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Description: Company Description:
Encounter Books is an activity of Encounter for Culture and Education, a tax-exempt, non-profit corporation dedicated to strengthening the marketplace of ideas and engaging in educational activities to help preserve democratic culture. We publish about 30 non-fiction titles each year, in trade cloth, trade paper, and e-book formats. The internship offers candidates an opportunity to get involved in publishing and familiarize themselves with all aspects of the trade. Visit our website to learn more about us:

Job Description:
Interns generally focus on either publicity or production. In your cover letter, please indicate your area(s) of interest, and we will do our best to assign you projects that align with your own goals for what you want to learn.

Publicity interns work closely with our publicity and marketing directors, who oversee publicity mailings, media coverage, promotional materials, and our online presence via our website and social media.

Production interns assist our production department, which coordinates with our authors, designers, editors, printers, and distributor to guide books and e-books from manuscript to finished product.

Interns are also expected to help with day-to-day office tasks, like answering the phone, manning the reception desk, routine paperwork, and boxing and unboxing books. Ideal candidates will have confident written and oral communication skills, meticulous editorial and organizational abilities, and, of course, a strong interest in book publishing.

We consider applications on a rolling basis. Start/end dates are flexible, though we do ask for a minimum three-month commitment. We are currently seeking interns for the Fall semester of 2016, roughly September through December. Both part-time and full-time internships are available, and scheduling will be discussed during the interview process. Our office is located near Union Square. Please include your desired start date and schedule in your cover letter.
Length of Internship: Flexible, at least 3 months
Location: New York, NY
Payment: Unpaid
How To Apply For This Internship: Please send cover letter and resume to:

Nola Tully
Executive Director, Operations
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