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

The college division at W.W. Norton & Company is seeking a fall/winter intern to assist with editorial projects in the history department for a three-month commitment, ideally starting September 2, 2014. 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: Penelope Lin

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.

Emedia Editorial Internship, Econmics

The Economics team is seeking a highly motivated summer 2014 intern to assist the emedia editorial assistant in developing, managing, and producing forthcoming ancillaries.

The intern will work with the emedia team in editing and producing instructor and student resource materials. Responsibilities will include light proofreading, formatting test questions, reading textbook manuscripts, reviewing author videos, and other ad hoc projects. The intern will also have the opportunity to work with the print Economics assistant on various book related projects.

The ideal candidate will be detail-oriented, organized, self-starting, comfortable working with minimal supervision, willing to learn new programs and skills on the job, and have excellent communication skills. Knowledge of Microsoft Office is preferred but not required.

The internship is 3 or 4 days a week for three months. The specific work hours are flexible, but interns must be available to work 20 hours per week. Juniors, seniors, and recent graduates preferred.

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

Production Department

Trade Production Internship, Fall & Winter 2014

The Production Department at W.W. Norton & Company is seeking an intern for fall 2014 (August start) and 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

Art Internship

The Art/Production Department at W. W. Norton & Company is seeking an intern for the Fall of 2014. 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.

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.

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

Publicity Department

Trade Publicity Internship, Fall 2014

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 cover letter, résumé, and a three page nonfiction writing sample to: Lauren Opper. The application deadline for the fall internship is August 10, 2014.

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.

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.