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Fall 2020/Winter 2021 Internship at Europa Editions (Remote)

Book Marketing Internship Opportunity 

COMPANY PROFILE

Europa Editions is an independent publishing house founded in 2005 with offices in New York, London, and Rome. We are one of North America’s leading publishers of international literature. 

Among our authors we count five Booker Prize shortlist nominees and one winner, several Costa Book Award winners, two Pulitzer Prize winners, two National Book Award finalists, four winners of the Prix Goncourt, four winners of the Strega Prize, and one winner of the German Book Prize. Our titles have been named New York Times Editors Picks, and New York Times Notable Books of the Year; they have also appeared on the New York Times Bestseller list, the National Indiebound Bestsellers list, and countless regional bestseller lists.

Our bestselling authors include: Muriel Barbery (The Elegance of the Hedgehog), Jane Gardam (Old Filth); Elena Ferrante (The Neapolitan Quartet, The Lying Life of Adults); Alina Bronsky (The Hottest Dishes of the Tartar Cuisine); Christelle Dabos (The Mirror Visitor Series); and Alexander Maksik (You Deserve Nothing).

We publish about 35 titles a year of fiction, non-fiction, and high-end crime fiction from around the world. 

INTERNSHIP DESCRIPTION

Proposed start date: November 2020

Hours: approx. 20 hours/week, flexible hours

Supervisors: Kathy Wiess, Director of Sales, Marketing, and Business Development; Edoardo Andreoni, Editor.

The successful candidate will be supervised directly by managers of the marketing, sales, and editorial departments. He or she will gain experience in many aspects of the daily running of the publishing house. These may include but are not limited to: scheduling, preparing marketing and publicity material including tip sheets and catalog copy; direct-to-consumer marketing through social media, advertising, newsletters; developing effective digital creatives and campaign visuals; metadata management and optimization; online events management. Candidates will also have the opportunity to present titles internally, to salespeople, and to booksellers. 

Successful candidates will be prepared for entry-level positions in the sales, marketing, and publicity departments of both large and small publishers. 

The internship offers a monthly stipend and unlimited copies of Europa publications.

NOTE ON REMOTE INTERSHIP

This internship will be 100% remote. Candidates will be considered regardless of their physical location, but successful candidates must be available online during regular ET office hours, Monday through Thursday depending on final schedule.

Candidates must have access to a high-speed internet connection. 

Other equipment, supplies, or subscriptions necessary to gain the experience offered via this internship will be available, pending approval.

REQUIREMENTS

•    Demonstrated interest in the book industry and contemporary adult fiction.

•    Candidate must have excellent organizational skills and possess the ability to work autonomously. Excellent writing and communication skills are a must.

•    Familiarity with social media platforms (esp. Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook) and experience working with Mailchimp, Word, and Photoshop 

•    Experience with sales reporting or inventory management systems is a big plus

•    A good feel for advertising copy and effective digital creatives a plus

•    Editing and copyediting experience a plus.

•    Bookselling experience a plus 

HOW TO APPLY

Send a 1-page cover letter explaining your suitability for the position, your experience, and listing the last three books you have read with a brief description of how you discovered them together with your resume to editor@europaeditions.com with the subject line “Fall/Winter 2020 Internship at Europa Editions.”

PLEASE INDICATE your earliest start date in your cover letter.


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