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

Biology Editorial Internship

The college division at W. W. Norton & Company is seeking a fall intern to assist with editorial projects in the Biology department for a three-month commitment, starting in October 2014. 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 office duties.

Candidates should have good writing skills, be detail-oriented and organized, be comfortable working independently in an office environment, and have an interest in learning more about textbook publishing. 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: Katie Callahan

English Literature Editorial Internship

W. W. Norton’s college English textbook department (the Norton Anthologies and the Norton Introduction to Literature) is seeking an intern for the Fall of 2014 to assist with various editorial and administrative tasks. Duties may include assisting with manuscript preparation, clearing reprint permissions, researching market data, and day-to-day office responsibilities such as filing and photocopying.

Ideal candidates will have excellent attention to detail, superior oral and written communication skills, the ability to work independently in an office environment, and an interest in learning more about college textbook publishing. Experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook (PC) is highly preferred. Hours are flexible, but applicants must be willing to commit up to 20 hours per week for a 3-month period. Pay is $8.00 an hour. We are looking for someone who can start right away.

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

College Manuscript Department

There are currently no internships available in this department.

Contracts and Copyrights Department

Contracts & Copyrights Internship, Fall 2014

The contracts and copyright department at W.W. Norton & Company, Inc. seeks an intern for September to December 2014 to help with researching rights queries, drafting amendment letters ,compiling rights and copyrights information for titles both old and new, managing various organizational projects, and handling filing and other administrative tasks.

Qualified candidates are students interested in the business side of publishing who are very organized and detail-oriented. The ability to multitask and prioritize projects is crucial, and candidates should also be comfortable with interacting with various departments to gather information as necessary. A passion for books is a must!

If interested, please e-mail your résumé and cover letter, as attachments to: Julia Sherrier. No phone calls please.

Countryman Press

There are currently no internships available in this department.

Custom Publications

Editorial Internship

The college department at W. W. Norton & Company is seeking a fall 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: Hannah Bachman

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 October 2014 through January 2015. Duties will include, but not be limited to, working with page proofs, cataloging and organizing digital assets, and preparing audio and video files.

Candidates must be interested in book publishing as a career, particularly in college textbooks. 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

Marketing Department

There are currently no internships available in this department.

Production Department

Art Internship

The Art Department at W. W. Norton & Company is seeking an intern to start immediately. Qualified candidates should be highly motivated with strong communication skills, the ability to manage several projects at the same time, and, most importantly, a demonstrated interest in publishing.

The art intern will gain exposure to all facets of book design and book production for both the trade hardcover and trade paperback departments. Responsibilities include: assisting the in-house designers and art directors, trafficking mechanicals to the editors and copyeditors, archiving files, making jpegs, scanning, assisting in preparing materials for presentations, some light designing, and working with production throughout the cover proofing process.

Candidates should have excellent knowledge of graphic design softwares including InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, and QuarkXpress.

If interested, please e-mail your résumé and cover letter, as attachments to: Francine Kass and Eleen Cheung

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 Internship, Spring 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 Spring 2015 internship program, which will run from January through April.

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 cover letter, résumé, 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. The application deadline for the fall internship is November 13, 2014..

(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.