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Chronicle Books

How many people does it take to make a book? You might be surprised. From the editors and designers who dream up our products to the sales and marketing teams that get them out into the world, we look for curious minds that see things differently and want to help others see things differently too.

Current Openings

Please check back again for future openings!

If you are interested in applying for a job with us, email your resume and cover letter to Due to the large volume of applications, we are unable to directly communicate application status with everyone who applies. As the search process for each role unfolds, we will reach out to most qualified candidates. All job opportunities featured are active searches. If you are interested in a particular area of our company that is not currently hiring, be sure to clearly note your area of interest or preferred role in your cover letter and subject line of your application email.

Email is our preferred application method for all candidates and general employment inquiries. For creative roles requiring a portfolio submission in addition to a resume, include a link to your portfolio site in either your resume or cover letter. Be aware that it may take some time before we are able to review your application. If no suitable job openings are immediately available when you apply, your resume will be kept on file.

Chronicle Books, LLC is an equal opportunity employer.

About Us: 

Chronicle Books was founded in 1967 and continues to be one of the most admired and respected publishing companies in the United States. Over the years, we have developed a reputation for award-winning, innovative books and gift products. Our independent company continues to challenge conventional publishing wisdom, setting trends in both subject and format across a list that is as diverse as it is distinctive. We value collaboration and creativity, we have a passion for design and quality, and we insist on surprising and delighting our readers. To succeed in our work, we seek and hire people who are committed to the open exchange of ideas and who help us cultivate an atmosphere of mutual accountability and trust.

Our mission says it best: 

Inspired by the enduring magic of books, we cultivate and distribute exceptional publishing that is instantly recognizable for its spirit and creativity. Our collaborations spark the passions of adults and children worldwide, encouraging them to explore, connect, and see things differently. 

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Editorial Fellowships

We offer fellowship opportunities with our Editorial teams in each of our publishing categories. Fellows will have a variety of responsibilities which may include evaluating manuscripts, aiding in submissions, sorting and sending out decline notices as needed, drafting copy and acquisition topsheets, preparing sales materials, helping with mailings, attending meetings, and handling other administrative tasks. All Fellows must be highly organized, flexible, and able to effectively multitask. Editorial or copywriting experience is a plus.

The Basics:
• Year-long term
• Full time, Non-exempt, 37.5 hours/week, paid hourly
• 2 weeks paid vacation and full benefits with medical, vision, and dental
• Projected Start Date: June 26, 2020
• Projected End Date: June 25, 2021

We are offering 4 opportunities, one in each of our editorial departments:

Fellows assisting the Art editors will work on illustrated art and photography books, along with clever gifts and stationery.

Fellows assisting the Entertainment editors will work on publishing in the categories of pop culture, humor, pets, trivia, travel, and sex.

Fellows assisting the Food & Lifestyle editors will work on publishing in the categories of food & drink, gardening, craft, style, parenting, mind/body/spirit, and life events.

Fellows assisting the Children’s editors will work on books for readers up to 18 years old, including board books, picture books, chapter books, and middle grade, as well as novelty items, games, and journals.

If you are interested in a Fellowship, please submit a resume and cover letter which clearly identifies your areas of interest to Be sure to include the word "Fellowship" and your desired Editorial team in the subject line.

Due to the high level of interest in these roles, we will only be able to contact candidates we are considering placing, and we will not be able to review general requests for Fellowships.

Please note: A three-month Summer Internship is currently only available through a program with the University of California, Santa Cruz.

Upcoming Fellowship Dates: June 26, 2020–June 25, 2021



Design Fellowships

The Chronicle Books Design Fellowship Program is an opportunity for four early-career designers to gain hands-on experience designing our distinctive books, gifts, and brand alongside our in-house creative teams. The year-long program includes the following positions:

 Learn more about design fellowships


Design Internships

Interested in a design internship? We have those too! To be considered, email your statement of purpose, resume, and a PDF or link to your portfolio to

Learn more about design internships


Retail Store Opportunities

We occasionally hire additional hourly retail sales associates at our two stores in San Francisco. These opportunities are hard to predict and the need is variable depending on the location. If you are interested in retail store work, please inquire directly about staffing needs at the store of interest.

See our full list of retail locations