Content Associate, PJ Library

PJ Library, an award-winning Jewish family engagement program created by the Harold Grinspoon Foundation, strengthens Jewish identities and serves as an outreach and family engagement vehicle for synagogues and Jewish organizations. In partnership with hundreds of philanthropists and Jewish organizations, PJ Library delivers the gift of free, high-quality Jewish books and music each month to families raising Jewish children ages six months through eleven years.



Position Overview

Do you read children’s picture books for fun? Are you highly organized, and self-directed (it’s OK, we know your home bookshelf is color-coded)? Then you’ll want to join a team that distributes more than 2 million books each year. The Content Associate will focus on supporting book content selection and development for PJ Library’s international programs and publishing imprint.

 

Responsibilities


The Content Associate will:
  • Support the PJ Library book selection committees in the UK, South Africa, Russia/Ukraine, and Latin America, (and future ones to be determined) including circulating book material, communicating information, acting as a liaison between multiple parties, and completing various follow-up projects.
  • Coordinate translation projects, communicating with external translators, reviewers and vendors.
  • Serve as an editorial assistant to the PJ Publishing team, supporting editorial, art, design and production tasks.
  • Contribute to the successful execution of author professional development conferences.
  • Order and ship book samples to members of the book selection committees as well as authors and illustrators.
  • Ensure online database of book submissions and selections is current and accurate.
  • Assist with other projects as needed.

Qualifications and Skills

 
  • Clear and concise communication. This role will work directly with internal teams, including several colleagues based remotely and speaking English as a second language, as well as authors.
  • A high level of organizational skills and flexibility, to manage team agendas, calendars, mailings, and event support.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office, including Excel, is required. Familiarity with Salesforce, Mailchimp, and Adobe a plus. You should be someone who likes exploring new systems and tools.
  • Ability to manage multiple ongoing projects, staying conscious of priorities.
  • Sensitivity to cultural considerations.
  • Fluency in Spanish, Russian or Hebrew is a plus.
  • Bookworms and nerds are encouraged to apply.
 

Salary

Commensurate with experience
 

To Apply

This is a fulltime position, based in Agawam, MA, reporting to the PJ Library Director of Content & Education.

To apply, please send your resume, cover letter, and a paragraph about your favorite book to [email protected].

The Harold Grinspoon Foundation is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants are invited to apply.

To Apply

To apply, please send your resume, cover letter, and a paragraph about your favorite book to [email protected].

No phone calls, please.