Publicity Interns

Workman PublishingNew York, NY

a month ago


Job Title


Job Location

Toronto, Ontario

Job Overview

Hachette Book Group Canada has an opening for a creative, ambitious, and versatile part-time publicity intern. This five-month paid internship (three days per week) is perfect for a quick learner who wants to explore a career in the book publishing industry. The ideal candidate thrives in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.


  • Part-time internship for five months (negotiable)
  • Paid position


  • Assist with social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, including book-related contests and giveaways
  • Support Blogger and Influencer outreach and mailings
  • Coordinate publicity mailings
  • Create press releases and other publicity materials under staff guidance
  • Assist with research projects and maintain the publicity database
  • Aid in award submissions
  • Distribute mail, sample books, and other publicity materials
  • Perform administrative duties, including trafficking bills, scheduling meetings, photocopying, directing/responding to phone calls, etc.


  • Current student (degree or certificate program) or Spring/Summer 2022 graduate
  • Professional publishing program certificate and/or related work experience is a benefit but not required
  • Experience and keen interest in social media
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, and PowerPoint)
  • Excellent verbal and communication skills, good judgement, and interpersonal skills
  • Strong organizational skills with attention to detail and ability to multitask
  • Ability to work effectively in a small, team-oriented department

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Career Paths

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

  • Communication21%

  • Public Relations Image Management10%

  • Marketing9%

  • Advertising6%

  • Speech Communication And Rhetoric4%

  • 311 other majors47%

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

  • Edelman
  • Fleishman-Hillard
  • NBC Universal
  • Weber Shandwick
  • 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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