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Description: Looking for energetic, reliable, independent, and very creative individual. Must also be detailed oriented, well organized, and able to set priorities under pressure. Media contacts a plus. Knowledge of media and contract methods such as release writing, review copy distribution, and author publicity touring. Support the development and implementation of publicity plans for titles, moderate supervision. Should be familiar with internet research, online marketing, blogs, and social network sites such as Twitter and Facebook. Must be comfortable working independently on projects, has excellent communication skills, a professional phone manner, and strong writing abilities. Knowledge of HTML and/or web editing tools and designing electronic newsletters would be a plus. The assistant may be allowed to work from home.
Length of Internship: Internships for this department usually last for 3 months, but is flexible.
Requirements: *Familiarity with a wide variety of genres, including women's fiction, African-American fiction, urban/street lit fiction, and erotica
? Publicize books and authors, schedule interviews with broadcast and print media.
? Book local and national publicity in broadcast and print media as well as bookstore tours
? Brief authors on how to handle interviews, develop media contacts, and accompany authors on interviews.
? Writes press releases, pitches letters, and other promotional materials relating to tours.
? Coordinate all publicity activities on assigned titles from the mailing of galleys to the development of proper angles and pitches; schedule and plan bookstore appearances and special events; coordinate publicity updates for division and sales force.
? Schedule authors travel.
Location: Newark, New Jersey
Payment: This is a nonpaid intern.
How To Apply For This Internship: Email resume and cover letter to Must put Publicist Assistant Internship in subject line.
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