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laureates, master teachers, and Pulitzer Prize winners. For a century,
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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 Literature, Film, and Norton Library teams may include the following:
- Assist with manuscript prep for titles like The Norton
Anthology of Drama (4e), Looking at Movies (8e),
Living Theatre (8e), and works from The Norton Library.
- Collect and organize new texts that will be in titles like The
Norton Anthology of Drama (4e). Permission copies, used by
the permissions editor to clear rights for new materials' inclusion
in an anthology, will need a cover sheet and a photocopy of the text
from its published source.
- Tabulate, organize, and create reports on data from ongoing
reviews for revisions and first editions, including for The
Norton Field Guide to Speaking (2e).
- Conduct and organize market research, primarily for titles within
The Norton Library.
- Help QA eBooks for The Norton Anthology of World
Literature (5e); The Norton Anthology of English
Literature (11e); Doing Ethics (7e); and Deciding
- Assist with annotating/crossmapping PDFs showing where the
Full/Shorter page references should be added in the margins of
The Norton Anthology of World Literature (5e) eBook and
The Norton Anthology of English Literature (11e) eBook.
- Check over the asset map spreadsheets and assets for the thousands
of audio glosses to be added in The Norton Anthology of World
- Help review vendor work on Doing Ethics (7e) test
bank/PPTs and Deciding What's Right test bank/PPTs. If the
intern happens to be a student/recent student, they could also help
review some IQ questions from a student perspective.
- Help prep media materials for The Norton Introduction to
Literature (15e); Looking at Movies (8e); The
Norton Anthology of African American Literature (4e); The
Norton Anthology of Drama (4e); Living Theatre
(8e); and The Norton Introduction to Philosophy (3e) based
on new/pickup selections and new media plans.
- Other duties as assigned.