MTM Publishing is an elite book producer and editorial services company. Through this editorial and research assistant position, the chosen candidate will assist the staff of an award-winning company in the coordination and research for book development projects, including the Political Handbook of the World, Princeton Companion to Atlantic History, and Science and Politics: Issues and Controversies. This position will include communication with academics, authors, and other contributors as well as research and writing on some aspects of the above projects, and general administrative support.
- Excellent written communication skills
- Well-organized and detail-oriented
- Resourceful researcher
This position is part-time – approximately 12 hours/week – and pays $10/hour.
If you are interested in this temporary job position, please send your resume, cover letter, and a writing sample to Valerie Tomaselli at email@example.com. Please copy (CC) Professor Denning at firstname.lastname@example.org.
MTM Publishing is an elite book producer/packager since 1992, producing high-quality innovative reference, nonfiction, and children’s books for a wide range of publishers. One of the company’s specialties is in complex, multi-contributor reference works for such publishers as CQ Press, Macmillan, Oxford University Press, Routledge, Sage, and Scribner’s. MTM Publishing is a recipient of many citations and awards, including most recently an Honorable Mention for the 2010 Dartmouth Medal for its six-volume Encyclopedia of Journalism for Sage Reference Opportunities.
MTM Publishing has an opening for an Editorial, Research, and Administrative Assistant Intern. The position requires a total of 14 hours per week. Responsibilities include:
- Research and editorial assistance on Young Adult nonfiction and fiction series
- General editorial assistant work, including proofreading, fact checking, inputting manuscript corrections, correspondence with authors and academic editors, tracking submissions, etc.
- Administrative assistant work, including ordering supplies, handling mail, etc.
The intern will be involved with or exposed to current and future projects:
- Research work on a historical dystopian series for Young Adults and input on first drafts
- Development stages on a specialized history reference work for Princeton University Press
- Development stages on Point-Counterpoint series on Immigration and Healthcare for Sage Publications
- Development work on a middle school nonfiction series, called Chronicles of Horror, for Charlesbridge Publishing
Furthermore, as an intern, you will not be limited to clerical tasks:
- You will be exposed to many aspects of book publishing and get hands-on experience with a variety of critical tasks in the book publishing workflow
- You will become part of a small publishing enterprise, where most decisions are discussed freely, and planning meetings are open to all employees and interns
- You will gain the benefit of the company president’s involvement on the board of several professional organizations, including the American Book Producers Association and the Women’s National Book Association; this extends the networking reach of all employees and interns in the company, and will expose the intern to a range of book publishing professionals
The ideal intern should be a detail-oriented individual with an ability to work independently as well as a creative and resourceful researcher, with a careful and thoughtful approach to analyzing sources. A familiarity with the MS Office suite for both Mac and PC is required, as is a familiarity with Quark and/or InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop.
Address your cover letter to:
President, MTM Publishing
435 West 23rd Street, #8C
New York NY 10011
If interested, please contact Prof. Jane Denning at email@example.com. Be sure to attach your resume and cover letter to the e-mail.