Internship | Book Industry Study Group

Book Industry Study Group | Summer 2018 Intern

Location: New York, NY
Position: Internship
Experience: Entry-level

The Book Industry Study Group (BISG) is “a non-profit trade association that works to create a more informed, effective, and transparent supply chain for books and book-like products.”  Its membership includes trade, education, professional, and scholarly publishers, as well as distributors, wholesalers, retailers, manufacturers, service providers, and libraries. To date, about 200 companies are members of BISG, and they all work together to “help the industry run more effectively and efficiently.”

BISG is looking for a Summer Intern  to assist with administrative tasks, database management, and social media communications. This is a great opportunity to learn about operations and marketing in the book publishing industry. The chosen intern will work 20 hours/week and will be paid $12/hour.

Responsibilities:

  • Report to BISG’s Operations Manager: Complete a wide variety of tasks pertaining to the promotion and preparation of bi-monthy webinars, in-person events, and conferences

Requirements:

  • An undergraduate or graduate student, or a candidate with equivalent experience
  • Be self-motivated and enthusiastic about the book publishing industry
  • Strong work ethic and organizational skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Knowledge of or an interest in metadata, rights, subject codes, or supply chain issues is a benefit, but not required
  • Familiarity with Excel, Google Suite, Twitter, and LinkedIn is strongly preferred

All interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to Maya Fakundiny (maya@bisg.org) by May 28, 2018.

Internship | Start Publishing

Start Publishing | Summer 2018 Publishing Internship

Location: Jersey City, NJ
Position: Internship
Experience: Entry-level

Start Media LLC is a “media company with interests in exhibition, feature film production and financing, content discovery technology, and publishing.” It has produced movies such as Morten Tyldum’s Passengers and Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck’s It’s Kind Of A Funny Story. Start Publishing publishes “high quality titles in a variety of fiction niches, including science fiction, fantasy, thrillers, and romance.” It has eight imprints and a library of more than 6,000 titles, some of which have won Hugo, Nebula, Shirley Jackson, and Locus Awards. Continue reading “Internship | Start Publishing”

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Quote“Green was the silence, wet was the light, the month of June trembled like a butterfly.”

― Pablo Neruda, 100 Love Sonnets

Born Ricardo Eliécer Neftalí Reyes Basoalto, Pablo Neruda became known as a poet at 10 years old. Neruda wrote in various styles including: surrealist poems, a prose autobiography, and passionate love poems like his 1924 collection, Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair.

Neruda was regarded as “the greatest poet of the 20th century in any language,” by Colombian novelist Gabriel García Márquez and “one of the 26 writers central to the Western tradition” in The Western Canon by Harold Bloom. Neruda received numerous accolades including the International Peace Prize, the Lenin Peace Prize, and the Nobel Prize in Literature.

Neruda was a close advisor to Chile’s socialist President Salvador Allende and in fact, Neruda was nominated as a candidate for the Chilean presidency in 1970, but ended up giving his support to Allende, who later won the election as the first democratically elected socialist head of state.  Allende then appointed Neruda as the Chilean ambassador to France from 1970–1972.

A bust of Neruda stands on the grounds of the Organization of American States building in Washington, D.C.