Feminist Jobs & Internships
|Job Title:||Publishing Intern|
|Organization:||The Feminist Press|
|Description:||We are looking for dynamic, talented, and hardworking interns for the Summer 2012 season. We need interns who are self-starters, eager to learn, and passionate about contributing to our mission of creating books that promote freedom of expression and social justice.
The Feminist Press is an independent, nonprofit publishing house based in Manhattan with a small, dedicated staff. Founded with an activist spirit and a belief in choice and equality, we publish books that tell different stories than what you will find with most mainstream publishers.
Interns gain solid experience in all aspects of publishing and work closely with the staff in each department: editorial, publicity, marketing, and development.
Reviewing unsolicited submissions
Writing press releases
Sending out review copies
Submitting books for awards
Updating our website and social media accounts working on internet marketing campaigns identifying new donors assisting with fundraising events and book launch parties general office management and mailing duties
We seek individuals willing to bring professionalism, dedication, strong multitasking and communication skills, a commitment to equality, and a good attitude to the office. Interns work closely with one another so a willingness to collaborate and share responsibilities is essential. Familiarity with our books is helpful, but is not required.
Former FP interns are now at Penguin, Simon and Schuster, Random House, W.W. Norton and Company, Signs: Journal of Women and Culture, Women Make Movies, On the Issues, and the Huffington Post.
The Summer 2012 internship begins May 21 and runs until August 24 and requires a commitment of three days a week, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Interns will receive a small daily stipend to offset their transportation costs.
Deadline to apply is March 30, 2012.
Email your resume and a cover letter explaining why you?d like to intern at the press to intern at feministpress dot org. In your email, please indicate what days of the week you are available.
Include the names and contact info of two references.