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Paid Sales and Marketing Internship – Books (3-4 days per week for 1 year)

New Internationalist, Oxford

Deadline for applications: Tuesday 21 April 2015

The New Internationalist is looking for an intern to work three to four days per week to support all aspects of books sales and marketing. We are looking for an enthusiastic and organised individual with interests in ebook production and distribution, direct sales, sales support and online & offline promotion. You will also support other members of the sales and marketing team on occasions.

The paid post lasts for a year, and begins on or near 15 May 2015. There is some flexibility in working hours, between three and four days per week.

To apply, please send an email marked ‘books sales & marketing internship application’ to Dan Raymond-Barker at danrb(at) including:

  • a CV, including referees
  • a covering letter explaining why you would like to work for the New Internationalist and how you meet our 'desirable skills' criteria.

Closing date for applications: Tuesday 21 April 2015

Interviews: Week commencing Monday 27 April 2015

Please note: Applications will only be accepted from those who have permission to work in the UK. Successful applicants would be expected to make their own accommodation arrangements in Oxford.


  • Managing sales material distribution and metadata
    Creating sales material (AIs, sales kits, cover drafts, sample material) and sending it to our distributors worldwide; managing sales and marketing data on various platforms; taking existing copy and following a template to give full instructions to our studio to design the material or designing the material using InDesign; distribution of hard copies or PDFs. Distribution of metadata to distributors, wholesalers and retailers.
  • Working on our ebooks programme
    Creating web-ready PDFs to specification, loading them as necessary onto distributors and vendors websites and ftp servers along with all relevant metadata.
  • Supporting publicity and promotion
    Researching and implementing social media marketing; liaising with external publicists to supply relevant materials; managing author questionnaires and reacting to opportunities as they come up; researching academic contacts for course adoptions; keeping our publishing site up-to-date.
  • Direct sales and social media marketing
    Optimising marketing information and pricing on and all our online shops. Managing social media marketing, promoting content, offers, features and events.

You will also be assigned specific tasks as they are required, where we will try to take account of your existing skills, interests and experience.

The New Internationalist is a workers’ co-operative. As well as being a member of the Sales and Marketing team and attending regular Publications group meetings you will also attend Co-op meetings when teams and groups report. You may be invited, or may request, to join other Co-op meetings or meetings of Business Activity Groups.

Desirable skills

  • Indesign (or similar DTP software like Scribus) and Photoshop (or other image editing software like GIMP)
  • Understanding of social media marketing
  • Experience of content management systems and digital workflows
  • Magento ecommerce software or similar
  • Effective copy-writing and creative ideas
  • Confident communication
  • Self-motivated and organised. Manages own time well. A 'can-do' approach
  • Awareness and support of the New Internationalist Co-operative's mission to support human rights & social and environmental justice.


Pay is in line with Oxford City Council Living Wage guidelines: £8.69 per hour, or £15,816 pa pro rata (working an average of 3.5 days per week annual pay would be £11071). No overtime payments will be made. Statutory deductions will be made for Income Tax and NI and payment will be made on the nearest working day to the 28th of each month.

Holiday leave

Annual holiday leave is 25 days pro rata.

Reporting and review of work

You will report to the Publications Sales and Marketing Manager. Reviews of work will be carried out every three months. This is an opportunity for the intern to assess their work and see how to develop their skills, and to agree targets and objectives.

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