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 $11 per hour for a maximum of 20 hours per week. Internships are available year-round and last for three months. Specific work hours are flexible but interns are expected to work 3 or 4 days per week. 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

Biology Print and Digital Media Editorial Internship, Summer 2017

W. W. Norton, the largest and oldest publishing house owned wholly by its employees, is seeking an intern in its College Biology department to assist the biology team from May to August 2017. This internship will give you the opportunity to work on college biology textbooks, as well as the digital ancillaries that accompany them, such as Smartwork, Coursepacks and Test Banks, Lecture PowerPoints, and eBooks. You will gain experience in a number of editorial projects including, but not limited to, preparing manuscript for copyediting and production, cataloging and organizing print and digital assets, testing digital content and functionality, and researching market data. The internship will also offer insight into the marketing and sales aspects of textbook publishing.

Ideal candidates will have an interest in learning more about college textbook and digital media publishing. Applicants should possess strong communication and research skills and be organized, detail-oriented, and able to multitask and work independently in an office environment. Knowledge of Windows OS and Microsoft Office is required. A background or interest in biology is preferred but not required. Specific hours are flexible, but interns must be available to work 3-4 days for a total of 20 hours per week over a three-month period.

If interested, please e-mail your résumé and cover letter as an email attachment to: Gina Forsythe.

Composition, Rhetoric, and Literature Print and Digital Media Editorial Internship, Summer 2017

The college division at W. W. Norton & Company is seeking an intern from May to August 2017 to assist the Composition and Literature teams with print and digital media editorial projects. The internship will offer insight into the editorial, marketing, and sales aspects of textbook publishing and give you the opportunity to work on digital and ancillary resources that complement textbooks, such as student websites, videos, and InQuizitive, our adaptive quizzing tool. Responsibilities will vary, but will include assisting with the preparation of manuscripts, researching market data, cataloging and organizing digital assets, organizing book reviews, testing digital content and functionality, assisting with various stages of production, and performing other administrative tasks.

Candidates should have strong research and writing skills, be detail-oriented and organized, be comfortable working independently in an office environment, and have an interest in learning about college textbook and digital media publishing. Specific hours are flexible, but interns must be available to work 3-4 days for a total of 20 hours per week over a three-month period. Juniors, seniors, and recent college graduates preferred.

If interested, please e-mail your résumé and cover letter as an email attachment to: Madeline Rombes and Ava Bramson.

Political Science and Philosophy Editorial Internship, Summer 2017

W. W. Norton, the largest and oldest publishing house owned wholly by its employees, is seeking a summer editorial intern to assist the Political Science and Philosophy teams. The internship will offer insight into the editorial, marketing, and sales aspects of textbook publishing. Responsibilities vary but will include assisting with preparation of manuscripts and ancillary materials, creating and editing Excel and Word documents to support projects, and compiling research on book sales and competition.

The ideal candidate is organized and detail oriented, possesses strong research and communication skills, and is comfortable working independently in an office environment. Specific hours are flexible, but interns must be available to work 3-4 days for a total of 20 hours per week over a three-month period. College juniors and seniors, graduate students, and recent graduates preferred.

If interested, please e-mail your résumé and cover letter as an email attachment to: Shannon Jilek.

Psychology Editorial Internship

The college division at W. W. Norton & Company is seeking a spring intern to assist the Psychology department. The internship will offer insight into the editorial, marketing, and sales aspects of textbook publishing. Responsibilities vary but will include assisting with the preparation of manuscripts and ancillary materials, helping with manuscript review programs, researching market data and competition, writing comparative reports, and completing administrative tasks such as requesting checks, printing, and scanning.

The ideal candidate is energetic, meticulous, and organized, has strong research and communication skills, and is comfortable working independently in an office environment. Applicants should demonstrate an interest in textbook publishing. Proficiency in Microsoft Office, especially Excel, is required. A background in psychology or the sciences, though not required, is preferred.

This internship will begin mid or late January for a three-month commitment. Interns must be available to work 3-4 days for a total of 20 hours per week. College juniors and seniors, graduate students, and recent graduates preferred.

If interested, please e-mail your résumé and cover letter as an email attachment to: Eve Sanoussi.

College Business Department

There are currently no internships available in this department.

Countryman Press

There are currently no internships available in this department.

Custom Publications

Editorial Internship, Summer 2017

The college department at W. W. Norton & Company is seeking a summer intern to work in the Custom Publications division. Responsibilities 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, and helping with library research, manuscript preparation, and 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 and a comfort with Internet research are preferred. Specific hours are flexible, but interns must be available to work 3-4 days for a total of 20 hours per week over a three-month period.

If interested, please e-mail your résumé and cover letter as an email attachment to: Alexandra Gakos.

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 Geology Digital Media Editorial Internship, Summer 2017

The Astronomy and Geology Digital Media team is seeking a highly motivated intern from June to August 2017 to assist the digital media editorial assistant with editorial and production tasks in developing, managing, and producing forthcoming digital products for introductory science courses, including online activities, animations and videos, and a videogame. The intern will work with the digital media team to produce instructor and student resources. Responsibilities will include research, managing visual assets, formatting manuscripts, testing new products, and assisting with all stages of the publishing process. Please note: no specific knowledge of astronomy and geology is required.

The ideal candidate is detail-oriented, digitally savvy, organized and focused, willing to learn new programs and skills on the job, and, most importantly, excited about the great potential for the digital side of educational publishing. Knowledge of Windows OS and Microsoft Office is required, and experience with Google spreadsheets is useful. This internship is a three-month commitment. Specific hours are flexible, but interns must be available to work 3-4 days for a total of 20 hours per week. College juniors, seniors, and recent graduates preferred.

If interested, please e-mail your résumé and cover letter as an email attachment to: Liz Vogt.

Music Digital Media Editorial Internship, Summer 2017

W. W. Norton, the largest and oldest publishing house owned wholly by its employees, is seeking an intern in its College Digital Media group to assist the music team from May to August 2017. This internship will give you the opportunity to work on digital and ancillary resources that complement the college music textbooks, such as the student websites, eBooks, online playlists, and InQuizitive (our adaptive quizzing tool), while exploring the various stages of the digital media publishing process. You will gain experience in a number of editorial projects including, but not limited to, preparing manuscripts for copyediting and production, cataloging and organizing digital assets, testing digital content and functionality, and assisting with reviews of content.

Ideal candidates will be interested in learning more about college textbook and digital media publishing. A background in and passion for music, with the ability to read music, are required. The ability to utilize music notation software, and understand basic music theory is strongly preferred. Applicants should possess strong communication skills and be organized, detail-oriented, self-starting, willing to learn new programs, and able to multitask and work independently in an office environment. Specific hours are flexible, but interns must be available to work 3-4 days for a total of 20 hours per week over a three-month period.

If interested, please e-mail your résumé and cover letter as an email attachment to: Stephanie Eads.

High School Department

Editorial Internship, Summer 2017

W. W. Norton’s High School Group is seeking an intern to assist with editorial tasks beginning May 15th for a three-month commitment. Responsibilities in this internship vary, but will include data entry, assisting with review programs, copyediting, assisting with manuscript preparation, and performing basic office tasks like filing and copying.

Candidates should be interested in academic publishing. The ideal candidate will be detail-oriented, organized, and comfortable working with minimal supervision. Knowledge of Microsoft Office is necessary. Specific work hours are flexible, but interns must be available to work 3-4 days for a total of 20 hours per week. College juniors, seniors, and recent graduates preferred.

If interested, please e-mail your résumé and cover letter as an email attachment to: Aimee Lam.

Marketing and Sales Internship, Summer 2017

W. W. Norton’s High School Group is seeking an intern to assist with marketing and sales tasks beginning May 1st for a three-month commitment. Responsibilities in this internship vary, but will include researching market data, assisting with review programs, preparing materials for academic conferences, and performing basic office tasks like filing and copying.

Candidates should be interested in academic publishing. The ideal candidate will be detail-oriented, organized, and comfortable working with minimal supervision. Knowledge of Microsoft Office is necessary. Specific work hours are flexible, but interns must be available to work 3-4 days for a total of 20 hours per week. College juniors, seniors, and recent graduates preferred.

If interested, please e-mail your résumé and cover letter as an email attachment to: Aimee Lam.

IT Department

There are currently no internships available in this department.

Legal and Licensing Department

There are currently no internships available in this department.

Managing Editorial Department

College Managing Editorial Internship, Digital Division, Summer 2017

W. W. Norton is looking for a rising or current senior or a recent graduate to intern in its Manuscript Editing Department, Digital Media Division. 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 hours are flexible, but interns must be available to work 3-4 days for a total of 20 hours per week over a three-month period.

If interested, please e-mail your résumé and cover letter as an email attachment to: Melissa Atkin and Caitlin Moran.

Marketing, Advertising and Sales Department

College Marketing Internship, Summer 2017

W. W. Norton’s College Marketing Department is seeking two interns to work with the marketing assistants from May to August 2017. Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, collecting and organizing a database of contacts, collaborating on digital and direct marketing strategies, writing and proofreading copy for marketing collateral, researching competitors, helping with social media campaigns, and other administrative tasks.

Candidates should have an interest in textbook publishing and/or marketing as a career. The ideal candidate is digitally savvy, organized, self-starting, willing to learn new programs and skills on the job, and has excellent written and oral communication skills. Knowledge of iWork, Microsoft Office, and Google Docs are important. Specific hours are flexible, but interns must be available to work 3-4 days for a total of 20 hours per week over a three-month period. College juniors, seniors and recent graduates are preferred.

If interested, please e-mail your résumé and cover letter as an email attachment to: Jeannine Hennawi.

Trade Marketing Internship, Summer 2017

The trade marketing 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 and marketing, to participate in our Summer 2017 internship program, which will run from May through August.

An internship in the trade marketing department involves playing a supporting role in social media outreach, performing website maintenance and market research, and assisting with mailings and other clerical duties. In general, the intern’s job is to assist the department as they market Norton’s diverse trade list, which includes works of history, science, economics, technology, memoir, literary fiction, poetry, and more; interns will learn the ins and outs of book marketing today.

If interested, please e-mail your résumé, cover letter, and three page non-fiction writing sample to: Sam MacLaughlin. The deadline for applications for the summer internship is April 10, 2017.

Norton Professional Books

Marketing and Publicity Internship

Norton Professional Books, a department of W. W. Norton & Company, Inc. focusing on mental health and education books, seeks an intern to assist the marketing and publicity staff. Candidates will conduct research, assist with marketing campaigns, pitch various media outlets, and pursue promotional opportunities to reach a diverse audience of professionals, academics, and general interest readers. Those candidates with design skills can utilize their talents to create fliers and posters for our latest titles. This internship is ideal for someone interested in learning about the creative and strategic aspects of marketing and publicity in the book publishing world. There will also be opportunities to work on editorial assignments. For more on these books, visit our visit our websites: wwnorton.com/psych and wwnorton.com/education.

If interested, please e-mail your résumé and cover letter as an email attachment to: Julia Gardiner.

Production Department

Production Internship, Summer 2017

The Production Department at W. W. Norton & Company is seeking an intern for summer 2017. Qualified candidates will be self-motivated with strong communication skills, the ability to manage several projects at the same time, and, most importantly, a demonstrated interest in publishing.

The production intern will gain exposure to all facets of book production for both trade and college textbooks, including manufacturing, composition, design, estimating, and administrative procedures.

If interested, please e-mail your résumé and cover letter as an email attachment to: Eric Pier-Hocking.

Publicity Department

There are currently no internships available in this department.

Trade Editorial 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.