I’m Hiring! Who Would Like to Become My New Turkish-Based Intern?
Hi readers and friends!
Over the last several years, I have been so fortunate to become a #1 selling author in Turkey. The outpouring of love and excitement I have received from Turkish readers has been so amazing and touching. In fact, when I visited Istanbul a few years ago, it was one of the most astonishing moments of my career. I hugged thousands of readers, signed even more books, and left with such a full heart. Of all the countries where I have been fortunate to publish my books (including my own!), I don’t think I could find more enthusiastic, big-hearted readers than those in Turkey. From Ankara to Istanbul, please know that I will always be grateful to each and every one of you.
And now, Turkish friends, I need your help! I am seeking an intern to help me get better connected with Turkey. Here are the basics:
Who should apply? I am seeking a college student (undergraduate or graduate) who is familiar with my novels in Turkey and who is interested in the world of publishing (books, magazines, online media).
What sorts of projects/duties are involved? First, this will be fun! We’ll have a kick-off call via Skype to get to know each other better, and I’ll set you loose! Projects will include light translation work (for marketing materials and social media), feedback on chapters of my new novel, brainstorming about marketing and social media campaigns for Turkish audiences, and more fun stuff.
Special skills/areas of expertise preferred: English language proficient, please, and I would love to work with someone who
Time commitment: The internship will begin on or around August 1 and extend until December 1; your weekly/weekly time commitment is up to you, most likely around 4-8 hours per week.
What’s in it for you? While this is not a paid position, there are lots of other perks! You’ll have a twice-monthly meeting with me via Skype to discuss the projects we’re working on and to ask questions about your own future in publishing! And, I’ll also write a lovely letter of recommendation for you for future employers. 🙂
Interested? I hope! The application process is easy. A.) Make sure you follow me on Facebook and Instagram, and B.) send an email to me (firstname.lastname@example.org), with a subject line that reads “Turkish Intern Application” and the answers to these questions.
- Why do you want to be my first intern in Turkey?
- What special skills do you have that would make you a good fit for this position?
- What are your personal career goals and dreams?
- What exciting things do you hope to accomplish during this internship and what specific ideas do you have to help me improve my presence in Turkey (for example, help me grow my social media following, help me connect with other authors in Turkey, etc.)?
- Do you have a blog, web site or other online outlet where I can read about you/your work and interests?
The application deadline is July 10. I will select three finalists, interview each, then make my selection on or around July 25.
I’m so excited to hear from any and all interested applicants!