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Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.
1333 Broadway, Suite 1000
Posted: August 27 2015
Application Deadline: Available Year-round
Position: Part-time, Unpaid
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DescriptionThis is an awesome position for students looking to gain marketing experience OR to simply bask in the warm glow of publishing industry experience. Berrett-Koehler Publishers is a mission based publishing company that publishes books on social justice, business reform and life.
We promise you will:
Have the opportunity to follow the evolution of books from proposal through publication
Participate in crafting and executing promotional strategies
Meet authors and talented industry professionals who care that you are here
Spearhead special top-secret research projects, often according to what YOU are most interested in (For example, if you're interested in writing or editorial work you'll have the chance to write catalog or other marketing copy and/or apply to review manuscripts)
After completing your internship, you'll be able to add some seriously impressive bullet points to your resume and LinkedIn profile.
Gold-star resume bullet points:
Assisted in the tracking and analysis of sales data and created weekly sales summary reports as well as book campaign summary reports
Prepared marketing materials (including sales kits, marketing plans, and promotional materials) and helped transmit seasonal title information to distributors and sales partners such as Amazon
Compiled marketing plans and production/marketing timelines for authors, and attended and assisted in author marketing meetings and marketing strategy meetings
Researched and conducted outreach to special sales contacts and/or author tour contacts
Assisted in book launch marketing, including implementing social media marketing strategies
Completed a relevant self-directed project that helped to improve the function of the marketing department and improved my research skills
You'll have the opportunity to attend lots of author, department, and staff meetings. Everybody is very nice you are encouraged set up one-on-one interviews with individual staff members to pick their brains about what you-re most excited to learn! If the timing is right, well even invite you to pre-sales meetings with our distributor and industry gatherings (like Book Promotion Forum events) to give you a chance to schmooze with other publishing folk.
Requirements- Must be a current student or a recent graduate
- Detail oriented and efficient
- Strong communication skills
- Highly motivated and independent work ethic
- Knowledge of Microsoft Office (excel, powerpoint, and word) a plus