Job Alert- HarperCollins Assistant Publicist


HarperCollins Publishers Logo. (PRNewsFoto/HarperCollins Publishers)

HarperCollins is seeking an Assistant Publicist to work in their Harper, Ecco and Harper Perennial imprints!

This an entry-level opportunity.


•Provide administrative support to two Publicity Directors
•Provide support on all aspects of book publicity campaigns including:
◦pitching and scheduling author interviews and events;
◦coordinating author travel;
◦writing press materials;
◦responding to calls from the media, authors, and booksellers;
◦researching and maintaining media contact lists and database;
◦escorting authors on tour and to media and bookstore appearances in and around New York City.
•Provide general administrative support to the department.


• 4 year college degree or equivalent work experience
•Prior internship experience in publishing or publicity preferred
•Ability to multi-task and manage time effectively
•Ability to excel in a fast-paced/high pressure environment
•Ability to work independently
•Excellent written and oral communication skills
•Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
•Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint; social media knowledge a plus
•Tapped into pop culture a plus

Apply Here: Assistant Publicist

Job Alert- HarperCollins Assistant Publicist

HarperCollins Publishers Logo. (PRNewsFoto/HarperCollins Publishers)

Harper Collins is seeking a Assistant Publicist.

The Assistant Publicist provides administrative and publicity support for the Harper imprint. This position supports two people who work on a variety of titles including political non-fiction, celebrity memoir, commercial and literary fiction and non-fiction.
•Provides administrative and publicity support to Director and Senior Manager.
•Assists with writing press releases, pitch letters and other promotional materials to support publicity campaigns
•Helps reach out to targeted press.
•Assists with coordinating book events and book signings for authors.
•Orchestrates publicity mailings for major book campaigns.
•Organizes author schedules; books travel for authors on tour.
•Generates media contact lists, books events and media.
•Shares department assistant duties such as mail sorting, answering phones, and sending book requests.


•4 year college degree or equivalent work experience
•Prior internship experience in publishing or publicity preferred
•Ability to multi-task and manage time effectively
•Ability to excel in a fast-paced/high pressure environment
•Ability to work independently
•Excellent written and oral communication skills
•Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
•Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint; social media knowledge a plus
•Able to travel to author events in NYC


Apply here –The Assistant Publicist

Internship- SkyHorse Publishing


Skyhorse Publishing, one of the fastest growing independent publishers in America, is seeking energetic, team-oriented interns to work in various departments such as finance, royalties, operations, and HR. This is a paid summer internship, ideally suited for someone eager to learn and grow in this industry. The internship would run from June 6th through August 26th, but dates are flexible depending on candidates’ needs.

As an intern, the candidates will be responsible for assisting their manager/department with daily tasks and for seeking out learning opportunities.

Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:
• Helping maintain employee files, updating and obtaining missing documents
• Filing remaining physical invoices and digitalizing invoices
• Organizing files on server
• Creating Mailing Lists according to common categories and interests
• Scanning contracts
• Updating title information for the backlist
• Attending weekly meetings

Length of Internship: June – August (3 months)
Requirements: • Pursuing BA in English or related field
• Prior internship/experience in publishing preferred
• Self-motivated, detail-oriented, and very well-organized
• Strong written and verbal communication skills
• Passion for books and book publishing
• Up-for-anything attitude
• Ability to work in a fast-paced environment

Location: New York, NY
Application Due Date: May 23rd, 2016
Payment: $9.00 per hour
How To Apply For This Internship: To apply, please email with resume, position applying for, and cover letter. Applications missing cover letters will not be considered.

Internship -College Board Editorial Assistant


SpringBoard is the College Board’s English Language Arts and Mathematics curriculum for students in grades 6 – 12. The SpringBoard content development team is seeking a fulltime, paid summer intern to work closely with us on a variety of educational publishing projects over the next several months.

Position Description
Position: Intern: English Language Arts Editorial Assistant/Content Development Assistant
Available: 5/31/2016

SpringBoard® is the College Board’s comprehensive print and digital instructional program in English Language Arts and Mathematics for all students in grades 6–12. SpringBoard offers research-based instructional strategies and practices that provide a clear road map forward and helps students take ownership of and accountability for their own learning.

The SpringBoard unit seeks an in intern to work as an Editorial Assistant, supporting the projects of the English Language Arts content development team. The Intern actively supports the development and refinement of ELA curriculum, assessments, and instructional programs for SpringBoard, including both print and digital learning products.

Working under the supervision of the Director of ELA Content Development, the Intern executes an array of tasks including recording content metadata into Excel databases, marking up book PDFs with required changes, relaying files to production vendors, checking changes once they are made, logging corrections, organizing project files, and reporting on project progress. The Intern may also assist with passage and image research, digital product quality assurance, content editing and copyediting, and assessment reviews. Content development projects require an impeccable attention to detail, commitment to product quality, and ability to work to challenging deadlines.


  • Work with the ELA Editors and Director to execute product plans, supporting the development of SpringBoard ELA content in both print and digital formats
  • Coordinate with vendors who are correcting files to ensure that changes are made as directed; traffic files and track project status
  • Make corrections to SpringBoard Digital using the Editorial interface
  • Attend project status meetings to report progress as well as workflow and content issues
  • Review and approve content through production stages, working directly with editors and vendor
  • Create and maintain project documentation, including spreadsheets and the reprints log
  • Conduct literature searches; apply for reprint permissions
  • Perform review of audio files of literature passages

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:Education:Completion of coursework toward BA or BS degree required; coursework in English preferred

One to two years of experience in educational publishing or related media
Experience with the conventions of publishing such as style sheets and proofreader’s marks
Experience working in print and digital formats
Related Skills & Other Requirements
Strong interest in educational content for 6–12 students
Strong interest in instructional technology and digital media
Excellent communication, writing, and editing skills
Meticulous attention to detail
Demonstrated creative ability and problem solving skills
Strong analytical skills and ability to work with data
Strong interpersonal skills
Ability to work well as part of a team
Intermediate to advanced proficiency with MS Office, including Excel
Proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite (InCopy and InDesign)
Ability to learn new processes quickly

  • Internship would start would start in early June.
  • Duration: (10 week program)
  • Location(s): New York City headquarters / select regional offices
  • Paid / Fulltime internship

Contact: Send resume and email expressing interest to:
Sarah Balistreri, Director, ELA Content Development 


Internship Alert!

Other Press seeks a Subsidiary Rights Intern to support the department. The internship will be Full-time and Paid, located in New York, NY.
Requirements: Excellent written and verbal communication skills are a must. The ideal candidate is highly organized and detail oriented. Previous experience or knowledge of subsidiary rights is a plus, but not required.

Responsibilities include tracking the flow of submissions to publishers and subagents around the world, aiding in the development of rights guides, sales and production materials, processing contracts, and organizing book fair attendance. This position will work closely with the Subsidiary Rights Director. Because we are a small, highly collaborative press, this position will also occasionally overlap with the Editorial Department and will be expected to read and thoughtfully evaluate manuscripts, in addition to other occasional editorial assignments. This intern position has the potential to develop into a permanent Assistant Position with full benefits.

About Our Company: Other Press publishes literature from America and around the world that represents writing at its best. We feel that the art of storytelling has become paramount today in challenging readers to see and think differently. We know that good stories are rare to come by: they should retain the emotional charge of the best classics while speaking to us about what matters at present, without complacency or self-indulgence. Our list is tailored and selective, and includes everything from top-shelf literary fiction to cutting-edge nonfiction — whether it’s political, social, or cultural — as well as a small collection of groundbreaking professional titles.
Contact: Lauren Shekari
Special Instructions: Please send cover letter and resume to and use the subject line ‘Subsidiary Rights Internship’.

New Leaf Literary & Media Agency

1461334693914New Leaf Literary & Media is looking for three interns, two to support our literary (and film) dept., and one marketing/branding intern. Please specify in your cover letter which internship you are interested in.

Length of Internship: 3 months

Requirements: The ideal candidate has completed at least two years of college, is motivated and organized, is well read in commercial fiction and non-fiction, has an avid interest in the publishing industry, is social media savvy, and will be professional and courteous in an office setting.

Location: New York, NY

Application Due Date: May 16, 2016

Payment: Unpaid, students can earn credit

Please send your resume and cover letter to Jackie Lindert at

Internship Alert!

New York based literary agent Linda Epstein of Emerald City Literary Agency is seeking an intern for 15-hours/week. 5 hours/week at her home office in Long Island (light office work, filing, organizing, screening queries, and doing Internet research), with 10 additional hours/week remotely (reading manuscripts and writing reader reports). Linda represents picture books, middle grade, and young adult fiction and nonfiction.20130223_130419

A strong candidate will love reading children’s literature and be comfortable reading across genres. There is a $50/week stipend plus an endless supply of (self serve) organic, fair trade coffee. Must like dogs (a lot) and have a sense of humor. Before emailing your resume and cover letter to, please read her blog, The Blabbermouth Blog and familiarize yourself with her client’s work.

*The internship is once a week from June 6th through August 19th, with the possibility of extending for the fall semester.*

GirlsWriteNow: Be a Mentor

Girls Write Now is a dynamic community of women writers and media makers on a mission: for 18 years, our award-winning programs have provided creative and academic guidance, support, and opportunities for the next generation of writers in NYC. We offer two distinct mentoring programs: the Writing & Mentoring Program and the Digital Media Mentoring Program. Each is designed to provide mentees with the tools and support to critically develop their writing skills and explore new modes of creative expression.

The 2016-17 Writing & Mentoring Program will focus on the exploration of literary sub-genres within categories including poetry, fiction, memoir, journalism, and screenwriting/playwriting. This program is recommended for young women interested in developing a body of creative work across genres, and in building core writing skills for internships and college.

The 2016-17 Digital Media Mentoring Program will focus on the exploration of literary work in diverse media, including video, sound, animation, social and online networks, and creative coding. This program is recommended for young women interested in developing a body of creative work in a range of media, and in building writing and digital skills for internships and college.


  • Equipped with at least two years of professional experience in writing, print, or digital media
  • Ready to commit to in-person weekly one-to-one mentoring sessions, monthly writing workshops, and special events for a full school year (September to June)
  • Prepared to maintain clear and frequent communication with Girls Write Now’s Program staff and your mentee
  • Eager to share in our mission to empower the next generation of women writers and media professionals
  • In possession of a valid Social Security Number, and able to pass a thorough background check


  • To become an essential part of a young girl finding her voice
  • Training and ongoing guidance as you build your mentoring relationship
  • Frequent communication with compassionate and knowledgeable staff and experienced volunteers
  • An opportunity to grow with and contribute to a dynamic community


Apply to be a mentor for the September 2016 – June 2017 program year by filling out this application. The priority deadline is June 1.