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Description: The Overlook Press is an independent general-interest publisher, founded in 1971. The publishing program consists of nearly 100 new books per year, evenly divided between hardcovers and trade paperbacks. The list is eclectic, but areas of strength include interesting fiction, history, biography, drama, and design.

Editorial interns assist by reading manuscripts, completing reader’s reports, proofreading, researching, clearing permissions, providing coverage to the reception desk, and any other editorial or administrative assistance needed. Some duties may include assisting the publisher’s assistant or the other departments. Interns usually work two or three days a week from 10-5, but we are flexible with scheduling needs. Strong reading and writing skills are essential.
Length of Internship: End of May - Early August 2018
Requirements: We are seeking current students or recent graduates with demonstrated interest in publishing who can dedicate 15-20 hours a week, workable around the candidate's schedule. Candidates should be enthusiastic, highly organized, and have excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Proficiency with Microsoft Office a must. If you are familiar with critical theory or speak another language fluently, please emphasize on either your resume or cover letter, but note these skills are not required to apply.
Location: SoHo, New York
Application Due Date: April 15th
Payment: This is an unpaid position. College credit is available. Upon completion of the internship, interns leave with a letter of recommendation, a stronger resume, and valuable publishing experience.
How To Apply For This Internship: Send brief cover letter and resume to Chelsea Cutchens at

Please also include a one page sample of critical analysis. This can be an excerpt from a college essay, an article written for pay or leisure, or any such writing, but must show your aptitude for analysis and critical thinking.

Samples of more than one page will not be considered. All attachments should be properly labeled with applicant's name; generic filenames such as "FinalEssay.doc" will be deleted without being opened.

No phone calls, please.
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