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Careers at Lee & Low

About the company: Established in 1991, LEE & LOW BOOKS INC. is the largest children’s book publisher in the United States specializing in diversity and has been a leader in the movement for greater representation in children’s publishing for over 30 years. The family-run, independent, and certified 100% Minority Owned Business Enterprise (MBE) produces high-quality books for every age, that are truly “about everyone - for everyone.” Our books have won major awards including the Coretta Scott King Award, the Pura Belpré Award, and the NAACP Image Award.

Lee & Low Books is an equal opportunity employer. Our commitment to diversity for our publishing program is matched by a commitment to support a diverse and inclusive workforce behind the scenes. We encourage people of all backgrounds to apply, especially those from historically misrepresented communities. To quote our friends at We Need Diverse Books, “We recognize all diverse experiences, including (but not limited to) LGBTQIA, Native, people of color, gender diversity, people with disabilities, and ethnic, cultural, and religious minorities.”


Are you a freelance editor, copy editor, proofreader, designer, or educational content writer?

We take resumes and portfolios on a rolling basis to have them on file as projects arise. Submit your resume here.


SUMMER 2024 EDITORIAL & MARKETING INTERN 

Key Responsibilities:

  • General administrative tasks, such as updating and maintaining departmental organizational documents
  • Attend and actively participate in weekly department staff meetings
  • Read manuscript submissions, write reader's reports, and draft rejection letters
  • Research comparable titles in the market or third-party permissions for visual and textual material incorporated in books
  • Fulfilling review copy requests, award submissions, and other mailings
  • Compose promotional copy for use on social media, blog, newsletter, ads, and promotional materials
  • Assist in various preparations for conferences and events

Qualifications:

  • Proficiency in Macintosh Operating System (Mac OS) and Microsoft Office Suite, with strong knowledge of Excel and PowerPoint
  • Working knowledge of Adobe Acrobat Pro; Adobe Creative Suite and Canva, a plus
  • Strong interest in pursuing a career in publishing
  • Demonstrate exemplary organizational and time management skills
  • A keen eye for detail, along with strong writing and communication skills
  • Candidates must be a United States citizen or a permanent resident and must be residing within the United States. Unfortunately, we are not accepting international applicants at this time.

About our company:

LEE & LOW BOOKS INC. is an equal opportunity employer. Our commitment to diversity for our publishing program is matched by a commitment to support a diverse and inclusive workforce behind the scenes. We encourage people of all backgrounds to apply, especially those from historically misrepresented communities. To quote our friends at We Need Diverse Books, “We recognize all diverse experiences, including (but not limited to) LGBTQIA, Native, people of color, gender diversity, people with disabilities, and ethnic, cultural, and religious minorities.”

Availability: Full-time (35 hours per week) from June-August 2024

Location: Remote or New York City (3 days a week in-office: Tues, Wed & Thurs)

Compensation: $17.00 per hour

We strongly encourage hired interns to apply for We Need Diverse Books’ Internship Grant Program. For more information, click here.

Apply for this position by clicking here.

Company overview:

Established in 1991, LEE & LOW BOOKS INC. is the largest children’s book publisher in the United States specializing in diversity and has been a leader in the movement for greater representation in children’s publishing for over 30 years. The family-run, independent, and certified 100% Minority Owned Business Enterprise (MBE) produces high-quality books for every age, that are truly “about everyone - for everyone” under the imprints Bebop Books, Tu Books, Children's Book Press, Shen's Books, and Cinco Puntos Press. The list includes leveled books for beginning readers, picture books, early chapter books, middle grade, and young adult books, and a wide selection of bilingual and Spanish language titles. The company's commitment to diversity is further reflected in the often cited Diversity Baseline Survey, an ongoing study of demographics in the publishing industry. Visit leeandlow.com to learn more.

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