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Walker Books Australia offers the following internships/work experience programs:
• Marketing and Sales Internship
• Publishing and Editorial Internship
• Work Experience

Marketing and Sales Internship

Are you looking to gain experience in the marketing, sales and publishing fields, have a strong interest in book publishing and want to work with a friendly supportive team?

Walker Books Australia is committed to publishing quality children’s books and is proud to be a market leader for over 20 years. We have a long history of providing internships and have employed many past interns ourselves. Based in Newtown, NSW, our Sales and Marketing Internship offers:

• Work experience directly with our sales and marketing team
• Flexible work days and hours (ideally one full day per week)
• Duration adjustable to suit course requirements

We love what we do at Walker Books Australia and we believe in delivering the highest quality picture books, fiction, non-fiction and YA. It’s a great place to be for someone who is passionate about sales, marketing and books!

What we are looking for:
• You are currently enrolled in an applicable Marketing or Publishing tertiary course
• You are motivated and are able to work with and without supervision
• You are flexible and love helping out wherever you can
• You have knowledge of Microsoft Office, especially Excel

Some of the tasks you will do include:
• Preparation of point-of-sale materials, conferences and sales team kits
• Receiving and distributing book material (you’ll often be the first person in Australia to see some books!)
• Assisting with digital marketing/social media tasks
• Sales team support
• Sitting in on selected marketing meetings
• Microsoft Office and Adobe Suite tasks

Please note:
• This internship is only available to students currently enrolled in an applicable tertiary course (Marketing or Publishing).
• You must have the right to live and study in Australia to apply for this internship.
• The internship is unpaid. This is a great opportunity to build on your studies with some practical experience.
• We can provide a work reference upon completion of the internship.

How to Apply:
If you would like to apply, please send us:
• Your CV
• A cover letter – let us know what you’re studying and what you’re hoping to learn from Walker Books!

Please send your application to personnelWBA@walkerbooks.com.au. Do not call as we will not accept any telephone applications from candidates or agencies.

Publishing and Editorial Internship

Walker Books’ Publishing and Editorial Internship assists students in meeting their educational requirements, developing and enhancing their skills and knowledge while experiencing the ‘real’ world of work.

Based in Sydney, NSW, this Publishing and Editorial Internship provides an introduction to the Publishing Industry, focusing on publishing and editorial responsibilities.

Publishing and Editorial:
• Read and comment on manuscript submissions
• Check page proofs and ebook files
• Assist designers with scanning of art and picture research
• Assist editors with fact checking and proofreading
• Assist with general admin tasks relating to the publishing team.
• Assist sales, marketing and publicity departments ad hoc where required

Program Structure:
• The standard duration of the program is 2 days per week for up to 8 weeks, negotiable.
• Participants will be assigned a mentor who will be their main point of contact during their work experience.

Conditions of Program:
• Participants must have an endorsement from their school/uni/programs. This internship must be recognised as part of their training/studies.
• Personal injury insurance for the student must be covered by the relevant education institute or program.
• This is an unpaid internship program.

How to Apply:
If you would like to apply, please send your cover letter, resume and introductory letters from your school/uni/program to personnelwba@walkerpublishinggroup.com.

Work Experience
Walker Books Australia offers a Work Experience Program for high school students. The program can be tailored to suit your needs. If you are interested in taking part, please email personnelwba@walkerpublishinggroup.com with the dates required.

Last updated on 02/04/19 at 05:55:32
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