Work with our book marketing dream team in our not-so-secret-anymore Portland office (frequency of office dog snuggles: high)
Both positions are likely to include data entry, basic HTML coding, market research, copywriting, basic design, mailing, events support, social media support, and more!
How to apply:
Please send a resume, brief cover letter, and a list of three books you’ve recently read and loved (with a few sentences about why you loved each of them), to Dory Athey, Marketing and Special Sales Manager, at email@example.com by 10am on Wednesday, July 24th with “Fall/Winter Internship Application” in the subject line. Please also note whether you’d prefer to be considered for the part-time or full-time position (or both) in the subject line. Don’t hesitate to reach out with questions (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Internship Applicant FAQ:
Does this internship include work with the Catapult magazine team?
No. The Portland office houses the book marketing team, which works across our three imprints: Catapult, Counterpoint Press, and Soft Skull Press. Former interns who have a demonstrated interest and aptitude for editorial work have occasionally been able to work with the magazine team—this is an infrequent occurrence and depends on the respective workloads of the magazine team and the book marketing team. That said, we love informational interviews! The magazine team is very generous with their time and knowledge and are often happy to set up video meetings with our interns to discuss editorial work, the running of a daily online magazine, and the ins and outs of Catapult.co.
Can this internship be done remotely?
Nope! We really want you in the office with us.
What kind of work can marketing and sales interns expect to be doing?
Both positions are likely to include data entry, basic HTML coding, market research, copywriting, basic design, mailing, events support, social media support, and more! This is not an internship for the spreadsheet-averse. But I promise: we’re fun nerds. Cool nerds! Really.
Catapult, Counterpoint, and Soft Skull Press have distinct editorial teams but share marketing, publicity, design, and production resources. Our Catapult list offers a space for risk-taking writers from all over the world to collide and be in conversation, bringing you literary fiction and artful narrative nonfiction from voices, emerging and established, that honor the craft of writing and broaden the literary landscape in America and beyond, serving the needs of a diverse and serious literary readership. Counterpoint’s list covers a wide array of genres—fiction (both story collections and novels) and nonfiction (both narrative and subject-driven), all of which collectively focus on current affairs and politics, counterculture, history, the environment, memoir, literary biography, religion, and philosophy. Soft Skull Press publishes books of every genre that engage art, culture, and current events in new and radical ways. All three imprints are committed to publishing diverse voices and literature in translation.
Dory Athey is a systems enthusiast, book publishing professional, and wannabe astrophysicist. She works in the marketing department of the independent publishing group that includes Catapult, Counterpoint Press, and Soft Skull Press. She lives in Hood River, OR.