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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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Little, Brown Books for Young Readers and the Gotham Group Partner to Develop Entertainment Properties for Book, Film, and Television Formats

Partnership Reflects Commercial Strength of Multi-Platform Storytellers and Launches in Spring 2018 with Phantom Wheel

(New York, NY and Los Angeles, CA)—Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, a leading trade publisher of children’s books, and The Gotham Group, a leading film production and talent management company, have entered into an agreement to collaboratively develop original IP properties with strong book, film, and entertainment potential, it was announced today by Megan Tingley, Executive Vice President and Publisher of Little, Brown Books for Young Readers; Ellen Goldsmith-Vein, founder and CEO of The Gotham Group; and Eddie Gamarra, Co-Head of The Gotham Group literary department. 

The partnership launches in Spring 2018 with the paperback publication of Phantom Wheel by Tracy Deebs, a fast-paced young adult thriller. The editorial direction of the publishing program will be overseen by Kara Sargent, Editor-in-Chief of Licensing and IP at Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. Goldsmith-Vein and Gamarra will spearhead The Gotham’s Group’s pursuit of film and television opportunities.   

This unique collaboration combines Little, Brown Books for Young Readers’ prowess in publishing bestselling children’s and YA books with The Gotham Group’s reputation for great taste in material,  its impressive talent roster and its development and production slate. The partners will conceive, develop, publish, and produce content across a wide array of traditional and evolving entertainment media. 

 

June 16, 2017

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers Announces Winner of the First "Little, Brown Emerging Artist Award"

 

NEW YORK, NY (June 16, 2017)—Little, Brown Books for Young Readers announces Jin Xiaojing as the winner of the first Little, Brown Emerging Artist Award. This initiative seeks promising new talent and encourages the development of high-quality picture books that resonate with readers of diverse backgrounds and experiences. The program will provide Xiaojing with a valuable day of mentorship by acclaimed illustrator Jerry Pinkney and children’s book professionals, and a monetary prize.

June 16, 2017

HAMILTON: THE REVOLUTION Named Audiobook of the Year!

Audiobooks by Michael Connelly, Cressida Cowell, James Pattersonalso honored at 2017 Audie Awards 

New York, NY – June 2, 2017   Hachette Audio is proud to announce that four of its audiobooks were named Audie winners by the Audio Publishers Association at the annual gala awards ceremony last night. Hachette Audio had sixteen finalists this year, ranging fourteen diverse categories – including those as varied as Original Work, Romance, Humor, Young Adult, and Fantasy. Hamilton: The Revolution, written by Lin-Manuel Miranda and Jeremy McCarter - and read by the authors with Mariska Hargitay - won the highest designation of Audiobook of the Year. Competition in this category included titles by Amy Schumer, Carly Simon, Colson Whitehead, and Shonda Rhimes. 

James Patterson’s Cross Justice, read by Ruben Santiago-Hudson and Jefferson Mays, was named the best Thriller/Suspense audiobook of the past year. Best Mystery audiobook went to Michael Connelly’s The Crossing, read by Titus Welliver (who also plays the eponymous detective in the television series Bosch).

Cressida Cowell’s How to Fight a Dragon's Fury was awarded Best Middle Grade listen, adding to the honors this final title in the How To Train Your Dragon series has claimed, which include a Parents’ Choice Gold award and a nod from the National Parenting Product Awards.

"It's gratifying to see our brilliant and creative audio program once again recognized for cross-category excellence, with winners in both children's and adult genres, fiction and nonfiction. Congratulations to all involved in bringing our Audies finalists and winners to listeners, and especially to our new Audiobook of the Year, Hamilton: The Revolution,” said Michael Pietsch, CEO of Hachette Book Group.

June 2, 2017