Yale University Press London (YUPL) is launching an internship, to run for six months from early spring. Working in partnerhship with Creative Access, the placement is open to Black, Asian and ethnically diverse candidates.
The paid placement will be in the marketing department at YUPL, and is designed to provide hands-on experience in the publishing industry through mentoring from Yale’s marketing and sales teams, across trade, art and academic books.
The candidate will gain skills in publicity, online advertising, creating assets, analytics and be invited to take part in staff meetings, industry events and online training sessions.
Heather McCallum, m.d. of Yale University Press London, said: “We are really thrilled to be initiating an internship for a marketing trainee at Yale University Press London as part of our active and long-term commitment to make our list, our publishing and our organisation more inclusive and diverse. We share with our peer publishers a keen desire to diversify our team.”
McCallum went on to say that the marketing department, where the placement will be based, “is at the vanguard of our significant changes and evolution over the last year. We hope that this will enable a really exciting overview of all elements of the publishing process and life of a book, from acquisitions, editorial and production through to selling and the backlist. Marketing intersects clearly with all these elements and our team has put together an original and thorough programme.”
The deadline for applications is 3rd January 2021.