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Company Name: RED HEN PRESS
Description: Red Hen is now accepting applications for its Spring 2015 Editorial Internship. Editorial internships are intended for qualified applicants seeking hands-on experience in literary editorial work—especially related to book publishing. Ideal candidates will have excellent communication and grammar skills, a strong interest and background in literary prose and poetry, and familiarity with Red Hen’s list and authors.

The Editorial intern works closely with the Editorial Assistant and Production Coordinator to maintain Red Hen’s selective acquisitions process and refine and polish all written material put forth by the company. Responsibilities may include: assisting with submission management, such as reading and evaluating submissions, and sending rejections and query responses; copy-editing, proofreading, fact-checking, checking corrections to, and otherwise preparing manuscripts for layout; copy-editing and proofreading Marketing & Publicity materials; researching for various projects; providing general Editorial support such as data entry, filing, scanning, database maintenance and upkeep, and other administrative duties; and providing general office support and upkeep as needed.

Internship benefits include free workshops and presentations on various topics taught by our experienced staff; intern luncheons and Q&A’s with our Managing Editor and Publisher; invites to Red Hen readings and events; complimentary books; and course credit, if applicable.

We do not offer remote internships at this time.

Length of Internship: 4 months

Requirements: -An ability to commit to 15–20 hours per week for 4 months
-A completed or in-progress undergraduate degree in English, Creative Writing, or related field (at least 2 years completed by requested internship season) -Excellent written and verbal communication skills -Excellent research abilities
-Significant knowledge of grammar, syntax, and style
-Experience copy-editing and proofreading; knowledge of copy-editing/proofreading symbols
-A meticulous attention to detail
-A self-starting attitude and ability to maintain deadlines, multi-task, and work efficiently in a fast-paced environment without close supervision
-Computer literacy, especially with Microsoft Office, Adobe Reader, and Windows 7
-Knowledge of contemporary literature
-Background in publishing (not required but strongly preferred)
Location: Pasadena, CA
Application Due Date: December 1st, 2014
Payment: Course credit, if applicable
How To Apply For This Internship: To apply, please email your resume and a cover letter explaining your interest in the position and Red Hen to: Alisa Trager at productionassistant [at] redhen [dot] org. Make sure to include “Editorial Internship” in your subject line. Only PDF and .doc/.docx files will be considered.

Interested candidates should submit their materials according to the following schedule:
SPRING 2015: applications accepted between October 1st and December 1st of the previous year

Please note that as our most popular internship, the Editorial Department’s acceptance process is highly selective. Fantastic alternatives to Editorial include Development & Grant Writing, Publisher’s Office, and Marketing & Publicity.

Please apply to only one internship at a time; if you are interested in more than one position, please apply to your first choice and indicate your second choice in your cover letter.

All applications that do not follow the above guidelines will not be considered.

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