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Marketing & Editorial Fellowship Stone Pier Press

  • Date Posted January 27, 2019
  • Location Anywhere
  • Category Media / Nonprofit
  • Job Type Internship/Apprentice
Company Description

Stone Pier Press is a San Francisco-based environmental publishing company with a food focus. We produce books and news that highlight how to eat, grow, and dispose of our food in a way that builds a cooler, kinder, and healthier world. Our thinking is that by focusing on solutions we make it easier for any one of us to act on them. 

So we track down the farmers and gardeners who are using methods that reverse global warming, save water, and raise more nutritious crops. We highlight creative ways to get fresh, green food to underserved communities. We underscore the technologies revolutionizing the way we produce meat, dispose of food waste, and create alternatives to dairy. We make it delicious to serve up plant-based meals. And lots more.

Our team includes Marketing and Editorial Fellows who share the good food message and produce our news. To distribute our books, we're partnering with Chelsea Green Publishing, a Vermont-based company long known and respected for its books on sustainable living. We also regularly team up with a growing list of mission-aligned nonprofits and businesses.

Job Description

JOB DESCRIPTION: Do you have a way with words - and images? An ability to whip up tremendous enthusiasm for a mission or project? The desire to write news stories, create and lead your own marketing campaigns, develop business partnerships, produce mini-movies, or contribute to editorial content and design?

If so, we'd love to hear from you. We're Stone Pier Press, and our mission is to publish news and books that build a more climate-friendly, humane, and equitable food system. By publishing content that's entertaining and inspirational, we want to remind folks that the food choices we make have a direct impact on the health and well-being of our planet and our communities. 

Our team of Fellows carry out the following tasks:

Marketing: We need smart, creative, and energetic souls to grow our social media channels and tie them into our Good Food News and fundraising strategy. This can include Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. It can also include doing research on potential partners and developing pitch materials for working together. In addition to establishing our presence as a source of solutions-oriented content, the marketing effort supports book launches .

Editorial: We're looking for writers to spread the word about the good food movement to our audience and beyond. You'll get a chance to buff up your writing skills by working with an experienced editor. We also want help creating scripts and compiling footage for videos that make a compelling case for a more sustainable, ethical food system. Finally, we need editors - to build out our website and produce our bi-weekly newsletters.
Photography & Video: We need help generating great visual content to get more people on board with our good food mission. 

Design: Here's a chance to build a design portfolio, or at least add design skills to your resume. Our Fellows develop promotional materials, build out our website, and produce our newsletters. Some experience in SquareSpace, InDesign, Photoshop/Illustrator, or any other design program preferred.

eCommerce: We're launching new merchandise and can offer hands-on experience running an online store

The pluses: We're small which means you can be involved in as much of the publishing business and creative work as you'd like. We work with editors to develop manuscripts, raise money from potential donors, and conduct market research on prospective books. Our interns have found illustrators for our books, contributed to our books, produced book trailers, developed recipes, put together book acquisition plans, and managed our google adwords account. This Fellowship is an opportunity to develop new marketable skills and discover, or further develop, strengths.

The nitty gritty: This is a 10 to 15 hour a week job but the hours are flexible. The winter/spring term runs January-May, the fall term is September-December, and the summer term runs May-August. Start and end dates are negotiable, so we're open to coming on board mid-term. We're in San Francisco but you can work from anywhere. What's important is that you're conscientious about showing up, able to meet deadlines, and available for weekly team calls. Finally, this is an unpaid internship, but in exchange for your efforts, we offer professional development and training opportunities in editorial writing, digital marketing, design, analytics, and nonprofit management.


Thank you for considering joining the Stone Pier Press team!

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