Chicago Writers Conference Seeking Interns

The Chicago Writers Conference is devoted to helping writers at any stage of their careers get the information and skills they need to succeed. Every year we host a two-day conference with workshops and talks that range from interacting with agents to marketing self-published work. We also run quarterly workshops on specific aspects of writing life, such as taxes or submissions, and free readings at Open Books.

Event Photographer – 2 hrs on World Book Night

Action Opportunity favor Chicago, IL, US

Chicago Writers Conference is seeking a photographer to photograph our World Book Night party and provide images.

On April 23, 2014, we’re celebrating World Book Night with Chicago Women in Publishing. We’ll be giving away books and featuring readings, and we’ll also have a special appearance by author Scott Turow.

Details:

World Book Night Mixer – Chicago Writers Conference and Chicago Women in Publishing

The Book Cellar
4736 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago
6:30-8:30 p.m.

More info on this event is here.

Great portfolio builder and opportunity to network with writers and editors.

If interested, please email contact[at]chicagowritersconference[dot]org with “Photo” in the subject line. Please provide links to examples of your work. No attachments, please.

 

Public Relations (PR) Intern

Internship posted by: Chicago Writers Conference

Posted on: February 25, 2014

Internship description

Description: Part-time internship that involves writing and sending press releases, and occassionally composing marketing copy.

Responsibilities:

  • Write press releases for all upcoming events
  • Write announcements for organization
  • Interview staff or affiliated staff as needed for press releases and announcements
  • Send press releases to 40+ media outlets
  • Maintain current press list
  • Submit listing info on behalf of CWC

Skills and Requirements:

  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Proficient with MS Word
  • Familiar with Chicago literary scene
  • PR, Journalism, or Marketing student
  • Past writing experience

Other Requirements Needed:

This is a Chicago-based position, and intern must be located in Chicago. Laptop required.

Perks:

Work closely with authors and publishers; connection to Chicago writers and live lit scene; opportunity to learn multiple business aspects.

Unpaid internship; Stipend is possible at end of internship. College credit available. Start date: May 15 or sooner; for college credit, we can be flexible with start date.

About CWC:

Chicago Writers Conference is a Chicago based non-profit organization that connects writers with publishing professionals. Prior guests have included MacArthur “Genius” Grant Recipient Aleksandar Hemon, Award-Winning Journalist Rick Kogan, and Award-Winning novelist Christine Sneed.

 

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