We will be accepting interns shortly for the Fall of 2013. Please check back in May 2013 for application and internship information. Please read our expectations and then scroll down to read more about the available internships. Virtual internships also available: Skype, Google+ etc.
Thank you for your interest in ZLS Publishing.
We take our internship program very seriously here at ZLS. We understand that an internship is sometimes the only way an intern will get the opportunity to get into the field they are interested in. We believe internships should be teachable moments and so we provide our interns with the opportunity to receive hands-on experience in a variety of departments and to polish their communication talents in an intimate, supervised atmosphere.
We seek interns who are motivated to learn about the book publishing industry from the unique perspective of an independent book publisher. Our publishing internship is an opportunity to learn about all aspects of book publishing in a small, friendly environment. Our interns will get the chance to gain experience and develop skills reading and evaluating book proposals; writing clear, effective copy, including catalog copy, press materials, and blog posts; contributing to author/book publicity and marketing campaigns; as well as helping with periodic mailings and various administrative tasks.
All credit is college credit only. Sophomores and up. Interns work between 6-15 hours a week.
If given the opportunity to intern with ZLS, the following will be expected of you. In the event that while interning you do not meet our expectations, your internship may be terminated.
Be professional. Treat this internship as if it were a job. Keep in mind that you don’t know who your internship boss knows. Don’t burn a bridge by being unprofessional.
Have a passion for books/reading in addition to whatever you are in school learning. We find that students who are full of passion do better in this type of internship than those that aren’t. Those students who take the attitude that this is another class do not do well here in our internship program.
Ask questions, assume nothing. Publishing changes more often than you can keep up with.
Writing skills along with Word processing skills (MS Office); Internet research skills, ability to work independently, organizational skills, flexibility to perform a variety of tasks needed in each department.
Reliability and punctuality. Interns are expected to call if something prevents them from coming in at the agreed time. No call no show will result in your internship being terminated. We have a zero tolerance policy on no call, no show.
Sales and Business Intern:
Requirements: Prefer someone who has sales experience, studying sales, business or marketing. Looking for people with a passion for business. A passion for books is a plus. Must have excellent communication skills. Must be reliable, energetic, hardworking and honest.
Internship Duties: Interns will be assigned one major project focusing on sales growth over the fall. In addition to the core project, there will be multiple opportunities to participate in various sales and marketing functions. The fall culminates with a presentation to the on the findings and recommendations for improving sales and execution of the ZLS Publishing brands.
Social Media Intern:
Requirements: A love of reading, excellent writing skills, great organization skills, familiarity with Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and other social media, smart, creative, self-motivated, detail-oriented, forward-thinking individuals. Excel/Word/Internet proficiency is essential.
Job Duties: Will work with team to keep social media up to date and assist with the smooth running of office.
ZLS Publishing’s magazine-PEN & PROFIT$ is seeking a magazine intern to help with the production of the bi-monthly magazine.
The ideal candidate will be extremely organized; very creative, excellent communicator, write well, be willing to perform administrative tasks; be able to develop new stories (for print and online); fact-check pieces on tight deadlines; have project management and organizational skills and the ability to work independently and at a brisk pace. Must have a high level of self-motivation and be used to working as part of a small team and excellent research skills. They should also be familiar with Adobe Photoshop/InDesign. Two writing samples or graphic/photographic samples are required with cover letter and resume.
Job Duties: Duties may include administrative work, proofreading, page-layout, typesetting, and other duties as needed to bring the magazine together.
For more information about our magazine visit the magazine website at: www.penandprofitsmagazine.com
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Opportunity to learn about Business and Publishing. Opportunity to learn how to grow a business.
To apply for an internship position, email us your resume, cover letter and samples of your graphic design skills to: email@example.com