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: 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 Alert!

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New York based literary agent Linda Epstein of Emerald City Literary Agency is seeking an intern for 15-hours/week. 5 hours/week at her home office in Long Island (light office work, filing, organizing, screening queries, and doing Internet research), with 10 additional hours/week remotely (reading manuscripts and writing reader reports). Linda represents picture books, middle grade, and young adult fiction and nonfiction.20130223_130419

A strong candidate will love reading children’s literature and be comfortable reading across genres. There is a $50/week stipend plus an endless supply of (self serve) organic, fair trade coffee. Must like dogs (a lot) and have a sense of humor. Before emailing your resume and cover letter to linda@emeraldcityliterary.com, please read her blog, The Blabbermouth Blog and familiarize yourself with her client’s work.

*The internship is once a week from June 6th through August 19th, with the possibility of extending for the fall semester.*

Agency Assistant/Associate and Office Manager -Boutique Literary Agency

Job Listing: Agency Assistant/Associate and Office Manager

Boutique Literary Agency seeks an agent assistant/associate and office manager with 2-3 years office experience. At least one year prior related experience in book publishing is essential, as well as a strong editorial background.

Candidate will be responsible for day-to-day needs of a small, active office.
Duties include:

– Financial work (keeping track of and paying office bills, royalties and rights income, and author payments);
– Computer and tech support (PC proficiency a must; knowledge of Excel, Word and Outlook required);
– Overseeing and working on contracts for permissions, foreign licenses, and subsidiary rights including audio and serial sales;
– Reading submissions and providing editorial reports, as well as helping with author proposals;
– Routine office work (phones, mailings, filing, maintaining and updating website).

This is a perfect position in which to learn everything about the literary agency business and book publishing in general. You will work directly with authors and editors and you will be encouraged, in time, to develop your own clients. The agency shares new space in the Flatiron District with other successful and highly active agencies, working in a collaborative spirit.

Ideal candidate is an organized and very detail-oriented self-starter with an ability to prioritize, meet deadlines and multi-task. You must be capable of juggling multiple book projects and office management tasks on a daily basis while working independently and possess strong writing and verbal communication skills. Candidates must also be very comfortable handling finances and basic accounting. Knowledge of Quickbooks preferred but will provide training if necessary.

Salary in line with industry standards and commensurate with experience.
Send resume and cover letter to
: slazin@lazinbooks.com