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 hremployeehire@gmail.com.  No telephone calls please.

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

 

Internship Alert! Perseus Books

Intern Wanted

 

The Perseus Books Group offers paid internship opportunities in five of our offices in areas such as editorial, design, marketing, publicity, sales, subsidiary rights and production.

Internship opportunities are available at: New York, NY; Boston, MA, Berkeley, CA, Philadelphia, PA; and Minneapolis, MN

The internship program at Perseus Books Group aims to provide an overall introduction to the book publishing industry. The intern will gain hands-on experience and learn many of the ins and outs of the publishing industry. Flexibility, the ability to remain calm under pressure, attention to detail, strong organizational skills, Microsoft computer competency and social media literacy are required.

The Fall 2015 Internship Program will last 10 weeks beginning in September and extending through December. Interns will be assigned positions within one or several of our specialized departments:
*Editorial * Publicity * Contracts
*Design * Marketing * Subsidiary Rights
*Production * Sales * Cartography

Internships are determined based on the applicant’s interests and qualifications and on our business needs. When you apply, please be specific as to your area of interest and preferred location(s) in your cover letter.

Interns will work in conjunction with professionals, helping with day to day responsibilities, departmental projects and may have the opportunity to attend departmental meetings.

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Requirements
• College student or recent graduate
• Minimum commitment of 20 hours /week
• Strong interest in book publishing
• Exceptional writing and communication skills
• Ability to work independently and take initiative
• Very detail oriented

This is a paid internship opportunity. Interns will be paid a competitive hourly rate. Interns must be able to make arrangements to live in the metropolitan area in which the internship resides, over the course of the program. While we are able to provide some informal advice, we do not have an official housing program.

Internship Alert: Difference Press

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Difference Press is looking for an Editorial Intern, to join its growing editorial department. This is a part-time virtual position, which will allow the candidate access to the editorial, design, sales, marketing and administrative teams in order to learn the business from multiple angles.

We are looking for a team player to assist our talented managers with several projects including

  • Gather, analyze and collate data relevant to our authors for use within the Difference Press book creation process
  • Complete competitive analysis of published books and update and refresh various database listings of titles
  • Create and share original research from our author community
  • Work with existing editorial team to scope and document the developmental editing role.
  • Provide strategic support for authors and authors-in-transformation as needed

The successful candidate has:

  • Strong desire to learn the publishing industry
  • Interest in different business models and the changing landscape of publishing
  • Desire to grow their career with a quickly moving company
  • Experience in social media, marketing, and project management
  • Can do /motivated / entrepreneurial attitude
  • Commitment to making a difference
  • Experience with life coaching or positive psychology

Must be passionate about 1 of Difference Press’ 5 non-fiction editorial focuses:

1. Self Help/ Personal Growth

2. How to

3. Business

4. Memoir

5. Spiritual

 

Please review www.DifferencePress.com and www.TheAuthorIncubator.com before applying.

 

To apply, send your resume along with a cover letter or intro video to Angela@TheAuthorIncubator.com include: 

(1) EXACTLY what skills and interests make you the BEST for this job.  Just sending a short “I am available” or a lone resume will probably get overlooked.

(2) SPECIFICALLY when you can start and what you would like your summer schedule to be.

(3) PRECISELY and CONCISELY what your favorite book is and why you love it.

Thanks & Good Luck!

Regan Arts: Currently looking for another Spring intern!

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Regan Arts, a division of Phaidon Global, is a fast-growth publishing and media business with a world-class staff of creative professionals. We are looking for bright, talented, and enthusiastic interns wanting to learn about the overall editorial, design, and publishing business.

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Click here to check out what Judith Regan is doing with the launch of Regan Arts.

ABOUT THE POSITION: This is a paid, full-time, temporary internship (3-6 months) that is designed to expose successful candidates to all facets of the publishing business while assisting our editorial, sales, marketing, design, and production teams.

Ideal candidates should have:

  • An interest in the editorial process, design, digital and social media, and pop culture
  • Enrolled in Pace MS in Publishing Program
  • A Bachelor’s degree
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • A strong work ethic and the desire to learn
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Familiarity with the Chicago Manual of Style and InDesign is a definite plus.

Candidate(s) will be exposed to all or some of the following:

  • Working directly with senior staff members to provide general administrative assistance;
  • Working with editors to provide general editorial support on book projects across all genres;
  • Working with the creative director on covers and interiors;
  • Working with the production director and managing editor to manage workflow;
  • Working with the sales director and/or our publicity and marketing team.

TO APPLY: For more information on how to apply, please e-mail Professor Jane Denning at jdenning@pace.edu. Strong communication skills are essential for this internship. Please make sure your cover letter expresses clearly why you are interested in interning with us.

Literary Agency Internship with Mendel Media Group

LITERARY AGENCY / PART-TIME, UNPAID ONE-SEMESTER INTERNSHIP

 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

(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: www.mendelmedia.com.  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 Prof. Jane Kinney-Denning at jdenning@pace.edu.