Literature, Film, and The Norton Library Editorial Internship, Spring 2024

    • Job ID: 512989-868528
    • 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 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 What's Right.
  • 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 Literature eBooks.
  • 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.

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).
  • You are excited to learn about the world of college publishing.
  • You have interest or experience in the fields of literature, composition, and digital humanities.

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 2/5/24-4/26/24.
  • 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 Emma Daugherty and Joseph Payne ( ; ) no later than January 3, 2024. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, and if enough applications are received, the listing may close before January 3. 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 January 22, 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.