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.

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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.

Chronicle Books, LLC is an equal opportunity employer.

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 application deadline for the 2021/22 Editorial Fellowships has passed; this program will run through June of 2022. If you would like to be considered for our next Editorial Fellowship, please send a resume and cover letter along with your choice for a Fellowship (Children’s, Entertainment, Food/Lifestyle, or Art) to


Design Fellowships

Chronicle Books is offering two graphic design fellowship opportunities within our Design Department:

  • The Children’s Books & Gift Graphic Design Fellowship focuses on books and gifts for babies, children and young adults. Book formats might include board books, novelty books, picture books, chapter books, and graphic novels. Gifts might include puzzles, kids games, and specialty packaging.
  • The Books & Gift Fellowship focuses on books and gifts for an adult audience. Book content ranges from Art, Food, Lifestyle, and Entertainment (pop culture, music, media, humor, pets, etc). Gifts might include stationery, puzzles, products, and specialty packaging.

Both Fellows will collaborate with a range of designers within our 20-person department; gain exposure to Chronicle Books editors and production coordinators; and have the opportunity to engage with freelance illustrators, photographers, and artists. Both positions become integral team members of our Department and will conclude their experience with wonderful additions to their portfolio, as well as an understanding of the publishing industry.

Both Fellowships are hourly, full-time paid positions (37.5 hours per week) for approximately 12-months and will include health benefits and paid time off. These jobs will be remote until it is deemed safe by the CDC and state of California to return to company headquarters in San Francisco.

Application Due Date: Monday, May 3, 2021
Start Date: Monday, July 12, 2021
End Date: Thursday, June 30, 2022

Books & Gifts Graphic Design Fellowship
Children's Books & Gifts Graphic Design Fellowship

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Design Internships

We have temporarily suspended the Design Studio Internship while the threat of COVID-19 is still present and the Shelter-In-Place mandate for San Francisco County is still in place.

We will make the internship available once regular business operations have resumed and the public situation is deemed safe.