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NEW: Online Marketing Assistant (Independent Contractor – Freelance)

We are seeking a self-motivated, detail-oriented creative writer and marketer to help our boutique Manhattan literary agency grow its online courses and events for writers beginning this September.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Newsletter creation and distribution
  • Blog and website copywriting
  • Traffic analysis and reporting
  • Social media creation and posting
  • Presentation creation
  • Occasional customer interfacing
  • Working closely with company president and executive assistant to execute other organizational and administrative tasks that arise

Experience and Skills Required

  • 2 years of online marketing and writing experience
  • Familiarity with Mailchimp, WordPress, Google Drive, Google Analytics, Powerpoint/Canva, and all social media platforms
  • Familiarity with basic video editing and design creation
  • Previous job or internship experience in a writing capacity

The ideal candidate will have excellent writing and communication skills, with previous experience in book publishing or working with authors. He/she/they will be primed for a later position in marketing or publicity. This is not a reading/editorial role.

Schedule and rate to be mutually agreed and determined based on availability and experience.

To Apply

To apply, please email a brief cover letter and resume to [email protected], noting in your subject line: length of experience, current title and firm. We will contact you if we are interested in arranging an interview.


We are now accepting applications for our Fall Editorial Internship. If you’d like to be considered for this opportunity, please see the guidelines below.

Lucinda Literary’s Editorial and Online Marketing Internship offers high-energy, self-motivated, creative, do-it-all interns the opportunity to gain experience in tasks such as:

  • Reading and managing the “slush pile” (unsolicited queries to our agency)
  • Writing readers reports and assessments for our agents
  • Corresponding with writers
  • Gathering information on industry trends and comparative books research
  • Learning and assisting with social media and marketing efforts using tools such as Excel, Asana, Mailchimp, and Google Analytics
  • Drafting, designing, and editing our newsletters and blog posts

As a paid position, this role is ideal for graduate students in the Arts, Marketing, or Communications fields or those in relevant undergraduate university programs seeking an “in” to publishing, an apprenticeship, or course credit in the representation and marketing areas of book publishing. Interns will benefit from frequent, direct interface with members of the company and gain a diversity of experience transferable to any later career in publishing or online marketing.

This internship is held remotely under a flexible weekday schedule, alongside additional reading time when possible. We can accommodate existing school or part-time work requirements and course credit is available. At the end of the program, Lucinda Halpern will lend her review and feedback on the intern’s final cover letter and resume as well as her mentorship for career opportunities.


Students with excellent research, writing, communication, and organizational skills. Previous office experience is preferred, but not required.

To Apply

Please send your cover letter and resume to Julia Collucci, marking “Internship” along with a short description of any relevant education or experience in your subject line. We will contact you for an interview upon considering your application.


The Senior Publicist will work closely under the company’s CEO to create and independently implement media efforts for authors of Lucinda Literary and other literary firms.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Implementing original and compelling publicity plans for key titles each season through media campaigns and author events
  • Creating press releases, pitch letters and media lists with a goal of securing national and regional coverage in print, broadcast, and online outlets
  • Strengthening and developing media and event relationships for the agency

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required

  • 2+ years’ experience working in a professional public relations or media environment
  • Established relationships, or the ability to develop relationships, with media contacts particularly in business/lifestyle areas and practical nonfiction
  • Experience with handling media outreach for books and authors
  • Effective communication skills (oral & written) for interactions with media and authors
  • Relentless work ethic and the ability to work well under pressure with tight deadlines
  • An understanding of books and authors and media opportunities in this space
  • Ability to work well independently as well as in collaborative team environments
  • Self-motivated, persistent, and goal-oriented
  • Effective organizational and project management skills
  • A sense of humor – we enjoy laughing a lot!

This is a part time or full time position that is held virtually (from anywhere). Compensation based on experience and time commitment. This is an opportunity to learn and grow with an innovative, entrepreneurial team and a host of thought leaders and bestselling authors. For more information on Lucinda Literary and the experience we bring in publicity, please visit

To Apply

To apply, please email a brief cover letter and resume to [email protected], noting in your subject line: years of experience, current title and firm. Please also supply two sample book press releases you’ve written with your application. We will contact you if we are interested in arranging an interview.



“I came into this internship knowing absolutely nothing about publishing. That is not an exaggeration. I was in my final year of university, finishing up my political science major while simultaneously realizing I did not want to work in the political science field. Upon consulting with friends and family, I realized that my true passion was, and always has been, books. Working with authors, reading future bestsellers – this was the field I wanted to go into. After some research, I came across Lucinda Literary’s summer internship. To my surprise, I got an interview, and to my even greater surprise, I got an offer. These past seven months, I’ve learned more about publishing and the ins and outs of the literary field than I could have ever imagined. I spend my day reading and evaluating manuscripts, giving queries a first look on behalf of agents, and working hand in hand with the incomparable Julia Collucci, Lucinda Literary’s Executive Assistant. On the technical side, I am now well-versed in MailChimp and Word Press and can handle website and newsletter updates with ease. 


I am so grateful to Lucinda Halpern for being such an empowering, honest, and kind mentor. I can’t thank Julia Colucci enough for being such a wonderful role model. It was because of these women, and everyone at Lucinda Literary, that I was able to secure an offer from the prestigious Columbia Publishing Course at Oxford University. I look forward to spending my summer knee-deep in books, continuing to learn all things publishing.”

—Arianna Siddiqui