Economics Editorial Internship, Spring 2024

    • Job ID: 512989-868524
    • 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 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 Economics Editorial team may include the following:

  • Manuscript prep and formatting for college economics textbook titles such as Games of Strategy, Econometrics, Principles of Economics, and Essentials of Economics.
  • Reviewing manuscripts and copyedited versions of digital products such as lecture PowerPoints, instructor’s manuals, test banks, and InQuizitive, Norton’s adaptive quizzing tool as well as preparing them to upload to Norton’s software programs
  • Ensuring eBook content aligns with the print book as well as the functionality of eBook specific features such as interactivity
  • Creating, formatting, and editing Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF, etc. files to begin, work on, and complete projects and office duties
  • Market development research and compilation/organization of sales opportunity data
  • Some cross-compatible work with textbooks on the Political Science list, as necessary
  • Researching and compiling information on the current academic market
  • Actively working to maintain/troubleshoot our online instructor resources including animations, simulations, videos, online homework questions, and PowerPoint presentations
  • Reading manuscripts, proposals, and proofs at various stages of publication to help editors and authors improve the quality of print and digital content
  • Compiling materials such as photos, images, and graphs and preparing manuscripts for reviews and production
  • Creating and maintaining lists and databases of key information such as digital content, contacts, and book review programs
  • Helping with general administrative tasks such as submitting requests for author payments
  • Assisting with related tasks for political science titles as needed

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 have strong 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, PowerPoint, Outlook).
  • You are detail-oriented, organized, and flexible in your work approach.
  • You have a demonstrated interest in academic/college/textbook publishing.
  • Prior coursework in economics is preferred, but not required.

Internship details

  • Interns are paid $15 per hour, subject to applicable law, and work a maximum of 20 hours weekly.
  • Internship period is twelve weeks from 2/5/2024 - 4/26/2024.
  • 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 US 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 Duncan Brady, Economics Media Editorial Assistant ( ) no later than January 3, 2024. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, and if enough applications are received, the listing may close early. Once you have submitted your application, please refrain from sending additional follow-up emails, as these will only delay the hiring manager’s ability to read the applications received. Final hiring decisions will be made by 1/22/2024, so if you do not hear from us by then, you can assume the internship has been filled by a different applicant. 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.