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

Political Science & Cultural Anthropology Editorial Internship, Spring 2015

W. W. Norton’s college division is seeking an editorial intern to assist with political science and cultural anthropology textbooks for a three-month commitment, starting in late January/early February 2015. The internship will offer experience in editorial, production, and marketing aspects of textbook publishing. Responsibilities will vary day-to-day, but will include assisting in the coordination of review campaigns, assisting with manuscript preparation, data entry and management, and basic administrative tasks.

Candidates should have an interest in learning about textbook publishing. The ideal candidate will be extremely detail-oriented and organized, have strong writing skills, and be comfortable working independently in an office environment. Knowledge of Microsoft Office, particularly Excel, is required. Preference will be given to candidates with an interest in political science, but an academic background in political science is not required. Specific work hours are flexible, but interns typically work three or four days a week for a total of 20 hours.

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

College Manuscript Department

Digital Media Project Editing Internship, Anthologies & Shakespeare

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

This internship offers considerable project management and hands-on editorial experience. Responsibilities will vary, but will include helping check, traffic, and manage 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 these projects and about publishing in general.

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

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

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 February. 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. The hourly rate is $8.75.

Our office is located in the heart of midtown, on Fifth Avenue, across from the New York Public Library and Bryant Park, and within two blocks from the Theater District and Times Square.

If interested, please e-mail your résumé, cover letter, and writing sample of approximately 500 words, as attachments to: Caitlin Moran. 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, 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 February. 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. The hourly rate is $8.75.

Our office is located in the heart of midtown, on Fifth Avenue, across from the New York Public Library and Bryant Park, and within two blocks from the Theater District and Times Square.

If interested, please e-mail your résumé, cover letter, and writing sample of approximately 500 words, as attachments to: Caitlin Moran. 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.

Contracts and Copyrights 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, Spring 2015

The college department at W.W. Norton & Company is seeking a spring 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.

Music Editorial Internship

W. W. Norton’s electronic media department is seeking an intern to assist the music team with editorial and production tasks from February 2015 through May 2015. Duties will include, but not be limited to, preparing manuscripts for copyediting and production, cataloging and organizing large amounts of digital assets, and reviewing materials as needed.

Candidates must be interested in book publishing as a career, particularly in college textbooks. A passion for music is a plus. The ability to read music, utilize notation software, and understand basic music theory is preferred, but not required. The ideal candidate is detail-oriented, 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 Windows OS and Microsoft Office is required. Specific work hours are flexible, but interns usually work 3 or 4 days a week, up to 20 hours total per week.

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

High School Department

There are currently no internships available in this department.

Marketing Department

There are currently no internships available in this department.

Production Department

Photo Department Internship

W.W. Norton & Company is offering a paid three-month internship for administrative help in its College Textbook Photo Department, starting immediately. The ideal candidate must be detail-oriented and self-motivated with excellent communication and organizational skills.

Duties include, but are not limited to: Assisting with data entry in FileMaker Pro, filing and processing invoices, entering basic photo metadata, working to archive in-house photo assets, and light photo research. Duties may also include communication with major stock photo agencies, museums, library archives, and independent photographers. The candidate should be a team player and a creative problem solver. They will have the opportunity to assist our staff of Photo Editors, Photo Department Manager, and our Billing Specialist with assignments as they arise within the department.

Proficiency in Microsoft Office and FileMaker Pro is preferred, as well as a basic knowledge of Photoshop and Bridge software. Familiarity with the book publishing and photography industry preferred. Knowledge of photography licensing and copyright issues, along with familiarity in Digital Asset Management Systems for photo archiving is a huge plus.

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

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

Publicity Department

There are currently no internships available in this department.

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 Summer 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 May/June through August.

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: Jeff Shreve. (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 summer term is March 11, 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.