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 $9 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

College Department Business Internship

The college division at W. W. Norton is seeking an intern for the spring (March-June) of 2016 to support the Business department. The internship will provide opportunities to learn about the various aspects of textbook publishing from a business perspective, as well as the ways in which all departments and systems interact. Duties will include assisting with the creation of a new budget reference system, improving and completing disciplinary metadata for college textbooks and ancillaries, and assisting with weekly projects in Excel as needed.

Ideal candidates will possess excellent attention to detail and organization, excellent oral and written communication skills, the ability to work independently and efficiently in an office environment, and an interest in learning more about the business side of college textbook publishing. Intermediate experience with Excel (sorting/filtering, formulas, vlookups) is preferred but not required. The schedule is flexible, but applicants must be willing to commit to twenty hours per week for a three-month period.

To apply, please send a cover letter and résumé as attachments to Kimberly Kaufman.

Sciences Editorial Internship

W. W. Norton’s college team is seeking an editorial intern to assist with chemistry and astronomy textbooks, starting February or March (flexible). The internship will offer experience in editorial, production, and marketing aspects of textbook publishing. Responsibilities will vary but 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 Holstien.

College Manuscript Department

Manuscript Editing Internship, Digital Media, Summer 2016

W. W. Norton, the largest and oldest publishing house owned wholly by its employees, is looking for a rising or current senior or recent graduate to intern in its Manuscript Editing Department, Digital Media Division. This internship will give you the opportunity to work on digital versions of college textbooks—from learning the basics of proofreading and copyediting, to reviewing chapters and giving feedback, to exploring various stages of the digital media publishing process. It will also give you opportunities to work alongside project editors, developmental editors, and managing editors on college textbooks from a wide range of disciplines.

Applicants should possess strong communication skills and be organized, detail-oriented, able to work independently in an office environment, and curious about emedia and publishing.

If interested, please e-mail your résumé, cover letter, and writing sample of at least 500 words, as attachments to: Caitlin Moran and Melissa Atkin.

Manuscript Editing Internship, Print Media, Summer 2016

W. W. Norton, the largest and oldest publishing house owned wholly by its employees, is looking for a rising or current senior or recent graduate to intern in its Manuscript Editing Department. This internship will give you the opportunity to work on numerous college textbooks in a variety of ways—from learning the basics of proofreading and copyediting, to reviewing chapters and giving written feedback, to helping build manuscripts and cross-check galleys, proofs, and blues. It will also give you opportunities to work alongside project editors, developmental editors, and managing editors on college textbooks from a wide range of disciplines.

Applicants should possess strong communication skills and be organized, detail-oriented, able to work independently in an office environment, and curious about the world of textbook or academic publishing.

If interested, please e-mail your résumé, cover letter, and writing sample of at least 500 words, as attachments to: Caitlin Moran and Melissa Atkin.

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.

Economics Editorial Internship

The Economics team is seeking a highly motivated intern for winter/spring 2016 to assist the electronic media (emedia) assistant. The emedia department supports Norton’s college division by producing ancillary materials to accompany its textbooks. Duties vary day by day, and involve a range of responsibilities working with print and online content, from reviewing author materials and formatting documents to assisting with all stages of the publishing process.

The ideal candidate will be enthusiastic about 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 Economics 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: Sam Glass.

Literature and Composition Editorial Internship, Winter/Spring 2016

W.W Norton’s electronic media department is seeking an intern for winter and spring 2016. The electronic media department supports the college department in producing ancillary materials to accompany our textbooks. Duties vary day by day, and may include formatting documents, working with page proofs and online material, 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, and a skilled multitasker. Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and a demonstrated interest in one or both of the disciplines is highly preferred. Specific work hours are flexible, but interns 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: Ava Bramson.

Political Science Editorial Internship, Spring 2016

The Political Science team is seeking a highly motivated intern for spring 2016 to assist the electronic media (emedia) assistant. The emedia department supports Norton’s college division by producing ancillary materials to accompany its textbooks. Duties vary day by day, and involve a range of responsibilities working with print and online content, from reviewing author materials and formatting documents to assisting with all stages of the publishing process.

The ideal candidate will be enthusiastic about 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.

IT Department

There are currently no internships available in this department.

Legal and Licensing Department

There are currently no internships available in this department.

Marketing & Sales Department

Trade Marketing Summer Internship

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 summer 2016 internship program, which will run from May through August.

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.

Our application deadline for the summer term is March 16, 2016.

If interested, please e-mail a cover letter and resume, collected into a single attached file, to Sam Maclaughlin.

Marketing and Publicity Winter/Spring 2016 Internship, Norton Professional Books

Norton Professional Books, a department of W. W. Norton & Company, Inc. focusing on mental health and education books, seeks an intern to assist the Director of Marketing and Publicity. 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.For more on these books, visit our Psychotherapy and Psychiatry and Norton Education websites.

If interested, please e-mail a cover letter and resume to Natasha Senn.

Production Department

Art Internship

The Art Department at W. W. Norton & Company is seeking an intern. 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.

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. Candidates should have excellent knowledge of graphic design softwares including In-Design, Adobe Photoshop, and Adobe Illustrator. Interns will have the opportunity to participate in a brown bag lunch program to meet with department heads throughout the company, and learn about all aspects of trade book 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: Steve Attardo.

Production Department Internship

The Production Department at W. W. Norton & Company is seeking an intern for spring 2016 (February start). Qualified candidates will be self-motivated with strong communication skills, the ability to manage several projects at the same time, and, most importantly, a demonstrated interest in publishing.

The production intern will gain exposure to all facets of book production for both trade and college textbooks, including manufacturing, composition, design, estimating, and administrative procedures.

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

Publicity Department

Trade Publicity Summer Internship

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. Knowledge of Microsoft Word/Excel is also helpful.

Our application deadline for the summer term is March 16, 2016.

If interested, please e-mail a cover letter, résumé, and a three-page nonfiction writing sample to Yurina Ko.

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 Summer 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 summer 2016 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.

Our application deadline for the summer term is March 16, 2016.

If interested, please e-mail a cover letter, resume, 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.)

Manuscript Editing Department Internship

W. W. Norton, the largest and oldest publishing house owned wholly by its employees, is looking for a rising or current senior or recent graduate to intern in its Trade Managing Editorial Department, starting this February or March. This internship will give you the opportunity to work on books in a variety of ways—from the basics of proofreading and copyediting to putting a manuscript together, to transcribing author and proofreader changes, to checking galleys, proofs, and miscellaneous parts of a book. It will also give you opportunities to work alongside project editors, acquiring editors, production managers, and art directors on a wide variety of hardcover and paperback titles.

Applicants should be organized, detail-oriented, able to work in an office environment, and able to work on the many diverse editorial areas of publishing. Experience with proofreading is a necessity. Specific work hours are flexible, but interns typically work 3 or 4 days a week for a maximum of 20 hours per week for a total of 3 months.

If you are interested in this internship opportunity, please submit a cover letter and resume, and a list of specification areas of experience that would be appropriate for this internship to: Anna Mageras.

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.