Internship Alert: Scholastic

Scholastic: Editorial Intern

Position: Editorial Internal, Part-time
Hours: 15 hours per week, flexible
Start Date: flexible

Scholastic is looking for an editorial intern who will help read and process submissions amongst other duties. This is a paid opportunity. The ideal candidate will be passionate about middle grade and YA and will be interested in pursuing children’s publishing after graduation. They need to be able to come into the office a few days a week.

If interested, please contact Maya Marlette at MMarlette@Scholastic.com.

Internships Alert: Aperture and The Loewenthal Company

Aperture: Publicity and Events Intern

Deadline for Spring Term: October 15, 2017

Aperture is a not-for-profit organization that “connects the photo community and its audiences with the most inspiring work, the sharpist ideas, and with each other” through print, in-person experiences, and online.

Their internship program is called the Steven A. Baron Work Scholar Program, which allows each intern to “contribute to the editing, design, production, circulation, sales, and marketing of photography’s most significant publications; the development of major traveling exhibitions; educational programs for children and adults; the creation of web content; and all other business operations essential to a non-profit organization.”

“Interns serve on a volunteer basis for which they receive a lunch stipend of $300 per month full-time, as well as complimentary copies of Aperture magazine (stipends for part-time work scholars vary depending on their time commitment). We do not offer summer or semester-long internships. Applicants must make their own living arrangements and should have sufficient financial resources to cover their living expenses. College credit is available for this program. A full-time (five days per week, unless otherwise noted), six-month time commitment is necessary, with the potential to extend the internship for an additional six months.”

How to Apply:

“Applicants are selected based on their interest and motivation in working for Aperture, an ability to contribute significantly to the program, and openness to gaining a meaningful work experience. Experience and interest in photography, publishing, the visual arts, and in fields related to the specific department to which you apply is strongly encouraged. Please see below for instructions on how to apply for the program.

We receive a high volume of applications each term. For that reason, we ask you to follow the guidelines closely to insure that your application will be considered.”

  • Please submit your application as a single PDF file (cover letter first, then resume). The file name should be “application_LASTNAME.pdf”
  • In the first sentence of your cover letter, please indicate three departments, in order of preference, for which you would like to be considered. A list of departments and position descriptions can be found below. In your letter, please describe your background, skills, and motivations for applying. Lastly, please let us know how you heard about the Work Scholar Program.
  • Some departments require additional materials. Please review the below department descriptions for additional materials. Additional materials should be a separate PDF from your application. The file name should be “sample_LASTNAME.pdf”
  • Please submit your application via email to workscholars@aperture.org

For more information, click here.

The Loewenthal Company: Editorial and Clerical Intern

The Loewenthal Company was started by Linda Loewenthal, an experienced literary agent who has been in the industry for 20 years. This literary agency helps and support authors bring their creative vision to life, before putting it out into the world to be picked up for publication.

Details about the Internship:

The Loewenthal Company is “seeking an intern to assist with editorial and clerical tasks. Daily duties will include evaluating submissions, managing the agency’s social media, and clerical tasks as needed.

Some work/office experience is necessary, and editorial or writing experience a plus.

This is a paid, Mon-Thurs position and provides a strong introduction to the publishing industry. The agency specializes in nonfiction titles and is based in Park Slope, Brooklyn.”

Applicants should email a cover letter and resume to Linda Loewenthal (linda@loewenthal.co – not .com) with the subject “INTERN – Pace MS Publishing Program.”

Internship Alert: DeFiore & Company

New York, NY

Seeking Literary Agency Intern

DeFiore and Company is a mid-sized dynamic literary agency based in Manhattan’s Union Square. Our staff brings decades of experience as agents, and as former editors, publishers, and rights directors at major publishing companies, to the task of building the careers of our clients.

Minimum Requirements:

• Candidates should be motivated, well-organized, responsible, and have excellent communication skills
• Some experience critically evaluating fiction and non-fiction work is necessary
• A love of books, an extensive knowledge of current titles and a strong interest in the publishing business
• Interns should be willing to commit 15-20 hours per week for a minimum of three months

Responsibilities Include:

• Reading and responding to queries and manuscripts
• Writing reader reports
• Filing, sorting mail, and basic office support

Two candidates will selected for the fall internship. if you would like to apply, please  email with a resume and cover letter to resumes@defliterary.com at Ashley Collom’s attention. Please be sure to include ‘resume’ in the subject line. Please be aware that the internship is for-credit only.

Internship Opportunity: Radish Media

New York, NY

Seeking Content Assistant Intern

Launched in February 2015, Radish is Netflix for serials where readers can enjoy premium serialized stories based on bite-sized episodes suitable for 10 minutes on a smartphone. It is a digital update of the Victorian idea of the serialized novel. After 3 free chapters, mobile micro-payments provide access to ensuing episodes so that audiences may secure instant gratification after a cliffhanger ending.

Minimum Requirements:

• Attention to detail
• Organizational skills
• A collaborative work ethic
• Keen interest and knowledge of English grammar, spelling, and punctuation
• Curiosity, enthusiasm, and eagerness to learn
• Experience working with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Adobe Acrobat

Responsibilities Include:

• Reviewing writer submissions
• Assisting writers and publishers in uploading their backlist titles and original serials on Radish writer’s web
• Selecting backlist titles appropriate for uploading on the platform
• Selecting stories from the platform for frontpage curation and coming up with curation ideas
• Assisting with editorial and marketing scheduling
• Creating content marketing blog posts
• Assist with contracts, royalty statements, and author correspondence as needed.
• Processing author applications through Submittable by evaluating manuscripts, writing samples, and online serials on Wattpad
• Answering author and reader questions via Groove
• Reviewing reader reports and coming up with product and policy ideas to solve those concerns
• Drafting concise language for FAQ, email templates, and customer service descriptions on platform
• Tracking the progress of authors on the platform and inputting related data into Excel
• Analyzing data and author feedback to take note of what best contributes to an author’s success, and relaying those tips through email correspondence

If you are interested in this position, feel free to apply via LinkedIn.

Volunteers Needed- VIDA

VIDA is seeking a determined, meticulous, and thorough intern to assist with the VIDA Count. The VIDA count is a well-publicized annual tally of the gender disparity in publishing. It is the counter’s job to research and determine the gender identity of writers as well as the genre of the work published.

The VIDA Count will require strong knowledge and use of:

• Google Docs
• Microsoft Excel
• DropBox
• Doodle
• Google Hangout

The 2017 internship will run from August 2017 through March 2018. Counters must be able to commit to the full term and spend an average of 5 hours per week on the project, in a combination of solo tallying work and team numbers reconciliation sessions. Applications for the 2017 Count are due by July 15, 2017.

If you are interested in volunteering to be a Counter for the VIDA Count, please send a resume and letter of interest with subject line “VIDA Counter Candidate [Surname]” to Sara Iacovelli at siacovelli@vidaweb.org.