Are you interested in independent literature, contemporary art, and publishing? Are you completely awesome? Like the idea of joining a misﬁt band of artsy weirdos as we try to promote poetry, ﬁction, and art that might otherwise go unpublished? Well, friend, you could be Printer’s Devil Review’s new communications and marketing intern, helping our readers stay connected with the magazine between issues by writing for our blog and managing our social media presence. It’s unpaid—but you’re not alone there; PDR is non-commercial and the editors all volunteer their time because they care about independent art and lit. Sound like fun? Check out the full listing below:
Communications & Marketing Intern, Printer’s Devil Review
Printer’s Devil Review, an independent literary journal focused on new and emerging writers, is looking for a communications and marketing intern to help us build and sustain relationships with readers through blogs, social media, audio-visual projects, interviews with contributors, email newsletters, promotional materials, and outreach to news media.
Depending on the candidate’s interests and strengths, she will:
- Evaluate our current communications strategy and recommend improvements.
- Compose, update, and post content to the magazine’s site and social media accounts (Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Tumblr). The intern will work with closely with the editor to develop a lively and accessible voice for the magazine’s online presence that also reﬂects PDR’s guiding values: support for emerging writers and artists; editorial independence; and a commitment to providing free, open access to art and literature.
- Monitor and analyze website traﬃc and social media engagement.
- Disseminate calls for submissions to online groups, message boards, and writing programs.
- Prepare our monthly email newsletter.
- Design promotional materials (posters, broadsides, buttons, apparel, etc.).
- Pitch stories to local (Boston/New England) and literary news media.
- Assist with the planning and promotion of release parties and readings (approx. 1/year)
- Respond promptly to communications and requests from magazine staﬀ.
- Possibly produce and edit audio or video recordings for online posting.
Demonstrated interest in creative writing, contemporary literature, visual art, graphic design, or literary publishing. The editors are all artists and writers who volunteer their time to make the magazine happen. We want someone on our team who is as passionate as we are about at least some aspect of what we do.
Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
Proﬁciency with (or interest in learning) basic web technologies (e.g., HTML, CSS) and graphic production tools (e.g., Photoshop, Illustrator).
Familiarity with social media platforms and their audiences.
Some proﬁciency with Drupal, WordPress, or other WCMS a plus.
The ideal candidate would live in (or be easily able to travel to) the Boston area or otherwise be available for the occasional in-person meeting. That said, we’d be open to a purely remote work arrangement with the right candidate.
Why Volunteer with PDR?
We can oﬀer a unique experience for someone interested in a career in publishing or the arts. You will gain experience in all aspects of the editorial and production processes for a literary magazine on the cutting edge of new technologies.
We are not looking for someone to get us coﬀee or make copies. We are looking for someone who would like to build her resume and develop new areas of expertise.
Depending on what you’re interested in and your existing skills, we can teach you how to:
- Design magazines and print books.
- Make ebooks.
- Produce audio features and interviews.
- Shoot and edit video for the web.
- Design responsive web sites.
- Produce graphics using the latest Adobe tools.
- Develop websites using Drupal.
- Copyedit your work and the work of others.
- Write better ﬁction.
- Launch your own magazine.
How to Apply
Send a resume and a brief cover letter explaining your interest in the position and what you hope to get out of it to email@example.com. If you currently write a blog about some topic (or contribute to one), please include a link so we can see a sample of your writing online.