OPEN POSITIONS AND INTERNSHIPS

To learn more about the specific positions available, click these links or scroll through:

Publicity Assistant: Apply by June 4, 2021
Workshop Manager: Apply by June 20, 2021

Internships:

  • Editorial: Apply by June 18, 2021
  • Design: Currently closed for applications

Job Openings

Tin House Publicity Assistant
Salary: $33,000
Duration: Full-Time
Benefits: Health; Dental; Vision; IRA
Location: Portland, OR

Overview:
Tin House Books seeks a Publicity Assistant to join the team promoting our award-winning fiction, non-fiction and poetry titles. This position reports directly to our Publicity Director and works closely with our Marketing and Editorial Departments. The ideal candidate will have an interest in building relationships within the book publishing, media and influencer communities, excellent attention to detail, and a desire for hands-on learning about the publicity process in book publishing. The candidate will help grow media and consumer attention for titles and authors through traditional and emerging media platforms, including TV, radio, print, online and social outlets. They will help at every stage of publicity campaigns.  

Responsibilities for the position include:
-Assist with Tin House media campaigns as assigned: write pitch letters, perform online research to acquire media and influencer contacts, and draft mailing lists
-Assist with scheduling, content, and copywriting social media posts, while maintaining content calendars and providing regular reports on conversions/sales and engagement
-Assist with author events and tours, creating detailed author itineraries, including coordination of travel, hotel accommodations and car service for touring authors, and conduct event follow-up
-Conduct social media influencer campaigns
-Facilitate Tin House GalleyClub early readers program
-Manage awards submissions
-Provide general administrative support, including managing in-bound email/phone publicity requests, ordering mailing supplies, coordinating & conducting galley and finished book mailings, creating and facilitating online meetings, creating and maintaining press releases via InDesign, processing expense reports and invoices, taking notes in meetings, etc.

Qualifications: 
-A demonstrated interest in literary book publishing with a focus on publicity, including interacting with the press and the general literary community
-Is extremely detail-oriented with superior written and verbal communication skills and excellent interpersonal skills
-Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Google Office Suite
-Proficiency in social media platforms
-Working knowledge of Adobe Creative Cloud software, especially in InDesign
-Enthusiasm for participating in and contributing to a small, creative, and supportive office
-Self-directed and quick to take initiative, while also possessing demonstrated ability to work well with others on a team
-Commitment to diversity and inclusion, and the multifaceted work of book publicity through an equity lens

Compensation and Benefits
The benefits package for this position includes health, dental, and vision insurance, three weeks of paid vacation, a Simple IRA after 1 year of employment, and flexible PTO. The starting salary is $33,000. Due to COVID-19, this position will work remotely until September 1, 2021 when our headquarters in Portland, OR will reopen. 

To Apply:
Please send a resume and cover letter with the subject line “Publicity Assistant Job Posting” to careers@tinhouse.com. 

The deadline to apply is June 4, 2021. 

 No phone calls, please.

ABOUT TIN HOUSE
Publisher of award-winning books of literary fiction, nonfiction, and poetry; home to a renowned workshop and seminar series; and partner of a critically acclaimed podcast, Tin House champions writing that is artful, dynamic, and original. Tin House authors have garnered acclaim everywhere from The New York Times and NPR to The Wall StreetJournal and People magazine. We are proud to publish and promote writers who speak to a wide range of experiences, lending context and nuance to their examination of our world.

Tin House is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, physical ability, neurodiversity, age, family status, or economic background/status.

Tin House welcomes applicants from diverse and underrepresented communities and values a wide array of talents and perspectives. People of color and veteran, immigrant, refugee, disabled, and LGBTQI+ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Job Openings

Tin House Workshop Manager
Salary: $40,000
Duration: Full-Time
Benefits: Health; Dental; Vision; IRA
Location: Portland, OR; Remote
Application Deadline: June 20th, 2021
Start Date: September 1st, 2021

Overview:
Tin House Workshop seeks a Workshop Manager to join the team leading our renowned workshops, craft intensives, and residencies. The candidate will help expand programming and support leadership in meeting the needs of our diverse and growing literary community. Working closely with our Director and Assistant Director, the Workshop Manager will assist in running our mission-driven programs, including our in-person and online workshops, and help implement policies and programming through the lens of the workshop’s stated core values. This position places a strong emphasis on reading and evaluating applications. The ideal candidate is interested in engaging with emerging writers and fostering equitable practices that allow all participants to flourish. This listing is open to remote work or in-person when our offices in Portland, OR open up again. All candidates must commit to being in Portland three times a year for our in-person workshops. This position will start on September 1st. 

Responsibilities for the position include:
-Read and evaluate applications across genres, including fiction, nonfiction, poetry, YA, and graphic narrative.
-Help select award winners and collaborate in creating new programming and scholarship opportunities.
-Assist in organizing and running workshops and programming.
-Host online and in-person events throughout the year.
-Administer online platforms for workshop participants.
-Manage workshop billing and contracts.
-Assist in social media marketing campaigns and postings.
-Contribute to ongoing discussions and internal/external policies related to equity and the decentering of whiteness within workshop spaces and publishing.

Qualifications: 
-A commitment to equity and inclusivity and a history of advocating for emerging and underrepresented voices is mandatory for this position.
-Avid reader of work by contemporary authors in various genres and knowledge of current literary journals/websites.
-Displays confidence evaluating written work.
-Evidence of familiarity with Tin House Workshops and enthusiasm for our programs.
-Ability to have sustained and focused reading for long stretches of the day.
-A background in literary or community organizing.
-Familiarity with current discussions of workshop ethics and best practices.
-Experience in running or attending workshops or similar types of conferences.
-Proven ability to work independently and under deadlines.
-Open to working some weekends (with compensated time-off) during conferences and being present for three in-person workshops in Portland.
-Familiarity with Google Workplace, Quickbooks, and Submittable.
-Established relationships with the writing community in Portland considered a plus.

Compensation and Benefits
The starting salary is $40,000. The benefits package for this position includes health, dental, and vision insurance, three weeks of paid vacation, and flexible PTO.  Transition assistance will be provided for those relocating to Portland.  All work will be remote until all COVID restrictions have been lifted.

About the Workshop
Now in its 19th year, the Tin House Workshop offers a wide range of programming, including its Summer and Winter Workshops, as well as Residencies and Craft Intensives. You can learn more about our programming here: https://tinhouse.com/workshop/

To Apply:
Please send a resume and cover letter that introduces yourself, your interest in the position, and a few thoughts on what makes for a good workshop. Please send  everything as one document to workshop@tinhouse.com with a subject line of “Workshop Job Posting.” 

The deadline to apply is June 20th. 

 No phone calls, please.

We welcome applicants from diverse and underrepresented communities and value a wide array of talents and perspectives. People of color and veteran, immigrant, refugee, disabled, and LGBTQI+ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply

Tin House Workshop is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, physical ability, neurodiversity, age, family status, or economic background/status.

Internships

Tin House periodically hires interns for the Books division. During the six-month internship, interns get an inside look at the daily happenings of an independent publishing house, and help with production-related projects, attend staff and department meetings, and develop industry-specific skills. While the majority of time will be spent working in one department, interns will get to know staff members company-wide and have informational meetings with each department. 

Interns will receive $15.00/hour, as well as finished copies of books published during their internship.

To learn more about the specific internships available, click these links or scroll through:

Editorial - Apply by June 18, 2021
Design - Closed for applications

Learn more about the eligibility for internships.

To apply, please submit all requested materials through the linked application form under the specific internship description. Any questions should be directed to internapplications@tinhouse.com (when emailing, please specify which internship you are inquiring about). For questions about design internships, contact artintern@tinhouse.com.

Please do not send application materials to these addresses.

The following requirements apply to all internships, across divisions:

Eligibility:

I-9 Employee Eligibility Verification is required. Tin House is committed to providing a learning experience and avenue into publishing for those who identify as part of historically underrepresented groups in the industry, and we welcome and value a wide array of talents and perspectives. People of color, and veteran, immigrant, refugee, disabled, and LGBTQI+ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. People who have previously interned at Tin House, in any division, are not eligible to apply.

If you need reasonable accommodation at any point in the application or interview process, please let us know.

EDITORIAL INTERNSHIP

Tin House seeks applicants with a passion for contemporary literature and discerning taste in fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry. Candidates should have an interest in learning about the editorial role at an independent publishing house. The intern will work directly with the Tin House editorial team and experience the full production process of a book, from start to finish.

Tasks:

  • Take part in production-related projects for forthcoming titles. This includes assistance with copyediting and proofreading, per Chicago Manual of Style and Tin House's in-house style guide.
    • Prior familiarity with the Chicago Manual of Style is a plus, though not required.
  • Read and provide feedback on agented manuscript submissions.
  • Assist with light, assorted administrative duties.

Availability:

This internship is remote. The editorial intern works 10-16 hours per week between Monday and Friday, at a requested commitment of 6 months. Interns will receive $15.00/hour, as well as finished copies of books published during their internship.

The internship will begin in mid-July, with a specific start date to be agreed upon in conjunction with the intern.

Qualifications:

Critical reading skills, careful attention to detail, and a love for literature. Must work well independently and collaboratively, and budget time and multiple projects efficiently. A love for tea and/or coffee is a plus.

Application Deadlines:

  • Applications are due by Friday, June 18th

Application Materials:

  • A cover letter explaining how you believe your taste and interests might complement and supplement those of the editors at Tin House.
  • A write-up of a recently published book that you had mixed feelings about (it doesn’t need to be a Tin House book, though it’s also fine if it is . . . entirely up to you.) Please write 3-4 paragraphs (no more than two pages) that demonstrate enthusiasm for what you loved about the book, and clear thinking about your reservations and suggested changes.
  • A detailed resume.

Apply:

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DESIGN INTERNSHIP

Tin House seeks design applicants with a love of reading and a passion for book and publication design. Candidates should have strong print production skills and an interest in learning about the production process at an independent publishing house. The intern will work directly with the art director and senior designer.

Tasks:

  • Assist with all phases of print production for Tin House, including styling typography, creating and revising InDesign layouts, editing photographs, creating spot art, and participating in weekly production meetings
  • Design and/or update print and web collateral including schedules and itineraries
  • Support Publicity through design of print and web advertising including newsletters via Mailchimp and banners and graphics for social media
  • Brainstorm and assist in the creation of targeted promotional pieces including postcards and specialty influencer packages
  • Offer design ideas for book covers and interiors
  • Perform light assorted administrative duties including file prep for ebooks, scanning, archiving, and filing of completed projects

Availability:

This internship is based in Portland, OR office and cannot be done remotely.*  We request that individuals be available to work 8–10 hours per week at a requested commitment of 6 months. 

*Due to COVID-19, this requirement will be adjusted until it is safe to re-open the office.

Qualifications:

Must be proficient in Adobe InDesign and have some working experience / expertise in Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator. A familiarity with contemporary literature is helpful but not necessary. Other desirable qualities include a strong attention to detail and the ability to stay organized and to communicate precisely and effectively. Must work well independently and collaboratively, and budget time and multiple projects efficiently.

Application Deadlines:

  • Applications are currently closed.

Application Materials:

  • A cover letter explaining why you’re applying to Tin House and this position, specifically
  • A detailed resume and portfolio

Apply:

Apply Here