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Company Name: RED HEN PRESS
Description: Red Hen is now accepting applications for its Spring 2015 Marketing & Publicity Internship. Marketing & Publicity internships are intended for qualified applicants seeking hands-on experience in sales, marketing, and public relations—especially related to publishing. Ideal candidates will have excellent communication skills, a charismatic personality and self-starting attitude, and a strong interest in literature.

The Marketing & Publicity intern works closely with the Marketing Associate and Publicist to advertise and promote Red Hen’s books and programs. Responsibilities may include: organizing and promoting Red Hen readings, and promoting Red Hen’s three annual awards; managing social media for books and authors; pitching features and interviews to media; writing and proofreading press releases; 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 & Publicity support such as data entry, filing, scanning, database maintenance and upkeep, and other administrative duties; and providing general office support and upkeep as needed.

Internship benefits include free workshops and presentations on various topics taught by our experienced staff; intern luncheons and Q&A’s with our Managing Editor and Publisher; invites to Red Hen readings and events; complimentary books; and course credit, if applicable.

We do not offer remote internships at this time.

Length of Internship: 4 months

Requirements: -An ability to commit to 15–20 hours per week for 4 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
-Knowledge of contemporary literature
-Previous experience with PR, marketing, or event planning (not required but strongly preferred)

Location: Pasadena, CA
Application Due Date: December 1st, 2014
Payment: Course credit, if applicable
How To Apply For This Internship: To apply, please email your resume and a cover letter explaining your interest in the position and Red Hen to: Samantha Haney at samantha.haney [at] redhen [dot] org. Make sure to include “Marketing & Publicity Internship” in your subject line. Only PDF and .doc/.docx files will be considered.

Interested candidates should submit their materials according to the following schedule:
SPRING 2015: applications accepted between October 1 1st and December 1st of the previous year

Please apply to only one internship at a time; if you are interested in more than one position, please apply to your first choice and indicate your second choice in your cover letter.

All applications that do not follow the above guidelines will not be considered.

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