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Publications Marketing Internship

Duration of Internship: June–August 2021

The Publications Marketing Intern will support the Maryland Center for History and Culture’s book publishing efforts within the Publications Department. The intern will gain experience working in a collaborative, nonprofit setting and assisting with specific activities related to book marketing and sales at MCHC— the oldest continuously operating cultural institution in Maryland. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this internship is currently a virtual opportunity.

The Publications Marketing Intern will:

  • Work with the Director of Publications and cooperate with the Communications Department and Museum Store to develop and implement marketing and sales strategies for MCHC Press books.
  • Research, create, and update contact lists of potential reviewers, customers, and media outlets suitable for promotion.
  • Assist with writing promotional copy for MCHC website, press kits, social media, MCHC membership, and direct marketing to retailers and institutional customers.
  • Contact MCHC marketing list to make and keep track of purchasing arrangements.
  • Help track the impact of marketing and sales strategies by monitoring social media and web analytics, direct communication with MCHC, and Museum Store inventory.
  • Help track promotions and (pre)sales.
  • Assist with shipping review and presales copies of MCHC Press books.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Skills:

  • Degree or working toward a degree in marketing, journalism, public relations, English, or a related field.
  • Enthusiastic about book publishing and nonprofit organizations.
  • Prior communications, marketing, sales, and writing experience a plus.
  • Excellent research and writing skills. Graphic design skills a plus.
  • Keen attention to detail when proofreading, copyediting, and fact checking.
  • Professional demeanor and good organizational and communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and complete assigned tasks within identified timeframes.
  • Ability to ask for help and accept supervision and evaluation of work.
  • Ability to work from home using your own computer and Internet access.

Benefits:

  • $1,500 stipend.
  • Complimentary one-year MCHC membership, including free Library and Museum admission.
  • Opportunities to strengthen resume and portfolio.
  • Gaining experience in a nonprofit setting.

Time Commitment: 10 hours a week for 12 weeks between June 1 and August 31, 2021

Salary Range
Part-Time/Hourly
Categories:
Internships
Employer Name:
Maryland Center for History and Culture
Job Title:
Publications Marketing Intern
Employer Website:
http://www.mdhistory.org
Employer Contact Information:
[email protected]
Job Submission Requirements:
To Apply: Please email your resume, cover letter, and two writing samples to Martina Kado, Director of Publications, at [email protected]
Benefit Package
$1,500 stipend. Complimentary one-year MCHC membership, including free Library and Museum admission. Opportunities to strengthen resume and portfolio. Gaining experience in a nonprofit setting.

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