employment and interns
Write Bloody’s internship program is essential in keeping our books alive. We are a hands-on, close-knit company, looking for those genuinely interested in becoming a part of our growth. What we do offer is a hands-on approach to publishing that you won’t receive at any other company. No coffee runs. No cleaning the bathroom. Actual work on manuscripts, printing, promotions, social media, website management. You will soon be promoted to author representative for those who excel. We cannot pay our interns, but for those literary lovers that are driven, we can offer an awesome learning experience, lunch and a strong letter of recommendation. We believe in little bureaucracy and fast action. Every year is a mile-stone for us as we attempt to tackle and crush the corporate model for publishing with our new, fresh approach.
We are looking for interns who:
Are confident in communicating (both written and oral)
Know their way around a computer (Mac preferred. Laptop a must.)
Ipages and Word doc programs a must.
Web and media savvy (You should have a blog, twitter and facebook site.)
Are driven by powerful words, creative, organized and can multi-task
Positive people. We want people to come to us with ideas as we share ours.
Application Due: Rolling Admission
What we want:
Looking for energetic self-starters who want to learn the ins and outs of a small publishing company from afar.
Satellite interns will be asked to complete one task a week, typically taking between three and five hours.
Interns must be willing to work in the following areas:
Offering insight and ideas based off of marketing research
What you want:
Write Bloody is run on a team basis. We want you to learn and expand the area of knowledge you most enjoy, so although some tasks may not be your favorite, we will try to divvy out projects based on interest and area of strength. You will touch every aspect of publishing, due to the size of our business.
Location: Austin Texas
Fall Intern Dates: August 20- Oct 20
Application Due: June 25- July 10
Spring Intern Dates: January 14- March 30
Feb 15- April 30
Application Due: Nov 20- December 5
Summer Intern Dates: June 15-August 15
Application Due: April 15- May 1
Due to limited space, we can only accept two to three In-House applicants per season. If you are accepted, feel proud that you beat our dozens of applicants. We believe our company is so sought after for internships due to the real knowledge and task management that our team learns to accomplish.
Our application process, therefore, is taken seriously. We are looking for hands-on, confident interns that aren’t afraid to work hard and try new things. Only those who are genuinely interested in the publishing industry and the direction of Write Bloody should apply. Creativity, energy and the ability to multi-task are essential. The intern can expect to work Tuesday through Friday from 11 to 5 during the designated dates. We have tried to develop our time periods to suit the needs of student internships. Please make note on your application if this time period is not good for you, alterations can be made on dates and mandatory hours regulated by schools.
What you can expect:
Interns will get the full experience of how a small publishing company is run.
They must be prepared to learn and grow in the following areas:
Stocking and Delivery
Oral and written communication
Reading and Editing
Planning and organizing events
Submit a Resume, links to your sites and Cover Letter to Writebloody@gmail.com
Cover letter must include the following:
What internship you are applying for (Satellite/ In-house)
Links to your social media networks
A short blurb on why you want to work within the publishing industry, specifically Write Bloody
A short blurb on what your strengths are/ why you can help our company
Both Satellite and In-House applicants can expect to hear back from Write Bloody within the month after applying. If you are accepted, you will receive a packet that will further explain your intern experience, expectations and software you should familiarize yourself with.
Programs we often use:
Programs that are a plus but not needed: