The Countryman Press, a division of W. W. Norton & Company, is seeking an intern for the months of January through April 2017 to assist with a variety of publicity, editorial, and administrative tasks supporting our list of cooking, lifestyle, and travel titles. Interest in one or more of these subjects is preferred, though not required.
Responsibilities in this position are wide-ranging and provide significant opportunities for learning. Duties include reviewing submissions and preparing for editorial board meetings, researching photos, marking reprint corrections, drafting copy for catalogs and press releases, executing publicity mailings, and maintaining social media accounts. Candidates must be detail oriented and eager to learn, with excellent written and verbal communication. Applicants should be motivated, independent workers who can work on multiple time-sensitive projects and prioritize deadlines.
If interested, please e-mail your résumé and cover letter, as attachments, to Aurora Bell (firstname.lastname@example.org), with the subject line Countryman Internship.
The music department is currently seeking a part-time intern to assist the editorial team from May to August. Starting and ending dates are negotiable. The intern will assist in the publication of a substantial list of text and trade books; assist in maintaining the music blog; provide information to professors and college bookstores regarding Norton’s music publications; procure music, photo, and text permissions; assist in market research; assist in the writing and proofing of copy; research online databases; prepare manuscripts for copyediting and production; and perform various clerical tasks as required. The ideal candidate is extremely detail-oriented with strong organizational skills, excellent command of spoken and written English, and the ability to balance multiple projects at one time. The ability to read music and experience with music notation software are preferred but not required. Please note that this is a part-time internship for someone who is interested in a publishing career.
If you’re interested, contact Jane Denning (email@example.com)