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.
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 Internships, Summer 2014
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 2014 internship program, which will run from May 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 a cover letter, résumé , and a reader’s report of a recent book you’ve finished, all collected into a single attached file to: Jeff Shreve. (Reader’s reports should include a brief synopsis, a discussion of any editorial concerns, and a consideration of the book’s potential audience.)
Our application deadline for the summer term is March 7th, 2014
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.
Political Science & Physical Anthropology Electronic Media Internship, Spring 2014
W.W. Norton’s electronic media department is seeking an intern to assist with editorial tasks beginning in March 2014. The electronic media department creates a variety of digital content across disciplines. Duties will include content management and organization through the creation of spreadsheets and other documents as well as an ongoing market research project.
The ideal candidate will be comfortable working in both a social science and a science discipline simultaneously, be enthusiastic about the media side of textbook publishing, and be process and organization oriented. A working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite is requires. Pay is $8/hour. Specific work hours are flexible, but interns work up to a total of 20 hours/week for three months.
If interested, please e-mail your résumé and cover letter as attachments: Sarah Wolf
College Editorial Department
There are currently no internships available in this department.
Norton Professional Books
Marketing & Publicity Internship, Winter 2014
Norton Professional Books, a department of W. W. Norton & Company, Inc. focusing on mental health and architecture and design titles, seeks an intern to assist the Director of Marketing and Publicity. Candidates will conduct 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. For more on these books, visit our Psychotherapy and Psychiatry and Architecture & Design sites.
If interested, please e-mail your résumé and cover letter: Kevin Olsen
Production Internship, Spring 2014
The Production Department at W.W. Norton & Company is seeking an intern for Spring 2014 (April 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: Production Jobs
College Marketing Department
College Marketing Internship, Spring 2014
W.W. Norton’s College Marketing department is seeking an intern to assist the Digital Marketing Manager with various tasks from March 2014 through May 2014. Duties will include, but are not limited to, collecting and organizing a database of contacts, researching competitors, collaborating on digital pre-marketing strategies, and 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 is important. Specific work house are flexible, but interns usually work 3-4 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: Natasha Zabohonski
High School Group
High School Group Marketing Internship
W.W. Norton’s High School Group is seeking an intern to assist with marketing tasks beginning March 10, 2014 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 typically work three or four days per week, up to 20 hours total per week. Juniors, seniors, and recent graduates preferred.
If interested, please e-mail your résumé and cover letter as attachments: Astrid Burke
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.