RosettaBooks Internship

Production and Editorial Internship

The RosettaBooks Production, Design, and Editorial Department is looking for reliable, technically savvy, grammatically proficient interns. This is an opportunity to get first-hand experience and training in print book and ebook creation, project management, and quality assurance.

As a small and collaborative team, we give our interns considerable responsibility and tools for skills development, as well as insight into multiple facets of the industry. Applicants should be eager to learn!

Internship responsibilities include:

  • Using advanced knowledge of Microsoft Word to find manuscript errors
  • Reviewing the work of proofreaders and other freelancers
  • Making important, exciting shipments (a.k.a. mailing things)
  • Using your HTML/CSS/InDesign skills to create top-notch ebooks (or learning said skills)
  • Evaluating covers and interior designs
  • Working with clients, vendors, and teammates to meet deadlines and maintain schedules
  • Researching, writing metadata, making TIP sheets, and other miscellaneous tasks

This is a paid, part-time internship. The intern should be available to work 24-30 hours per week.

The position starts in September 2016.

If interested, please email Prof. Denning at

Publisher’s Weekly Internship

Publishers Weekly’s Book Review Department is looking for an intern to start in September and continue onto February. The positions are part-time, but if you love books and are considering a career in book or magazine publishing, Publishers Weekly’s Book Review department is the best place to learn about these rapidly changing industries.

Interns will have the opportunity to:

  • Work closely with review editors
  • Write, fact-check, and edit reviews

Interns will also help staff our very busy bookroom, which receives hundreds of books a week. Your job will include

  • Unpacking books and trafficking them to editors and reviewers, and helping maintain a log of assignments
  • Doing liaison work with publishers (requesting review copies, art, etc.)

You must:

  • Learn tasks quickly
  • Be organized and detail-oriented
  • Follow through and meet tight deadlines

Students who are interested in this position, email Prof. Denning at The deadline is Aug. 19th.

The Literary Review Editors Event

tlr_eventWEDNESDAY, AUGUST 10, 2016 AT 7:00PM

Housing Works Bookstore 
126 Crosby Street New York, NY 10012

The Literary Review hosts a reading and reception to celebrate TLR’s new issue. Featured guests include the magazine’s editors reading their work alongside contributors to Big Blue Whale, and will be presented by TLR World Literature Editor Jessie Vail Aufiery and TLR Associate Poetry Editor Heather D Lang.


Saturday, August 13th, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Books of Wonder
18 W 18th St, New York, NY 10011

Get ready for an afternoon of great picture book reads at our August Picture Book Bonanza! Don’t miss these colorful new storybooks and the chance to hear all about them right from their talented creators.

KELLY LIGHT for Louise and Andie: The Art of Friendship
CALISTA BRILL for Little Wing Learns to Fl

event_dewittFriday August 12, 7:00PM

163 Court Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201

If you’re looking to escape the smog and hot garbage of summer in the city, or just the (spiritual) smog and (emotional) hot garbage of adulthood, consider Annie DeWitt‘s debut novel your vicarious getaway. White Nights in Split Town City is set during those halcyon days of the early Nineties in a New England town so small the roads are dirt. With the stylized prose of an author who understands how one phrase can trigger an entire memory, DeWitt captures the uncertainty of those summer stretches between girlhood and teenagedom, when you’re suddenly old enough to know what you want but still too young to reach out and take it. Her heroine, Jean, is incredibly observant for a twelve-year-old, barely containing her own restlessness as she resolves to seduce the local bad boy and an elderly neighbor. Tonight DeWitt joins Sam Lipsyte (Home LandThe Ask) to discuss her daring and cautionary coming-of-age story.

Job Alert: Workman Publishing


Workman Publishing seeks a detail-oriented digital production associate. The ideal candidate will be an independent self-starter with strong time-management skills and the ability to prioritize in a fast-paced environment. In this role you will work with the digital team to produce ebook files in-house, perform quality assurance, help to manage the ebook production schedule to ensure content from the relevant departments is received and updated in a timely manner, and work with files to alter design elements and tag as needed. You will ensure that our ebooks meet established standards and will work with the digital production manager to streamline our existing workflows.

 Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Schedule and produce front and backlist digital book editions to industry standards
  • Consult on digital production workflow with editorial and managing editorial departments
  • Maintain excellent understanding of current ebook and digital technologies, with the ability to apply them to titles heavy with art (photographs and illustrations)
  • Ensure all aspects of quality assurance as well as debugging known issues

The ideal candidate will possess:

  • Bachelor’s degree (preferably in a technical field)
  • 2-3 years of experience in book publishing
  • Prior experience with ebook design and production or related application development experience
  • Expert knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator)
  • Proficient knowledge of XML, HTML, CSS
  • Experience with managing an editorial calendar
  • Experience with digital asset management

Workman is a medium-sized independent publisher of award-winning cookbooks, parenting/pregnancy guides, and fun and educational children’s books as well as high-end gift books, fiction, gardening, and sustainable living. Our West Village office is high-energy and creative, staffed by people who love interesting books.

Interested students who want to learn how to apply for this position email Prof. Denning at