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Digital Publishing Intern (Paid)
EMC Marketing Intern (Paid)
West Academic Intern (Paid)
1517 Media / Augsburg Fortress / Fortress Press / Sparkhouse Intern (Paid)
Lerner Marketing Intern
Free Spirit Intern
Wise Ink Editorial Intern
Llewellyn Acquisitions Intern
Llewellyn Publicity Intern
Wise Ink Marketing and Design Intern
Redleaf Press Intern
Milkweed Editions Intern
Graywolf Press Intern
Coffee House Press Intern



Digital Publishing Intern (Paid)
Red Line Editorial is looking for a Digital Publishing Intern to join our staff of print and online publishing professionals during the winter months. This is a part-time, temporary position that would begin in early November and last through February.

RLE creates high-quality content for the educational market in a variety of media. We are seeking a Digital Publishing Intern to assist in digital content support for educational resources. The Digital Publishing Intern would also assist with tasks related to our hosted e-book platform.

Duties will include:
  • Research content to include on a website geared for young readers
  • Add content to websites
  • Convert print books into e-books in several formats
  • Create e-book products and accounts using our proprietary content management system
  • Test various digital products on various devices
  • Maintain meticulous records of e-books from different publishers
  • Maintain clear file management for converted books and related metadata

The ideal candidate has the following qualifications:
  • College student working toward a BA in English, Communications, or other relevant field, or a recent graduate
  • Interest in digital publishing and familiarity with e-books
  • Strong computer skills, including familiarity with Google Drive and Adobe Acrobat
  • Familiarity with content management systems, such as WordPress
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

The internship is for 24 hours a week on-site in our Mendota Heights office from November through February, exact schedule TBD. It includes a monthly stipend that calculates to $10/hour.

If you are interested, please send a cover letter and resume to jobs@redlineeditorial.com by October 23. No phone calls, please.

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EMC Marketing Intern (Paid)
Assist the Paradigm and JIST Marketing Department with the following:
  • Proofreading, copyediting, copywriting of EMC Marketing materials and campaigns including but not limited to: email blasts, direct mail blasts, marketing materials (brochures, flyers, advertisements, catalogues, etc.), conferences, and events.
  • Adding comp/sample requests to company CRM for Paradigm and JIST marketing efforts and campaigns including but limited to: email blasts, direct mail blasts, marketing materials (brochures, flyers, advertisements, catalogues, etc.), conferences, and events.
  • Generating, writing, and posting content to Paradigm and JIST social media pages.
  • Writing twice-monthly email newsletter to sales force.
  • Preparing for events and conferences by creating material lists, proofing marketing materials; complete work done after conferences and events including entering in lead information to the company CRM and distributing leads to Sales Ops.
  • Researching and data mining of prospective customers.
  • Assist in maintaining stock of specific marketing materials (i.e., labels and flyers) for comp packages.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Preferred qualifications:
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Applications: Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint.
  • Previous internship or marketing-related experience.
  • Copywriting skills.

Requirements:
  • Currently enrolled or recent graduate in a four-year university with a major in Marketing, Communications, Journalism, or related-field.
  • Strong proofreading and copyediting skills.
  • Exceptional oral and written communication.

Paradigm Publishing, Inc., a division of EMC Publishing LLC, offers market-competitive salaries with excellent benefits. To be considered for this position, you must submit your resume and cover letter and apply through employment@emcp.com, LinkedIn, or emcp.com. No phone calls please.

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West Academic Intern (Paid)
West Academic, formerly part of Thomson Reuters, is now its own company! We are looking for people to help us transform the legal education industry by bringing new technology and products to market. West Academic is the leading provider of casebooks, study aids and other legal education materials in the US. We are a growth oriented organization, dedicated to providing our customers with the best available legal education materials. Why not join a company who offers the excitement and freedom of a startup paired with the security and market recognition of a 100 year old company! That’s us, the 100-year-old startup who’s going places. We have paid internship opportunities in our publishing group starting in February.

Job Responsibilities
You will work with the publishing production and operations teams responsible for composing content for law school textbooks and study aids for distribution in print and electronic formats. The job may include a variety of tasks such as formatting and entering corrections in electronic manuscripts, processing “camera-ready” files for printing, and other miscellaneous tasks. This is a part-time position, and we would be able to work around your class schedule. The working hours would be 10-20/week.

Required Skills and Experience
Looking for an individual in process of pursuing undergraduate Bachelor’s Degree.

Other qualifications include:
  • keen eye for detail;
  • strong organizational skills and ability to independently manage ongoing projects;
  • ability to work both independently and with team members;
  • aptitude for working on new/changing tasks
  • strong skills with Word and Excel.

Desired Skills
No direct experience necessary; interest in publishing or legal materials a plus.

Visit our website to learn more and apply.

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1517 Media / Augsburg Fortress / Fortress Press / Sparkhouse Intern (Paid)
Offers a number of paid internships in HR, editorial, marketing, worship and music, and other departments. Visit their website to learn more and apply.

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Lerner Marketing Intern
Assist Sales & Marketing team with various projects to include the coordination of the early review process and review tracking, website and social media updates, proofing of marketing materials, writing press releases and publicity materials, while gaining hands-on experience in the publishing industry.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Be an active member of the Sales & Marketing team by supporting all efforts.
  • Write, proof, and edit various marketing materials, including but not limited to advertisements, catalogs, flyers, press releases, discussion guides, and social media content to ensure top quality messaging.
  • Coordinate and send publicity mailings.
  • Assist with the early review and review tracking process.
  • Help to maintain and update various company websites and databases.
  • Send out books, catalogs, and other materials as necessary.
  • Create social media marketing and help develop social media content for the company. An eye for, or experience with design preferable.
  • Assist with special projects as appropriate.
  • Perform other related business duties assigned by immediate supervisor and/or other management as required.

Experience and Necessary Skills:
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Strong writing ability and basic computer experience, specifically Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and database applications.
  • Professional communication skills by email, telephone, and in person with editors, producers, authors, and colleagues.
  • Social media and/or design experience preferred.
  • A strong interest in children’s book publishing and a love of reading is a must.

Education: At least two years of undergraduate work in a Library Science, Technology, English, Communications, or Marketing major or related field

What’s in it for you: You’ll finish your internship at Lerner with a diverse portfolio of marketing content, an understanding of social media strategy, and a working knowledge of the publishing industry. Please send resumes or any general employment inquires to:

Joyce Hutchinson
Lerner Publishing Group, Inc.
1251 Washington Ave N
Minneapolis, MN 55401
jhutchinson@lernerbooks.com

FAX: 612-204-9208

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE

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Free Spirit Intern
Free Spirit Publishing is the leading publisher of learning tools that support young people’s social-emotional health and educational needs. We help children and teens think for themselves, succeed in life, and make a difference in the world. Our publishing house is located in Golden Valley, Minnesota. We publish twenty to twenty-five books annually in the categories of Early Childhood, Bullying & Conflict Resolution, Gifted Education, Character Education & Service Learning, and Teacher Resources and Professional Development.

Free Spirit offers one unpaid publishing internship per season, which combines experiences in the editorial, sales, and marketing departments. Please see our website for additional details: www.freespirit.com/internships. An internship at Free Spirit will introduce you to all aspects of a small business and educational publishing. It will provide you with the opportunity to work directly with the owner of the company, department directors, and key staff. The Free Spirit internship will give you skills that can transfer to larger publishing houses and careers outside of publishing. Internship hours are flexible, averaging 10–15 hours per week. At the completion of the internship, interns receive a small stipend. CEU credits may be obtained through the internship.

We accept résumés year round. However, please note in the application which internship season you are applying for and follow these application deadlines:
• Winter/Spring internships: Résumés accepted through December 31.
• Summer internships: Résumés accepted through May 15.
• Fall internships: Résumés accepted through August 15.

To apply for the internship program please send:
• A cover letter explaining why you’re applying for the internship, along with your preferred start date
• A résumé outlining your education and work experience
• A letter of recommendation from an academic advisor, college professor, or employer familiar with you and your work
• Additional documents: a writing sample 1–5 pages

Mail or email materials to Free Spirit Publishing Internship Program, Human Resources, 6325 Sandburg Road, Suite 100, Golden Valley, MN 55427; internships@freespirit.com.

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Wise Ink Editorial Intern
Wise Ink is a forward-thinking, fast-paced publishing startup looking to hire an intern with a strong skill set. We are looking for passionate and determined college or graduate students who are serious about publishing and willing to work hard to get a leg up in the industry. Our interns don’t send packages or fetch coffee; they create and edit content that reaches thousands of people. We’re looking for an agile intern who doesn’t mind rolling up their sleeves and helping us grow our brand. If you’re motivated and flexible, we want to work with you to give you the experience you need to get started in the publishing industry.

Responsibilities:
• Review manuscripts and assist with assessments
• Write for a top industry blog
• Assist in proofreading and editing projects at all stages
• Create marketing copy and other written content

Requirements:
Students applying for this internship should have strong written and oral communications skills with an interest in publishing, editing, writing, and marketing

Majors: English, Journalism, Communications

Our application deadlines are as follows:
Spring Semester: Apply by November 30th
Summer Term: Apply by April 30th
Fall Semester: Apply by July 31st

To apply, visit here or email a cover letter and resume to Laura Zats at laura@wiseinkpub.com.

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Llewellyn Acquisitions Intern
Llewellyn Worldwide, Ltd., publisher of Mind, Body, Spirit titles, in addition to fiction imprints, Midnight Ink (mystery) and Flux (young adult), is seeking a creative, outgoing, and detail-oriented Acquisitions Intern who loves books and wants to work in a fast-paced, fun, and friendly environment. This is a great hands-on opportunity to learn about book publishing. This internship position is unpaid and requires a commitment of ten to fifteen hours per week for a period of one semester, to coincide with your semester. Interns will schedule their time during company operating hours: 8 a.m. through 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. Interns will be compensated with work experience, course credit (if applicable), reference letters, and complimentary copies of backlist and new title releases during the course of their internship at Llewellyn. For more information about this internship opportunity, please visit Llewellyn's website.

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Llewellyn Publicity Intern
Llewellyn Worldwide, Ltd., publisher of Mind, Body, Spirit titles, in addition to fiction imprints, Midnight Ink (mystery) and Flux (young adult), is seeking a creative, outgoing, and detail-oriented Publicity Intern who loves books and wants to work in a fast-paced, fun, and friendly environment. This is a great hands-on opportunity to learn about book publishing. This internship position is unpaid and requires a commitment of ten to fifteen hours per week for a period of one semester, to coincide with your semester. Interns will schedule their time during company operating hours: 8 a.m. through 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. Interns will be compensated with work experience, course credit (if applicable), reference letters, and complimentary copies of backlist and new title releases during the course of their internship at Llewellyn. For more information about this internship opportunity, please visit Llewellyn's website.

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Wise Ink Marketing and Design Intern
Wise Ink is a forward-thinking, fast-paced publishing startup looking to hire an intern with a strong skill set. We are looking for passionate and determined college or graduate students who are serious about publishing and willing to work hard to get a leg up in the industry. Our interns don’t send packages or fetch coffee; they create and edit content that reaches thousands of people. We’re looking for an agile intern who doesn’t mind rolling up their sleeves and helping us grow our brand. If you’re motivated and flexible, we want to work with you to give you the experience you need to get started in the publishing industry.

Responsibilities:
• Create print and digital marketing promotional materials
• Attend and provide input in marketing and design meetings
• Write for a top industry blog
• Assist in designing books and e-books
• Manage social media

Requirements
Students applying for this internship should have strong written and oral communications skills with an interest in publishing, marketing, graphic design, and social media.

Majors: English, Marketing, Journalism, Art & Design, Communications

Our application deadlines are as follows:
Spring Semester: Apply by November 30th
Summer Term: Apply by April 30th
Fall Semester: Apply by July 31st

To apply, visit here or email a cover letter and resume to Laura Zats at laura@wiseinkpub.com.

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Redleaf Press Intern
Redleaf Press, a nationally known publisher of books for early childhood professionals located in St. Paul, Minnesota, is accepting applications for unpaid internship positions during the fall and spring semesters and for summer. The publishing internship program is designed to expose participants to all areas of book publishing, but with an emphasis on editorial, production, and design.

Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills, and Experience
Qualified candidates will be a junior or senior enrolled in a Bachelor's degree program in English, journalism, liberal arts, early childhood education, or a related field. Strong writing, communication, organizational, and time-management skills are necessary. The ability to act professionally in a professional environment is required, as is the ability to multitask and to meet deadlines. Excellent computer skills, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, are desired. Familiarity with the Macintosh platform is a plus.

Essential Job Functions
1. Assist in the development of the annual publishing lists by logging, reading, and evaluating selected project proposals and manuscripts; create summaries for the acquisitions/development editor for unsolicited proposals and manuscripts.
2. Opportunities to assist in proofreading and fact-checking manuscripts.
3. Help identify potential authors by researching journals, online articles, and conference programs based on direction from acquisitions/development editor and editor-in-chief.
4. Contact academic and peer reviewers to review materials; process feedback.
5. Assist in the preparation of final manuscripts for transmittal to production.
6. Provide quality checks on epub files.
7. Participate in interior design and cover design reviews.
8. Provide editorial administrative support, including generating new boilerplate contracts and agreements for freelance writers, freelance editors, and authors; maintaining files and records; updating databases and doing general word processing; corresponding as directed; making travel arrangements; and requisitioning payments for advances and other related expenses.

To apply, submit the following electronically:
• a cover letter explaining your interest in the internship and your career goals
• a résumé outlining your education and work experience
• a writing sample
• a letter of recommendation from an academic advisor, college professor, or employer familiar with you and your work

Send materials to internships@redleafpress.org.

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Milkweed Editions Intern
Are you interested in publishing? Milkweed Editions provides ongoing unpaid internship opportunities designed to meet the needs of the press, while giving interns the chance to learn about various aspects of work in a nonprofit publishing house. Internships are available in our offices in downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota. Milkweed Editions provides a wonderful opportunity for hands-on experience in the publishing field. Interns acquire valuable knowledge of the operation of a small, nonprofit literary press, and of the publishing process as a whole.

Application Deadlines:
March 15: Summer session
July 15: Fall session
November 15: Spring session

For more information, please visit http://milkweed.org/about-us/internships-jobs/internship-description/ .

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Graywolf Press Intern
Graywolf Press offers ongoing unpaid internships designed to expose qualified applicants to editorial and marketing work and other aspects of the publishing industry. Graywolf is a small, nonprofit literary press dedicated to the creation and promotion of thoughtful and imaginative contemporary literature essential to a vital and diverse culture. The typical internship requires a commitment of fifteen to twenty-five hours per week for a period of four months. The internship must be scheduled during operating hours, 9:00 a.m. through 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, and usually operates around the academic calendar.

For more information about internship opportunities at Graywolf Press, please go to www.graywolfpress.org.

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Coffee House Press Intern
Coffee House Press is a nationally known and renowned nonprofit publishing house located in Northeast Minneapolis. We publish annually sixteen to twenty books: novels, short stories, poetry, and literary essays.

An internship at Coffee House Press will introduce you to all aspects of a small literary publisher, and will give you skills that can also easily transfer to larger publishing houses and other careers, both in the arts and elsewhere.

For more information about internship opportunities at Coffee House Press, please go to www.coffeehousepress.org.

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