Sweet gig alert: Communications assistant for the Children’s Book Council

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Looking for an exciting and positive way to make some extra cash while helping promote the idea to kids that reading cool? The Children’s Book Council and Every Child a Reader foundation is looking for someone to commit at least 15 hours per week to act as a communications assistant to help them communicate their message that books are good.

According to the position posted on their website they are seeking a “social media savvy self-starter with strong writing and editorial skills.” You would be working in their office in Manhattan or remotely at home, at a part time job with the opportunity for growth, and you’d be making $15/hour according to an email we got from the Children’s Book Council. This is a perfect position for someone trying to get their foot in the door of the Children’s Publishing industry but has no previous experience.

The CBC is the national nonprofit trade association for children’s trade book publishers, working directly with those publishers with literacy programs and promoting casual reading amongst children. ECAR is a literacy organization likewise focusing on instilling a life long love of literature to all children starting at a young age, curators of Children’s Book Week, and the Children’s Choice Book Awards.

If you’re interested in children’s or even young adult Literature, or if you just need more impressive experience for your resume, this is the perfect gig. At this position you would be creating original content for the CBC and ECAR sites, including blogging, marketing, and social media campaigns. You would be directly in charge of press releases and media coverage, newsletters, and working as a partner with social media influencers to increase your target audience and the company’s reach. And of course as an entry level position, general office duties. Sound like a good fit? Submit a cover letter, resume, and 500 word writing sample. Good luck!