Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Tourism/Journalism/Marketing -20

This is a fairly young company specialising in niche market publishing. They prefer to handle everything from conceptualization to the final product themselves.

They are a boutique-publishing house, specializing in conceptualizing, researching, writing and publishing books on niche subjects. They have recently expanded their business to include publishing custom books for clients.

They provide a full spectrum of innovative research, creative writing and professional publishing services that are tailor-made to accomplish a range of education, marketing and information-generation goals.

This company also has an in-house photography division offering location (outdoor, indoor & architecture) and product photography in a dedicated studio. In addition, we have a digital photographic library, focused mainly on the wine industry.

Their dynamic team is supported by key partnerships with the printing, distribution and marketing sectors, enabling them to deliver beyond expectation. They optimize every opportunity to investigate, characterize and articulate topics in words and photography to inspire educate and delight readers.

Their main activities are:Conceptualization of project
Market research
Project planning
Sales to clients
Data collection and verification
Photography (in-studio and on location)
Writing of book
Overseeing design and lay-out
Overseeing editing and proofing
Launch of book
Overseeing marketing and sales via book retail channels
Direct marketing to alternative channels
Feedback from clients
Archive of media reports
Certain aspects such as printing, editing and lay-out design is outsourced.

The company’s first title on South African wine was a best-seller and has achieved international recognition when it won the Gourmand World Award in 2006.The co-founder has been recognized by international organization. Leading Women Entrepreneurs of the World for her role a courageous woman in the entrepreneur’s world.

The intern would receive in-house training and brought up to speed with the status of the project. Thereafter, they will being with office management, communicate with clients, manage a diary, data capturing and verification, independent research with industry bodies.

From there, they will become involve in photography and assist in keeping the photo library up to date. They could also manage a database for newsletters, marketing and media reports.Their requirements are:
Prior wine education and industry experience advantageous
Strong writing and verbal communication skills essential
Computer literate in MS word, excel, outlook, PowerPointEnglish required, additional languages advantageous
Knowledge and/or experience in photography advantageous
Passion for and good knowledge of wine essential
Entrepreneurial spirit as company offers growth prospects
Independent Works well under pressure
Organized with excellent follow-up skills
Meets deadline
Excellent people's skills
Must have own transport

PLEASE NOTE: This is an UNPAID internship and applies to International students only. Reply with the reference ‘20’ to and feel free to check out our website

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