BookBub Company Overview
BookBub is one of the fastest-growing consumer tech startups in Boston. Millions of readers use our products every day to find great books, and our service empowers 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 audiobooks retailing platform, Chirp, and learn more about what to expect working at BookBub.
Jobs at BookBub
Nick is a digital media entrepreneur. He is the founder of Think Secret, a news site dedicated to publishing reports about Apple for nearly a decade, that tussled with the company over First Amendment issues. Nick was also one of the early team members at The Daily Beast, serving in a product role. Nick holds a Bachelor’s degree from Harvard University.
Josh is a serial entrepreneur who has launched, sold, advised, and invested in various startups. His previous companies include Sombasa Media, an email marketing firm he grew and sold to About.com, and Sconex, a social networking site for teens bought by Alloy Media. Josh holds an MBA from MIT’s Sloan School of Management and a Bachelor’s degree from Harvard University.
What to Expect
All employees receive competitive salaries and significant stock options. Money isn’t everything, but we believe organizations do best when the entire team is well compensated and shares in success.
We offer a variety of health, dental, and vision insurance plans across several carriers so employees can customize to their needs. Other perks include commuter discounts, top-notch office space, and a kitchen stocked with free drinks and snacks.
Each person we hire chooses their own computing equipment. We never want our team to be held up by slow technology, so we believe in buying the systems that help each individual work best.
We don’t obsess over when people are in the office and have a “take-what-you-need” vacation policy. We work hard, but understand that people are most productive when they can manage their own schedules.
We work together as a team, learn from each other, and have fun. And that camaraderie also extends outside the office to regular team gatherings such as happy hours, trivia nights, sports leagues, and of course, a monthly book club.
We share all of our key metrics and milestones — whether good or bad — in a weekly company-wide meeting. Transparency keeps everyone informed, builds trust, and helps us all make smart, data-driven decisions.
We steer clear of short-sighted activities, especially when they’re at the expense of our team’s work-life balance. As such, we avoid burnout traps like all nighters and unrealistic deadlines. We’re driven, but it’s a marathon, not a sprint.
We’re headquartered in Kendall Square in Cambridge, MA, right next to the MIT campus, perhaps the most concentrated square mile of startups, technological innovation, and entrepreneurial people in the world.