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

Philosophy and Political Science Editorial Internship, Summer 2015

W. W. Norton’s college division is seeking an editorial intern to assist with philosophy and political science textbooks for a three-month commitment, starting in July 2015. The internship will offer experience in editorial, production, and marketing aspects of textbook publishing. Responsibilities will vary day-to-day, but will include assisting with manuscript preparation, marketing research, and administrative tasks.

The ideal candidate will be detail-oriented and organized, have strong writing skills, and be comfortable working independently in an office environment. Knowledge of Microsoft Office, particularly Excel, is a plus. Specific work hours are flexible, but interns typically work two or three days a week for a total of 20 hours.

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

College Manuscript Department

There are currently no internships available in this department.

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.

There are currently no internships available in this department.

High School Department

There are currently no internships available in this department.

IT Department

Tech Development Summer Internship

W. W. Norton is seeking a Front-End Developer Intern to work with the Interaction Design team to assist with development and maintenance of existing digital products, correct bugs, convert mock-ups to HTML/CSS, and manage digital media/assets.

The ideal candidate is working towards a degree in Computer Science or a similar field, and is detail-oriented, organized, self-starting, and willing to learn new techniques and skills.

Required Skills:

• Familiar with Adobe Creative Suite

• Beginner/ Intermediate knowledge of creating web pages using HTML, CSS, Javascript (or similar web authoring tools)

• Understanding of current web technologies and programming practices

• Ability to manage time efficiently and meet deadlines

• Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment; ability to offer and incorporate feedback

• Strong attention to detail, process and documentation

• Strong communication skills

• Design sensibility/experience a plus

Work hours are flexible up to 20 hours per week. Juniors, seniors, and recent graduates preferred.

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

Legal and Licensing Department

There are currently no internships available in this department.

Marketing & Sales Department

Trade Marketing Fall 2015 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 Fall 2015 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.

If interested, please e-mail your résumé and cover letter, as attachments to: Sam MacLaughlin. The application deadline for the Fall internship is July 17, 2015.

Production Department

There are currently no internships available in this department.

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 Fall 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 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 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: 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.) Our application deadline for fall term is July 22, 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.