Summer 2022 Marketing & Publicity Intern, Legacy Lit

Marketing United States

Hachette Book Group’s summer internship program offers students an opportunity to learn about the publishing industry and explore an area of interest. To learn more about the company, visit our career site:

Program dates: June 6th – August 12th (10 weeks)

Location: All summer 2022 internships will be virtual. Company laptop will be provided for the duration of the internship.

Weekly schedule: 28 hours per week, Monday-Thursday, 9:00am-5:00pm

Pay rate: $15/hour

As an HBG marketing & publicity intern at Legacy Lit, GCP, you will have the opportunity to work closely with seasoned professionals and gain hands-on professional experience as you own day-to-day tasks, help with special projects, and attend departmental meetings.

To enhance your work experience, we offer educational sessions featuring speakers from all departments of the company as well as networking and career development opportunities.

What you will learn:

  • Research media lists
  • Write early drafts of press releases, galley letters, and pitch emails for upcoming titles
  • Assist in executing marketing initiatives such as mailings, outreach, brand partnerships, etc.
  • Coordinate meeting schedules for status meetings, author/agent conference calls, marketing department meetings, etc.
  • Compile and distribute agendas for marketing and sales meetings.
  • Create organic posts for social media: gathering links, images and drafting copy
  • Write and/or edit keyword optimized thematic book lists, articles, quizzes, and genre-related copy that boosts search discoverability of our books and authors
  • Coordinate GoodReads, influencer mailings, and other book giveaways
  • Update sections of Hachette website through content management system
  • Monitor e-retailer account sites to ensure book and author data are accurate
  • Manage sweepstakes including building formstacks, tracking entries and email acquisition efforts, notifying and mailing prizing to winners.
  • General new opportunity research (brand partner database/watching competition/marketing trends)
  • Perform administrative duties such as route galley copy, process office warehouse orders, track inventory, create galley orders, code invoices and maintain budget grid, coordinate mailings, schedule meetings, create and distribute weekly reports, maintain art request folder

What we look for in an intern:

  • Current student (degree or certificate program) or Spring/Summer 2022 graduate
  • A strong desire to learn more about the book publishing industry
  • A passion for the written word
  • A great attitude and someone who takes initiative to accomplish projects
  • A passion for books and an eagerness to tell us about it
  • Office experience a plus, but not required
  • Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills

How to Apply:

In order to be considered, all candidates must submit both a resume AND cover letter.


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