I have a lot of writing and producing that I've put off as I have launched this venture, and now is the time to get some help so I can get back to that part of the business.
Below are the qualifications for being a Pulp 2.0 intern, some hints as to what we have coming up and what you can expect to get out of the experience:
Specifically, I am looking for two interns - one to handle the graphic design grunt work so I can focus on acquisitions and the promotions, then do followup design polishes, and a Marketing intern to handle those sorts of duties - sending press releases, review copies, etc...
Both would come in twice / three times a week in the afternoons to work for approximately 3 hrs. Ideally, from 2pm to 5pm, but I'm flexible. Also ideally, the interns wouldn't be in the office at the same time so I could be completely available. The duration of the internship would be approximately three months.
Graphic Design Interns:
Must be Mac computer literate and familiar with Photoshop, InDesign, and basic functions. The graphic design intern will be tasked with duties such as:
- Research - finding photos, fonts, layout ideas for print design, Scanning.
- Photoshop work - photo reformatting. Basic design for print and web. Cover layout.
- InDesign - basic book / text layout.
- Archiving files
- Prepping files for printing - uploading.
- Web email blast design.
- Web banner and icon design.
- Other design.
Any other skills such as Flash, text conversion (ID File to EPub), or HTML are greatly desired, but not required. I need someone who can bring a strong sense of design and professionalism to even the most menial of tasks.
The Marketing intern must also be Mac literate as well as familiar with internet services like Google docs, Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, and so on. If you have your own laptop you'd prefer to use then that's okay too. You really need to be detail oriented and be able to multi-task.
- Research: List building - press, customers, industry, authors.
- Website updates - Wordpress, YouTube and Facebook.
- Writing first draft outlines for press releases
- Updating spreadsheets - schedules, receivables, Title materials checklists
- Email correspondence
- Mail / shipping
- Live event preparation - orders, etc...
What you get out of this as a Pulp 2.0 Intern:
- School credit. I will sign off on any necessary paperwork for your school.
- Experience with a company that is expanding into ebooks, comics, and other media that I'm not allowed to talk about yet.
- An excellent portfolio of work after you've finished your internship.
- A letter of recommendation from me.
- Networking opportunities with some of my colleagues in Publishing, TV, Movies and Comics.
- Feedback/ Instruction: I share space with graphic designers and other creatives. You will have the opportunity to show your portfolio / resume' of work to working professionals who can assist you in positioning yourself well in a very tough job market.
- Promotion - you'll be mentioned on our website, Facebook page and in the occasional Tweet.
- You'll receive a copy of any book you work on. Graphic design interns will receive a credit for text layout on the book's publisher's page / indicia.
I am now accepting resume's (within the body of the email) and links to online portfolios. Please email to: newpulpmedia (at) gmail dot com. No Facebook messages or tweets please unless it's to retweet or share this posting.