We are recruiting four amazing interns!

Stormbird Press is a not-for-profit, traditional, niche publisher of books that defend nature and empower communities through the power of story.

We are looking for four short-term interns to help us grow Stormbird Press and the Stormbird Community.

Stormbird’s mission is to deliver stories that inspire readers to protect what remains wild. Our books spring from observations and experience, profound insight, and wisdom of generations of scientists, philosophers, writers and thinkers who passionately communicate reverence, empathy, and inspiration about our shared home—Earth.

The four interns will be unique and passionate individuals who believe that communities are important and that connection with nature is vital. They should appreciate books and be sympathetic to the book reading community. Experience in the publishing industry is nice, but not a necessity. Candidates can be from anywhere in the world and will work remotely (as does the rest of the Stormbird team).


Stormbird Community growth specialist

We need to grow our Stormbird Community email list with genuinely engaged readers. While we want significant numbers, we don’t want a hollow list and have decided genuine social and email engagement is the best route.

The successful candidate will have:

  • Solid understanding of the three key social platforms Stormbird engages with: Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook
  • Solid understanding of email marketing principles and practice and the capacity to become proficient with MailerLite (mailerlite.com)
  • An aptitude for quality social engagement that translates ‘followers’ and ‘likes’ into email subscribers
  • The ability to take Stormbird’s schedule of book releases and online events and generate compelling social content to a specific brief and style
  • The capacity to dedicate 15 hours a week for six months

Job description

This role is expected to fit into approximately 10 hours per week (2 hours/weekday, or the candidate’s schedule preference).

The successful candidate will work closely with Stormbird publisher Margi Prideaux, responsible for all Stormbird social and email engagement work. Woking with Margi, they will monitor and grow the Stormbird Community email subscription list, including:

  1. Supporting Margi to generate email content, including monitoring Stormbird’s click through and open rates, exploring A/B email campaigns, revising and streamlining the Stormbird Community funnel, and content scheduling
  2. Developing a strategy for and generating related Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook content
  3. Streamlineing the Stormbird Community database to maximise subscriber engagement
  4. Engaging with potential email subscribers through Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook, and working towards converting people to email subscribers
  5. Recruiting key Stormbird Community members to maintain levels of genuine discussion and interaction on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook
  6. Providing Margi with regular and timely reports of progress (written and via Zoom)

Candidates must be self-starting, able to work unsupervised and be prepared to work within a small remote working team. Applicants can be from anywhere in the world. High levels of English competency are a necessity.

The span of the start and finish to the six months will be negotiated with the successful candidate.


The Gathering growth specialist

We want to build a thriving online platform—The Gathering— where our Stormbird Community participates in online events, initially through Zoom and Facebook Live, and expanding to other opportunities later. We will facilitate rich discussions and genuine interaction between our authors and readers about themes within the books we publish. We also host a perpetual conversation about adapting to climate chaos.

The successful candidate will have:

  • Solid understanding of Zoom and Facebook Live
  • The capacity to become proficient with the Tribe Platform (tribe.so)
  • An aptitude to prepare for and manage Zoom and Facebook Live events
  • The ability to use Stormbird’s schedule of book releases and online events to generate compelling content to a specific brief and style
  • The capacity to dedicate 15 hours a week for six months

Job description

This role is expected to fit into approximately 10 hours per week (2 hours/weekday, or the candidate’s schedule preference).

The successful candidate will work closely with Stormbird publisher Margi Prideaux, who is responsible for all Stormbird Community engagement work. They will work closely with Margi to monitor and grow The Gathering Tribe platform, including:

  1. Supporting Margi to generate Zoom and Facebook Live events and content scheduling
  2. Developing a strategy for and generating activity within The Gathering Tribe platform
  3. Engaging with Stormbird Community members on The Gathering Tribe platform and increasing levels of genuine discussion and interaction
  4. Recruiting key Stormbird Community members to maintain levels of genuine discussion and interaction
  5. Providing Margi with regular and timely reports of progress (written and via Zoom)

Candidates must be self-starting, able to work unsupervised and be prepared to work within a small remote working team. Applicants can be from anywhere in the world. High levels of English competency are a necessity.

The span of the start and finish to the six months will be negotiated with the successful candidate.


IT expert

We need to sort out the Stormbird Press’ IT infrastructure. We are spread out across multiple platforms and need to migrate all of our work into Microsoft TEAMS.

The successful candidate will have:

  • Solid understanding of Microsoft TEAMS and the ability to set up a team infrastructure for six users
  • The ability to migrate Stormbird Press from the G-Suite to hosted email through SiteGround
  • The ability to provide training to Stormbird team members about using Microsoft TEAMS
  • The capacity to dedicate 5 hours a week for three months

Job description

This role is expected to fit into approximately 5 hours per week (as per the candidate’s schedule preference).

The successful candidate will work closely with Stormbird publisher Margi Prideaux, who is responsible for all Stormbird infrastructure, including:

  1. Assessing the migration of Stormbird’s current email platform through G-Suite and establishing appropriate software licences on each of the Stormbird team laptops. This will, by necessity, have to happen through Zoom because the Stormbird team works across various home offices.
  2. Establishing an appropriate Microsoft TEAMS infrastructure for shared work files
  3. Providing training to up to four Stormbird team members
  4. Providing Margi with regular and timely reports of progress (written and via Zoom)

Candidates must be self-starting, able to work unsupervised and be prepared to work within a small remote working team. Applicants can be from anywhere in the world. High levels of English competency are a necessity.

The span of the start and finish to the three months will be negotiated with the successful candidate.


New release publicist

Stormbird Press has two releases in July 2022 and the other in October 2022, that we intend to give solid publicity attention. We want to generate pre-and post-release media interest for both titles. We also need to build a detailed publicity contact spreadsheet.

The successful candidate will have:

  • Solid understanding of publishing industry media strategies
  • The ability to develop a print and radio PR strategy for both titles
  • The capacity to research for contacts and reach out to print and radio media across Australia and the US to generate pre-and post-release media interest
  • The capacity to take standard forthcoming title information and create OneSheets and PR materials appropriate for specific media approaches
  • The capacity to dedicate 10 hours a week for six months

Job description

This role is expected to fit into approximately 10 hours per week (2 hours/weekday, or the candidate’s schedule preference).

The successful candidate will work closely with Stormbird publisher Margi Prideaux, who is responsible for all Stormbird publicity:

  1. Developing a print and radio PR strategy for both titles
  2. Researching and reaching out to print and radio media contacts to generate pre-and post-release media interest
  3. Creating OneSheets and PR materials appropriate for specific media approaches
  4. Creating a publicity contact spreadsheet
  5. Providing Margi with regular and timely reports of progress (written and via Zoom)

Candidates must be self-starting, able to work unsupervised and be prepared to work within a small remote working team. Applicants can be from anywhere in the world. High levels of English competency are a necessity.

The span of the start and finish to the six months will be negotiated with the successful candidate.


By necessity, these four internships are unpaid, but Stormbird Press will offer detailed, meaningful, and professional presented references upon completion. Your contribution will make a genuine difference to the income levels of our activist authors.

Submit applications, in writing, to Margi Prideaux, at [email protected] before COB (Australian Central Daylight Time) April 22, 2022.

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