BookTrib.com by Meryl Moss Media Relations, Inc., Westport, CT
I spent my summer as a media relations intern on the editorial board with Meryl Moss Media, a marketing company whose services also include publicity, social media, branding and platform building for authors, national and regional media coverage, influencer marketing and introductions, and web design. One subset is BookTrib.com, a marketing engine for writers and a leading source of book news and reviews.
For BookTrib.com, I contacted potential clients, pitched ideas to the board during our weekly Zoom meetings, wrote book reviews and listicles and posted them to the website, re-organized their social media pages, and updated old posts for the BookTrib’s website using WordPress and Canva.
The highlight of my internship at Meryl Moss Media was my involvement in the Facebook Live Author Interview for BookTrib. I interviewed the most decorated American professional soccer player—male or female—of all time, Christie Pearce Rampone, a two-time FIFA World Cup champion and three-time Olympic gold medalist, as well as the renowned neuropsychologist and clinical director of a neuroscience concussion program, Dr. Kristine Keane. Rampone and Keane co-authored Be All In: Raising Kids for Success in Sports and Life, which was designed for parents and coaches to help foster good sportsmanship in their young athletes and turn it into a lifelong skill.
As I enter my senior year, I will be starting to apply to full-time job positions soon, and this internship experience has helped me narrow down the type of work that I hope to pursue after I graduate. I really enjoyed both the front-end sales and the back-end administration of being a media relations intern, and I think the marketing field will be a promising career path for me to get started in. I always knew that I wanted to go into marketing or business, and this internship was great in terms of giving me some real-world experience in the field. I now have a better idea of how the day-to-day job operates. I will keep in touch with Meryl Moss and my other co-workers and with any luck, I will have an opportunity to work for them in the future.
A sincere thank you to Mr. Don Carlson ’83 for his generous support and to the ’68 Center for Career Exploration, including Dawn Dellea, for coordinating everything so efficiently and helping things run smoothly.