Prof. Jane Kinney-Denning, the Executive Director of Internships and Corporate Outreach was named the national President of the Women’s National Book Association in June of this year. The WNBA http://www.wnba-books.org was founded in 1917 and will be celebrating the organizations Centennial in 2017.
It is a wonderful organization for anyone interested in books and networking all over the country. If you are interested in joining the NYC Chapter, click here: http://www.wnba-nyc.wildapricot.org/page-1518245
Student membership is only $20.00! Click the picture to read the most recent WNBA newsletter.
Deirdre Bair, an award winning biographer and member of the MS in Publishing Advisory board was featured in the August 15th issue of Publisher’s Weekly discussing her new biography of Al Capone.
Check out the article here.
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 email@example.com
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.)
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline is Aug. 19th.