Do you have outstanding writing skills and the ability to turn blah into brilliant? Do you know what a press release is? Are you interested in journalism and writing and publishing.
Are you a social media whizz? Can you dabble in design?
I am looking for a part-time intern to join a small team and learn the ropes of publishing, event organisation and media.
The Writing Room works with writers to be their books published. We are expanding to include a publicity arm and your job will be within this division.
A diploma / degree / qualification in PR, marketing or journalism is advantageous.
Salary will be based on experience and hours worked.
This is a part time position with a combination of office work or work from home. Office location Hout Bay. Please do not apply if you are not currently living in Cape Town.
Tasks may include:
Compile media lists
Gathering information for press kits
Working check-in at events
Writing simple press releases.
Act as an assistant, returning phone calls, replying to email, and maintaining the senior publicist’s schedule and contact directories.
Writing more creative press releases and working with writers and publishing houses to develop publicity strategies.
Social media content creation
Clipping client coverage across print, digital + social media
Media and influencer relations
Totally confident in all basic computer packages and social media applications - Excel, Word, Google Docs, FB, Instagram
Superior written and spoken English.
How to apply:
Send an application via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please write a covering letter in the body of your email in which you condense your experience and CV into 400 words.
Please then attach your CV as well as any writing samples if you have.
If you do not get a reply by 15 Feb please regard your application as unsuccessful.
Sarah Bullen is a writing coach, agent and book editor. She is a structure fanatic and wants to get all books into a publishable format.