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Company Name: W. W. NORTON & COMPANY
Description: The trade editorial department at W. W. Norton & Company seek students and recent graduates to participate in our spring 2020 internship program, which will run from roughly February to May. The ideal candidate is bright, detail-oriented, reliable, and is an avid reader, writes well, and, above all, wants to learn about book publishing.

Interns in these departments learn about a wide range of editorial tasks, from reading manuscripts and proposals to writing reader’s reports, assisting with permissions for forthcoming books, handling galley mailings, drafting catalog and jacket copy, and performing basic office tasks like scanning and copying. In general, our interns help our editorial assistants and assistant editors move projects along from the manuscript stage all the way to publication, and will gain valuable experience and knowledge about the publishing process along the way.
Length of Internship: 3 months, 20 hours per week
Location: New York, NY
Payment: $15/hour
How To Apply For This Internship: If interested, please e-mail a cover letter that includes your availability, your current resume, and a reader’s report of a recently published book (released in the last 10 years or so), all collected into a single attached Word file or PDF, to Nneoma Amadi-Obi at Reader’s reports are usually about 1-2 single-spaced pages in length and should include a brief synopsis, a discussion of any editorial concerns, a consideration of the book’s potential readership, and any other relevant insights about whether the book is worthy of publication. Our application deadline for the spring session is December 3rd, 2019.
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