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

Biology Editorial Internship, Fall 2016

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 3 or 4 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 an email attachment to: Taylere Peterson.

History Editorial Internship, Fall 2016

The college division at W. W. Norton & Company is seeking a Fall intern to assist with editorial projects in the history department for a three-month commitment, ideally starting October 3, 2016. The internship will offer insight into the editorial, marketing, and sales aspects of textbook publishing. Tasks will vary, but will include assisting with preparation of manuscripts and electronic ancillary materials, researching market data, organizing book review programs, reviewing manuscript proposals, and other day-to-day office duties.

Ideal candidates are detail-oriented and organized, able to work independently in an office environment, and interested in learning about textbook publishing. Those with an interest in history are especially encouraged to apply. Specific work schedules are flexible, but interns should be able to work 20 hours per week. Juniors, seniors, and recent graduates preferred.

If interested, please e-mail your résumé and cover letter as an email attachment to: Kelly Rafey.

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

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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.

Biology Editorial Internship, Fall 2016

W. W. Norton, the largest and oldest publishing house owned wholly by its employees, is seeking an intern in its College Digital Media group to assist the biology team from September to December. This internship will give you the opportunity to work on digital and ancillary resources that complement college biology textbooks, such as Smartwork, Coursepacks and Test Banks, Lecture PowerPoints, and ebooks, and explore the various stages of the digital media publishing process. You will gain experience in a number of editorial projects including, but not limited to, preparing manuscript for copyediting and production, cataloging and organizing digital assets, testing digital content and functionality, and assisting with reviews of content.

Ideal candidates will have an interest in learning more about college textbook and digital media publishing. Applicants should possess strong communication skills and be organized, detail-oriented, able to multitask and work independently in an office environment. Knowledge of Windows OS and Microsoft Office is required.

If interested, please e-mail your résumé and cover letter as an email attachment to: Victoria Reuter.

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, Advertising and Sales Department

College Advertising and Design Internship, Fall 2016

W.W. Norton’s College Advertising Department is seeking an intern to work with the Assistant Manager of the Advertising Department. This intern will assist with various tasks from early October to mid December 2016. Duties will include, but are not limited to: designing advertising emails, design work in Adobe InDesign, writing and proofreading copy for advertising collateral, and other administrative tasks.

Candidates should be interested in book publishing, design, and/or advertising 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 InDesign, iWork, Microsoft Office, and Google Docs are important. Specific work hours are flexible, but interns typically 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 an email attachment to: Mara Beckman.

Norton Professional Books

There are currently no internships available in this department.

Production Department

Archival & Production Internship, Fall 2016

The Production Department at W. W. Norton & Company is seeking an Archival / Production Intern for fall 2016 (October start date). Qualified candidates should be detail-oriented multi-taskers with demonstrated experience in data entry. Candidates must be computer savvy with some experience using Adobe Creative Suite including Acrobat Pro, InDesign and Photoshop as well as a knowledge of Microsoft Excel. A familiarly with FileMaker Pro is a plus.

Duties will include auditing archival author photos and comparing the archive against the W.W. Norton website, standardizing archival author photographs to meet new standards, preparing images for ingestion into a digital asset management system, and assisting in production tasks as needed.

The Archival/ Production Intern will gain exposure to digital asset management processes, archival procedures, as well as an exposure to the book production process for both trade and college titles.

If interested, please e-mail your résumé and cover letter as an email attachment to: Ashley van der Grinten.

Publicity Department

There are currently no internships available in this department.

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.

There are currently no internships available in this department.

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.