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Description: Europa Editions is looking for individuals with a strong interest in the book industry and contemporary adult fiction to take part in an exciting summer publishing internship. Successful candidate will be supervised by Europa's editor-in-chief. He or she will gain experience in many aspects of the daily running of the publishing house, with a focus on editorial. These may include but are not limited to: scheduling, preparing marketing material, assisting in the organization of author events, direct-to-consumer marketing through social media and newsletters, copy writing, proof reading, title presentation, and manuscript evaluation. Successful candidates will be prepared for entry-level positions in publishing.

Europa Editions is an independent publishing house founded in 2005 with offices in New York, London, and Rome. We are one of North America’s leading publishers of international literature.

Among our authors we count five Booker Prize shortlist nominees and one winner, several Costa Book Award winners, two Pulitzer Prize winners, two winners of the Prix Goncourt, two winners of the Strega Prize, and one winner of the German Book Prize. Our titles have been named New York Times Editors Picks five times, and New York Times Notable Books of the Year twice; they have also appeared on the New York Times Bestseller list, the National Indiebound Bestsellers list, and countless regional bestseller lists.

Our bestselling authors include: Muriel Barbery (The Elegance of the Hedgehog), Jane Gardam (Old Filth); Elena Ferrante (My Brilliant Friend); Alina Bronsky (The Hottest Dishes of the Tartar Cuisine/Just Call Me Superhero); Alberto Angela (A Day in the Life of Ancient Rome); and Alexander Maksik (You Deserve Nothing).

We publish about 35 titles a year of fiction, high-end crime fiction, and the occasional work of narrative non-fiction.

To learn more about Europa:
Length of Internship: 4 months, May – August
30 hours/week, flexible schedule
Requirements: • Demonstrated interest in the book industry and contemporary adult fiction.
• Candidate must have excellent organizational skills and possess the ability to work autonomously. Excellent writing and communication skills are a must.
• Ability to express opinions clearly and concisely.
• Editorial experience a plus.
• Ability to read and correspond in at least one of the following languages is a big plus: German, French, Spanish, Italian.
Location: 214 W 29th Street New York, NY 10001
Application Due Date: 4/25/16
Payment: Monthly stipend
How To Apply For This Internship: To with the subject line "2016 Summer Internship at Europa Editions," send your resume and a 1-page cover letter explaining your suitability for the position and the reasons for your interest in publishing, along with a list of the last three books you have read and how you discovered each, briefly mentioning whether you enjoyed them and why.

PLEASE INDICATE your earliest start date.
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