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

There are currently no internships available in this department.

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

There are currently no internships available in this department.

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.

There are currently no internships available in this department.

High School Department

There are currently no internships available in this department.

IT Department

Digital Learning Products Summer 2017 Internship

The IT department at W. W. Norton & Company seeks a bright, energetic, and detail-oriented individual to participate in our internship program. Interns will assist with responding to requests for assistance from instructors using our digital learning products. If you like working in a fast-paced dynamic team environment this is the position and department for you. The ideal candidate has strong analytical skills and is able to work independently, managing time and shifting priorities.

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

Legal and Licensing Department

There are currently no internships available in this department.

Managing Editorial Department

Trade Managing Editorial Internship, Fall 2017

W.W. Norton, the largest and oldest publishing house owned wholly by its employees, is looking for a rising or current junior or senior to intern in its trade managing editorial department, starting in September 2017. This paid internship will provide hands-on experience working on books in a variety of ways- from proofreading and copyediting to putting a manuscript together; transcribing author and proofreader changes; and checking proofs, blues, and miscellaneous parts of a book. The intern will spend ample time working alongside project editors on a wide range of hardcover, paperback, and digital titles. Additionally, Norton interns have the chance to learn about the company as a whole in weekly brown bag lunches with employees from Norton’s other departments, and may choose to attend the seasonal sales conference.

The ideal applicant has an observant eye for detail and takes pleasure in the revision process. Some basic experience with proofreading is a necessity- a proofreading test will be provided. Applicants should also have strong organizational and communication skills. Specific work hours are flexible, but interns typically work three or four days per week for 3 months. The hourly rate is $11, and Norton interns work no more than 20 hours per week.

If interested, please e-mail your résumé and cover letter detailing relevant experience to: Amy Medeiros.

Marketing, Advertising and Sales Department

Trade Marketing Internship, Fall 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 Fall 2017 internship program, which will run from September through December.

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 and cover letter collected as a single attachment to: Sam MacLaughlin.

Norton Professional Books

Marketing/Publicity and Editorial Internship, Summer 2017

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, contact 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 press releases, 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 (proofreading, art maintenance, author mailings, etc.). For more on these books, 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: Nicholas Fuenzalida.

Production Department

There are currently no internships available in this department.

Publicity Department

Trade Publicity Internship, Fall 2017

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.

If interested, please e-mail your résumé, cover letter and a three page non-fiction writing sample to: Caroline Saine. Our application deadline for the fall term is July 28, 2917.

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.

Trade Editorial and Liveright Internships, Fall 2017

The trade editorial department and Liveright imprint at W. W. Norton & Company seek bright, detail-oriented, and reliable candidates who enjoy reading, write well, and, above all, want to learn about book publishing, to participate in our fall 2017 internship program, which will run from September through December.

Interns in these departments 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: Ashley Patrick. Our application deadline for the fall term is July 28, 2917.

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.