Psychology Editorial Internship, Spring 2024

    • Job ID: 512989-868531
    • 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 psychology editorial team may include the following:

  • Conducting research to expand our list of contributors, with an eye for diversity and inclusion
  • Compiling materials for review programs and helping prepare documents for production
  • Reviewing written and visual content to provide feedback on key areas for revision
  • Assisting with the art program to align with goals of fostering inclusion and belonging
  • Maintaining lists and databases of key information such as digital content, media contacts, and book review programs
  • Learning the basics of copyediting and proofreading
  • Working on a range of digital resource platforms, such as the Norton Teaching Tools, to make sure they are up to date and functioning well
  • Helping review graphic content and other files that need to be updated and approved
  • Contacting professionals in the psychology field to work with us in varying capacities

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 have an interest and desire to learn more about college textbook publishing.
  • You have an interest in Psychology (previous coursework in this field is a plus).

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 - 4/26/23.
  • 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 Emilia Pesantes ( ) and Julia Catrambone ( ) in one email by January 3, 2023. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, and if enough applications are received, the listing may close before 1/3/24. 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 1/22/24, 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.