Managing Editorial Intern
Open Road Integrated Media has openings for two unpaid (school credit) interns to work 15 to 20 hours per week in its publishing operations department.
The managing editorial interns will assist the managing editorial department in a number of tasks related to ebook and POD production, including preparing hard copy files for digitization, device QA, data entry, departmental administrative tasks (mailing, scanning, etc.), and some proofreading.
The managing editorial interns will report to the managing editor assistant and work closely with editorial, production, and design team members.
Open Road is a fast-paced, high-profile startup—details and deadlines are of the essence. The right individual will have the unique opportunity to experience all aspects of managing editorial in a next-generation publishing environment.
- Perform quality assurance of Open Road titles on major reading devices (iPad, Kindle, and others)
- Proofread POD files
- Enter descriptive copy and other metadata as needed in title management system
- Create title and copyright pages
- Prep books for digitization
- Check current Open Road titles on Apple, Amazon, and other major etailers to ensure they are active and display the correct metadata
- Assist in keeping title reports up-to-date and accurate
- Strong attention to detail
- Ability to juggle multiple and varied tasks
- Demonstrated interest in managing editorial and next-generation publishing
- Knowledge of ereader devices and social media helpful
To apply, please send résumé and cover letter to Cassie Gutman, Managing Editorial Assistant, at email@example.com.
The RosettaBooks Production and Distribution Department is looking for an intern with panache, enthusiasm, and bibliophilia. This is an opportunity to get first-hand experience and training in print and ebook creation, production schedules, and book distribution. Responsibilities include:
- Using advanced knowledge of Microsoft Word to find common OCR errors
- Reviewing the work of proofreaders and other freelancers
- Making important, exciting shipments (a.k.a. mailing things)
- Using your HTML/CSS/InDesign skills to create top-notch ebooks (or learning said skills)
- Evaluating covers and interior designs
- Performing basic data entry and Excel spreadsheet maintenance
- Distributing books and metadata to retailers
- Working with clients, vendors, and teammates to meet deadlines
In other words, we’re looking for reliable, technically savvy, grammatically proficient applicants—but most importantly, we’re looking for someone eager to learn.
This is a paid, part-time internship. The intern should be available to work 24-30 hours per week.
If interested, please contact Jane Denning at firstname.lastname@example.org
For those of you who are interested in an internship centered in academia, the Society for Scholarly Publishing has a list of internships on their website that links for a wide array of available internships in the academic fields.
Offerings available include positions at Anthem Press, Columbia University Press, MIT Press, and Oxford University Press, among many others.
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