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Title: Sparkhouse Family Marketing Intern
Description: Marketing Intern
Sparkhouse Family
Minneapolis, full-time summer (12 weeks)

Are you a natural strategist?
Do you love children’s literature?
Are you interested in publishing?
Then we have an internship for you!

Sparkhouse Family is the children’s book division of 1517 Media. Our mission: to produce books that help kids thrive. We help parents instill an open-hearted, transformational, life-long Christian faith in their children at every age and stage. Our team is small, nimble, and tuned into the changes and opportunities in the 21st Century religious and publishing landscapes. We are passionate about creating books that make a difference.

The Sparkhouse Family team at 1517 Media is seeking a marketing intern who is interested in acquiring valuable skills in marketing and project management. Each intern will work with Sparkhouse Family for 12 action-packed weeks of promoting excellent Christian materials and learning about the publishing world.

It Starts With A Spark

This paid position will offer unique exposure to the world of Christian children’s trade publishing, including market expansion, traditional marketing, and digital and social media marketing activities.

Seeking Learners With:
• College experience, pursuing a degree in Marketing, Communication, Advertising, Public Relations, English, or a related field (junior or senior level students)
• Proven excellence in writing and oral communication
• Strong attention to detail
• Demonstrable proofreading skills for content and grammar
• The ability to take direction and work independently
• Basic knowledge of Excel (helpful)

Create. Inspire. Grow
As a Sparkhouse Family marketing intern, you may find yourself working on any of the following tasks:
• Assisting with writing copy for emails, web pages, print brochures, and other marketing tactics.
• Contributing to the development and curation of content for social media, including product features, sweepstakes, aspirational quotes, and promotional sales, and informing the corporate social strategy by conducting research on industry social media practices.
• Researching topics for blog posts and reporting on topic trends, investigating advertising opportunities, and evaluating results. This may also involve performing competitor analysis, and informing the marketing team of competitor’s products and marketing and advertisement strategies.
• Attending marketing and strategy meetings.
• Managing a set of marketing tactics for individual book titles, with oversight from the Marketing Director.
• Assisting the marketing team with social media and blog tactics.
• Assisting marketers with publicity outreach and marketing tactics.
• Writing and briefing design projects.
• Assisting with marketing project management.
• Learning about trade, consumer, library and academic book marketing, sales support, promotions planning, publicity outreach, and advertising strategy through a structured introduction to publishing program.

The marketing intern will work closely with all members of the marketing teams on operational projects as needed, and can expect to gain experience in proofreading print and digital marketing materials, and drafting marketing information forms for new products. While the internship involves no editorial work, you will observe the entire publishing process up close.

Applications will be reviewed upon receipt & phone interviews scheduled through Friday, December 29th. The in-person interview process may begin mid-December and continue into January.

Please Include a cover letter and list of references with your resume and application.

The 1517 Media paid internship program is robust, and includes an exciting and fun company culture, paid time off, and no-cost gym access in the 510 Marquette fitness center! The beautiful, newly re-designed corporate headquarters hosts 100 employees and is located in downtown Minneapolis with adjacent access to light rail and MetroTransit bus lines, as well as skyway access to restaurants, banks, and shopping centers.

Company: 1517 MEDIA
Location: Minneapolis, MN
How To Apply For This Job: Please Include a cover letter and list of references with your resume and application.
Date Posted: 11/10/2017 (Ongoing Job Posting)

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