Location: New York, NY Position: Internship Experience: Entry-level
The Book Industry Study Group (BISG) is “a non-profit trade association that works to create a more informed, effective, and transparent supply chain for books and book-like products.” Its membership includes trade, education, professional, and scholarly publishers, as well as distributors, wholesalers, retailers, manufacturers, service providers, and libraries. To date, about 200 companies are members of BISG, and they all work together to “help the industry run more effectively and efficiently.”
BISG is looking for a Summer Intern to assist with administrative tasks, database management, and social media communications. This is a great opportunity to learn about operations and marketing in the book publishing industry. The chosen intern will work 20 hours/week and will be paid $12/hour.
Report to BISG’s Operations Manager: Complete a wide variety of tasks pertaining to the promotion and preparation of bi-monthy webinars, in-person events, and conferences
An undergraduate or graduate student, or a candidate with equivalent experience
Be self-motivated and enthusiastic about the book publishing industry
Strong work ethic and organizational skills
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Knowledge of or an interest in metadata, rights, subject codes, or supply chain issues is a benefit, but not required
Familiarity with Excel, Google Suite, Twitter, and LinkedIn is strongly preferred
All interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to Maya Fakundiny (email@example.com) by May 28, 2018.
Location: Jersey City, NJ Position: Internship Experience: Entry-level
Start Media LLC is a “media company with interests in exhibition, feature film production and financing, content discovery technology, and publishing.” It has produced movies such as Morten Tyldum’s Passengers and Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck’s It’s Kind Of A Funny Story. Start Publishing publishes “high quality titles in a variety of fiction niches, including science fiction, fantasy, thrillers, and romance.” It has eight imprints and a library of more than 6,000 titles, some of which have won Hugo, Nebula, Shirley Jackson, and Locus Awards.Continue reading “Internship | Start Publishing”
In Fall 2017, I began frantically looking for an internship when I realized I could graduate a semester early. When I first heard about the internship opportunity at Scout Books & Media from Professor Jane Kinney-Denning, I had no idea what book packagers were or what they did. But after some research, a great phone interview, and a lovely meeting, I was happy to be hired because it has been a great opportunity to explore all aspects of the publishing industry. Plus, a 16 hours/week internship at Scout Books & Media works well with my 20 hours/week graduate assistantship at Pace University.Continue reading “My Internship Experience at Scout Books & Media”