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Quirk Books – Publicity and Marketing Intern (Spring/Summer 2019)


A part-time, paid internship position that allows the candidate to learn about the publicity and marketing process in book publishing through hands-on experience. The internship runs from April/May 2019 through August 2019 and requires a minimum commitment of 20 hours a week.


  • Publicity Support: Assisting publicists and director of publicity on publicity campaigns, including writing press materials and pulling media lists.
  • Clerical Support: Fulfilling mailings, tracking, and logging publicity clips, sending weekly status reports, filing/copying, and taking minutes during weekly marketing meetings.
  • Content Production: Creating and posting content on Tumblr and Pinterest, photo editing, writing press materials and blog posts, and brainstorming ideas for the Quirk blog.
  • Research: Media contacts, library and retail marketing contacts, and digital marketing.
  • Digital Support: Back-end maintenance of, including uploading and tracking blog posts.


Required Skills/Knowledge:

  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Must have good time-management skills and be organized and detail oriented
  • Must be proactive, flexible, and adaptive in a rapidly changing environment
  • Ability to prioritize, meet deadlines, and work independently
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Google Docs
  • Knowledge of Canva or Adobe Spark a plus



  • Undergraduate or graduate student, preferably majoring in a relevant subject area
  • Must be able to commit to a minimum of 20 hours a week
  • Previous internship experience in publishing a plus


About Quirk Books:

Quirk Books is headquartered on a quiet cobblestone street in the historic Old City district of Philadelphia. Quirk publishes just twenty-five books per year and every title is a labor of love. Some of our more popular recent titles include the best-selling YA fantasy novel Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, the Edgar Award–winning mystery The Last Policeman, and classroom favorite William Shakespeare’s Star Wars—plus cookbooks, children’s books, art books, gag gifts, pop culture titles, and more. Our books are distributed worldwide by Penguin Random House. Visit for more information.


Location: Philadelphia

To Apply: Submit cover letter, resume, and one-page writing sample (such as a blog post, press release, or book review) to No phone calls, please!


ON THE SPIRAL STAIRCASE: Check out our monthly blog series to learn more about our staff!

David Borgenicht, Founder

Moneka Hewlett, Vice President of Sales

Nicole De Jackmo, VPDirector of Publicity and Marketing

John J. McGurk, VP, Digital & Print Production

Rick Chillot, Senior Editor

Katherine McGuireSenior Manager, Licensing & Subsidiary Rights 

Ivy Noelle Weir, Publicist and Marketing Manager

Kelsey Hoffman, Publicist

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