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 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

History Editorial Internship, Winter/Spring 2015

The college division at W.W. Norton & Company is seeking a winter/spring intern to assist with editorial projects in the history department for a three-month commitment, ideally starting January 7, 2015. 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 hours are flexible, but interns usually work three or four days per week. Juniors, seniors and recent graduates preferred.

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

College Manuscript Department

There are currently no internships available in this department.

Contracts and Copyrights Department

Contracts & Copyrights Internship, Fall 2014

The contracts and copyright department at W.W. Norton & Company, Inc. seeks an intern for November 2014 to February 2015 to help with researching rights queries, drafting amendment letters ,compiling rights and copyrights information for titles both old and new, managing various organizational projects, and handling filing and other administrative tasks.

Qualified candidates are students interested in the business side of publishing who are very organized and detail-oriented. The ability to multitask and prioritize projects is crucial, and candidates should also be comfortable with interacting with various departments to gather information as necessary. A passion for books is a must!

If interested, please e-mail your résumé and cover letter, as attachments to: Julia Sherrier. No phone calls please.

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

Editorial Internship

W. W. Norton’s High School Group is seeking an intern to assist with editorial tasks beginning November 24, 2014 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 20 hours total per week. Juniors, seniors, and recent graduates preferred.

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

Marketing and Sales Internship

W.W. Norton’s High School Group and College Sales Group are seeking a joint intern to assist with sales and marketing tasks beginning November 24, 2014 for a three-month commitment. This position will cover a wide range of duties affiliated with multiple departments, providing a strong overview of many positions within the academic publishing world.

Responsibilities in this internship will vary but will include data entry, compiling market-research data, creating and revising marketing materials, preparing materials for academic conferences, overseeing execution of marketing campaigns, and performing basic office tasks like filing and copying.

The ideal candidate will be detail-oriented, organized, and comfortable working with minimal supervision. Knowledge of Microsoft Office is necessary. Familiarity with InDesign preferred. 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: Astrid Burke

Marketing Department

There are currently no internships available in this department.

Production Department

Photo Department Internship

W.W. Norton & Company is offering a paid three-month internship for administrative help in its College Textbook Photo Department, starting immediately. The ideal candidate must be detail-oriented and self-motivated with excellent communication and organizational skills.

Duties include, but are not limited to: Assisting with data entry in FileMaker Pro, filing and processing invoices, entering basic photo metadata, working to archive in-house photo assets, and light photo research. Duties may also include communication with major stock photo agencies, museums, library archives, and independent photographers. The candidate should be a team player and a creative problem solver. They will have the opportunity to assist our staff of Photo Editors, Photo Department Manager, and our Billing Specialist with assignments as they arise within the department.

Proficiency in Microsoft Office and FileMaker Pro is preferred, as well as a basic knowledge of Photoshop and Bridge software. Familiarity with the book publishing and photography industry preferred. Knowledge of photography licensing and copyright issues, along with familiarity in Digital Asset Management Systems for photo archiving is a huge plus.

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

Art Internship

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

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.

Candidates should have excellent knowledge of graphic design softwares including InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, and QuarkXpress.

If interested, please e-mail your résumé and cover letter, as attachments to: Francine Kass and Eleen Cheung

Trade Production Internship, Winter 2014

The Production Department at W.W. Norton & Company is seeking an intern for winter 2014-2015 (November start). The production intern will gain exposure to all facets of book production for both trade and college textbooks, including manufacturing, composition, art and design, paper selection, and budget estimating.

Qualified candidates will be self-motivated with strong communication skills, the ability to manage several projects at the same time, and, most importantly, demonstrate an interest in publishing.

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

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 Internship, Spring 2015

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 Spring 2015 internship program, which will run from January through April.

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 cover letter, résumé, 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. The application deadline for the spring internship is November 13, 2014.

(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.)

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.