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Blue Snake Is Looking for an Intern!

February 8, 2010

Publicity Intern – Blue Snake Books
(Berkeley, CA)
Blue Snake Books is offering an exciting opportunity to intern at a growing independent trade publisher.  As an intern, you will work closely with our publicists and marketing staff to learn the fundamentals of book promotion while gaining valuable, real-world experience in a highly competitive industry.  Our supportive, small company environment (around 25 employees) will allow you to gain an understanding of a publishing house as a whole. This unpaid position is ideal for anyone looking for hands-on experience in book marketing and publicity.

Blue Snake Books was developed in 2005 as a martial arts imprint and is presently the largest publisher of internal and historical martial arts books in the world. The ideal candidate for this internship will have some interest and/or knowledge of martial arts.

Responsibilities may include:
*Creating and proofread press releases
*Researching martial arts media outlets for online publicity
*Mailing promotional review copies as needed
*Contributing original material to the Blue Snake Books blog
*Compiling excerpts for online use
*Contacting local dojos for info on upcoming martial arts events

Requirements:
*4-7 hours a week time commitment (1-2 days per week)
*Undergraduate or Graduate student
*Interest in publishing
*Excellent written and oral communication skills
*Comfortable working in a Mac-based environment
*Microsoft Office experience and familiarity with the internet (Adobe Suite skills a plus)
*Ability to manage multiple tasks and prioritize

Internship will run through Spring Semester, 2010, between the hours of 9am and 5pm, Monday through Friday. Start date is flexible, preferably early as soon as possible. This internship is unpaid, but interns may arrange for academic credit through their college or university.

If you are interested in this position, please send your resume and a cover letter detailing your interest, qualifications, and availability to Kat Engh (kengh[at]northatlanticbooks[dot]com).

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