Internship Alert: Literary Agency Internship

Intern Wanted


We are accepting applications for interns at Manhattan’s premier boutique literary agency. We are a busy, fast-paced agency that works with a variety of both fiction and non-fiction clients. The right candidate should be computer literate, organized, detail-oriented, and have the ability to multi-task. You will provide general office support in addition to reading/reviewing queries and manuscripts. You will also assist in our growing e-books division. This position will provide excellent training and an introduction to the book publishing industry. This is an un-paid internship. Starts immediately. Hours are 10am to 6pm, three days per week.

Please submit your resume with cover letter to  No telephone calls please.

Note to Students: This Agency is willing to accommodate your evening class schedules, so don’t hesitate to apply!


Publishing Assistant Job at Cosimo Books!

Cosimo is seeking a Publishing Assistant!









COSIMO, a book publisher in Chelsea (NYC), is looking for a temporary publishing assistant to help with office management, book production, sales outreach, and marketing. There is potential for a longer-term arrangement.


 Primary Responsibilities:

  • Assist with a wide variety of projects related to publishing, production, sales, marketing, and office matters
  • Performs office tasks. Including: archival of physical files to digital, answering phones, handling customer service requests, and general office administration
  • Assist  with incoming sales orders, outreach to and monitoring of special sales clients
  • Assist  with public relations and book promotion, including mailings, social networking, online promotion, and conducting market research
  • Assist production with all stages of book production, from acquisition to print, through our online database
  • Handle projects on a case by case as determined by the Publisher



  • Strong interest in book publishing is required
  • Office experience
  • Must be well-organized, detail-oriented, and able to manage several diverse projects at once, plus follow-up in a timely and efficient manner
  • Solid working knowledge of PC platform—MS Word/Excel skills required
  • Knowledge of online marketing and social media
  • Excellent proofreading skills
  • Experience with book production and/or dealing with publishing vendors, including Ingram, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Google, etc., a plus
  • Design and/or Copyediting experience a plus
  • College degree


 Please email your resume, and cover letter to


Part-Time Editorial Assistant Opportunity at Thieme

Thieme Publishers is seeking a Part-Time Editorial Assistant! 


Thieme Publishers is an award-winning international medical and science publisher serving health professionals and students for more than 125 years.  Thieme publishes the latest advancements in clinical practice, research findings, and high quality  books, journals, and electronic products.  Thieme’s variety of health-science books focus on neurosurgery, otolaryngology, orthopedic surgery, ophthalmology, radiology, complementary and alternative medicine, audiology and speech and language pathology.


Job Responsibilities:

  • To manage author relations and manuscript flow
  • Track, review and log manuscript and art
  • Perform administrative tasks


 The ideal candidate will:

  •  Understand all aspects of editorial development of heavily illustrated, high-quality medical books
  • Be comfortable working within tight deadlines with demanding authors and be able to confidently manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Be able to work independently, while contributing to the success of a highly focused editorial team
  • Liaise with production, sales, marketing at all stages of project
  • Be comfortable developing products (content and structure) for media neutral delivery (electronic and print products)
  • Have excellent written and spoken English
  • Have previous experience


 To Apply: contact Mary Jo Casey at

Editorial and Marketing Internship at McGraw-Hill

MS in Publishing students looking for a summer internship should consider the Editorial and Marketing Internship opportunity at McGraw-Hill!


McGraw-Hill Higher Education has an exciting paid opportunity for an Editorial and Marketing Intern in our Humanities, Social Science and World Languages (HSSL) Division.



This part-time internship is based out of our New York office (2 Penn Plaza) and pays $12 per hour.


 The intern will support the Specialized Programs group by performing administrative duties such as maintaining files, updating marketing documents, and navigating company databases to complete projects as they come up. Candidates must be able to work at least two days a week from 9 am to 5 pm and are expected to continue through the fall. This part-time internship is an excellent opportunity to gain experience in the educational publishing industry.


 McGraw-Hill Higher Education (MHHE) is a leading provider of print and digital materials serving the college market, publishing instructional materials including textbooks, lab manuals, study guides, testing materials, software, and multimedia products.


To Apply:  Students must apply on Pace’s e-Recruiting website and be registered with the Internship program.  If you are not already registered, please contact the Career ServicesClick here for the Career Services link or call the office at 212-346-1950 for more information.

Fall Internship with Publishers Weekly!

Publishers Weekly’s Book Review Department is looking for 2 to 3 interns for the fall semester. The positions are part-time and unpaid, but if you love books and are considering a career in book or magazine publishing, Publishers Weekly’s Book Review Department is the best place to learn about these rapidly changing industries.

Interns will have the opportunity to:

  • Work closely with review editors
  • Write, fact-check, and edit reviews and short author interviews

Interns will also help staff our very busy bookroom, which receives hundreds of books a week. Your job will include:

  • Unpacking books and trafficking them to editors and reviewers, and helping m aintain a log of assignments
  • Doing liaison work with publishers (requesting review copies, art, etc.)

You must:

  • Learn tasks quickly
  • Be organized and detail-oriented
  • Follow through and meet tight deadlines

If you would like to interview for an intern position, e-mail Sarah Gold, senior reviews editor, at, by Monday, Sept. 10, and put “fall internship” in the subject line. Please attach a resume and a writing sample or link to one (a class paper is fine). Be sure to CC Professor Jane Kinney-Denning at

Part-Time Literary Agency Internship Opportunity!

The Mendel Media Group is a literary agency in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan. Its proprietor, Scott Mendel, is a former academic and magazine editor who became a literary agent in the 1990s.  The agency’s clientele includes both fiction and nonfiction writers, among them professional journalists, diplomats and senior academics writing for the broadest possible trade readership, and author-experts writing prescriptive books.  We also represent some companies and institutions—the National Football League and Reason magazine are among our clients, for example.

The agency seeks smart, detail-oriented and creative people interested in learning about the work of a literary agency and about the book publishing industry generally. The semester-long internship is flexible enough to accommodate a student’s classroom or part-time work schedule. Ideally, interns are in the office two days each week for fourteen weeks.

Duties include: (1) reading and evaluating unsolicited inquiries from writers seeking representation, (2) reading and editing drafts of book proposals and manuscripts under development by clients, (3) some filing and mailing duties, (4) occasional errands related to the work of the office (to the post office, etc), and (5) other light clerical work.

Interns will: (1) learn to evaluate pitches and queries, (2) improve their editorial skills, and (3) practice thinking about literary material like people who work on the business end of the publishing industry—by, for example, learning to judge the long-term commercial value of a particular project’s subsidiary rights.

Additional information about the agency is available at: The internship is unpaid, but most interns with Scott Mendel have arranged for academic credit through their colleges, and some have gone on to paid positions at various trade and academic publishing jobs.

Please email your cover letter and resume or c.v., all in the body of an email (not as an attachment), to:  Please also CC Professor Jane Kinney-Denning at

Part-time Production Editor Job Opportunity!

Open Road Integrated Media has an opening for a part-time production editor to work with its managing editorial department to take on quality assurance of backlist titles.

Production editors will assist the managing editorial department in providing quality assurance on proofread digital files and final ebook files. This will include, but is not limited to, finding and correcting all remaining conversion errors and applying consistency to grammar, typography, and style throughout backlist titles across a variety of genres.

This is a fast-paced, high-profile startup; details and deadlines are of the essence.


  • Availability on Fridays (other days to be determined) to work from ORIM offices
  • Strong attention to detail
  • In-depth knowledge of Microsoft Word and track changes feature
  • Ability to meet firm deadlines
  • Knowledge of ebooks is a plus

To apply, please send resume and cover letter to Nicole Passage, Associate Managing Editor, at, and copy (CC) Professor Denning at

Part-Time Job Opportunity!

American Book Producers Association, Administrator


Coordinate the administrative functions of this book industry trade group. Duties include tracking membership, helping to organize events, communication to members and book industry about organization events, maintenance of website, attendance at and taking minutes at monthly board of directors meeting. The position will offer visibility to a wide range of book industry professionals.


  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Well-organized and detail oriented
  • Ability to work independently

Part-time: approximately 15 hours/month

Salary: $20/hour

Location: this is an independent contractor position and the person will work largely on his or her own time.

Resumes should be sent to Richard Rothschild, the president of the ABPA, at  Please also copy Professor Denning at

Part-Time Job Opportunity!

Persea Books, Inc. is a small, independent publishing house, established in New York in 1975. They are looking for a part-time employee to assist in office bookkeeping. Responsibilities include: royalties, promotional work, and assisting in the creation and maintenance of ebooks and Print-on-Demand titles. The position is for seven hours a week, $12.00 an hour. For more information, please visit their website:

If you are interested in this job position, please send your resume and cover letter to Loie Merritt at Please copy (CC) Professor Soares at

Another Temp Job Opportunity!

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 Please copy (CC) Professor Denning at