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Publishing Events is sponsored by the Association of American Publishers, the leading trade association for the U.S. book and journal publishing industry.

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Description: What We Are Looking For:

One intern for the Summer 2023 season motivated by the opportunity to learn about the book publishing business from the unique perspective of an independent trade publishing company. Candidates for our internship positions are asked to commit to two to three days a week over the course of the season.

Our editorially focused publishing internship is an opportunity to learn about all aspects of both print and digital book publishing in a small, friendly environment. Across all departments, including production, publicity and marketing, sales, and digital, but especially editorial, our interns will get the chance to gain experience and develop a variety of skills:

• Researching and evaluating possible acquisitions
• Writing clear, effective copy, including back cover copy, tip sheets, press materials, and blog posts
• Proofreading a variety of materials
• Maintaining websites and social media
• Contributing to author/book publicity and marketing campaigns
• Helping with periodic mailings and various administrative tasks

Work hours are flexible between 9:30 and 6:30, Monday through Friday.

Please note: Candidates are expected to work in person at our office in Gramercy Park on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. We may pause this requirement and move to optional in-person work based on our assessment of COVID risk.

What We Offer:

A hospitable, low-stress work environment. A great opportunity to gain hands-on publishing experience and contacts in the book publishing industry as well as an in-depth understanding of the publishing process, from a unique perspective.
Length of Internship: Beginning in May or June and running through the end of August, depending on availability. Exact start and end dates to be determined at time of hire. We ask for at least a 3-month time commitment.
Requirements: Prospective interns must have at least completed their sophomore year in college. Highly desirable requirements are outstanding written and communication skills, a firm grasp of the basic rules of English grammar, and an efficient and organized way of doing things. An interest in nonfiction publishing, especially in the areas that The Experiment publishes, is preferred. Previous office experience is preferred but not mandatory. Curiosity and an inclination and ability to ask questions are essential, as is discretion.
Location: New York, NY. Our office is in Gramercy Park.
Application Due Date: We are currently accepting applications on a rolling basis.
Payment: The internship may be done for pay or for school credit. (Please specify in your cover letter.) This position pays $15 per hour.
How To Apply For This Internship: Please email a cover letter and resume (as attachments, not in the body of the email) and at least one reference (with a phone number) to Your cover letter may be addressed to Hannah Matuszak and Sophie Thompson (or “Internship Coordinators”) and should briefly describe your skills and interests, how you found the internship (i.e., where you saw it advertised), what you hope to gain from the internship, what you can offer to our team, the days of the week you’re available to intern, and your preferred start and end dates.

Appropriate candidates will be contacted for an interview. Applications submitted without a cover letter/e-mail will not be considered. Due to high application volume, only appropriate candidates will be contacted.

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