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Company Name: W. W. NORTON & COMPANY
Description: The college division at W. W. Norton & Company is seeking an intern from September to December 2019 to assist with print and digital editorial projects in the Sociology, History, and Cultural Anthropology departments. The internship will offer insight into the editorial, marketing, and sales aspects of textbook publishing. Tasks will vary, but include:
• Reviewing proofs for the new edition of Everyday Sociology Reader and Social Problems
• Assisting with the preparation of manuscripts and creating art logs for the new editions of several textbooks
• Fact checking updated data using national online databases
• Drafting alt text for accessibility purposes for the seventh edition of The Real World
• Updating Coursepack content for the new editions of Cultural Anthropology, Essentials of Cultural Anthropology, Race in America, and The Real World
• Reviewing and assessing questions and their metadata for new editions of Cultural Anthropology, Essentials of Cultural Anthropology, Race in America, The Real World, and The Family
• Preparing primary source documents for Reacting to the Past role-playing series
• Cataloging and organizing digital assets
• Quality assurance testing for InQuizitive questions
• And other day-to-day office duties
Length of Internship: 3 months, 20 hours per week
Requirements: Ideal candidates are detail-oriented and organized, able to work independently in an office environment, and interested in learning about college textbook publishing. Those with an interest in sociology, history, and/or cultural anthropology are especially encouraged to apply. Familiarity with Microsoft Office suite and standard proofreading is beneficial, as well as Chicago Manual of Style and APA style. If you are applying to another Norton internship, please indicate as such in your cover letter. Specific hours are flexible, but interns must be available to work 3-4 days for a total of 20 hours per week over a three-month period. College juniors, seniors, and recent graduates preferred.
Location: New York, NY
Payment: $15/hour
How To Apply For This Internship: To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter as email attachments to Erika Nakagawa ( and Samuel Tang (
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