Publicity and Marketing Internship – Publishing Co.

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INTERNSHIP TITLE: Publicity & Marketing Intern

This is an unpaid position, and candidates must commit to 10 hours per week for a term of 10 - 12 weeks.

 

Deadline:         August 1, 2016

Semester:         Fall 2016

Length:            September 2016 – December 2016 (10 - 12 weeks)

Contact:        Emily Dowdell
Location:         Peachtree Publishers

                        1700 Chattahoochee Avenue

                        Atlanta, GA 30318

 

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Peachtree Publishers’ publicity department seeks an intern to assist in the development of our forthcoming season’s publicity plans and in the execution of daily department tasks.

 

Responsibilities are commensurate with experience and skill, but may include the following:*

Ø  Writing reader's reports with an eye toward publicity and marketing opportunities

Ø  Attending and taking notes on seasonal presentation and launch meetings

Ø  Answering phones and distributing author mail as necessary

Ø  Mailing review copies, catalog, and seasonal reviewer checklist

Ø  Reading trade journals (Booklist, PW, SLJ, Horn Book, Kirkus) and creating a trend report

Ø  Drafting social media and blog copy, maintaining stats log, and conducting best practice research as directed

Ø  Searching for media coverage of frontlist titles

Ø  Conducting media list research and development

Ø  Conceptualizing and mocking-up marketing materials

Ø  Other tasks as needed

 

 

APPLICANT QUALIFICATIONS:

Backgrounds in Marketing, Publishing, Public Relations, Communications, English, Writing, and Journalism are preferred, but not required. Current students, recent graduates, and grad students will be considered. Interns should be strong writers, creative thinkers, extremely self-motivated, and interested in pursuing a career in book publishing, marketing, or publicity.

 

Preferred:

Ø  Industry familiarity

Ø  Social media experience

Ø  Blogging experience

Ø  Marketing experience

Ø  PR experience

Ø  An interest in children’s and/or YA books

Ø  Graphic Design skill

 

TO APPLY:

Send resume, cover letter, and a 1 – 2 paragraph book review (preferably of a recently published children’s or YA book) to: publicity@peachtree-online.com, and fill out the online application here.

 

*If interested in specializing in any particular area of children’s book publicity, please indicate this in your cover letter.