Blogging, Marketing, and Communications Internship

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KCL Publishing
Posted: January 27 2016
Company Location: Gaffney, SC
Application Deadline: Available Year-round
Position: 3 Full-time, Unpaid

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KCL Publishing was started by Carrie M. Pennington, Amber L. Graham, and Karen K. Hipp when they were discussing the possibility of publishing their own work. An idea to start a company geared towards writers where the start up costs would be low and there would be no need for an agent is what sparked this company. Our partners are authors so they care about your personal success, not just the company's. KCL Publishing offers a variety of services for print and electronic publication. The company is driven towards helping authors new and already published reach their dreams of publication and success.

Internship positions with KCL Publishing are unpaid to give real world experience in a professional setting working with writing, marketing, and communications. These are most relevant to the Publishing Industry but can apply to any media and communications business setting. All KCL Publishing Interns are initially contracted for a 90 day, probationary trial period. At the end of the trial period, if the Intern is meeting the requirements of the job well then the company will provide them with a one year contract. Upon completion of the one year Internship, KCL Publishing will provide their Intern with formal letters of completion as well as providing reference and recommendation to the Intern for future job endeavors. KCL Publishing expects their interns to be focused, driven, dedicated, passionate, and hardworking. An Internship with KCL Publishing gives an intern a chance to help a growing, small, Indie Publishing create a stronger foothold in the industry while gaining real world experience in a business setting. This is ideal for anyone seeking a career in Publishing, Writing, Journalism, Marketing, or Communications.


Blogging Duties
Types of Assignments
• Book Reviews
• Author Interviews
• Teasers and Previews
• Special Promotions
• Book Cover, Release Date, and Title Reveals
• Book and Author Talk
• Articles
• Each assignment deadline will be a four day window and the assignment must be completed and posted by the end of this period.
o If an assignment cannot be completed by the end of this period, then the Intern must give at least a 24 hour notice along with the reason. This notice must include the soonest available date that the assignment will be completed and posted.
o Only emergencies will excuse a lack of notice when a deadline is not met. In case of emergency, please contact the executive staff as soon as possible so that new arrangements for the assignments can be made if necessary.
• Each intern will be responsible for promoting their own blog assignments.
o A post to the KCL Facebook Page
o Posts to reader and blogging groups on Facebook
o Posts on related book and reader forums around the internet
o Cross-posts to your personal blog
• Each intern will be responsible for cross-posting their blog posts to the KCL Tumblr and KCL Wordpress
• Every intern may review books they are not assigned to review for the blog upon request.
o These must still be posted on the company blog and promoted as if a normal assignment.
• Every intern may interview any author they are not assigned to interview for the blog upon request.
o These must still be posted on the company blog and promoted as if a normal assignment.
• Every intern’s assignments will be varied so that no one intern is responsible for all book reviews or all interviews and so forth. All interns will have book review, interview, preview, teaser, promotional, etc assignments.

Marketing Duties
Types of Assignments
• Researching for new techniques and strategies regarding marketing in the Publishing, particularly Indie Publishing Industry.
• Promoting KCL Publishing as a Company
o Helping to get new submissions
o Helping to get subscribers to the blogs and newsletter
o Helping to find readers for the company’s authors and titles
• Posting in Reader and Book Groups, Forums, and Discussions about KCL Publishing’s Authors and Titles.
• Reaching out to other News and Media outlets regard KCL Publishing’s Authors and Titles.
• Sending out review inquiries to book reviewers and bloggers about KCL Publishing’s Titles.
• Assisting with putting together Media Kits for KCL Publishing’s Authors and Titles, as well as sending out the completed kits.
o Writing Press Releases for these Media Kits
• Assisting with putting together KCL Publishing’s Monthly Email Newsletter
• All interns must keep documentation of all completed work to provide to the KCL Executive Staff upon request.
o Links, Screenshots, and Copies of Emails


• Experience with blogging and a working blog.
• Experience and good understanding of various types of social media including forums.
• Strong drive to work dealing with marketing, blogging, books, authors, and publishing.
• Passion for books, reading, writing, and discussion.
• Ability to write book reviews and other various book related posts as well as come up with interview questions for authors.
• Ability to discuss books in a discussion or forum setting to promote authors and their titles.
• Willingness to recommend books and authors.
• Ability to complete tasks without supervision and provide proper documentation of work completed when asked.
• Strong ability to think creatively.
• Dedication to all work that you do.
• Strong desire to learn new things.
• Willingness to always go above and beyond expectations.

• An active blog
• Active social media accounts
• Minimum 2.75 GPA
• At least three years of study at an accredited college or university.

Ideal Majors
• English
o Literature
o Creative Writing
• Journalism
• Publishing
• Library Science
• Communications
• Marketing
• Other majors may be considered


Required - Writing and Editing, Writing For The Web, Blogging, Blog Management, Reading Comprehension, Social Media, Social Media Communications, Social Media Management, Article Writing, Book Reviews, Literature Reviews, Online Communications, Online Communities, Forum Postings, Forums, Newsletter Writing, Newsletters, Interviewing Skills, Interviewing, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, WordPress, Press Releases, Media & Entertainment, News Writing, Proofreading, Social Media Blogging, Marketing and Sales, Public Relations Skills, Professional Communication, Professional Writing, Creative Writer, Journalism
Preferred - Writing News Releases, Blog Development, Blog Marketing, Marketing Communications, Marketing, Social Media Marketing, Online Campaign Management, Email Campaigning, Email Marketing, Email Newsletter Design, Newsletter Design, Newsletter Production, Conducting Interviews, Facebook Fan Page Strategies, Facebook Marketing, Press Kits, Press Release Development, Press Relations, Media Kit Development, News Producing, Social Media Advertising, Branding Experience, Branding Ideas, Branding Development, Creative Branding, Creative Concept Design, Creative Campaign Development, Creative Concept Development, Creative Content Production, Online Journalism

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