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Company Name: RED HEN PRESS
Description: Red Hen is now accepting applications for its Spring 2015 Publisher's Office Internship. Publisher’s Office Internships are intended for less experienced applicants interested in receiving an all-encompassing introduction to independent publishing. Ideal candidates will have excellent written and verbal communication skills, strong organization and management abilities, and a high degree of initiative and entrepreneurial spirit. This is a great opportunity to explore all facets of the publishing industry while gaining experience in the office environment.

The Publisher’s Office Intern will work closely with the Publisher and heads of departments to assist with office and database management, as well as various departmental duties. Day-to-day responsibilities include: answering phones, checking the Red Hen general information email, and greeting and checking visitors in; maintaining a neat and presentable office environment; updating Red Hen’s information and contact database; keeping track of inventory and sending inventory reports; and other administrative support such as filing, scanning, mailing, and performing data entry. Specific departmental responsibilities vary based on applicants’ interests and may include: performing research and fact-checking on various topics; reviewing and evaluating submissions, and sending query responses and rejection letters; applying for CIP data and uploading e-books; assisting with e-blasts and updating the Red Hen website and social media; and other tasks 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 any 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

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: Alisa Trager at productionassistant [at] redhen [dot] org. Make sure to include “Publisher’s Office 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 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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