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We are a rapidly growing startup launched by serial entrepreneurs and run by a team gathered from the publishing and tech industries. Millions of readers use our products every day to find great books, and our services empower thousands of leading publishers and authors to drive sales and find new fans. We’re expanding our team to address the challenges and opportunities of the publishing industry while continuing to help readers find stories and authors they’ll love. Check out BookBub and our audiobook retailing platform, Chirp, and learn more about what to expect working at BookBub.

About the position

Do you love finding the perfect books for your friends, family, and loved ones — even when their tastes are different from your own? If so, keep reading! BookBub seeks a hardworking individual to curate, organize, and edit content for our fast-growing community of book lovers, primarily through our Featured Deals product, an email filled with ebook deals that goes out to millions of readers each day. We’re looking for a savvy wordsmith and creative thinker who’s excited to learn and grow at BookBub. This is a great opportunity for a recent grad or early-career candidate with a passion for book discovery.

Here’s an example of what someone can expect to accomplish in their first year in the position:

  • Assess and curate Featured Deal book submissions for a number of BookBub’s genre categories, making data-driven decisions based on internal metrics and industry research
  • Write and edit appealing, error-free ad copy for the daily Featured Deals email
  • Reliably and accurately proofread and edit the daily Featured Deals email before it goes out to millions of readers
  • Develop an in-depth and hands-on understanding of BookBub’s business model and products
  • Contribute content to other products — new release discovery, book recommendations, blog posts, content marketing, site discovery, etc. — as needed

Ideal candidates for this position will have:

  • Passion for matching readers with books they’ll enjoy
  • Outstanding professional written and verbal communication skills, along with meticulous attention to detail
  • The ability to collaborate with peers and colleagues and work cross-functionally with other teams
  • Excitement for a fast-paced, rapidly changing startup environment where work can be required at off-hours (occasional weekends and holidays, always scheduled in advance)
  • Analytical instincts and excitement for BookBub’s data-driven approach to decision-making
  • Demonstrated interest in publishing or bookselling (knowledge of romance and/or speculative fiction is a plus!)

Benefits

We offer competitive benefit options including medical, dental, vision, 401k, generous paid parental leave, and take-what-you-need paid time off.

Remote work flexibility

Please note: for this role, we are only considering candidates located in Massachusetts. 

Our team has choose-where-you-work flexibility that allows you to choose a predominantly remote, hybrid, or in-office setup at our office in Cambridge, Massachusetts. We’ll help each team member figure out the work set up that’s best for them, including WFH equipment or a dedicated desk space in our office. We value the health and safety of our people above all else, and our in-person work options will remain contingent on local safety guidelines and recommendations.

Most of our teams currently operate with a hybrid model, with some people working full- or part-time from the office, and some from home. We value and prioritize collaboration across mediums and spaces, and we invest in ensuring that meetings and other forms of collaboration are set up with equal access regardless of where you work.

Our interviewing philosophy

Our goal is to get to know you in a low-pressure, friendly environment — and to give you ample opportunity to learn more about us, too.

Our typical process includes these types of experiences:

  • A resume screen and introductory phone/video chat
  • A take-home exercise where you’ll have the opportunity to demonstrate your communication and problem-solving skills
  • Additional conversations with your potential future team members, the hiring manager, and People Operations

We personally review every application, and if we think there might be a fit, we’ll typically reach out via email within a couple weeks to start the conversation.

We will always do what we can to be flexible around your personal time commitments, deadlines, and general availability. We know that by joining our interview process, you’re trusting us with your time — so we’ll do our best to run a process for you that’s as smooth and enjoyable as possible.

Your interview experience

If you’re worried that you’re not the perfect fit for a position, we want to let you in on a secret: we’re not looking for one perfect candidate. We’re looking to get to know a wide range of candidates with different backgrounds, experiences, and interests. If a position excites you, we encourage you to apply.

Our goal is to create an environment where you can interview at your best. At this time, our interview process is fully remote, conducted via phone and video calls. If we can provide any assistance or accommodations during your time with us, please let us know at accommodations@bookbub.com. All requests are treated as privately as possible and have no impact on candidate eligibility.

We strive to be an inclusive workplace and we value learning from different perspectives. We seek to foster an environment filled with people from a wide variety of backgrounds, experiences, abilities, and perspectives. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity, or veteran status. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.