Editorial and Marketing Intern
Tumbling Dumpling Press
Remote
Job description

Please attach a cover letter, resume, and a writing sample or excerpt of your recent work. You must submit a cover letter stating why you would be a good fit for this position.

If you are a college student in the US working towards launching your creative career, this is the ideal internship for you!

Many college students gain valuable knowledge from their education but are not fully prepared for the challenges of self-promotion, business negotiation, and career management. This internship exposes you to all aspects of the creative world, with a business emphasis.

This is an unpaid remote internship in exchange for invaluable mentoring. School credit may be available depending on the requirements of your institution.

Hours: Days are flexible and hours may vary. Approximately 15 hours per week, 5-6 hours dedicated to virtual meetings 2-3 times a week. The remaining hours are dedicated to completing assigned tasks. The position lasts 12 months, after which there may be an opportunity for renewal.

Responsibilities:

  • Researching, writing, editing, drafting business emails to movie studios, editors, and agents on behalf of the author
  • Managing the author's travel schedule
  • Organizing publicity photos
  • Updating the author's social media (Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, Twitter)
  • Processing financial statements, track payments, and prepare invoices
  • Supporting with manuscripts in various stages of development including creating pitch letters, researching potential editors, editing manuscripts, and keeping track of offers and rejections
  • Staying current with publishing trends, industry changes, entertainment and politics.

Benefits:

This internship will build your communication skills, self-confidence, creativity, and organization, to prepare you for a more successful career ahead.

  • You will spend your time learning essential skills: market research, writing, editing, and business negotiation.
  • Exposure to publishing, film studios, and various businesses.
  • Participate with Ying as she works with the top editors and producers in the publishing and media industries.
  • Receive editorial advice on your writing and creative projects.
  • Receive close mentoring to help you identify your true passion and guidance to make the best career choice.
  • Upon the completion of the internship, Ying will act as your reference.
  • Interns may be invited to accompany the author to public events, such as trade shows and conferences.
  • Ying has well-established global business connections so that you will be in good hands!

Required graduation year

2021 - 2026

Requirements

  • Applicants must be in college. College Seniors and Juniors preferred.
  • Applicants must be located in US.
  • Mastery of Gmail, Google Drive, Microsoft Word, and Powerpoint
  • Proficient with various social media platforms (Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, Twitter) and mobile technology (smartphone, tablet)
  • Excellent memory and time management skills with ability to multitask
  • Top-notch organizational, verbal, and written communication skills
  • Adaptive and flexible personality with the ability to adjust with a can-do attitude
  • Must be self-directed and independent in a busy environment
  • Able to anticipate needs and deliver timely, relevant solutions and actions
  • Extremely detail-oriented, ensuring their daily responsibilities are executed with accuracy and minimal mistakes

As one of her interns said: “After this internship, I am ready to pursue any career and feel confident to take on any job.”

Previous Intern Testimonials:

"This internship has been an incredibly invaluable experience. Ying has been a gracious and dedicated mentor to me, for she has taught me so much about the craft of writing children's books, from picture books to graphic novels to middle grade novels. She has also shown me how to navigate the business side--the emails, the book deals, the negotiations, the social media, etc.--of being an author. I have truly learned so much from interning for her that I find it challenging, if not impossible, to sum it all up in a single paragraph. I hope this brief account of my experience will suffice, then, and I could not be more grateful for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity."

Ian (2020)

"For over ten months, Ying's determination in both the business and creative aspects of her career has taught me the value of hard work, organization, and self-sufficiency. Aside from gaining important technical skills in writing and editing, Ying has taught me invaluable lessons in perseverance and patience.

As in life, you only get what you give. This internship has shown me that you are only as talented as the amount of work you put in. Ying's guidance will take you far, but you have to go farther."

Leon (2018)

Job Types: Part-time, Internship

Schedule:

  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday
  • Weekend availability

COVID-19 considerations:
Position is fully remote!

Education:

  • High school or equivalent (Required)

Work Location: Remote

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Publish award-winning fiction and non-fiction. Adapt children's books into movies and TV shows.
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