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Description: The editorial and administrative intern will perform a variety of tasks both creative and organizational.

Founded in 1988, Epicenter Press is a trade publisher of nonfiction books about Alaska and the Pacific Northwest, producing books that cover the history and diverse lifestyles & cultures of the region. Coffeetown Press and Camel Press are imprints of Epicenter Press acquired in January 2018. Coffeetown Press publishes memoirs, literary fiction, academic nonfiction, nonfiction, and literary mysteries.
Coffeetown is an approved publisher with both International Thriller Writers (ITW) and Mystery Writers of America (MWA). Camel Press publishes genre fiction: romance, mystery/suspense, science fiction and fantasy.

Responsibilities may include:
- Work with Publisher and Sales & Marketing Director in preparing titles for release
- Manuscript review, proofreading, and editorial commentary
- Write and post promotional materials on social media accounts across multiple platforms, including but not limited to Facebook and Twitter
- Assist with writing and posting regular website updates
- Ebook conversion and digital file preparation for print
- Conduct and analyze market research
- Source images and image permissions for titles in development
- Produce ancillary marketing materials for titles as needed
- Assist with ONIX-based metadata and title management
- Assist with sales reports, royalty reporting, customer invoicing, accounts receivable, and other bookkeeping tasks as necessary
- Assist with filing, as well creating and maintaining title contract databases
Length of Internship: Flexible
Requirements: The successful applicant has interest in books and the publishing industry, and either has prior experience in editorial work and office administration, or a willingness to learn the trade. This position requires use of the Microsoft Office Suite (especially Excel and Word), and Quickbooks. This position combines both the creative aspect of editorial work in the publishing industry with the real-world experience of the number crunching side of the business.

Intern must be able to commute to Kenmore, WA once or twice a week.
Location: Seattle, WA
Payment: Right now we are not able to pay interns, but we are happy to offer course credit.
How To Apply For This Internship: Please email your application to with your complete resume, a cover letter, and two writing samples (preferably more creative than academic). Please title the subject line of the email: “Intern Application."
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