Abrams Internship Opportunities–Spring 2015

AbramsAbrams has four upcoming internship opportunities for the spring 2015 semester!

Company profile: ABRAMS is the preeminent publisher of high-quality illustrated books for adults, adolescents and young children. ABRAMS is the publisher of bestsellers such as the wildly popular “The Diary of a Wimpy Kid” series, award-winning cookbooks of Alton Brown and the stunning photography of Yann Arthus-Bertrand’s “Earth from Above” series. ABRAMS is conveniently located in the NYC mid-town Chelsea area. Visit our website at www.abramsbooks.com.

Application Final Deadline: January 9, 2015.  We are currently accepting applications.

Period of Assignment: mid-January through mid-May 2015 (approximate); 12 – 16 hours per week

Applications:  You will need an updated resume and cover letter.

Below you will find the internship description along with the necessary qualifications.

Internship #1:

Title: Intern – Children’s Books – Spring 2015

Department: Marketing & Publicity

Job Classification: Unpaid.  College course credit only.

Job Description: ABRAMS seeks an organized intern for the Spring 2015 semester to join a busy Children’s Marketing and Publicity department. The internship provides an excellent opportunity to learn about the publishing industry and to get hands-on experience working in a fast-paced environment. The marketing and publicity intern will work closely with the children’s marketing and publicist planning and executing national and local media campaigns and marketing plans, coordinating mailings, and assisting with everything from event planning, print and social media outreach, to media contact database management and market research. The right candidate will have a strong interest in a career in publishing, pay attention to detail, exhibit a positive and energetic work ethic, and be familiar with internet research, blogs, and social networking sites like Twitter and Facebook. This internship is for college course credit only.

Qualifications: We are especially interested in applicants who can demonstrate exceptional writing skills, resourcefulness, and the ability to prioritize tasks. Experience using Cision and Title Management is a plus. The ideal candidate is able to work between 12 and 16 hours per week.

To apply, e-mail resume and cover letter, indicating “Intern – Children’s Marketing & Publicity” to jobs@abramsbooks.com

Internship #2:

Title: Intern – Children’s Literature – Spring 2015

Department: BYR/Amulet/Abrams Appleseed

Job Classification: Unpaid.  College course credit only

Job Description: The Abrams Children’s Division (Books for Young Readers, Amulet Books, and Appleseed Books) is looking for a Spring 2015 intern to work closely with the editorial group on our list of picture books, novels, board books, novelty, and non-fiction for children ages 0 to 18. The intern should have an interest in current children’s literature and learning more about the publishing process. The intern will work closely with the editorial staff—reading and evaluating submissions, typing correspondence, maintaining departmental filing, updating contact databases, and assisting on creative editorial projects. Beyond editorial, the intern will interact with sales, marketing, publicity, design, and production departments, offering a broad introduction to the publishing world.  This internship is for college course credit only.

Qualifications: Intern should be proficient in Word and Excel, and have excellent internet research skills with a demonstrated interest in current children’s literature and the publishing process.

To apply, e-mail resume and cover letter, indicating “Intern – Children’s Literature” in the subject line,to jobs@abramsbooks.com

Internship #3:

Title: Intern – Marketing & Publicity – Spring 2015

Department: Marketing & Publicity

Job Classification: Unpaid.  College course credit only.

Job Description: ABRAMS seeks an organized intern for the Spring 2015 semester to join a busy Adult Marketing and Publicity department. The internship provides an excellent opportunity to learn about the publishing industry and to get hands-on experience working in a fast-paced environment. The marketing & publicity intern will work closely with both teams planning and executing national and local media campaigns and marketing plans, coordinating mailings, and assisting with everything from event planning, print and social media outreach, to media contact database management and market research. The right candidate will have a strong interest in a career in publishing, pay attention to detail, exhibit a positive and energetic work ethic, and be familiar with internet research, blogs, and social networking sites like Twitter and Facebook.

Qualifications: We are especially interested in applicants who can demonstrate exceptional writing skills, resourcefulness, and the ability to prioritize tasks. Experience using Cision and Title Management is a plus. The ideal candidate is able to work between 12 and 16 hours per week. This internship is for college course credit only.

To apply, e-mail resume and cover letter, indicating “Intern – Marketing & Publicity” in the subject line to jobs@abramsbooks.com

Internship #4:

Title: Intern – Adult Editorial – Spring 2015

Department: Adult Editorial

Job Classification: Unpaid.  College course credit only

Job Description: ABRAMS is seeking an intern for the Spring 2015 semester to work closely with the editorial group on our list of illustrated books which cover a variety of categories including cooking, fashion, photography, interior design, humor, pop culture, performing arts, sports and many others.  The intern will work closely with the editorial staff – reading and evaluating submissions, typing correspondence, maintaining departmental filing, updating contact databases and assisting on creative editorial projects.  Beyond editorial, the intern will interact with sales, marketing, publicity, design and production departments offering a broad introduction into the world of publishing.  This internship is for college course credit only.

Qualifications: Intern should be proficient in Word and Excel, have excellent internet research skills with a demonstrated interest in developing their editorial skills and learning about the publishing process.  They should have an interest in the arts, trending culture and visual publishing.

To apply, e-mail resume and cover letter indicating “Intern – Adult Editorial” in the subject line to jobs@abramsbooks.com

 

Author: Claire Gibbs

Publishing Student Aide M.S. in Publishing Pace University