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Fall 2022 Internship at Europa Editions

Publicity & 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 Booker Prize shortlist nominees and winners, including the 2021 Booker Prize-winning novel, The Promise; Costa Book Award winners, Pulitzer Prize winners, National Book Award finalists, and many winners of the Prix Goncourt, the Strega Prize, and the German Book Prize. Our best-selling titles have been named New York Times Editors Picks, and New York Times Notable Books of the Year.

Our bestselling authors include: Muriel Barbery (The Elegance of the Hedgehog), Jane Gardam (Old Filth); Elena Ferrante (The Neapolitan QuartetThe Lying Life of Adults); Mieko Kawakami (Breasts and EggsHeaven); Valérie Perrin (Fresh Water for Flowers, Three); Damon Galgut (The Promise); Christelle Dabos (The Mirror Visitor Series); and Alexander Maksik (You Deserve Nothing, The Long Corner).

We publish about 45 titles a year of adult, YA, and middle-grade fiction, non-fiction, and mysteries from around the world.

INTERNSHIP DESCRIPTION

Proposed start date: September 2022

Length: 5-6 months

Hours: approx. 18 hours/week, flexible hours

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

The successful candidate will be supervised directly by managers of the marketing, sales, and publicity departments. They 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. 

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

LOCATION

Candidates will be expected to work in our office in Manhattan, on a flexible schedule.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Demonstrated interest in the book industry and contemporary adult fiction and narrative nonfiction
  • 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 Canva (or similar)
  • A good feel for advertising copy and effective digital creatives a plus
  • Experience with database management (e.g. Airtable) or inventory management systems a plus
  • Bookselling experience a plus 
  • Editing and copyediting 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 2022 Internship at Europa Editions.”

PLEASE INDICATE your earliest start date in your cover letter.

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