Internship Alert: Difference Press

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Difference Press is looking for an Editorial Intern, to join its growing editorial department. This is a part-time virtual position, which will allow the candidate access to the editorial, design, sales, marketing and administrative teams in order to learn the business from multiple angles.

We are looking for a team player to assist our talented managers with several projects including

  • Gather, analyze and collate data relevant to our authors for use within the Difference Press book creation process
  • Complete competitive analysis of published books and update and refresh various database listings of titles
  • Create and share original research from our author community
  • Work with existing editorial team to scope and document the developmental editing role.
  • Provide strategic support for authors and authors-in-transformation as needed

The successful candidate has:

  • Strong desire to learn the publishing industry
  • Interest in different business models and the changing landscape of publishing
  • Desire to grow their career with a quickly moving company
  • Experience in social media, marketing, and project management
  • Can do /motivated / entrepreneurial attitude
  • Commitment to making a difference
  • Experience with life coaching or positive psychology

Must be passionate about 1 of Difference Press’ 5 non-fiction editorial focuses:

1. Self Help/ Personal Growth

2. How to

3. Business

4. Memoir

5. Spiritual

 

Please review www.DifferencePress.com and www.TheAuthorIncubator.com before applying.

 

To apply, send your resume along with a cover letter or intro video to Angela@TheAuthorIncubator.com include: 

(1) EXACTLY what skills and interests make you the BEST for this job.  Just sending a short “I am available” or a lone resume will probably get overlooked.

(2) SPECIFICALLY when you can start and what you would like your summer schedule to be.

(3) PRECISELY and CONCISELY what your favorite book is and why you love it.

Thanks & Good Luck!

Virtual Internships

The advent of the internet and increase in digital communications has changed the way we learn. Many of us take classes online and talk with our classmates and teachers through email and social networking. The benefits of technology for learning are obvious- rapid communication and instant answers mean we can learn anywhere at any speed we want. What you may not have stopped to consider are the benefits of completing a virtual internship. Today’s startups (and established companies, too) are foregoing the idea of an office all together, and instead ask their employees to work from home (or work from Starbucks, the library, or wherever there’s wifi.) Social Media, marketing, and design industries are cited as fields in which many people work from home. Online College writes about the pluses of virtual internships in their article The Invisible Office: A Guide to Virtual Internships.

Some of the pluses include no commute, a broader range of opportunity, independent experience, and practical skills learned from your tasks. The downsides include less training, no insight into workplace culture, and less face-time with executives. Virtual internships are not for everyone, but will definitely give you a leg up professionally proving that you are independently motivated. Check out Online College for more great tips on maximizing all the digital world has to offer.