Sources offers a four- to six-month unpaid marketing internship. You will have the opportunity to gain experience in a variety of marketing-related tasks working for a company focused on producing services and publications for and about the news media, and forganizations looking for media attention.
Tasks may include web-based marketing, social networking, and blogging, identifying and contacting prospective clients, web page design, phone surveys, helping to produce newsletters and other printed materials, copywriting and producing news releases, and attendance at meetings and trade shows.
You should have an interest in and awareness of the news media and current events, and a desire to gain marketing experience. Computer and Web literacy are important attributes.
The Sources office is in downtown Toronto near Bathurst and College.
To apply or for more information, call 416-964-7799 or send an E-mail to the address below.
Sources, the directory of contacts for the news media has openings for commission-based sales representatives.
You will be contacting decision-makers
in non-profit associations, business, and government,
representing the leading directory service
forganizations seeking publicity and media coverage.
This is not a hard sell.
You will be talking to people who want to increase
public awareness of their cause, their organization,
or their business, to encourage them to consider
using Sources to help them earn more
media attention. Media coverage is probably the
most valuable kind of publicity there is. Your job will be to explain
how Sources can lead the media to
call them, thereby complementing and magnifying
their other efforts to publicize themselves. You
will be helped in this by being able to point to
a long list of existing satisfied
clients who already use Sources
to do exactly that.
This job does not require glib sales
technique. It requires individuals who are prepared
to work hard and make calls, who have a good working
knowledge of current events, and who are good communicators.
Good communication skills in this context mean listening
as much as persuading: a successful call is typically
one in which you spend more time listening than
The most successful individuals in
representing Sources have often been
people who do not have a sales background. Experience
in working with advocacy organizations, in political
campaigns, in public relations, or in research,
can be just as valuable.
To learn more about the service you
would be offering to prospective clients, please
look at this page about becoming
a Sources media contact and explore the additional
links at the bottom of the page.
Email your resume to the E-mail address below.
If you would like to discuss the position before
submitting an application, call the publisher at
416-964-7799 for more information.
The Publisher, Sources