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Publicity Internship

Goose Lane Editions, Canada’s oldest independent publisher, is seeking a dynamic team player to join our publicity department for a one-year internship. This is an excellent opportunity to work with award-winning authors, top literary festivals, and media across Canada. The successful candidate will also gain valuable marketing and publishing experience, working with a wide variety of titles including fiction, poetry, non-fiction, guidebooks, and art publications.  

  • Assist in the development of a range of advertising, promotional, and media materials, including posters, invitations, media releases, and advertising copy
  • Assist in the development and execution of publicity plans, including the development of media lists and media strategies for specific titles
  • Coordinate review copy mailings and follow-ups to national media
  • Provide research materials to assist the Publicity Manager and Publisher in the development of title-specific marketing plans for a range of titles
  • Help manage GLE’s social media channels , including the execution of title-specific social media campaigns
  • Work with booksellers, museums, galleries, literary festivals, reading series, and other venues to secure and promote appropriate promotional events
  • Develop itineraries for authors on tour (including arrangements for travel and accommodations)
  • Provide regular, timely updates for our sales team, including in-person, email, and telephone communication, ensuring they are well informed and equipped to best represent the company’s titles in specific market areas
  • Identify appropriate awards and prepare submission packages
  • Administrative duties as required

  • Undergraduate degree or college diploma
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to thrive within a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
  • Strong attention to detail
  • •Excellent organizational and time-management skills
  • An appreciation for and familiarity with Canadian literature
  • Familiarity with social media and Hootsuite an asset

The internship will begin June 19, 2017 and run for a period of one-year. The successful candidate will be expected to work 40 hrs per week in our Fredericton, New Brunswick office, at $14.00/hour. Please note that while the start date may be adjusted to accommodate applicants from other provinces, Goose Lane Editions does not offer relocation expenses.

To apply, please submit a résumé and cover letter to Kathleen Peacock, publicity manager,  at no later than May 26, 2017. While we thank all applicants for their interest, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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