Allen and Unwin Publishing House/Internship / Work Experience/Unpaid

Sydney

Posted 1 Jun 2022

Closes 1 Jul 2022

Allen & Unwin, Australia’s largest independent book publisher is currently looking for a keen PR/Communications student with a passion for books to join our publicity team for a 3-month unpaid internship. This is an in person and hands-on internship to gain skills and insight into the Australian media and publishing industries, and in conjunction with your university will go towards your course credits.

Your main tasks will include:

  • Learning to create press releases and schedules
  • Assisting with recording media coverage
  • Assisting with updating our media databases
  • Book mailouts to media contacts
  • Assisting in research tasks
  • Ad hoc duties for the team

What you’ll gain from an internship at A&U:

  • A written letter of reference
  • A daily travel allowance
  • One-on-one contact with the media, including print and online journalists, television and radio producers, bloggers and influencers
  • Experience in database management and creating publicity material

Desired skills & attributes:

  • Eager to learn
  • High level of motivation
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Excellent research and writing skills
  • A team player that doesn’t mind helping out where possible
  • Passion, enthusiasm, and a can-do attitude
  • Excellent verbal and written communication

The right candidate must be able to work in a fast-paced department with impeccable attention to detail, have excellent communication skills, and be available 2-3 days a week or however long necessary to fulfill the course required hours. Previous office experience is preferred but not essential. We’d ideally love to get someone to start in June. 

Please note, in-line with university course requirements, this is an unpaid internship.

Please submit your resume and a brief cover letter as well as your availability to publicity@allenandunwin.com