Paid Marketing Internship with the Charleston Literary Festival

The Charleston Literary Festival is hiring a paid intern to help plan and run Charleston’s preeminent annual literary event.

The Internship: Marketing and operations support for the 10-day literary festival that takes place November 3-12 in downtown Charleston.

The Benefits: Nurture your eye for creative marketing and build out your production and operation skills.

Great Fit For: Book lovers / Social media gurus / Well-organized, pragmatic, proactive personalities

How to Apply: CV + cover letter to Sarah Moriarty, Executive Director at

  • Keep reading below for more details about the internship.

Charleston Literary Festival Intern: Marketing

About Us

Launched in 2017, Charleston Literary Festival is a boutique literary festival that takes place each November in Charleston, South Carolina. With an emphasis on featuring international and national award-winning authors, the festival is committed to providing diverse audiences with a forum for engaging with new ideas and experiencing the transformative power of great literature. Charleston Literary Festival is an independent non-profit entity.

Why we need you

This year’s festival takes place from Nov. 3-12 in downtown Charleston. In the run up to the festival, we need an intern dedicated to marketing and operations to help us to plan and run a stand-out 10-day festival. This is an incredible opportunity for someone with a passion for books to nurture their eye for creative marketing and build out their production and operation skills.

Duration of Internship: 10 hours per week, running September until mid-November.

Pay: $15 per hour

Job Description

  • Organizing guest lists for Festival events and parties
  • Assisting at Festival events where necessary
  • Research on authors and books appearing at the Festival
  • Basic copywriting for marketing materials where necessary
  • Assist marketing team on distribution of marketing materials around Charleston (libraries, retailers, partners)
  • Liaise with partners to build marketing displays where necessary
  • Work with social media team to help create and organize assets for different channels and partners
  • Working with event photographer to realize shot lists

Skills + Qualifications

  • Strong interest in books, and authors (both national and international)
  • Well-organized, pragmatic, proactive personality with a growth mindset
  • Ability to adapt quickly and thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • Access to a car and the ability to drive (note: nice-to-have, not necessary)
  • Knowledge of social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter) and basic ability to create content for social media
  • Ability to do light lifting: e.g. moving chairs, tables

To apply: Please send CV and cover letter to Sarah Moriarty, Executive Director at