TIN HOUSE BOOKS OPEN POSITIONS AND INTERNSHIPS

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Internships:

 

Tin House Publicity Assistant

Salary: $40,000
Duration: Full-time
Location: Portland, OR / Open to Remote

Overview:

Tin House, publisher of award-winning literary fiction, nonfiction, and poetry; home to a renowned workshop and seminar series; and partner of a critically acclaimed podcast, is seeking a Publicity Assistant.

Responsibilities for the position include but are not limited to:

  • 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 analytics and engagement.
  • Assist with author events and tours, creating detailed author itineraries, including coordination of travel, hotel accommodations and car services for touring authors, and conducting event follow-up.
  • Conduct social media influencer campaigns including budgeting, assembling, and mailing books/packages.
  • Facilitate Tin House Galley Club early readers program.
  • Manage awards submissions.
  • Provide general administrative support, including managing in-bound publicity requests, ordering mailing supplies, coordinating & conducting galley and finished book mailings, creating and facilitating online meetings, creating and maintaining press releases, 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 InDesign.
  • Enthusiasm for participating in and contributing to a small, creative, and supportive team.
  • 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.

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

This position can be based in our headquarters in Portland, Oregon, with flexibility on working a hybrid schedule between home and office. We are also open to remote locations in the US.

Position will provide a benefits package that includes health, dental, and vision insurance, paid vacation, and a retirement savings plan.

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.

The deadline to apply is June 21, 2024

No phone calls, please.

INTERNSHIPS

Tin House periodically hires interns for the Books division. 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 $15.45/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

Design

Marketing & Publicity

Learn more about the eligibility for internships.

To apply, please submit all requested materials through the linked application form under the specific internship description. For questions about the design internship, 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 10-15 hours per week between 9 AM and 5 PM PST on Monday through Friday, at a requested commitment of 6 months. Interns will receive $15.45/hour, as well as finished copies of books published during their internship.

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:

  • We will be accepting applications through a Submittable link when the application period reopens.

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.

 

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:

  • Deadlines will be posted on our website and on social media when applications reopen

Application Materials:

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

 

Marketing & Publicity Design Internship

Tin House seeks design applicants with a love of reading and a passion for design in the literary sphere. Candidates should have strong digital design skills and an interest in learning about the digital design process in the publicity and marketing departments of an independent publishing house.

Tasks:
  • Assist with all assets of digital design within the publicity and marketing teams of Tin House, including A+ graphics, tour graphics, social media assets and banners, and digital assets for promotion.
  • Support Publicity and Marketing through digital design and web advertising including newsletters via Mailchimp.
  • Brainstorm and assist in the creation of targeted promotional assets.
  • Attend the weekly production meeting and weekly publicity and marketing meeting.
  • Perform light assorted administrative duties like mailings.
Availability:
We request that individuals be available to work 8–10 hours per week at a commitment of one year. Interns will receive $15.45/hour, as well as finished copies of books published during their internship. This internship is open to remote candidates.
Qualifications:
  • Proficient in Adobe Photoshop and have working experience in Adobe Illustrator and InDesign.
  • Candidates should be detail oriented and have the ability to stay organized, communicate effectively, work well independently and collaboratively, and budget time and multiple projects efficiently.
Application Deadlines:
  • Application materials are due by 11:59 PM PST on Monday, March 25.
Application Materials:
  • A cover letter
  • A detailed resume
  • A portfolio including digital, advertising, and social media samples

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