Marketing Intern

The Marketing department accepts applications for internships on a semi-annual basis. Internships can be for credit or job training. ($10 per hour and/or credit)

Skills Needed:
The ideal candidate will be highly motivated and have a keen interest in marketing and books. Experience in online marketing is useful but not required. A strong writing background and interest in publishing is required. Experience in advertising, publicity or promotions is a plus. Preference will be given to candidates majoring in publishing, journalism, marketing or public relations. Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, especially Excel is highly recommended.

Projects and Responsibilities May Include:
Assisting social media coordinator with networking accounts
Researching metrics and site traffic to assist in building blog outreach lists
Writing copy for advertisements, publicity pitches, retailer and wholesaler campaigns, blog posts, and other outreach
Researching marketing milestones for Albert Whitman campaigns and authors
Working closely with Marketing Manager and Albert Whitman staff to form PR strategies for social media, print and electronic media outlets
Assisting social media coordinator with assessing campaign metrics and compiling results
Working with authors and illustrators to enhance their social media presence
Compiling marketing data and managing databases

Learning Objectives
How to conceive and develop effecting marketing campaigns and strategies
How to manage a project from concept to completion
An understanding of the book publishing process
An understanding of the children’s book marketplace
Constructing, implementing and completing marketing plans

Position is located in Park Ridge, IL (near many public transportation options)

Send resume and cover letter to lsymonds@albertwhitman.com

About the company
Albert Whitman & Company has been publishing award-winning children’s books since 1919. Best known for the classic series The Boxcar Children Mysteries, its highly praised picture books, novels and nonfiction titles succeed in delighting and reaching out to teens of all backgrounds and experiences. Albert Whitman’s special interest books treat their readers in caring and respectful manner, helping them grow intellectually and emotionally.