Magazine –Marketing/Communications Assistant for Books Section– VOLUNTEER
Picture This Post magazine, www.picturethispost.com, alerts time-strapped readers to cultural offerings that are the best match for their interests in art, books, dance, film, museums, music, theater, as well as travel with a focus on culture. We not only cover culture creators and venues with high name recognition, but also delight in helping to showcase bold, creative strokes by fledgling artists in all genres.
You Will Learn How to Network and Conduct Professional Correspondence Campaigns
This student volunteer position will teach you how to represent a magazine to its various stakeholders—readers and the culture creators we profile. While not listed as an “internship” position, most of our past and current student volunteers concur that the training and educational opportunities in this and other Picture This Post volunteer positions far exceeds that of most internship jobs. The more time you put into this experience the more you will get out of it.
BOOKS BEAT –
This position focuses on a specific books beat. You do not need to be an “expert”, but for this position you should have a keen interest in books and publishing.
Here is a link to the Picture This Post Books Section—where you click a picture to read a story. Keep clicking “Read More” to find earlier book reviews in our magazine.
You might also check out our recent video on the Picture This Post YouTube channel about our writers’ BEST BOOKS picks—
Please note that Picture This Post does NOT review adult or YA fiction—see our guidelines for publishers—
– Commitment to fulfill tasks for all Picture This Post staff members—to remain in good standing (estimated time commitment of 30 – 60 minutes/week—on no particular schedule. See Picture This Post Expectations of ALL Student Volunteers
-Commit to 10 hours/week en toto.
What You Will Do:
-You will correspond via email and social media messaging with authors, publishers, book fair organizers and others in the publishing world, starting with those who have been profiled in Picture This Post preview, review and interview articles.
-You will learn how to use the Picture This Post social media automation to publicize stories on the Picture This Post social media pages.
-You will do all the Expectations of ALL Student Volunteers tasks: completing social media posts; keeping up with the writer/editor feedback system ( a key Picture This Post staff training tool); joining staff rotations for shared tasks such as sending newsletter opt-in emails and uploading events to the Picture This Post Readers’ Calendar
Note: these miscellaneous tasks take about 30-60 minutes a week.
-You can add on to your Marketing/Communications Assistant for Books role with other Picture This Post Jobs—your schedule permitting. **The top recommendation is to also get training to be able to create previews of book fair events in the magazine.
What You Will Learn:
This position is an excellent opportunity for anyone interested in both non-fiction books and developing skillsets for marketing/communications.