Marketing and Publicity Interns

Perseus BooksNew York, NY

a month ago


Job Title

Marketing and Publicity Intern, James Patterson Books

Job Location

New York, New York

Job Overview

This is a unique internship/entry-level position at a top-five book publishing company on the team for James Patterson, arguably the greatest storyteller and biggest pro-reading advocate of our time. The position is part-time (28 hours per week) and the start date is immediate. Six-month (minimum) commitment.


  • Pay rate: $15/hour


  • Assist with all aspects of author support including advertising, trade marketing, social media, and publicity
  • Draft online content and assist with social media outreach
  • Track data and maintain spreadsheets
  • Serve as a liaison between the publisher and outside entertainment industry contacts


  • Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook required
  • Excellent writing skills and highly organized, detail-oriented, articulate, culture-savvy, creative, and personable
  • Relevant prior work experience is preferred
  • Confident and possess natural problem-solving intelligence
  • Passion for books and reading is a must, as well as a strong interest in and thorough familiarity with popular culture

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People who completed this type of internship end up in the following types of jobs

Top majors

That get hired for this type of internship

  • Communication19%

  • Marketing12%

  • Advertising7%

  • Speech Communication And Rhetoric5%

  • Business Administration Management And Operations5%

  • 325 other majors49%

People who did this kind of internship end up at the following companies

  • NBC Universal
  • Target
  • Nordstrom
  • Edelman
  • US Congress
Estimated Monthly Living Expenses

For New York, NY | $5,639/mo

  • Housing/Rent$3,481

  • Miscellaneous$1,007

  • Food$505

  • Utilities$328

  • Transportation$318


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