Composition, Communication, and Literature Print & Media Editorial Internship, Fall 2022

    • Job ID: 512989-826130
    • Location: New York or Remote, NY
    • Job Type: Internship
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Job Description:

Who we are

Founded in 1923, W. W. Norton is the oldest and largest independent and employee-owned publishing house, publishing works of Nobel laureates, master teachers, and Pulitzer Prize winners. For almost a century, Norton has been dedicated to achieving a common goal: to bring to readers and students enduring fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, as well as high-quality textbooks and digital learning tools.

About the internship

W. W. Norton is looking for interns to participate in our twelve-week internship program. Our internship program provides participants with an engaging, supportive, and hands-on learning experience in publishing that includes brown bag lunch sessions and networking within the intern class. Your work if you become a Norton intern with the Composition, Communication, and Literature team may include the following:

  • Assisting with manuscript preparation and production for various titles
  • Helping in the collection and organization of student reviews, essays, and any new texts to be added
  • Reading manuscripts, proposals, and proofs at various stages of publication to help editors and authors improve the quality of print and digital content
  • Maintaining lists and databases of key information such as digital content, media contacts, and instructor resources
  • Assisting in the review process of varying ebooks for publication.
  • Assisting in accuracy checking of various graphic content and instructor resources as applicable
  • Learning the basics of copyediting and proofreading
  • Composition and Communication titles an intern may work on include: Back to the Lake, The Norton Sampler, The Little Seagull Handbook, The Norton Reader, They Say / I Say, Everyone’s an Author, Let’s Talk with Readings, Contemporary Public Speaking, InQuizitive for Writers
  • Literature titles an intern may work on include: The Norton Anthology of English Literature, The Norton Anthology of African American Literature”

Experience and Skills:

Why you’ll be a great fit

We are excited to add interns who bring diverse perspectives to Norton. The ideal candidate is curious, hardworking, and eager to learn more about the different facets of publishing. Here are some skills and qualities we look for in candidates:

  • You are a college junior, senior, or recent graduate.
  • You are eager to improve your verbal and written communication skills.
  • You enjoy collaborating and working in a group to solve challenges.
  • You have a passion for learning and ideas.
  • You have a working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, Outlook).

Internship details

  • Interns are paid $15 per hour and work a maximum of 20 hours weekly.
  • Internship period is twelve weeks from 9/19/22-12/9/22.
  • Our workday is 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time; specific work hours are flexible to accommodate an intern’s schedule.
  • For interns who reside within commuting distance of the office, this internship will be in-person in our Manhattan offices; those in other locations will work remotely.
  • Eligibility to work with W. W. Norton & Company in the U.S. is required.
  • W. W. Norton & Company ('Norton') strives to maintain a COVID-free workplace. To that end, being fully vaccinated is a condition of employment for any Norton intern who will perform any work in our offices or be physically present at any Norton location or event at any time. Norton makes reasonable accommodations for qualified applicants with disabilities, sincerely held religious beliefs, or other conditions protected by applicable law.

If you are interested in applying, please submit your resume and cover letter to Serin Lee ( SLee@wwnorton.com ) and Maria Qureshi ( mqureshi@wwnorton.com ) by August 24, 2022. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. You must follow these submission instructions in order to be considered for the internship. Intern applicants who apply via our website will not be considered.