Company: Harlequin Enterprises ULC

Job Title: Channel Marketing Intern

Department : Harlequin Trade Publishing

Status: 12-month paid internship

Location: 22 Adelaide Street West, Toronto (hybrid model)

We celebrate and support the differences that make each of us unique, striving to create a welcoming workplace that ensures everyone has a voice and is able to do their best work. We welcome all applicants, including those who identify with groups that are traditionally underrepresented in the publishing industry including, but not limited to, Black, Indigenous, people of colour, members of the LGBTQIA2S+ community, and persons with disabilities.

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Job Summary:

HTP Books (Harlequin Trade Publishing) is seeking a Channel Marketing Intern with a passion for books and marketing to libraries and booksellers to join our team. The Intern - Channel Marketing will have the opportunity to develop marketing skills in the adult publishing category. Reporting to the Senior Channel Marketing Manager, the intern will be responsible for providing administrative support to the channel marketing team; preparing materials for trade shows and conferences; creating presentation decks for Book Buzzes; creating advertising materials; posting to social media accounts; and attending departmental meetings. Reporting to the Senior Channel Marketing Manager, the Channel Marketing Intern will be a key member of the Channel Marketing team. Channel Marketing is responsible for promoting HTP's adult titles to libraries, independent bookstores, and Barnes & Noble store managers.


Provide marketing support to the Channel Marketing Senior Manager and Channel Marketing Director, including:

  • Designing ads, writing advertising and blog and social media copy
  • Creating presentation decks for Book Buzzes
  • Creating and shipping materials for trade shows and conferences
  • Assisting at local trade shows and events
  • Submitting titles for awards consideration
  • Creating swag and promotional pieces for special mailings
  • Assisting on special projects


  • Completion of university or college education, or possess equivalent/relevant work experience in the areas of communications
  • Applicants must be eligible to work and be paid in Canada
  • Strong communication skills (verbal and written) with the aptitude to communicate effectively to the team
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to successfully manage multiple projects with thorough follow-up and manage time effectively
  • Good problem-solving, decision-making and prioritization skills
  • Proficient at Microsoft Office, WordPress, and Canva

What's in It For You?

  • The opportunity to be part of a company on the leading edge of publishing, working with a very talented team and exceptional books
  • Summer Hours from late May to early September
  • Hybrid work, flexible start/stop times
  • Author events and access to discounted books
  • Working with passionate people!

About HarperCollins Canada and Harlequin

Harlequin is a leading publisher of commercial fiction and narrative nonfiction. We publish more than 100 titles a month that reach audiences globally. Encompassing highly recognizable imprints that span a broad number of genres, we are home to many award-winning New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling authors. Harlequin is a division of HarperCollins Publishers, the second-largest consumer book publisher in the world. Through HarperCollins's global publishing program, Harlequin titles are published in 17 countries and 16 languages.

Known worldwide for the quality of its list, HarperCollins Canada is the proud home of many bestselling and award-winning authors, including Esi Edugyan, Heather O'Neill, and Lawrence Hill. It is our vision to publish the best books of our generation and to work with authors over the length and breadth of their careers. Our authors are at the centre of everything we do. In addition to the Canadian publishing program, HarperCollins Canada is responsible for the sales, marketing, and publicity of HarperCollins titles from around the globe.

HarperCollins Canada and Harlequin are Equal Opportunity Employers committed to equal employment opportunities. Employment decisions are based on job requirements and the skills, knowledge, and experience of the candidate, regardless of any other factors unrelated to job performance.

We are also committed to ensuring that the accessibility needs of candidates and employees are considered and accommodated during the recruitment process.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Additional Information

Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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