Member Support Specialist at BookBub

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Who we are

BookBub is one of the fastest-growing consumer tech startups in Boston (and we’re profitable). Millions of readers use BookBub 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 books and authors they’ll love. Learn more about what to expect working at BookBub.

About the position

BookBub is seeking a new Member Support Specialist! We’re dedicated to providing prompt, thoughtful support to our engaged community of book lovers from around the world. Insights from our interactions with readers help us to make BookBub an even greater place to discover books. If you’re passionate about providing excellent customer support, meticulous in your attention to detail, and interested in helping book lovers of all kinds, please apply!

Our ideal hire believes in the transformative power of great support and genuinely enjoys helping others. As a Member Support Specialist, you’ll work at the heart of our organization using your troubleshooting skills to help book lovers.

This is an in-office role in Cambridge, MA, and has a start date as early as December 2019.

Responsibilities include: 
  • Providing frontline support. The majority of your day will be spent helping ebook and audiobook readers via email and other channels.
  • Developing product expertise. You’ll become an expert in all things BookBub! On a daily basis, you’ll troubleshoot potential issues, document feature requests, share feedback, and help members get the best out of our products.
  • Creating documentation. When you’re not working directly with members, you’ll use your product expertise to maintain and develop our knowledge base by creating FAQs, how-to guides, and troubleshooting articles.
  • Advocating for our members. You’ll be the main point of contact for our members. Other BookBub teams will rely on you as the voice of our members and expect you to proactively share their feedback. 
Who we’re looking for:
  • To be successful in this role, you need to LOVE solving problems and have incredible communication skills. If you get excited by a tricky problem or new challenge and you’re constantly finding better ways to explain complex technical processes to people of all skill levels, we’d love to hear from you!
  • While previous experience in tech support isn’t required, you should have experience providing amazing customer service. No matter the situation, you always communicate with empathy and self-awareness. You don’t believe in lost causes, and you go out of your way to help those in need. 
  • You're resourceful and make the success of your team a priority: your default is helping others and you're motivated to see projects through from start to finish. If something needs doing, you do it. You're excited to work as a team so we can win as a team.
  • You thrive in an environment where you learn something new every day. You’re comfortable with uncertainty and embrace these moments as opportunities to grow by learning from those around you.
  • You’re a skilled writer and fluent in technology: you write and speak in English with ease, and value prose that is simple, clear, and engaging. You enjoy trying out the latest technology and you’re a quick study when it comes to new software and technology.
  • Bonus points if you’ve worked in a support or success role before, or have experience working at a startup like BookBub!

At BookBub, we’re looking for motivated individuals who are excited to grow with us. You don’t have to perfectly match these requirements to apply.


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

 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

Our goal is to create an environment where you can interview at your best. If we can provide any assistance or accommodations during your time with us, please let us know at [email protected]. All requests are treated as privately as possible and have no impact on candidate eligibility.

BookBub strives 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.

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We’re in Kendall Square — perhaps the most concentrated square mile of startups, technological innovation, and entrepreneurial people in the world.

An Insider's view of BookBub

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

There is no shortage of collaboration here at BookBub! On the marketing team, we frequently meet with cross-functional teams to work on acquisition strategy, tackle challenges, and brainstorm new initiatives. We value a diverse set of opinions and meeting with other teams helps us put together a solid and cohesive strategy.


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What's something quirky about your company?

We love books! Our office is full of advance copies we receive from authors and publishers, and all of our conference rooms are named after authors. As you might imagine, we also have a book club every quarter!


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What are BookBub Perks + Benefits

Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
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