Fall 2019 Publicity/Marketing Intern, Basic Books
New York, NY
Job Description


Basic Books, an imprint of Perseus Books, a Hachette Book Group company, is seeking an intern in our Publicity/Marketing Department, running from September 23-December 13, 2019. The paid internship is 16 hours per week, at $15 per hour. The internship offers an opportunity to learn about different aspects of non-fiction book publishing, and particularly the work of book editors, while performing the day-to-day responsibilities described below. Scheduling is flexible, although we recommend that you attend our Wednesday morning Editorial Board meeting, where we discuss book proposals under consideration for acquisition.

Please provide a Resume AND a Cover Letter describing the reasons for your interest in the position and in Basic Books.

Responsibilities include:

  • Research media contacts and maintain databases
  • Assisting with galley and review copy mailings for Fall titles
  • Manage department e-mail
  • Draft press materials and pitches
  • Perform administrative duties, including book mailings


  • College student or recent graduate
  • Start date ideally after Labor Day 2018
  • 16 hours/week commitment
  • Strong interest in book publishing
  • Exceptional writing and communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and take initiative
  • Extremely detail oriented and organized
  • Proficiency in Word, Outlook, and Excel
Job Type Internship