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 $8.75 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 summer/fall intern to assist with editorial projects in the history department for a three-month commitment, ideally starting August 17, 2015. 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: Travis Carr.

College Manuscript Department

Digital Media Project Editing Internship, The Norton Shakespeare

The college division is seeking a fall intern to assist in managing editorial production for the upcoming digital Norton Shakespeare.

This internship offers considerable project management and hands-on editorial experience. Responsibilities will vary, but will include helping check, traffic, and manager the digital files and support materials. The intern will also assist with light proofreading, quality-assurance testing, and error reporting.

Candidates should have excellent organizational, verbal, and written communication skills. Proficiency in Word, Excel, and Adobe Acrobat Pro is preferred. Our ideal candidate is a highly motivated self-starter who is enthusiastic about this project and about publishing in general.

This internship is for 3 days (20 hours total) per week and will begin in September.

If interested, please e-mail your résumé and cover letter, as attachments to: Kristin Sheerin. Please be sure to indicate Norton Shakespeare Internship in the subject line.

Countryman Press

Countryman Fall Internship

The Countryman Press, a division of W. W. Norton & Company, is seeking an intern for the fall of 2015 to assist with a variety of administrative, publicity, and editorial tasks, pertaining to our list of cooking, lifestyle, and travel titles.

Responsibilities in this position are wide-ranging, and allow for significant learning opportunities. Duties include photo research, reviewing submissions, and processing invoices and advances, in addition to publicity mailings and social media maintenance. 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.

If interested, please e-mail your résumé and cover letter, as attachments to: Sarah Bennett. Please be sure to indicate Countryman Internship in the subject line.

Custom Publications

Editorial Internship, Summer 2015

The college department at W. W. Norton & Company is seeking a summer 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: Laura Dragonette.

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.

Astronomy and Chemistry Editorial Internship

The Astronomy and Chemistry team is seeking a highly motivated summer/fall 2015 intern to assist the Media Editorial Assistant. This internship is 3 or 4 days a week for three months, beginning mid-August. Responsibilities are varied, but will include proofreading and editing, compiling art-logs, and critiquing author videos and animations. This is an excellent introduction to the publishing industry as a whole, and academic publishing in particular.

Ideal candidates are strong writers that have excellent proofreading skills and an eye for detail. Subject matter knowledge is helpful, but not necessary. Furthermore, candidates must be willing to learn new programs and skills on the job, must be self-starting, and must have a working knowledge of Microsoft Office. While specific work hours are flexible, interns must be available to work 20 hours per week. Juniors, seniors, and recent graduates with an interest in academic publishing are preferred.

If interested, please e-mail your résumé and cover letter, as attachments to: Ruth Bolster.

High School Department

There are currently no internships available in this department.

IT Department

There are currently no internships available in this department.

Legal and Licensing Department

There are currently no internships available in this department.

Marketing & Sales Department

There are currently no internships available in this department.

Production Department

There are currently no internships available in this department.

Publicity Department

Trade Publicity Fall Internship

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, 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 have excellent research skills, and be able to prioritize, multitask, and work independently and efficiently. Knowledge of Microsoft Word/Excel is also helpful.

If interested, please e-mail your résumé, cover letter, and 3-page nonfiction writing sample, as attachments to: Yurina Ko. The application deadline for the Fall internship is August 3, 2015.

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.

Trade Editorial Fall 2015 Internship

The trade editorial department at W. W. Norton & Company seeks bright, detail-oriented, and reliable candidates who enjoy reading, write well, and, above all, want to learn about book publishing, to participate in our Summer 2015 internship program, which will run from September through December.

Interns in the trade editorial department are asked to do everything from read manuscripts and proposals to write reader’s reports, assist with permissions for forthcoming books, handle galley mailings, draft catalog and jacket copy, and perform basic office tasks like filing and copying. In general, their job is to help the editorial assistants move projects along from the manuscript stage all the way to publication.

If interested, please e-mail your résumé, cover letter, and a reader’s report of a recently published book (last 10 years or so), all collected into a single attached file to: Marie Pantojan. (Reader’s reports 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. They are usually about 1-2 single-spaced pages in length.) Our application deadline for fall term is July 22, 2015.

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.