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Company Name: THE EXPERIMENT
Description: Two to three interns (per semester or season) motivated by the opportunity to learn about the book publishing business from the unique perspective of an independent trade publishing company. Candidates for our internship positions are asked to commit to at least three full days or 20 or more hours a week over the course of the semester.

Our publishing internship is an opportunity to learn about all aspects of both print and digital book publishing in a small, friendly environment. Our interns will have the opportunity to work closely with all departments, including editorial, production, publicity and marketing, sales, and digital. Interns will get the chance to gain experience and develop skills researching and evaluating possible acquisitions; writing clear, effective copy, including press materials and blog posts; proofreading a variety of materials; maintaining websites and social media; contributing to author/book publicity and marketing campaigns; as well as helping with periodic mailings and various administrative tasks.

Work hours are flexible between 9:30 and 6:30, Monday through Friday.

What we offer:
A collegial work environment in an open, loft-like space. A great opportunity to gain hands-on publishing experience and contacts in the book publishing industry as well as an in-depth understanding of the entire publishing process, as practiced by an established independently owned and run publisher.
Length of Internship: Summer 2017: May through August, depending on availability
Requirements: What we'd like from you: Prospective interns must have completed their sophomore year in college. Highly desirable requirements are outstanding written and communication skills, a firm grasp of the basic rules of English grammar, and an efficient and organized way of doing things. An interest in nonfiction publishing, especially in the areas that The Experiment publishes, is preferred. Previous office experience is preferred but not mandatory. Curiosity and an inclination and ability to ask questions are essential, as is discretion.
Location: New York, NY
Application Due Date: We are accepting applications for our Summer 2017 internship on a rolling basis.
Payment: We offer a competitive hourly rate, or eligible applicants may receive school credit.
How To Apply For This Internship: Please email a cover letter and resume (as attachments, not in the body of the email) and at least one reference (with a phone number) to intern@theexperimentpublishing.com. Your cover letter may be addressed to Sarah Schneider (or "Internship Coordinator") and should briefly describe your skills and interests, what you hope to gain from the internship, the days of the week you're available to intern, your preferred start and end dates, and whether or not you are eligible for school credit.

Appropriate candidates will be called for an interview. Applications submitted without a cover letter/e-mail will not be considered. Due to high application volume, only appropriate candidates will be contacted.
URL www.theexperimentpublishing.com
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