Internship Opportunity at the Writers House

Two departments at the Writers House are looking for interns!

Read on for descriptions of the two positions: literary agent intern and subsidiary rights intern.

The Writer’s House is beginning the selection process for the autumn term (late August-December). The internship requires a 24 hour per week commitment. Beyond the administrative, organizational, and logistical duties, each intern will be tasked with reviewing submission queries, manuscripts, and composing reader’s reports, editorial letters, and pitch letters.

Some of the other features of the Writers House Intern Program:

  • Tutorials – interns receive training in contracts, subsidiary rights, accounting (BAITS), and other areas.
  • Editorial Boot Camp – interns receive strategies for composing rejection letters, reader’s reports, editorial letters, and pitch letters.
  • Career Counseling –  both group and one-on-one sessions.

Information for the Subsidiary Rights Intern:

“We are a very busy department looking for a candidate who is organized, responsible, takes initiative and who has excellent time-management skills. Experience in Subsidiary Rights a plus, but not necessary.”

  • Aside from various administrative tasks, the Subsidiary Rights Intern will assist with the following:
  • Managing authors copies from foreign publishers and audio publishers
  • Maintaining the Foreign Rights library
  • Managing book requests from publishers
  • Sending large book submissions to foreign agents
  • Analyzing royalty statements
  • 18-20 hours/ week for the Subsidiary Rights Intern

To apply, e-mail your cover letter and resume to: mmejias@WritersHouse.com. Take a look at their list (www.writershouse.com) and talk about what genres (sci-fi, romance, etc.) you know/ like the best. Each intern will receive an $800 stipend upon the successful completion of the program.

Subsidiary Rights Internship

Writer’s House is seeking a Subsidiary Rights Intern. They are a literary agency based in New York City. View their call for interns below:

Subsidiary Rights is a very busy department so we are looking for a candidate who is organized, responsible, takes initiative and who has excellent time-management. Interest in Subsidiary Rights a plus.

Aside from various administrative tasks, the Subsidiary Rights Intern will assist with the following:

  • Managing authors copies from foreign publishers and audio publishers
  • Maintaining the Foreign Rights library
  • Managing book requests from publishers
  • Sending large book submissions to foreign agents
  • Analyzing royalty statements
  • Assisting with trafficking of foreign rights contracts

Please send resumés and cover letters to Caitlin Ellis at cellis@writershouse.com.

 

Careers in Focus Session

 

 

MS in Publishing students should consider attending 

the Careers in Focus Editorial & Publishing event! 

 

 

 

Come hear from professionals to learn more about the editorial and publishing fields. Panelists will discuss their companies, the industry and answer questions.  Gain knowledge and network your way to your next internship or full time job!

 

 

The panel will take place on Wednesday, March 13th 2013 from 12:15-2PM in E304 at 1 Pace Plaza.  Becca Worthington of the Association of American Publishers will serve as the moderator. Please RSVP to Prof. Jane Denning at jdenning@pace.edu if you plan on attending.

 

 

Speakers will include:

Kristy Zoshak, Integrated Marketing at O Magazine

Eileen Manito, Simon & Schuster Staffing Coordinator

 

Carolyn Zimatore, Harper Collins Talent Acquisition Manager

Michael Mejias, Writers House Director of Internship Program