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

There are currently no internships available in this department.

College Business Department

There are currently no internships available in this department.

College Manuscript Department

There are currently no internships available in this department.

Countryman Press

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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.

Music Editorial Internship

W. W. Norton’s electronic media department is seeking an intern to assist the music team with editorial and production tasks starting in June 2016. Duties will include, but not be limited to, preparing manuscripts for copyediting and production, cataloging and organizing large amounts of digital assets, and reviewing materials as needed.

Candidates should be interested in book publishing as a career, particularly in college textbooks. A background in music with the ability to read music is required. The ability to utilize music notation software and understand basic music theory is strongly 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.

Please e-mail your résumé and cover letter as an email attachment to: Stephanie Eads.

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 and Sales Department

Trade Marketing Internship, Fall 2016

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 Fall 2016 internship program, which will run from September through December.

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.

Please e-mail your résumé and cover letter collected into a single email attachment to: Sam MacLaughlin.

Our application deadline for the fall term is July 13, 2016.

Trade Sales Internship, Summer 2016

The Trade Sales department at W. W. Norton & Company is seeking a motivated, detail-oriented book lover for a Summer 2016 internship! As the sales intern, you will work directly with the Trade Sales Coordinator on departmental support and gain firsthand knowledge of the multi-faceted publishing industry. Preferred availability is three (3) full days per week.

The trade sales internship involves distribution of mail to sales reps, entering publicity information into online portal, editing of Excel documents, creation and editing of sales materials, assisting with sales conference preparation, and general department support as needed.

If you are interested in learning about and working in the wonderful world of books, please e-mail your résumé and cover letter to: Tricia Orlando by June 8, 2016.

Norton Professional Books

There are currently no internships available in this department.

Production Department

There are currently no internships available in this department.

Publicity Department

Trade Publicity Internship, Fall 2016

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.

All interns are required to commit to three full days per week. The fall season runs from September to December.

If interested, please e-mail a cover letter, resume, and a reader’s report of a recently published book (last 5 years or so), all collected into a single attached file, to: Yurina Ko.

Our application deadline for the fall term is July 13, 2016.

Trade Editorial 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.

Manuscript Editing Internship, 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 Trade Managing Editorial Department, starting this summer. 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 interested, please e-mail a cover letter and resume, and a list of specification areas of experience that would be appropriate for this internship: Anna Mageras.

Editorial Internship, Fall 2016

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 2016 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 a cover letter, resume, and a reader’s report of a recently published book (last 5 years or so), all collected into a single attached file, to: Marie Pantojan. (Reader’s reports are usually about one single-spaced page long, and 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.)

Our application deadline for the fall term is July 13, 2016.

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.