Job Postings:

Marketing Intern


The Marketing department accepts applications for internships on a semi-annual basis. Internships can be for credit or job training. ($10 per hour and/or credit)

Skills Needed:

The ideal candidate will be highly motivated and have a keen interest in marketing and books. Experience in online marketing is useful but not required. A strong writing background and interest in publishing is required. Experience in advertising, publicity or promotions is a plus. Preference will be given to candidates majoring in publishing, journalism, marketing or public relations. Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, especially Excel is highly recommended.


Projects and Responsibilities May Include:

Assisting social media coordinator with networking accounts

Researching metrics and site traffic to assist in building blog outreach lists

Writing copy for advertisements, publicity pitches, retailer and wholesaler campaigns, blog posts, and other outreach.

Researching marketing milestones for Albert Whitman campaigns and authors

Working closely with Marketing Manager and Albert Whitman staff to form PR strategies for social media, print and electronic media outlets.

Assisting social media coordinator with assessing campaign metrics and compiling results.

Working with authors and illustrators to enhance their social media presence

Compiling marketing data and managing databases


Learning Objectives:

How to conceive and develop effecting marketing campaigns and strategies.

How to manage a project from concept to completion.

An understanding of the book publishing process

An understanding of the children’s book marketplace

Constructing, implementing and completing marketing plans


Position is located in Park Ridge, IL (near many public transportation options)


Send resume and cover letter to

Acquisitions Editor

Albert Whitman & Company is seeking an experienced children’s book Acquisitions Editor. The Editor will have responsibility for content acquisition, list development, author and project management, developmental editing, and some copyediting. The Editor must have strong attention to detail skills, knowledge of the children’s book marketplace, and the ability to work independently as well as within a group environment.



• Acquire, Develop and edit manuscripts for children’s books with a focus on picture books; however, projects can range in age levels from board book to young adult

• Cultivate and manage relationships with authors and/or agents

• Manage editorial process from conception to publication to ensure deadlines, budget, and quality expectations are met

• Seek opportunities to improve and expand processes and department goals

• Research competitive titles and determine project positioning

• Work closely with other departments to maximize profitability

• Administrative duties including copyright application and manuscript styling



• Bachelor's degree or higher in English, literature, or journalism

• Minimum 5 years experience in children’s books

• At least 2 years experience as an acquiring editor (picture book experience preferred) working with literary agents or authors

• Experience in copyediting and strong knowledge of the Chicago Manual of Style

• Excellent attention to detail, quality, process, and organization

• Ability to identify potential problems and resolve them before they become actual problems

• Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously

• Exceptional oral and written communication skills

• Strong knowledge of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel; Knowledge of InDesign a plus

• Capable of learning new processes and technologies quickly

• Able to travel to work--?related events and meetings (2 or 3 times a year)


Applicants should send cover letter, resume, salary requirements, and a sample list of acquired titles and/or conceptualized projects to:

About the company

Albert Whitman & Company has been publishing award-winning children’s books since 1919. Best known for the classic series The Boxcar Children Mysteries, its highly praised picture books, novels and nonfiction titles succeed in delighting and reaching out to teens of all backgrounds and experiences. Albert Whitman’s special interest books treat their readers in caring and respectful manner, helping them grow intellectually and emotionally.