Marketing & Publicity Intern, James Patterson Books

Marketing United States

This is an entirely unique internship/entry-level position at a top-five book publishing company on the team for James Patterson, one of the best-selling authors and biggest pro-reading advocates in the world.

The position is part-time (28 hours per week), offers an hourly wage, and the start date is immediateSix-month (minimum) commitmentIn order to be considered, please submit both a writing sample and a cover letter.

For the right candidate, this is a tremendous opportunity to gain executive-track publishing and entertainment industry experience. More than 95% of past interns have immediately gone on to full-time paid positions in the publishing or wider entertainment industries.


Day-to-day the candidate would assist with all aspects of author support including advertising, trade marketing, social media, and publicity. Tasks include drafting online content and assisting with social media outreach, tracking data and maintaining spreadsheets, and serving as a liaison between the publisher and outside entertainment industry contacts.


  • Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook required.
  • Candidate should possess excellent writing skills and be highly organized, detail oriented, articulate, culture-savvy, creative, and personable.
  • Relevant prior work experience is preferred, but above all the candidate should be confident and possess a natural problem-solving intelligence.
  • A passion for books and reading is a must, as is an interest in all creative communications.

As a leading book publisher, we believe that including and representing diverse voices in all aspects of our business is fundamental to what we do. Our publishing programs must reflect the broad range of backgrounds, experiences, political views and ideas that shape our society and publish books for all readers.

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