Norton Internships

W. W. Norton & Company’s internship program is designed to introduce engaged, motivated college students to publishing and to Norton. Internships provide valuable hands-on experience with the day-to-day business of bookmaking, as well as opportunities to network with employees at the company and with fellow interns who frequently go on to become colleagues in the field.

Interns at W. W. Norton are paid $8 per hour for a maximum of 20 hours per week. Internships are available year-round and last for three months. W. W. Norton, an equal opportunity employer, is fully independent, and employee-owned. Our offices are located at 500 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY.

College Editorial Department

History Editorial Internship

The college division at W.W. Norton & Company is seeking a fall/winter intern to assist with editorial projects in the history department for a three-month commitment, ideally starting September 2, 2014. The internship will offer insight into the editorial, marketing, and sales aspects of textbook publishing. Tasks will vary, but will include assisting with preparation of manuscripts and electronic ancillary materials, researching market data, organizing book review programs, reviewing manuscript proposals, and other day-to-day office duties.

Ideal candidates are detail-oriented and organized, able to work independently in an office environment, and interested in learning about textbook publishing. Those with an interest in history are especially encouraged to apply. Specific work hours are flexible, but interns usually work three or four days per week. Juniors, seniors and recent graduates preferred.

If interested, please e-mail your résumé and cover letter, as attachments to: Penelope Lin

Music Editorial Internship

The music department is currently seeking an intern to assist the editorial team from September to December. Starting and ending dates are negotiable. The intern will assist in the publication of a substantial list of text and trade books; assist in the launch of a music blog; provide information to professors and college bookstores regarding Norton’s music publications; procure music, photo, and text permissions; assist in market research; assist in the writing and proofing of copy; research online databases; and perform various clerical tasks as required.

The ideal candidate is extremely detail-oriented with strong organizational skills, excellent command of spoken and written English, and the ability to balance multiple projects at one time. The ability to read music and experience with music notation software are preferred but not required. Please note that this is a part-time internship for someone who is interested in a publishing career.

If interested, please e-mail your résumé and cover letter, as attachments to: Michael Fauver

Psychology Editorial Internship

W. W. Norton & Company’s college division is seeking an intern to assist with editorial projects in the psychology department from September to December. The internship will offer experience in the editorial, emedia, and marketing aspects of textbook publishing. Responsibilities will include preparation of manuscripts and ancillary materials, researching market data, assisting with various elements of production, and other day-to-day administrative tasks.

Candidates should have strong writing and communication skills, be detail-oriented and organized, be comfortable working independently in an office environment, and have an interest in learning more about textbook publishing. Coursework in psychology is a plus but not required. Pay is $8.00 an hour. Specific work hours are flexible, but interns are expected to work a total of 20 hours a week.

If interested, please e-mail your résumé and cover letter, as attachments to: Scott Sugarman

Biology Editorial Internship

The college division at W. W. Norton & Company is seeking a fall intern to assist with editorial projects in the Biology department for a three-month commitment, starting in October 2014. The internship will offer insight into the editorial, marketing, and sales aspects of textbook publishing. Responsibilities will vary, but will include assisting with the preparation of manuscripts, researching market data, performing database work, organizing manuscript review programs, assisting with various stages of production, and other day-to-day office duties.

Candidates should have good writing skills, be detail-oriented and organized, be comfortable working independently in an office environment, and have an interest in learning more about textbook publishing. Specific work hours are flexible but interns usually work three or four days per week for a total of 20 hours. College juniors, seniors, and recent graduates preferred.

If interested, please e-mail your résumé and cover letter, as attachments to: Katie Callahan

Electronic Media Department

The Electronic Media division at W. W. Norton & Company supports the college department in editing and producing e-books, student-oriented websites, and instructor resource materials across disciplines.

Political Science & Sociology Editorial Internship

The Political Science and Sociology teams are seeking a highly motivated intern for fall 2014 to assist the emedia editorial assistant. The electronic media department supports the college department in producing ancillary materials to accompany our textbooks. Duties vary day by day, and may include working with page proofs and online material, reviewing author materials, formatting documents, and assisting with all stages of the publishing process.

The ideal candidate will be comfortable working with a variety of disciplines, enthusiastic about the media side of textbook publishing, detail-oriented, organized, self-starting, comfortable working with minimal supervision, willing to learn new programs and skills on the job, and have excellent communication skills. Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and a demonstrated interest in one of the disciplines is highly preferred. Specific work hours are flexible, but interns work up to a total of 20 hours a week for three months.

If interested, please e-mail your résumé and cover letter, as attachments to: Michael Jaoui

Literature & Composition Editorial Internship

W.W Norton’s electronic media department is seeking an intern for fall 2014. The electronic media department supports the college department in producing ancillary materials to accompany our textbooks. Duties vary day by day, and may include formatting documents, working with page proofs and online material, and assisting with all stages of the publishing process.

The ideal candidate will be comfortable working with a variety of disciplines, enthusiastic about the media side of textbook publishing, and a skilled multitasker. Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and a demonstrated interest in one of the disciplines is highly preferred. Specific work hours are flexible, but interns work up to a total of 20 hours a week for three months.

If interested, please e-mail your résumé and cover letter, as attachments to: Cara Folkman

Custom Publications

Editorial Internship

The college department at W. W. Norton & Company is seeking a fall intern to work in the Custom Publication division. Duties will include assisting with marketing research, monitoring sales and inventory of custom texts, maintaining metadata for new titles, serving as a liaison with customers to ensure a smooth and efficient ordering process, database management, preparing manuscripts, and some light proofreading. This is an excellent opportunity for candidates interested in learning more about the sales, marketing, and editorial aspects of publishing, while focusing on a new and exciting branch of the textbook field that spans a wide variety of disciplines.

Applicants should possess strong writing skills and be organized, detail-oriented, able to work independently in an office environment, and curious about the world of textbook publishing. Prior experience in publishing is not required, but familiarity with Excel, Internet research skills, and experience working in an office are preferred.

If interested, please e-mail your résumé and cover letter, as attachments to: Matthew Schantz

College Manuscript Department

Manuscript Editing Internship, Print Media

W. W. Norton, the largest and oldest publishing house owned wholly by its employees, is looking for a rising or current senior or recent graduate to intern in its Manuscript Editing Department, starting this September. This internship will give you the opportunity to work on numerous college textbooks in a variety of ways—from learning the basics of proofreading and copyediting, to reviewing chapters and giving written feedback, to helping build manuscripts and cross-check galleys, proofs, and blues. It will also give you opportunities to work alongside project editors, developmental editors, and managing editors on college textbooks from a wide range of disciplines.

Applicants should possess strong communication skills and be organized, detail-oriented, able to work independently in an office environment, and curious about the world of textbook publishing. Specific work hours are flexible, but interns typically work 3 days a week for a maximum of 20 hours per week for a total of 3 months.

If interested, please e-mail your résumé,cover letter and writing sample of approximately 500 words, as attachments to: Melissa Atkin. And, if you have any questions or concerns about finding housing or additional part-time work in the NYC area to supplement the internship, let us know in advance. Most of our interns, even from across the county, are surprised how easy it is to secure housing and part-time work in the city.

Manuscript Editing Internship, Digital Media

W. W. Norton, the largest and oldest publishing house owned wholly by its employees, is looking for a rising or current senior or recent graduate to intern in its Manuscript Editing Department, Digital Media Division, starting this September. This internship will give you the opportunity to work on digital versions of college textbooks—from learning the basics of proofreading and copyediting, to reviewing chapters and giving feedback, to exploring various stages of the digital media publishing process. It will also give you opportunities to work alongside project editors, developmental editors, and managing editors on college textbooks from a wide range of disciplines.

Applicants should possess strong communication skills and be organized, detail-oriented, able to work independently in an office environment, and curious about emedia and publishing. Specific work hours are flexible, but interns typically work 3 days a week for a maximum of 20 hours per week for a total of 3 months.

If interested, please e-mail your résumé,cover letter and writing sample of approximately 500 words, as attachments to: Melissa Atkin. And, if you have any questions or concerns about finding housing or additional part-time work in the NYC area to supplement the internship, let us know in advance. Most of our interns, even from across the county, are surprised how easy it is to secure housing and part-time work in the city.

Production Department

Art Internship

The Art/Production Department at W. W. Norton & Company is seeking an intern for the Fall of 2014. The art intern will gain exposure to all facets of book design and book production for both the trade hardcover and trade paperback departments. Responsibilities include: assisting the in-house designers and art directors, trafficking mechanicals to the editors and copyeditors, archiving files, making jpegs, scanning, assisting in preparing materials for presentations, some light designing, and working with production throughout the cover proofing process.

Qualified candidates should be highly motivated with strong communication skills, the ability to manage several projects at the same time, and, most importantly, a demonstrated interest in publishing.

Candidates should have excellent knowledge of graphic design softwares including InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, and QuarkXpress.

If interested, please e-mail your résumé and cover letter, as attachments to: Francine Kass

Trade Production Internship, Winter 2014

The Production Department at W.W. Norton & Company is seeking an intern for winter 2014-2015 (November start). The production intern will gain exposure to all facets of book production for both trade and college textbooks, including manufacturing, composition, art and design, paper selection, and budget estimating.

Qualified candidates will be self-motivated with strong communication skills, the ability to manage several projects at the same time, and, most importantly, demonstrate an interest in publishing.

If interested, please e-mail your résumé and cover letter, as attachments to: Louise Parasmo

Marketing Department

College Marketing Internship, Fall 2014

W.W. Norton’s College Marketing Department is seeking an intern to assist the Digital Marketing Manager with various tasks from September to December 2014. Duties will include, but are not limited to, collecting and organizing a database of contacts, collaborating on digital/direct marketing strategies, writing marketing copy, researching competitors, and helping with social media campaigns.

Candidates should be interested in book publishing and/or marketing as a career. The ideal candidate is digitally savvy, organized, self-starting, comfortable working with minimal supervision, willing to learn new programs and skills on the job, and has excellent communication skills.

Knowledge of iWork, Microsoft Office, and Google Docs are important. Specific work hours are flexible, but interns usually work 3 or 4 days a week, up to 20 hours total per week. College juniors, seniors and recent graduates are preferred.

If interested, please e-mail your résumé and cover letter, as attachments to: Natasha Zabohonski

Publicity Department

Trade Publicity Internship, Fall 2014

The Trade Publicity Department at W. W. Norton & Company seeks bright, energetic, and detail-oriented individuals with superior writing and oral communication skills, as well as excellent interpersonal skills, to participate in our internship program. Interns will assist in various projects, from basic office tasks like filing and photocopying clips to assisting publicists with mailings, review chasing, assembling press kits, writing and editing pitch letters, making follow-up calls, and keeping our database up-to-date by researching media contacts.

The ideal candidate will be someone who loves reading and is interested in learning more about book publishing. He or she must be able to prioritize, multitask, and work independently and efficiently. Knowledge of Microsoft Word/Excel and an excellent phone manner are also helpful.

If interested, please e-mail your cover letter, résumé, and a three page nonfiction writing sample to: Lauren Opper. The application deadline for the fall internship is September 10, 2014.

Countryman Press

Editorial Internship

The Countryman Press, a division of W.W. Norton & Company, is seeking an intern for the fall of 2014 to assist with administrative and editorial tasks, pertaining to our list cooking and lifestyle titles.

Responsibilities in this position are varied, but will include data entry, research, preparation of sales materials, along with some writing and proofreading. Candidates must be detail oriented and eager to learn, with excellent written and verbal communication skills. Applicants should possess the ability to multi-task and prioritize, and should be motivated, independent workers. Must have experience working with Microsoft Office, including Outlook; Knowledge of InDesign is a plus but not required.

As a small company, Countryman offers excellent opportunities to learn about all aspects of the publishing industry.

If interested, please e-mail your résumé and cover letter, as attachments to: Sarah Bennett

Trade Department

The trade department at Norton publishes nonfiction, fiction, and poetry. Recent titles include Michael Lewis's The Big Short, Carl Jung's The Red Book, The Book of Genesis Illustrated by R. Crumb, Fareed Zakaria’s The Post-American World, Globalization and Its Discontents by Nobel Prize winner Joseph Stiglitz, Irvine Welsh's Porno, The Selected Stories of Patricia Highsmith, Sebastian Junger's The Perfect Storm, The Collected Poems by former Poet Laureate Stanley Kunitz, and the Pulitzer Prize-winning Guns, Germs, and Steel by Jared Diamond.

There are currently no internships available in this department.

W.W. Norton & Company is an equal employment opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, gender, age, color, religion, national origin, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, or any other protected factor.