Link of the Week: Society of Publication Designers

The Society of Publication Designers, or SPD, is dedicated to promoting and encouraging excellence in editorial design. Members are art directors, designers, photo editors, editors and graphics professionals. Since drafting its charter in 1965, the SPD remains the only organization specifically addressing the visual concerns of print and online editorial professionals. Editorial design plays a crucial role in shaping and documenting our common history; the efforts of the Society and its members also serve to educate and enlighten the public about the importance of magazines and online publications.

The activities of SPD promote the role of its members as journalists and partners in the editorial process, as well as fostering new generations of publication designers through educational outreach and scholarship opportunities. Member benefits include significant discounts on events, entry fees, Adobe software and training opportunities, complimentary copies of the SPD Annual, and more.

Make sure to check out the SPD-U PUB(lications) CRAWL, the annual all-day event that features a tour of two magazine and/or design offices to give an in-depth look at how things there really work. Space is limited so buy your ticket here. This event takes place on Friday, September 27th. Doors open at 9:15 am at the SPD Office.

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Internship Opportunity at Publisher’s Weekly!

Job Title
: Reviews editorial intern
Internship Paid: Yes
Time Frame: Late August through mid-to-late December

Interns will have the opportunity to:

  • Work closely with review editors
  • Write, fact-check, and edit reviews and short author interviews
  • There’s a possibility of tweeting and writing for the magazine’s blog
  • Interns will also help staff our very busy bookroom, which receives hundreds of books a week
  • Unpacking books and trafficking them to editors and reviewers
  • Doing liaison work with publishers (requesting review copies, art, etc.)
  • Helping maintain a log of assignments

Intern Qualifications:

  • Love of books
  • Interest in publishing as possible career
  • Good writing skills; editing/copyediting experience a plus

Company Web Address:

How to Apply: e-mail cover letter, resume, and writing sample to Everett Jones, Assistant Reviews Editor at PW.

Internship Opportunity at the Writers House

Two departments at the Writers House are looking for interns!

Read on for descriptions of the two positions: literary agent intern and subsidiary rights intern.

The Writer’s House is beginning the selection process for the autumn term (late August-December). The internship requires a 24 hour per week commitment. Beyond the administrative, organizational, and logistical duties, each intern will be tasked with reviewing submission queries, manuscripts, and composing reader’s reports, editorial letters, and pitch letters.

Some of the other features of the Writers House Intern Program:

  • Tutorials – interns receive training in contracts, subsidiary rights, accounting (BAITS), and other areas.
  • Editorial Boot Camp – interns receive strategies for composing rejection letters, reader’s reports, editorial letters, and pitch letters.
  • Career Counseling –  both group and one-on-one sessions.

Information for the Subsidiary Rights Intern:

“We are a very busy department looking for a candidate who is organized, responsible, takes initiative and who has excellent time-management skills. Experience in Subsidiary Rights a plus, but not necessary.”

  • Aside from various administrative tasks, the Subsidiary Rights Intern will assist with the following:
  • Managing authors copies from foreign publishers and audio publishers
  • Maintaining the Foreign Rights library
  • Managing book requests from publishers
  • Sending large book submissions to foreign agents
  • Analyzing royalty statements
  • 18-20 hours/ week for the Subsidiary Rights Intern

To apply, e-mail your cover letter and resume to: Take a look at their list ( and talk about what genres (sci-fi, romance, etc.) you know/ like the best. Each intern will receive an $800 stipend upon the successful completion of the program.

Internships at Thieme Medical Publishers

The Thieme Medical Publishers internship program in our New York office offers a unique opportunity to gain valuable experience in the field of medical publishing and to have direct contact with professionals in the field.  All interns are welcome to attend essential editorial, production and sales meetings. 


Marketing and Sales

Our global marketing program includes direct mail, website, e-mail campaigns, space advertising, and book reviews. Marketing Interns will work in a forward-thinking environment with true hands-on opportunities.  This is for hard working, enthusiastic students who want to gain real-world, Marketing experience in a short period of time.

The internship also offers an exciting opportunity to learn valuable web skills while working within the Marketing department.  Get involved in compiling advance and promotional material, planning and organizing medical exhibits, and dealing with distributors such as wholesalers and bookstores in the Americas while learning the tricks of the trade!   



  • assisting our web team with publishing and online duties
  • performing internet research


The ideal candidate will have:

  • strong computer, communication and organizational skills
  • previous book, magazine, or marketing experience
  • language skills are a plus, but not required
  • HTML skills are preferred, but not required


What we offer:

  • Year-round full-time or part-time internships from a minimum of ten weeks to six months
  • A stipend to cover transportation expenses and lunch
  • Flexible office hours
  • Academic credit can be arranged (e.g. independent study credits) 
  • Hands-on publishing experience
  • A great office location in midtown Manhattan (walking distance to Madison Square Garden, the Empire State Building and Times Square)


Contact Information: Please e-mail or mail a cover letter, which briefly explains your area of interest and skills, and which specific department(s) you are applying for, along with your resume and two professional references tot he Internship Coordinator e-mail: intern@thieme.comPlease do not duplicate applications.  Appropriate candidates will be contacted for an interview.

Location: Thieme Medical Publishers is located at 333 Seventh Avenue, 18th floor, New York, NY 10001.  Please visit our website for more information.

Internship at Papercutz

Papercutz Graphic Novels is looking for a summer Editorial & Marketing Intern. Candidates should have an interest in comic book publishing with a strong background in writing and proofreading. This is a dual department internship. Duties would include assisting the editorial department with production and proofing tasks on new books as well as working with the Marketing Director to develop and execute marketing campaigns.

-This internship is unpaid. You must be able to receive college or graduate school credit.
-Must be available 10-12 hours a week (2-3 days) to come into the Papercutz office in Manhattan. 8 week internship.
-Able to show experience in writing and editing.
-Some social media and marketing experience.
-A strong interest in publishing, specifically in comics.

Preferred applicants will have at least basic experience with Adobe Acrobat, InDesign and Photoshop.

About Papercutz:
Papercutz is dedicated to publishing great graphic novels for all ages. Popular with reluctant readers and gifted readers alike, Papercutz graphic novels for kids, tweens, and teens include a wide range of genres, including humor, action adventure, mystery, horror, and favorite characters. Papercutz is proud to be the only publisher exclusively dedicated to children’s graphic novels. We work every day to introduce young readers to the imaginative wonders waiting to be discovered in comics.

Applications are due May 20th. If you are interested in applying, please email Professor Denning.