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Posted: July 15 2016
Company Location: Chicago, IL
Application Deadline: Available Year-round
Position: 2 Part-time, Paid
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DescriptionA start-up youth publishing company, based in Chicago, is seeking to hire two Marketing/Editorial interns for the Summer Quarter, for credit (if desired; not required). The interns will be expected to work an average of 10-15 hrs/week and will be paid a stipend of $500 for the 10 week internship.
The ideal candidates are detail-oriented, organized, and eager to take on editorial and marketing tasks related to the day-to-day responsibilities of youth publishing company. For example, previous interns have obtained book reviews from notable bloggers, sent out promotional swag for publicity, and aided in the development and design of new titles.
The interns will assist in marketing and editorial tasks and will learn about the publishing industry. This will translate to a diverse internship, with practical experience in editorial and marketing tasks.
Any candidate should also be willing to perform organizational/logistical/administrative tasks, and contribute wherever the team needs help. Everyone working with this start-up publishing company has an all-hands-on-deck, collaborative attitude, and we'd like to add a like-minded individual to help us in the future. No task is too big or too small to take on.
Applicants should be:
a problem solver
capable of self-direction and management
eager to learn new skills
Applicants should have:
strong interest in child/teen empowerment
strong interest in children’s and YA publishing (editing, writing, production, etc.)
a willingness to tackle new tasks independently, solve problems, and show determination in completing assignments
a willing-to-do-just-about-anything-for-the-team attitude
a sense of humor (a must)
children and teen sensibilities (In other words, you should feel comfortable thinking like a kid or a teen. If you have no idea how to do this, please do not apply.)
strong communication and interpersonal skills
excellent writing skills (capable of editorial work)
strong time-management skills
Write a brief cover letter expressing why you have such intense enthusiasm for the internship (no more than 500 words) in the BODY of your email message to us.
Explain your education and experience in publishing (or applicable experience) and interest in children’s fiction in that message, as well as how you meet the internship criteria.
Attach to the email a resume listing relevant experience.
Put INTERNSHIP APPLICATION in the subject line.
Email these materials to firstname.lastname@example.org