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Company Name: ENCOUNTER BOOKS
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: http://www.encounterbooks.com/

Job Description:
Interns generally focus on publicity and marketing. 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.

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.
Length of Internship: 3-4 months, roughly January through April
Requirements: 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 spring semester, roughly January through April. Full-time would be Monday through Thursday 11am to 5pm, but part-time is definitely an option.

Our office is located near Union Square. Please include your desired start date and schedule in your cover letter.
Location: Flatiron District, just north of Union Square in NYC
Application Due Date: ASAP
Payment: Unpaid
How To Apply For This Internship: Please send cover letter and resume to:

Victoria Acevedo
Operations Manager
vacevedo@encounterbooks.com

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