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.