Writers House is a literary agency that was founded in 1973 by Albert Zuckerman, a former novelist, TV writer, and teacher of playwriting at Yale University. He is now a literary agent for clients including Stephen Hawkings (A Brief History of Time), Michael Lewis (Moneyball), and Olivia Goldsmith (The First Wives Club). Zuckerman established Writers House with the vision of combining “a passion for managing a writer’s career with an integrated understanding of how storytelling works.” Continue reading “Internship | Writers House”
HarperCollins Publishers is the second largest consumer book publisher in the world, with operations in 18 countries. With nearly two hundred years of history and more than 120 branded imprints around the world, HarperCollins publishes approximately 10,000 new books every year in 17 languages, and has a print and digital catalog of more than 200,000 titles. Writing across dozens of genres, HarperCollins authors include winners of the Nobel Prize, the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, the Newbery and Caldecott Medals and the Man Booker Prize.
• At least 2-3 years of prior trade book publishing experience, preferably in production editorial or managing editorial
• Must possess strong copy-editing and proofreading skills, including familiarity with The Chicago Manual of Style
• PC skills required, including use of Word, Track Changes, and Excel
• Must be detail-oriented, proactive, well-organized, and able to set priorities and juggle workload in a fast-paced environment
• Must interact well with colleagues of all levels from various departments
• Must possess college degree or equivalent experience
• Assumes production editorial responsibilities for originals, from the receipt of the edited manuscript through bound book, and some offsets (as needed)
• Copy-edits and proofreads ancillary material, such as front matter, back matter, cover copy, teaser excerpts, etc.
• Works with editors, designers, and production managers in anticipating and resolving problems
• Evaluates and coordinates artwork and/or back-matter materials
• Assigns projects to freelance copy-editors, indexers, and proofreaders and checks their work
• Handles multiple projects while maintaining high standards of quality control and tight production schedules
• Provides backup for the department as needed
If you are interested in this position, please submit cover letter and resume online.
InkWell is one of the world’s leading literary agencies, proudly representing major literary prize winners as well as many of the world’s bestselling and most loved authors. They enjoy a considerable international reputation as a significant and innovative player in the industry. They have agents based in Australia, Boston, and Dallas. They continue to be excited by—and on the lookout for—original ideas, riveting stories and great writing.
• Must be articulate, personable, and hold a high level of interest in the publishing field
• Strong editorial skills are a must
• Solid written, verbal, and computer skills are necessary
• Should be motivated, highly organized, and have the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
• Must be able to work with and without direct supervision
• Answering phone calls and welcoming visitors in a warm and professional manner
• Foreign Rights assistance will be in the area of tax form processing, book fair preparation, overseas mailings and other department needs
• Minimal assistance with the management of the office
If you are interested in this position, please email your cover letter and resume in the body of the email (no attachments) to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Type in subject line: Reception and Foreign Rights Position.
The Quarto Group creates and owns proprietary content, publishing books from a diverse portfolio of imprints that are creatively independent and expert in developing long-lasting content across specific niches of interest. They sell books across 50 countries and in 39 languages through a variety of traditional and non-traditional channels, while constantly looking for new ways to create and deliver content that people need.
• Bachelor’s degree, preferably in marketing, communication, or business
• 3+ years experience in marketing of enthusiast or consumer-based products
• Highly creative with an ability to conceive of new and innovative approaches to marketing
• Strong ability to work collaboratively and in partnership with Publishing, Sales, and authors
• Thorough knowledge of media, public relations, and publicity organizations and/or book publishing
• Computer skills, including familiarity with spreadsheets, word processing, database, and desktop publishing programs
• Willingness to travel to trade shows or conventions as needed
• Create and execute marketing plans with specific goals for individual titles and overall lists under the Quarto imprints. These plans shall be designed to generate sales, build brand awareness, and maximize exposure to the target audience through online, print, broadcast, and other channels
• Produce press releases and media kits, write advertising copy, produce short promotional videos, and maintain social-media and related sites with news and supplemental marketing content
• Arrange for author interviews, excerpts, and reviews in print, broadcast and online media. Coordinate author events and book signings.
Organize mailings of review copies and supporting material, arrange for production and mailing of bound galleys
• Maintain a detailed and well-organized database of contacts and mailings
• Develop creative and strategic initiatives to expand the online presence of our products, authors, and brands in social media and other enthusiast-based communities, and maintain a thorough network of contacts within the relevant subject areas
• Work with the publisher to explore, develop, and promote online instruction and education opportunities and projects on behalf of the imprint
• Manage budgets, schedules, and priorities in support of these initiatives, taking into account the appropriate level of resources, target audience, type of media, materials, and associated events
• Research, negotiate with, and manage outside freelance marketing resources as needed
• Maintain a thorough network of contacts within the relevant subject areas
• Hold regular check- ins with top authors of the front list, coaching, directing, and integrating their promotional activities with those being executed in house
• Communicate regularly to the company on marketing initiatives, developments, and accomplishments
• Work with National Account and Specialty Sales Reps to ensure customers are informed of publicity and marketing activity that might support sales efforts in the various channels, and partner with them to provide marketing materials that may aid their sales strategies
• Other duties as assigned
If you are interested in this position, please submit cover letter and resume to email@example.com.
The Crown Publishing Group, a division of Random House, Inc., originated in 1933 and is known today for the broad scope of our publishing program, our savvy selection of books, and our creative efforts to market them.
• Creative, organized, process-oriented, passionate about publishing.
• Passion and expertise for Typography and Design
• Thorough knowledge of Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator
• Print production knowledge and skills
• Ability to organize, prioritize, and work independently to meet deadlines
• Collaborative spirit and positive attitude when working with internal and external partners
• Ability to think creatively to be an effective problem solver
• Designing mechanicals, trafficking work, and preparing and delivering files for print
• Creating original covers, illustrations and photo research
If you are interested in this position, please apply online. Please include a link to your portfolio.
Founded in 1982, Peter Lang Publishing/USA is the North American division of the Peter Lang International Academic Publishing Group. The company, headquartered in downtown Manhattan, specializes in the publication of advanced textbooks in education, media & communication, and Black studies for classroom use, as well as monographs in the humanities and social sciences.
All books published by the New York office are peer-reviewed scholarly texts marketed to libraries worldwide through book reviews, new book bulletins, and conference displays. The New York office also promotes its textbook list to professors for classroom adoptions using email, direct mail, and a variety of other promotional tools. We produce a multidisciplinary catalog twice a year featuring the latest education, media & communication, and Black studies books for classroom use. Our books are available through Peter Lang and most major library wholesalers.
• Bachelor’s degree
• Exceptional communication skills
• Outstanding organizational and interpersonal skills
• Proficiency in all Microsoft Office applications and Windows OS
• Ability to prioritize, meet deadlines, and work both independently and in a small team environment
• Keen attention to detail, including proofreading skills
• Punctual, reliable, resourceful, and proactive
• Previous experience with academic publishing preferred
• Experience with Klopotek
• Love of books
• Delightful personality
• Manage editorial processes, including peer review for new proposals
• Prepare final manuscripts for handover to production, ensuring accepted projects comply with editorial, production, and legal requirements
• Process manuscripts with Library of Congress, Copyright Office, and CIP
• Monitor and update internal databases and maintain internal files
• Liaise with authors and colleagues in sales, marketing, production, design, and editorial
• Process and archive documents, including legal agreements
• Perform market research as directed by acquiring editor
• Provide general administrative assistance
If you are interested in applying for this position, please send your cover letter and resume to Sarah Bode at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Inkwell Management was formed in 2004 through the merger of Arthur Pine Associates, Inc., Carlisle & Company and Witherspoon Associates. The partnership has a combined 65 years of experience representing best-selling authors worldwide. InkWell works closely with its clients and their publishers to develop effective promotional campaigns, garnering maximum attention and respect within the industry and with the reading public. InkWell is active in intellectual property licensing, brand name development, and building strong alliances with television networks, movie studios, independent producers, and marketing and advertising companies.
• Should be articulate with a high level of interest in the publishing field.
• Strong written and verbal communication skills are necessary
• Assist with the reading and evaluation of queries and manuscripts
• Help with general administrative tasks which are designed to better understand the workings of a literary agency
The internship is unpaid. Please email cover letter and resume in the body of the email (no attachments) to: email@example.com. Type in subject line: Summer 2017 Internship. No phone calls.
Hachette Book Group (HBG) is a leading US trade publisher and a division of the third largest trade and educational book publisher in the world, Hachette Livre. A global publishing company based in France, Hachette Livre is a subsidiary of the French media company, Lagardère. HBG is headquartered in New York, with offices in Boston, MA; Lebanon, IN; Nashville, TN; Boulder, CO; Philadelphia, PA; and Berkeley, CA. HBG also owns Hachette Book Group Canada, Inc., a marketing and publicity company based in Toronto, ON.
• College degree
• 1-2 years experience in manufacturing
• Highly organized, detail oriented, creative, flexible, and able to prioritize
• Thorough, accurate, and articulate verbal and written communication skills
• Can collaborate well with a diverse team of internal and external stakeholders
• Not intimidated by technological advances and new systems. Can utilize technology where appropriate to improve workflow
• Elementary color assessment skills with the ability to provide basic instruction and color correction directives
• Proficiency in Excel, basic math, calculating, analyzing and organizing data
• Comfortable in both PC and Mac platforms. Adobe Creative Suite skills a plus
• Experience with Digital Asset Management systems
• Seeks continuous improvement and innovative solutions
• Maintains grace under pressure in a high-energy, fast-paced environment
• Effectively and efficiently coordinates all phases of book production and manufacturing from composition, prepress, printing and binding through final delivery
• Work closely with all vendors to manager supplier performance and ensure schedule, quality and budget requirements are met
• Monitors production schedules through coordination with outside vendors as well as all relevant in-house departments to ensure on-time delivery
• Traffics and color correct proofs and attend press checks, if necessary, with supervision
• Prepare and update budgets and cost estimates both seasonally and on a title-by-title basis
• Creates ebooks (in varying formats) in-house and through vendors as needed
• Attends and participates in regular production meetings
• Analyzes production specifications in order to propose cost-saving measures
• Communicates alternative specifications to editorial and design departments
• Works under minimal supervision, keeping Manager and imprint informed of any service disruption or vendor quality issues
• Communicates such issues to the vendor in collaboration with Manager
• Prepares cost estimates, purchase orders and shipping instructions from HBG’s title management system
• Maintains accurate specification and scheduling information in company databases
• Performs other duties as assigned
If you are interested in this position, apply through the website.
Sirius XM Holdings Inc. is the largest radio company measured by revenue and has more than 30.6 million subscribers. SiriusXM creates and offers commercial-free music; premier sports and live events; news and comedy; exclusive talk and entertainment; and a wide variety of Latin commercial-free music, sports, and talk programming. SiriusXM is available in vehicles from every major car company in the U.S. and smartphones and other connected devices, as well as online at siriusxm.com.
• You must be 18 years of age or older.
• Student must be enrolled in a U.S. based college, university or trade school
• Serve as the primary coordinator and communicator for several digital projects
• Collaborate with multiple project teams across marketing, creative and IT teams
• The focus of this role is to research, identify and execute solutions to improve our website experiences to acquire and engage our customers
• Projects will include exercises in reviewing the interpreting data, competitor analysis, presenting findings to digital business, including digital analytics, acquisition marketing (SEO, social), optimizing customer experiences and conversions and content publishing.
If you are interested in applying, click here and find the link to apply.
Established in 1928, McIntosh & Otis (M&O), Inc. is a full-service literary agency located in New York. M&O represents a broad range of adult and children’s fiction and non-fiction, including many bestsellers, literary icons, Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winners. In addition to representing the subsidiary rights for its own clients, M&O also represents the sale of subsidiary rights for Louisiana State University Press. M&O is committed to working with writers to develop their careers. Our agents are able to provide detailed and substantive guidance to our clients throughout the publication process.
• Applicants should have a B.A.
• Strong written and verbal communication skills and a high level of interest in the publishing field
• Ability to work independently and on multiple tasks simultaneously in an organized manner
• Knowledge of rights or contracts and strong editorial skills are desirable
• Previous office experience is required, with a minimum of 1 year
• Experience in publishing handling similar tasks strongly preferred
• Reading and evaluating manuscripts
• Providing readers’ reports and synopses
• Managing submissions and correspondence
• General administrative duties
If you are interested in this position, please send a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org attn: Alecia Douglas.
William Clark is a native of Virginia and was educated in the United States, France, and England. Moving to New York in 1992, he worked at several agencies, including Virginia Barber Literary Agency and William Morris Agency, before founding the agency in 1997.
He is a Conservator member of the Young Lions Program at the New York Public Library, PEN American Center, a sponsor of The Moth, and a member of The Author’s Guild and Shambhala Meditation Center of New York.
• Applicants who can demonstrate a motivating passion for literature and the world of books
• Experience in critical reading, writing, copy-editing or developmental editing are preferred
• Basic research and organizational skills are required
• The ideal intern possesses both a keen appreciation for quality non-fiction and fiction, and a sense for the commercial potential of material.
• Interns report directly to Mr. Clark on a flexible schedule for a minimum of 10 hours per week
• Develop an eye for literary merit as well as commercial viability
• Gain valuable experience and exposure in the international publishing community
• Preparation of detailed readers reports for discussion
• Aid in development of book projects
• Minimal clerical work.
Internships are unpaid, though college credit is possible. Interested individuals in their junior year of college or later should apply in the month preceding the internship period by email to email@example.com with the subject line: “Intern Application.” The email should include: the reasons why the applicant is interested in working in a literary agency; the last five works of non-fiction and fiction read; and a resume in the body of the email (no attachments are accepted).
With origins dating back to 1478, Oxford University Press (OUP) is the world’s largest university press with the widest global presence. Our Global Academic Publishing program spans the entire academic and higher education spectrum, including a wide array of scholarly and general interest books, journals, and online products.
• Applicant must be preferably enrolled in a degreed program with at least one year of schooling completed
• Excellent communication and research skills, as well as an ability to work towards a deadline
• Candidate should be highly organized, attentive to detail, and capable of juggling multiple assignments at once.
• Some understanding of project management (e.g., PRINCE2, PMP) is preferred, but not required
• Familiarity with the Microsoft Office suite, specifically Word and Excel
• Ability to commute to our New York City office for the duration of the position
• Assist the digital publishing manager in maintaining the throughput of content to three online products (Oxford Medicine Online, Oxford Clinical Psychology, and AMA Manual of Style)
• Support the larger editorial digital development team in necessary tasks, including Quality Assurance of content
• Shadow other roles, including XML content specialists
• Attend our product team meetings and gain exposure to basic project management techniques
• Support “print side” editors in verifying content for online publication
Please submit a resume and cover letter to their online career site.
American Management Association is a world leader in talent development, advancing the skills of individuals to drive business success. AMA’s approach to improving performance combines experiential learning—learning through doing—with opportunities for ongoing professional growth at every step of one’s career journey. AMA supports the goals of individuals and organizations through a complete range of products and services, including classroom and virtual seminars, webcasts, webinars, podcasts, conferences, corporate and government solutions, business books and research. Organizations worldwide, including the majority of the Fortune 500, turn to AMA as their trusted partner in professional development and draw upon its experience to enhance skills, abilities and knowledge with noticeable results from day one.
• BA/BS required
• Demonstrated interest in publishing required
• Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint
• Excellent organizational skills and a keen eye for details
• Excellent written and oral communication skills, creative writing ability
• Ability to prioritize, multi-task, and work independently in a busy environment, and also work as a team member on projects
• Proof publicity press material and coordinate printing of publicity material.
• Send out review requests and bound galleys.
• Coordinate review copy and seasonal catalog mailing to our distribution center in SLK.
• Provide assistance in updating and maintaining publicity database
• Conduct publicity research for select books using outside database (Cision) and author questionnaire.
• Maintain NetGalley which includes: upload ePub file; share widget with marketing, editorial, and author; approve requests; and archive old titles.
• Post reviews, press kit, book awards, and webcasts and podcasts to PIM.
• Assist publicity director on lead books and other select titles.
• Handle call for information from PW, Library Journal, Choice.
• Post entries to AMACOM Books Blog using WordPress.
• Assist Publicity Director with social media.
• Other related duties.
AMACOM, American Management Association’s Publishing Division (www.amacombooks.org) is looking for an intern in the publicity department assisting the publicity director. if you would like apply, please Please apply on our website under AMA Careers.
Films Press is a media and entertainment company. Using a combination of original content creation, high quality production, and impactful distribution channels, Fabled Film properties connect across generations of parents and their children.
The team has experience with early stage startups as well as running large, growth oriented businesses. Expertise in writing, illustration and visual design; filmmaking, digital animation and app creation as well as brand building, sales strategy, digital marketing, publishing and licensed products.
• Excellent writing and communication skills
• Strong attention to detail
• Ability to multitask and juggle multiple projects
• Strong research skills
• Familiarity with social media platforms
• Previous experience with publishing and content marketing is appreciated, but not required.
• Ideal candidates should have a strong interest in children’s books, films and toys.
• Ideal candidates should be familiar with various social media platforms (including, but not limited to, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, and Goodreads).
• Interns will work closely with the in-house marketing director to execute marketing plans for The Nocturnals, a new middle grade childrens brand with books, animated shorts and online activities
• Interns will be expected to write original content for our website and social media and write pitch letters
• Generate marketing materials (social posts, blog posts, flyers, digital banners) and follow up on select pitches to bloggers
• Draw up social media campaigns optimized for multiple platforms (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter) and perform research to update database marketing contacts for booksellers, librarians, teachers, bloggers and the media on MailChimp
• Assist the marketing director with other day-to-day tasks
• The intern will also be expected to execute daily mailings of books and other materials as well as drop off packages at the post office.
Fabled Films Press can make arrangements for course credit where possible; Internship is unpaid. Please send a resume and brief cover letter outlining your interest in their internship program to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include on your resume any appropriate social media accounts that can be taken into consideration (i.e., usernames for Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram, Facebook, Goodreads etc.). when applying, please indicate which specific weekdays you can commit to working from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (minimum 3 days per week). Unfortunately, Fabled Films Press is unable to provide any assistance regarding housing.
The Bent Agency is looking for an adult fiction intern at their literary agency for the summer. This is a great opportunity internship to learn more about an agent’s work and decision-making process for anyone searching for flexible summer internships at agencies; the internship is remote and only requires 10 hours a week of commitment.
It requires familiarity with current New York Times bestsellers and interest in at least two of the following genres: humor, memoir, upmarket women’s fiction and literary suspense.
Students interested in the position can apply by send an email with “Adult Fiction Intern” as the subject line to email@example.com. You must also explain why you want the internship, say something about yourself, and/or include a resume. The last thing you need to ensure is in your email is a list of the last 10 adult fiction books you’ve read and a list of your top ten favorite fiction books of all time.