Publicity Internship Available Immediately!

Mark Batty Publisher, an illustrated-books publisher based in Brooklyn, seeks a part-time publicity intern to start as soon as possible.  You will get hands-on experience with many aspects of book publicity, working on a variety of daily projects, including mailings, updating database of contacts, writing posts for MBP blog and website, researching and contacting media, assisting writing publicity materials, and some office/organizational work. The length of the internship will be approximately twelve hours per week, starting in Winter 2012 and ending in Spring 2012. Timing is flexible.

Requirements: Demonstrated interest in publicity or marketing as well as publishing is preferred. Voracious appetite for all media (books, magazines, blogs, Tumblr memes, etc.) is required. Attention to detail and excellent writing and communication skills are also a must. Experience with social media is a plus. Extra points for wit and verve.

Responsibilities:

  • Research and develop new internet marketing opportunities
  • Contact blogs and other media outlets for publicity opportunities
  • Help edit and update new website
  • Help with ongoing document scanning project
  • Update database of customers and publicity contacts

Qualifications:

  • BA or current college student
  • A strong record of academic success from a top-tier college or university is preferred
  • Initiative, self-starter with creativity and attention to detail
  • Excellent grammar a must
  • An interest in books, publicity, publishing, and art
  • Must be a team-player who can work with others
  • A strong interest in marketing and publicity is essential
  • Good computer skills, including Excel and Word, and familiarity with internet marketing, are a plus
  • The ideal candidate will be smart, versatile, and comfortable in a fairly fluid role
  • Previous experience, though helpful, is not required
  • Social media experience with Facebook and Twitter is a plus

If interested, please send your resume and cover letter to A. Johnson at aj59873n@pace.edu. Please copy (CC) Professor Denning at  jkinneydenning@pace.edu.