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

Sciences Editorial Internship, Winter/Spring 2015

W. W. Norton’s college team is seeking an editorial intern to assist with chemistry and astronomy textbooks, starting in January 2015. The internship will offer experience in editorial, production, and marketing aspects of textbook publishing. Responsibilities will include assisting manuscript preparation, assisting review programs, market research, data entry and management, and basic office tasks.

Candidates should be interested in learning about textbook publishing. The ideal candidate will be detail-oriented, organized, have the ability to work independently and efficiently, and have excellent communication skills. Knowledge of Microsoft Office is required. Preference will be given to candidates with a science background. Specific work hours are flexible, but interns are expected to work up to a total of 20 hours per week, for about 12 weeks.

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

Music Editorial Internship, Winter/Spring 2015

The music department is currently seeking an intern to assist the editorial team from January to April. Starting and ending dates are negotiable. The intern will assist in the publication of a substantial list of text and trade books; assist in maintaining the 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, Winter/Spring 2015

W. W. Norton & Company’s college division is seeking an intern to assist with editorial projects in the psychology department from January to April. 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 preferred. 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.

College Manuscript Department

Digital Media Project Editing Internship

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.

Contracts and Copyrights Department

There are currently no internships available in this department.

Countryman Press

Countryman Internship, Winter 2015

The Countryman Press, a division of W.W. Norton & Company, is seeking an intern for the winter of 2015 to assist with a variety of administrative, publicity, and editorial tasks, pertaining to our list of cooking and lifestyle titles. This position is located in our New York City office.

Responsibilities in this position are wide-ranging, and allow for significant learning opportunities. Duties include proofreading manuscripts, 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.

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.

Biology and Geology Editorial Internship

The Biology & Geology Emedia team is seeking a highly motivated spring 2015 intern to assist the emedia editorial assistant with editorial and production tasks in developing, managing, and producing forthcoming ancillaries.

The intern will work with the emedia team in editing and producing instructor and student resource materials. Responsibilities will include creating asset maps, working with online material and formatting test questions, and assisting with all stages of the publishing process. The intern will also have the opportunity to work with the print Biology and Geology teams on various book-related projects.

The ideal candidate will be self-motivated, 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 media side of textbook publishing. Knowledge of Windows OS and Microsoft Office is required. The internship is 3 or 4 days a week for three months. The specific work hours are flexible, but interns must be available to work 20 hours per week. Juniors, seniors, and recent graduates preferred.

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

Political Science Editorial Internship

The Political Science team is seeking a highly motivated intern for winter/spring 2015 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 may 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.

High School Department

There are currently no internships available in this department.

Marketing Department

College Marketing Internship, Spring 2015

W.W. Norton’s College Marketing Department is seeking an intern to assist the Digital Marketing Manager with various tasks from mid-January to mid-April 2015. 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

Norton Critical Editions Marketing Internship

W. W. Norton is seeking an intern for the start of 2015 to support the Norton Critical Editions by undertaking online market research to create a direct marking database.

Ideal candidates will possess a willingness to perform data entry, experience working with Excel and/or Google spreadsheets, excellent attention to detail and organization, the ability to work independently and efficiently in an office environment, and an interest in learning more about college textbook publishing. The schedule is flexible, but applicants must be willing to commit to twenty hours per week for a three-month period.

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

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

Trade Publicity Internship, Spring 2015

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. Interns must commit to 3 full days per week.

If interested, please e-mail your résumé, cover letter, and a three page nonfiction writing sample, as attachments to: Jessica Osorio. The deadline for applications is December 15, 2014.

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.