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Internships: Spring, Summer, and Fall Semesters

Princeton University Press offers unpaid internships in several areas of publishing. These internships can qualify for course credit - please check with your course advisor. Internships are for one semester and require you to be present an average of 15 hours per week.


Publicity Internship - Social Networking

Job Title: Publicity Intern - Social Networking
Department: Publicity
Reports To: Publicity Assistant

Purpose

The Publicity Intern Social Networking, will assist the department with the photocopying, circulating and filing of all reviews received, managing the publicity database, and departmental mailings, and help to set up twitter, blogs and other social media sites for our books.

Accountabilities

  1. Scans print media into the shared drive for easy retrieval in the future.
  2. Copies mailings for distribution of Press materials through the warehouse.
  3. Attends departmental meetings to get an overall view of the function of the publicity department.
  4. Conducts research related to various books for marketing purposes.
  5. Researches online blogs for specific topics to obtain information for marketing and publicity, and initiates and monitors blogs on various topics related to specific books.
  6. Updates mailing lists in the database to ensure they are current and accurate.
  7. Sets up facebook pages/twitter pages for each trade title.
  8. Adds events to the Princeton University Press facebook site and individual book sites.
  9. Posts articles and creates features on the blog.
  10. Completes all other duties as assigned or requested for the general support of the organization.

Organization

The Publicity Intern reports to the Publicity Assistant. There are typically no direct reports to this position.

Challenges and Opportunities

The Publicity Intern is able to participate in the various activities associated with the publicity of a variety of scholarly books, particularly through various social media outlets. The incumbent becomes familiar with reviews, sending books out in response to a variety of requests, and maintaining a publicity database for various mailings.

Position Requirements

  1. Must be attending a four-year college or university with a strong concentration, or major, in the humanities, preferably English or Communications.
  2. Must have a high proficiency in the use of the English language.
  3. Must have familiarity with facebook, twitter, and web site creation.
  4. Must have an interest in how social networking can be used to promote a product.
  5. Some knowledge of html a plus.
  6. Must posses strong organizational, verbal and written communication, and interpersonal skills.
  7. Must be proficient in Word and the internet, and be familiar with databases.
  8. Must be detail-oriented, patient, have some creative flair and able to multi-task.

Physical Demands

This is a typical office-type working environment with heavy computer use.

To Apply

Please submit your resume with a cover letter to resumes@press.princeton.edu

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File updated April 1, 2010

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