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Description: Workman Publishing Co., Inc’s Workman imprint, an innovative independent publisher of nonfiction books and calendars, seeks a highly motivated intern to assist the publicity, marketing, and digital marketing department. This internship provides the opportunity to work with bestselling children’s books and adult nonfiction across a variety of genres, including lifestyle, food and drink, parenting, health and wellness, social change, personal growth, and much more. If you are extremely organized, an excellent writer and communicator, detail-oriented, able to work under pressure and juggle multiple tasks simultaneously, and interested in learning more about the book publishing industry, we would love to hear from you. The length of the internship is a minimum of 3 months and we are looking for someone to start in May 2021.  
Responsibilities include: 
• Media monitoring 
• Writing and compiling press materials, including press release and praise sheets 
• Researching new media contacts and outlets that would be interested in covering our books 
• Assisting with administrative tasks, including organizing mailings, managing spreadsheets, saving press clips, etc. 
• Assisting with social media campaigns and growing our influencer database 
• Helping with social media posts, including the library marketing Instagram account 
• Attending department meetings and actively contributing ideas 

• Interest in commercial adult nonfiction and children’s books 
• Highly organized and detail-oriented 
• Excellent written and verbal communication 
• Familiar with Microsoft Excel, Outlook, Canva, and G-Suite applications 
• Ability to work in a fast-paced environment under deadlines 
• Ability to learn new software programs
• The ability to multitask, prioritize and manage time effectively while also maintaining accuracy  
• Ability to work independently and within a collaborative team environment 
A good sense of humor and an excitement for participating in and contributing to a fun, vibrant work environment with great company culture  

Workman Publishing is steadfast in its commitment to innovation, creativity, inclusion, and excellence. Our focus is to create a diverse and supportive environment, and we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All are welcome, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, veteran status, or any of the other fascinating characteristics that make each of us wonderfully unique. 


About the Workman Publishing Imprint
Workman is a fiercely independent publisher of nonfiction books as well as a significant line of calendars. Our books for adults and children are quirky, definitive, unexpected, useful, funny, handsome, well-crafted, and commercial. Our books are written by authors who are knowledgeable and passionate about their subjects. Our books improve lives. We are a publisher with big ideas and a commitment to publishing them with care and innovation. The publisher of iconic books like Atlas Obscura, BRAIN QUEST, What To Expect When You're Expecting, Steal Like an Artist, 1000 Places to See Before You Die, Strong is the New Pretty, The Official Preppy Handbook, The Silver Palate Cookbook, and Sandra Boynton’s bestselling line of board books, Workman is proud of its history and always excited about its future. Learn more at, @workmanpub.  

About Workman Publishing Co., Inc.
Workman Publishing Co., Inc., is an independently owned family of publishers, including Workman Publishing, Workman Audio, Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, Algonquin Young Readers, Artisan, Storey Publishing, and Timber Press. Workman also partners with The Experiment, duopress, Erewhon Books, Familius, and Future House Publishing. Workman publishes award-winning children’s books, cookbooks, parenting/pregnancy guides, and books on gardening, country living, and humor, as well as gift books, fiction, and the bestselling calendar line in the business. The company is headquartered in New York City’s Greenwich Village, with additional offices in Chapel Hill, North Carolina; North Adams, Massachusetts; and Portland, Oregon. For more information, visit  
Location: New York, New York. Please note that, due to COVID-19, this position will be working from home for the foreseeable future, although interested candidates must reside in either NY, NJ, or CT and be able to commute to Workman’s NYC office full-time when it’s once again safe to work in an office environment.  
Payment: Paid
How To Apply For This Internship: To apply, please email a resume and cover letter to Abigail Sokolsky and Kate Oksen  We apologize in advance, but not all applicants will receive a response. 
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