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Company Name: W. W. NORTON & COMPANY
Description: Who we are
Founded in 1923, W. W. Norton is the oldest and largest independent and employee-owned publishing house, publishing works of Nobel laureates, master teachers, and Pulitzer Prize winners. For almost a century, Norton has been dedicated to achieving a common goal: to bring to readers and students enduring fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, as well as high-quality textbooks and digital learning tools.

About the internship
W. W. Norton is looking for interns to participate in our twelve-week internship program. Our internship program provides participants with an engaging, supportive, and hands-on learning experience in publishing that includes brown bag lunch sessions and networking within the intern class. Your work if you become a Norton intern with the Publicity team may include the following:
• Strategizing publicity approaches to our books and researching appropriate press contacts
• Assembling media contact lists covering broad themes and subjects (“art history”)
• Drafting and writing pitch letters to be sent to reviewers, editors, and producers
• Compiling press kits, revising press releases, and composing Author Q&As
• Brainstorming ideas for unconventional event venues (i.e., museums) and speaking opportunities for authors beyond the established realm of bookstores
• Learning how to capitalize on a high-profile author’s following and network of connections to maximize exposure and boost book sales
• Gathering press clippings and assisting with galley mailings
Length of Internship: 12 weeks- 9/19/22-12/9/22
Requirements: Why you’ll be a great fit
We are excited to add interns who bring diverse perspectives to Norton. The ideal candidate is curious, hardworking, and eager to learn more about the different facets of publishing. Here are some skills and qualities we look for in candidates:
• You are a college junior, senior, or recent graduate.
• You are eager to improve your verbal and written communication skills.
• You enjoy collaborating and working in a group to solve challenges.
• You have a passion for learning and ideas.
• You have a working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, Outlook).
• You are an excellent researcher and detail-oriented.

Internship details
• Interns are paid $15 per hour and work 20 hours weekly.
• Internship period is twelve weeks from September 19, 2022 – December 9, 2022.
• Our workday is 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time; specific work hours are flexible to accommodate an intern’s schedule.
• For interns who reside within commuting distance of the office, this internship will be in-person in our Manhattan offices; those in other locations will work remotely.
• Eligibility to work with W.W. Norton & Company in the US is required.
• W. W. Norton & Company ("Norton") strives to maintain a COVID-free workplace. To that end, being fully vaccinated is a condition of employment for any Norton intern who will perform any work in our offices or be physically present at any Norton location or event at any time. Norton makes reasonable accommodations for qualified applicants with disabilities, sincerely held religious beliefs, or other conditions protected by applicable law.
Location: New York, NY or Remote
Application Due Date: August 24, 2022
Payment: $15/hour, up to 20 hours per week
How To Apply For This Internship: If you are interested in applying, please submit your resume and cover letter to Gabrielle Nugent ( by August 24th. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. You must follow these submission instructions in order to be considered for the internship. Intern applicants who apply via our website will not be considered.
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