Paper Lantern Lit is a young, dynamic, successful team of writers/editors with more than a decade of experience in commercial book publishing. They work with debut authors on exciting new teen, middle grade, and adult projects that they create, plot, love, and nurture all the way from proposal stage to the bookshelf. They are currently looking for an editorial intern who is based in the New York City area with the ability to work both remotely and on site at their Brooklyn office. This individual should be a creative self-starter with an interest in a career in publishing. Candidates should be voracious readers, critical thinkers, and detail-oriented taskmasters!
- Attend weekly meetings and take notes
- Update the project status—including author, payment, publicity, and project info
- Assist in event setup
- Research local book events for our writers to attend
- Proofread manuscripts for spelling, grammar, and factual inaccuracies
- Correspond with PLL writers and PLL Preferred Bloggers
- Run postal errands, answer general inquiry emails, make photocopies and scan documents
- Help with maintenance of PLL blog with weekly blog posts
- Write publicity and marketing materials
- Assist with brainstorming sessions
- Write copy for our monthly newsletter
- Help with submission sorting
- Read and report on comparative titles
- Assist in maintaining website and social media presence
- 20-25 hours per week
- A laptop or tablet that enables you to work remotely
- Knowledge of Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel
- Ability to attend weekly meetings and work onsite at least five hours per week
- Knowledge of HTML, Google programs and social media is a HUGE plus, but not required
- A year-long commitment strongly desired
They offer a modest stipend of $80/week, delicious meals at every meeting, and lots of chocolate! To apply for this internship position, please email your resume, cover letter, and a book review (approximately 300 words) to email@example.com. They kindly request that you paste all of the contents into the body of an email and leave it attachment-free. Please copy (CC) Professor Denning at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bettina Schrewe Literary Scouting is a fast-paced international scouting office with major clients in Europe, Asia, and Latin America. They are offering an unpaid internship for 15-20 hours per week for 3 months, starting immediately.
Excellent written and oral communication skills are a necessity, and the candidate must be highly self-motivated and organized. Foreign language skills are a plus, as is previous experience in the book publishing industry. The intern will be assisting the children’s and YA book scout, so familiarity with YA books and trends is preferred. Responsibilities include reading and evaluating manuscripts, as well as general office administration tasks.
To apply for this internship position, please email your resume and cover letter to Amy Gordon at email@example.com. Please copy (CC) Professor Denning at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Berghahn Books is an independent scholarly publisher in the humanities and social sciences, with a focus on History, Anthropology, Politics & Economics, and Film Studies. They are currently looking for a Marketing intern for 2 to 3 days a week. The experience requires a responsible person who can handle multiple tasks in a small-firm environment and will involve assisting with a range of tasks from market research to database work.
To apply for this internship position, please email your resume and cover letter to Abigail Major at email@example.com. Please copy (CC) Professor Denning at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Downtown Bookworks is a children’s publishing and packaging company whose mission is to raise a new generation of book lovers such that every one of their books is carefully designed to engage, inspire, and feel good in small hands. They would like to hire an intern to work in their office two days a week.
If you are really smart and resourceful, willing and eager to learn everything there is to know about children’s book publishing, and excited by the idea of joining a small, growing company, keep reading. The internship at Downtown Bookworks will involve:
- Research and writing on a range of subjects from history, science, and nature to kids’ crafts and activities
- Editing, fact-checking, and proofreading
- Marketing and publicity through social and digital media as well as print
- Compiling art and photo logs
- And even arts and crafts projects, components sourcing, and much more
Their dream candidate is creative, detail-oriented, technically savvy, and easygoing. The office is busy and buzzing – an excellent place to dive in and really learn the business by doing a bit of everything.
To apply for this internship position, please email your cover letter and resume to Julie Merberg at email@example.com. Please copy (CC) Professor Denning at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SmileyBooks, an imprint founded by New York Times bestselling author and broadcaster, Tavis Smiley, is looking for an editorial intern for Spring 2012 to work in its New York City office. This is a wonderful opportunity to see how good ideas become great books. Interns will have the opportunity to experience New York’s publishing world with a 25-year industry veteran. Assignments will include administrative duties, reading and reviewing queries and proposals, and participation in editorial meetings. While this internship is unpaid, a small stipend may be given upon completion of the internship for exemplary work.
Applicants must have an interest in multicultural publishing and excellent communication and organizational skills. Rigorous attention to detail is required.
To apply for this internship position, please email cover letter and resume to Kirsten Melvey at email@example.com. Please copy (CC) Professor Denning at firstname.lastname@example.org.