Kore Press Publishing Internship

Position title: Kore Press Marketing and Publishing Internships

Reports to: Executive Director & Publisher and/or Director of Marketing

General responsibilities may include:

  • Work cooperatively with all areas of Kore Press to promote its mission in a unified manner to the community
  • Attend staff meetings
  • Support the efforts of the Executive Director by preparing timely reports and narrative summaries when appropriate

Specific responsibilities in Marketing may include:

  • Draft and send press releases, media advisories, and calendar announcements on Kore Press events and meetings and other Kore Press activities
  • Draft pitch letters and other marketing materials as needed (ie. brochure, fact sheet)
  • Assist Director of Marketing with social marketing and all marketing initiatives
  • Assist with event marketing (i.e. House Parties, Fundraisers, Conferences, Readings, and Exhibits)
  • Maintain media database and support the development and maintenance of Kore Press Brand
  • Maintain media press clip book – print & online
  • Write monthly reports for Executive Director or Director of Marketing and participate as needed in quarterly reports
  • Work closely with Director of Marketing to insure accurate information to the media
  • Assist in book marketing (track marketing plan, send review copies, PR, etc.)

Specific responsibility in Publishing may include:

  • Support Publisher with monthly newsletter, which may include tracking schedules, coordinating content from curators/columnists, conducting interviews, writing articles, gathering information, layout, proofreading, and coordinating the mailing
  • Assist with submission process with database support and author correspondence
  • Manuscript preparation, proofreading, tracking throughout publishing process
  • Write regular reports for Executive Director and participate as needed in the quarterly reports
  • Other tasks as directed by Executive Director and editors


In addition to course credit, other considerations include, but not limited to:

  • Letter of professional reference upon successful completion of internship
  • Make connections with peer organizations and colleagues nationally
  • Opportunity to learn and participate in the operations of a literary art organization
  • Opportunity to develop networking (relationship building) and project management skills
  • Opportunity to learn the world of indie feminist publishing
  • Interaction with writers, poets, and community thought leaders


  • Bachelors degree (or working towards) in Business, English, Art, Policy Work, or demonstrated experience.
  • Minimum one year working in business environment
  • Some event or meeting planning experience helpful
  • Experience with databases, word processing, and spreadsheet required
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Able to work in a small, creative, collaborative, nonprofit arts office downtown; able to work well with diverse population; open to critique and coaching/mentoring; able to work under pressure on (sometimes shifting) deadlines; ability to track and execute multiple tasks well
  • A passion for the mission required: lifting up the voices of women and girls through literature to create social changes


Send email with resume and letter of interest to:

Lisa Bowden, Founder & Publisher

Sponsor Organization
Kore Press Publishing