Marketing & Media internships are intended for qualified applicants seeking hands-on experience in sales, marketing, public relations, and media—especially related to publishing. Ideal candidates will have excellent organization and communication skills, a self-starting attitude and ability to work independently, a close attention to detail, and a strong interest in literature.
Red Hen Press has served both local and national communities as Southern California’s largest nonprofit literary publisher for 20 years. Our mission is to discover and publish works of literary excellence, support diversity, and foster youth literacy.
Responsibilities and Duties
The Marketing & Media intern works closely with the Marketing Associate and Media Manager to advertise and promote Red Hen’s books and programs. Responsibilities may include: organizing and promoting Red Hen readings; managing the press’s social media; pitching features and interviews to media and sales markets; writing and proofreading press releases; managing book awards submissions; researching new review publications and academic course adoption opportunities; updating publicity and sales kits; assisting with review copy distribution and processing reviews of our books; designing and executing sales mailings; maintaining bookstore and other vendor databases; providing general Marketing & Media support such as data entry, filing, scanning, database maintenance and upkeep, and other administrative duties; and providing general office support and upkeep as needed.
Qualifications and Skills
-Proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel (familiarity with Access is a plus)
-Successful completion of one or more years of university or community college coursework
-Basic knowledge of contemporary literature
-Previous experience with PR, marketing, or event planning a plus
-An ability to commit to 15–20 hours per week for 4-6 months
-A completed or in-progress undergraduate degree in English, Communications, or related field (at least 2 years completed by requested internship season)
-Excellent written and verbal communication skills
-Excellent research abilities
-A meticulous attention to detail
-A self-starting attitude and ability to maintain deadlines, multi-task, and work efficiently in a fast-paced environment without close supervision
-Computer literacy, especially with Microsoft Office, Adobe Reader, and Windows 7
Internship benefits include free workshops and presentations on various topics taught by our experienced staff; an intern luncheon and Q&A with our Managing Editor and Publisher; invites to Red Hen readings and events; complimentary books; and course credit, if applicable.
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