction
  • The Secret Keepers by Trenton Lee Stuart (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers) in the Juvenile Category

Formerly known as the SIBA Book Award, the Southern Book Prize features an expanded list of categories–including seven different fiction and three nonfiction categories. Finalists were chosen by Southern independent booksellers from the long list ballot. The finalist titles will be sent to juried panels of booksellers, who will then decide on the winners in each category. Winners will be announced on July 4.

April 20, 2017

Grand Central Publishing Acquires First Book by Comic Writer-Performer Rachel Bloom

New York, NY - April 13, 2017   Grand Central Publishing (GCP), a division of Hachette Book Group, is excited to announce the acquisition of an as-yet untitled book by acclaimed comedian, actress, writer and singer Rachel Bloom. Suzanne O’Neill, VP, Executive Editor at GCP acquired world rights from co-agents Richard Abate of 3 Arts Entertainment and Marc Gerald of United Talent Agency (UTA). The book is tentatively scheduled for publication in hardcover print, e-book and audio editions in the Spring of 2019.

April 13, 2017

Little, Brown's Ayad Akhtar and Luis Alberto Urrea win Academy of Arts and Letters Award

New York, April 6, 2017 – The American Academy of Arts and Letters announced today the names of 19 writers who will receive the 2017 awards in literature, which will be presented in New York City at the Academy’s annual Ceremonial in May. Little, Brown and Company's Ayad Aktar and Luis Alberto Urrea are among eight writers to be honored with a $10,000 Arts and Letters Award in Literature for exceptional accomplishment in literature in any genre. The other winners include Paul Beatty, Chris Bachelder, Kathleen Graber, Jennifer Haigh, Dominique Morisseau, and Richard Sieburth.

The literature prizes, totaling $265,000, honor both established and emerging writers of fiction, nonfiction, drama, and poetry.  The Academy’s 250 members propose candidates, and a rotating committee of writers selects winners.  This year’s award committee members were John Guare (chairman), Thomas McGuane, Anne Tyler, Rosanna Warren, and Joy Williams.

Work by the winners will be featured in the 2017 Exhibition of Work by Newly Elected Members and Recipients of Honors and Awards, which will be on view in the Academy’s galleries on Audubon Terrace from May 18 to June 11.

 

April 6, 2017