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

There are currently no internships available in this department.

College Manuscript Department

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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.

Astronomy & Chemistry Editorial Internship

The Astronomy and Chemistry team is seeking a highly motivated spring/summer 2015 intern to assist the Media Editorial Assistant. This internship is 3 or 4 days a week for three months, beginning late-April. Responsibilities are varied, but will include proofreading and editing, compiling art-logs, and critiquing author videos and animations. This is an excellent introduction to the publishing industry as a whole, and academic publishing in particular.

Ideal candidates are strong writers that have excellent proofreading skills and an eye for detail. Subject matter knowledge is helpful, but not necessary. Furthermore, candidates must be willing to learn new programs and skills on the job, must be self-starting, and must have a working knowledge of Microsoft Office. While specific work hours are flexible, interns must be available to work 20 hours per week. Juniors, seniors, and recent graduates with an interest in academic publishing are preferred.

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

High School Department

Marketing and Sales Internship

W.W. Norton’s High School Group is seeking an intern to assist with marketing and sales tasks beginning Tuesday April 7th 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 to: Aimee Lam

Editorial Internship

W.W. Norton’s High School Group is seeking an intern to assist with editorial tasks beginning Tuesday April 7th for a three-month commitment. Responsibilities in this internship vary, but will include data entry, assisting with review programs, preparing materials for academic conferences, assisting with manuscript and catalog copy preparation, 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 a maximum of 20 hours total per week. Juniors, seniors, and recent graduates preferred.

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

Legal and Licensing Department

Legal and Licensing Internship

The Legal department at W.W. Norton & Company is seeking an intern to assist with various ongoing projects related to rights and permissions. The intern will learn about licensing, copyrights, and author contracts, as well as the day-to-day issues and practices of permissions. Specific responsibilities will vary, but may include: researching rights and permissible material, reviewing book and author contracts, tracking, processing and following up on payments, as well as some basic administrative tasks.

The ideal candidate will be organized and thorough, have an exceptional eye for detail, and be able to juggle multiple projects simultaneously. Good computer and research skills are a plus, as is basic knowledge of or interest in working with contracts. Interns typically work three or four days per week for a total of 20 hours (specific schedule TBD).

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

Marketing Department

There are currently no internships available in this department.

Production Department

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Publicity Department

Trade Publicity Summer 2015 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, making follow-up calls, 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 be able to prioritize, multitask, and work independently and efficiently. Knowledge of Microsoft Word/Excel and an excellent phone manner are also helpful.

If interested, please e-mail your résumé, cover letter, and a 3 page non-fiction writing sample to: Jessica Osorio. The deadline for summer applications is March 23, 2015.

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 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 Summer 2015 internship program, which will run from May/June 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 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: Jeff Shreve. (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.) Our application deadline for summer term is March 11, 2015.

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.