My Internship Experience at Scout Books & Media

Image courtesy of Susan Knopf and Scout Books & Media.

In Fall 2017, I began frantically looking for an internship when I realized I could graduate a semester early. When I first heard about the internship opportunity at Scout Books & Media from Professor Jane Kinney-Denning, I had no idea what book packagers were or what they did. But after some research, a great phone interview, and a lovely meeting, I was happy to be hired because it has been a great opportunity to explore all aspects of the publishing industry. Plus, a 16 hours/week internship at Scout Books & Media works well with my 20 hours/week graduate assistantship at Pace University. Continue reading “My Internship Experience at Scout Books & Media”

Internship Opportunity

Scout Books & MediaScout Books & Media, Inc. is looking for a motivated intern to work in its busy publishing office  producing children’s nonfiction and fiction books for the trade, mass, and educational markets. He/she will learn how a book is made from start to finish, from photo research to licensing and permissions agreements to working with authors, editors, and designers and will be involved with editorial development, research, photo research and rights, presentation materials, and more.

Scout  Books & Media was founded by Susan Knopf in 2011 as a book packager, literary agency, and consulting firm.  Her previous experience includes packaging books with Reading Rainbow in its fledgling days, headed up publishing imprints at HarperCollins, Penguin, and Parachute (producer of John Deere, Seventeen magazine, Goosebumps, and Mary-Kate & Ashley books).

Susan works with talented writers, editors, and designers to create and produce books, represent authors and properties as a literary agent, and consult with publishers and brands.  In addition, she is a long-time board member of the American Book Producers Association, a group of some three dozen book packagers, and an intern would have an opportunity to be exposed to other producers if interested.

Intern candidates must be able to receive course credit from an accredited university.  He/she will be expected to work 16 hour/week. There will be a weekly stipend to cover transportation expenses.

For more information on how to apply, please e-mail Professor Jane Denning at jdenning@pace.edu

Internship Alert: Scout Books & Media, Inc.

 

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Intern needed for busy publishing office of Scout Books & Media, Inc., a
busy book packager, literary agency, and consulting firm.  We work with
talented writers, editors, and designers to create and produce books,
represent authors and properties as a literary agent, and consult with
publishers and brands.  It’s a small operation, and very busy — a motivated
intern would learn how a book is made from start to finish, how to work with
authors on developing ideas and manuscripts, and what the industry is like.
In addition, through the American Book Producers Association, a group of
some three dozen book packagers, an intern would have an opportunity to be
exposed to other producers if interested.  Intern will be involved with
editorial development, research, photo research and rights, presentation
materials, and more.

Contact jkinneydenning@pace.edu if interested in applying.