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

Biology Editorial Internship

The college division at W. W. Norton & Company is seeking a fall intern (September-December) to assist with editorial projects in the Biology department. The internship will offer insight into the editorial, marketing, and sales aspects of textbook publishing. Responsibilities will vary, but will include assisting with the preparation of manuscripts, researching market data, performing database work, organizing manuscript review programs, assisting with various stages of production, and other day-to-day 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 textbook publishing. A background or interest in biology is preferred but not required. Specific work hours are flexible but interns usually work three or four days per week for a total of 20 hours. College juniors, seniors, and recent graduates preferred.

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

Psychology Editorial Internship, Fall 2015

The college division at W. W. Norton & Company is seeking a bright, detail-oriented, and energetic intern to assist the psychology department this fall. 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, organizing manuscript review programs, researching market data, writing competition comparisons, reviewing manuscript proposals, and other day-to-day administrative tasks such as printing documents and requesting checks.

Applicants should be interested in academic publishing. The ideal candidate will have strong writing and research skills; will be detail-oriented, organized, and comfortable working in an office environment; and will get along with the psychology team. Proficiency in Microsoft Office (specifically, Word, Excel, and Outlook) is required. A background or strong interest in psychology, though not required, is highly preferred.This internship will begin early September for a three-month commitment. Specific work hours are flexible, but interns typically work three or four days per week, for a total of 20 hours. College juniors, seniors, graduate students, and recent graduates preferred.

If interested, please e-mail your résumé, cover letter, and a brief bio, as attachments, to: Eve Sanoussi.

College Manuscript Department

There are currently no internship opportunities available in this department.

Countryman Press

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Custom Publications

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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.

Sociology and Anthropology Editorial Internship

The Sociology and Cultural Anthropology team is seeking a highly motivated intern for fall 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 send a résumé and a cover letter as an email attachment to : Grace Tuttle.

Psychology Media Editorial Intern, Fall 2015

The college division at W.W. Norton is seeking an editorial intern in the psychology department. This internship will offer education and experience in the editorial, marketing and production aspects of textbook publishing. Responsibilities will vary but will include assisting with the preparation of ancillary materials, organizing test content, testing interactive education programs, data entry and management, and other office tasks.

All applicants should be interested in academic publishing; an interest or background in psychology is encouraged but not required. Candidates should have strong research and writing skills, be detail-oriented, organized, and comfortable working independently. A proficiency in Microsoft Office and Google Docs is required. This internship will begin in the fall for a three-month commitment. Specific work hours are flexible; interns typically work 20 hours per week, usually split around three days. College juniors, seniors and recent graduates preferred.

If interested, please send a résumé and a cover letter as an email attachment to : Alex Trivilino.

High School Department

There are currently no internships available in this department.

IT Department

There are currently no internships available in this department.

Legal and Licensing Department

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Marketing & Sales Department

College Marketing Internship, Fall 2015

W.W. Norton’s College Marketing Department is seeking two interns to work with the Marketing Assistants with various tasks from early September to early December 2015. Duties 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 be interested in book 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 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: Elena Cespedes.

Production Department

There are currently no internships available in this department.

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 Fall 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 Fall 2015 internship program, which will run from September through December.

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: Marie Pantojan. (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.)

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.