Internship: The International Computing Centre

The International Computing Center (ICC) is searching for a Communications Aide Intern for this current Spring 2017 term. The ICC works within the UN to provide information technology and communication services through the organization’s systems.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist with communications strategy design and implementation
  • Build documents, templates, and presentations
  • Collaborate with internal departments to deliver marketing collateral
  • Assist in curating news, sales sheets and information briefs

General Requirements: 

  • Demonstrated interest in IT (but “techie” skills not needed per se)
  • Familiarity, interest, and expertise in digital technologies
  • Professional writing skills and some experience with technical and business writing
  • Well‐developed design skills
  • Experience with SharePoint or other web content management desirable

For more details, please consult their terms of reference for the internship as well as their internship page.

Anyone interested in applying should email a one one-page summary of your education, interests and any relevant experience indicating the reference number of the internship vacancy topersonnel@unicc.org.

Internships: The Countryman Press

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The Countryman Press, a division of W. W. Norton & Company, is seeking an intern for the months of January through April 2017 to assist with a variety of publicity, editorial, and administrative tasks supporting our list of cooking, lifestyle, and travel titles. Interest in one or more of these subjects is preferred, though not required.

Responsibilities in this position are wide-ranging and provide significant opportunities for learning. Duties include reviewing submissions and preparing for editorial board meetings, researching photos, marking reprint corrections, drafting copy for catalogs and press releases, executing publicity mailings, and maintaining social media accounts. Candidates must be detail oriented and eager to learn, with excellent written and verbal communication. Applicants should be motivated, independent workers who can work on multiple time-sensitive projects and prioritize deadlines.

If interested, please e-mail your résumé and cover letter, as attachments, to Aurora Bell (abell@wwnorton.com), with the subject line Countryman Internship.

The Robert L. Edgell Scholarship and the William Littleford Scholarship

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Each year, the Business Press Educational Foundation (BPEF) (http://www.siia.net/Divisions/ABM-Association-of-Business-Information-Media/BPEF) awards the Robert L. Edgell Scholarship and the William Littleford Scholarship to two students from Pace University’s MS in Publishing Program who demonstrate an understanding of, and an interest in, the business-to-business media industry.

This year, one student will be awarded the Edgell Scholarship, and one student will be awarded the Littleford scholarship. This is a scholarship of $1000 paid directly to the student at the Spring MS in Publishing Advisory Board meeting (date TBD).

The 2017 Edgell and Littleford Scholarships, given by American Business Media, is a wonderful opportunity to explore B-to-B publishing and to think about how your publishing skills apply across industries.

To apply, interested students must submit their application to Professor Jane Denning (jdenning@pace.edu) at 551 Fifth Avenue, Room 805F, no later than 5:00 p.m., Wednesday, February 17th, 2017

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Students are required to submit the following materials:

  • A copy of your current resume
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation—one from a professor in the program and one from a current or former employer
  • A 2-5 page double-spaced personal essay on why you would like to intern for a B to B magazine, focusing on what you hope to gain from the experience or a 2-5 page double-spaced essay on what you see as the value of B to B magazines in the digital age.

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About Connectiv: Connectiv is the global business information association that accelerates innovation for leading and emerging content, data and technology companies.

To learn more about Connectiv, click here: http://www.siia.net/connectiv

Formerly ABM and SIIA Content &
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About BPEF:

The Business Press Educational Foundation (BPEF) Internship program gives college students the chance to work at business media companies, in either editorial or non-editorial roles. BPEF, affiliated with Connectiv, the Business Information Association, was established in 1985 by Harold W, McGraw Jr., then-chairman of The McGraw-Hill Companies.

Since then, BPEF has actively promoted the business media industry among college students nationwide through a unique internship program and various scholarships. Over the last two decades, BMEF has placed over 700 students in internships and awarded more than 75 scholarships.

To learn more about BPEF, click here.

What is B2B Media?

B-to-B media is critical to how business professionals make decisions, buy products, set strategies and more. In an overview video veteran b-to-b journalist Matthew Weinstock says, “This is a way to sink your teeth into a subject matter, and become a subject-matter expert, and then learn how to craft that into a story that really impacts the reader.”

To view the full video, click here.

Internship: Aragi, Inc.

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Aragi Inc. is a literary agency that represents authors such as Junot Diaz, Jonathan Safran Foer, and Colson Whitehead. Aragi has a new internship opportunity, and they are looking to fill the position immediately.

The available position calls for a combination of editorial and administrative work. Candidates must be comfortable answering phones and directing calls, handling mail, and performing other office tasks. The right candidate should also be ready to read and evaluate queries.

screen-shot-2016-10-13-at-11-07-02-amThe duration of the internship will be from the immediate start up to the end of the fall semester in December. The internship is unpaid but will include a small stipend. Candidates will be working in the office of Aragi, Inc. located near the Flatiron Building during the duration of the internship.

Students interested should prepare a cover letter and resume and send them directly and only to:
Ms. Duvall Osteen
duvall@aragi.net

Internship: Women’s National Book Association

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The Women’s National Book Association was established on November 13, 1917, in New York City by a group of women booksellers shut-out of the American Booksellers Association and the Booksellers’ League. Many of them joined forces over another cause—women’s suffrage—in the fall of that year. In fact, on October 27, just two days before the WNBA founders first gathered at Sherwood’s Bookstore in downtown Manhattan to discuss forming a women’s booksellers group, many of them had assembled as a group in a huge parade to support New York State’s referendum on women’s suffrage. That year, suffrage passed, making New York the first state in the East to grant women the right to vote. And that year, when the WNBA was founded, some thirteen women launched their efforts in connecting, educating, advocating, and leading in the literary world—an enterprise still going strong 100 years later.

The Women’s National Book Association will be celebrating its Centennial during the last week of October, 2017 with a national board meeting and a series of stellar, celebratory events.

We are looking to fill one exciting internship opportunity in New York City available starting in November of 2016 and running through November of 2017. Interns will work remotely but will also meet regularly with the Executive Board members and Committee Chairs. The hours of the internship will vary but will be a minimum of 20 hours a month. 

This is an unpaid position but each intern will have a free membership to the organization during the term of the internship.

This is an exciting opportunity not only to gain experience working with a 503c non-profit but also to interact with the publishing professionals who work in all aspects of the industry—as well as people who love books!

TITLE/Position: Centennial Planning Intern

Essential job responsibilities include:

  • Provide editorial assistance, including photo research, for the WNBA Centennial publication
  • Work on developing and updating the WNBA’s National and Centennial websites
  • Assist with the Coordination of the National Centennial Lecture Series
  • Assist in the development of Celebrating Women’s Voices (100 books lists – one for Fiction and one for Non-Ficiton) that will be made public in March of 2017    
  • Help with organizing the national meeting/centennial celebrations
  • Attend meetings with key board and committee members

TO APPLY: Email your resume to Valerie Tomaselli — vtomaselli@mtmpublishing.com

Internship: Writers House Intern Program

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The Writers House Intern Program is searching for applicants! Please take note of the following to see if this internship is the right opportunity for you:

  • The applicant pool can be as high as 1200 for the approximately 16 slots that support our agents, the 1 slot that supports our Subsidiary Rights Department, and the 1 slot that supports our Digital Strategy Department. So, it is not unusual for even high-quality candidates to have to apply several times before receiving admittance.
  • Applicants who advance to the interview rounds are required to review at least one manuscript and compose a reader’s report. It isn’t unusual for applicants to compose 2 or 3 different reader’s reports.
  • Each term is 16 weeks. (No more, no less)
  • Interns are accepted with the mutual understanding they are committing at least 8 weeks to the program and won’t actively seek employment (in or out of publishing) during those weeks. Interns may put Writers House on their resume and begin seeking work in publishing after the successful completion of Week 8.
  • All interns are required to work 24 hours a week (No more, no less).
  • All interns work between the hours of 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.
  • All interns rotate into shifts in Accounting/ Contracts, the Front Desk, and serve on a Digital Team.
  • All interns participate in the weekly Intern Meetings where they learn both the editorial process (from the purview of an agency) and how to effectively search-out and apply for publishing jobs. The Intern Meetings are on Wednesday, from 4-6pm; so, Wednesday is a mandatory day for all interns.
  • Interns also receive Tutorials on a variety of publishing-specific skill sets and subjects. These Tutorials are facilitated over by senior agents, junior agents, assistants, and senior staff.
  • In the Evening Seminars, former interns return to discuss their careers in editorial, production, publicity, marketing, sales, scouting, and agenting.
  • One-on-One sessions are regularly scheduled to make certain the intern is progressing.

Students interested in the position should send their materials as soon as possible to:
Michael Mejias
Director, Writers House Intern Program
mmejias@WritersHouse.com

Internship: Jean V. Naggar Literary Agency

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screen-shot-2016-09-12-at-2-07-21-pmThe Jean V. Naggar Literary Agency is looking for someone who is hard-working, conscientious, and detail-minded for an unpaid position, working at least 16 hours a week for a minimum of 12 weeks. This minimum is negotiable but is preferred.

Additionally, while there is no guarantee of employment as a result of an internship with the agency, many of our interns have gone on to work in various areas of publishing.

This is a small office, and the intern would be trained in a number of areas, including but not limited to: use of a software program used by a variety of literary agencies and publishers, the nature of the submission process both domestically and internationally, along with other various projects, including book marketing, blog research, contract audits, and database maintenance. Our interns will gain a strong understanding of publishing and the inner workings of a well-established literary agency, with a strong track record both domestically and internationally.

If you are interested, please provide your contact information, resume, and a short explanation of why you would be a good candidate.

Students interested in this internship should send the requested materials to:
Ariana Philips
aphilips@jvnla.com

Internship: Crooked Lane Books

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Title/Position: Editorial Intern

Location: New York, NY

Crooked Lane Books is looking for a creative, ambitious, and versatile intern to join our team. This is a unique, ground floor opportunity with immediate chances for learning and growth that would challenge any editorial intern. Duties include general administrative tasks, evaluation of submissions, and assistance with all aspects of the publishing process including marketing and production.

Essential job responsibilities include:

  • Support the publishing process from acquisition through publication.
  • Interact with all departments at Crooked Lane, including editorial, publicity, marketing, production, art, sales, and rights.
  • Review and evaluate submissions and draft reader’s reports and declines.
  • Distribute marketing material to bookstores and publicity outlets.
  • Assist with preparing manuscripts for copyediting and production.
  • Have a working knowledge of social media and experience building social media presence.
  • Research special projects as they arise.

The ideal candidate would be pursuing a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree with interest or experience in book publishing. Candidates must be organized and detail-oriented and are able to work on projects that require a diverse skill set and rigorous analytical thinking and the ability to support multiple projects simultaneously. S/he must be passionate about books and the processes that deliver them to readers. S/he should be independent, professional, and poised to launch his/her publishing career. An interest in mysteries is a plus.

About Crooked Lane Books

Founded in 2014, Crooked Lane Books is the first imprint from the publishing house Quick Brown Fox & Co. Our goal is to produce the highest quality mysteries, thrillers, and suspense titles for crime fiction readers in both print and electronic editions. Our business relationships include some of the most innovative and respected companies in the industry, including Legato/Perseus Distribution, Bookspan book clubs, and Blackstone audio books. With our experienced team, hands-on approach, and innovative marketing techniques, Crooked Lane Books partners with each author to consistently excite, delight, and entertain passionate readers of genre fiction.

Crooked Lane Books, a small but burgeoning mystery fiction imprint, is looking to hire an intern for the fall semester. We’re very interested in hiring someone with a strong desire to pursue a career in book publishing. The position is a paid opportunity available immediately, with flexible dates and times and a minimum of two full days a week. I’ve attached the full job listing, which includes a bit more about the company and the role.

Students interested in this internship should contact:
Sarah Poppe
Editorial Assistant, Crooked Lane Books
sarah.poppe@crookedlanebooks.com

Internship: Scout Books & Media Inc.

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Students interested in this internship should contact:
Professor Jane Kinney-Denning at jkinneydenning@pace.edu

Sudaquia Internship!

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Publishing Marketing Internship

Sudaquia Editores is looking for an unpaid, part-time publishing marketing intern, to work in our dynamic team. Ideal candidates are self-starters who can work independently and collaboratively; have writing, research and communication skills in English and Spanish; are creative thinkers; and have a strong interest in contemporary Latin-American literature in Spanish.

We don’t have formal “departments” at Sudaquia Editores, so our interns have the opportunity to participate in a wide range of tasks –ranging from editorial to publicity / marketing, to production, and everything between.

The ideal candidate should be familiar with various social media platforms (including but not limed to Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, Instagram, Goodreads, Booklikes). As intern, you will be asked to:

  • Write press releases for books, events and promotions.
  • Create and manage online marketing campaigns targeting readers (of books in Spanish), libraries, bookstores, and college students and teachers.
  • Contribute in the management of ours social media platforms, creating engaging content, most of it in Spanish.
  • Write and publish original content in Spanish including books reviews, and updates in our website, Sudaquia.net

Note that publishing marketing intern will not work exclusively on publishing and marketing and will be ask to do other administrative chores around the office.

Qualifications

  • Bachelors Degree related to Communications
  • Outstanding knowledge of Spanish and English languages. Better if Spanish native speaker.
  • Active interest in Latin-American literature and books in Spanish.
  • Experience designing promotional and marketing material.
  • Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator), and Microsoft Office.
  • Keen attention to detail and ability to multitask while maintaining a sense of humor.
  • Natural to Internet research and Social Media interaction.

Si estás interesado envianos tu carta de presentación, y una copia de tu currículo a central@sudaquia.net.

If you are interested send your cover letter, and a copy of your CV to central@sudaquia.net.