Trade Acquisitions and Marketing Intern

An editorial internship at Indiana University Press is an excellent opportunity for students interested in graduate school in the humanities or professional opportunities in media, research, communications, library science, or book publishing.

A trade acquisitions and marketing intern will participate in the daily activity of the acquisitions and marketing department, working directly with the trade assistant editor and under the supervision of the marketing director. Duties will include, but are not limited to, processing contracts, updating project information in Press databases, sending correspondence, researching competing titles, assisting with artwork and permissions logs, and preparing manuscripts for publication. The intern may also work with the marketing department with such tasks as writing press releases and copy, designing ads or social media graphics, inputting data, researching titles. Opportunities for observing trade editorial meetings will be afforded. A letter of recommendation will be granted to those who successfully complete the internship.

Qualifications include exceptional written and verbal communication skills, knowledge of Microsoft Office programs, a strong interest in book publishing, and general comfort in a professional environment and with using computers. Additional skills are a plus. IU Press is currently working remotely, so candidates will need to have reliable internet access, a working webcam and microphone, and the ability to meet via Zoom.

This is an unpaid internship, but students may be eligible for up to three hours of course credit each semester. We seek candidates who are motivated to apply knowledge gained during the internship in a future professional endeavor, whether working in publishing or publishing a manuscript with an academic press. A two-semester commitment is preferred.

Interested students should direct inquiries and send a brief résumé and cover letter to Anna Francis at [email protected].