Who we are
Founded in 1923, W. W. Norton is the oldest and largest independent and employee-owned publishing house, publishing works of Nobel laureates, master teachers, and Pulitzer Prize winners. For almost a century, Norton has been dedicated to achieving a common goal: to bring to readers and students enduring fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, as well as high-quality textbooks and digital learning tools.
About the internship
W. W. Norton is looking for interns to participate in our nine-week remote internship program. Our internship program provides participants with an engaging, supportive, and hands-on learning experience in publishing that includes mentorships with experienced Norton employees and networking within the intern class. Your work if you become a Norton intern with the High School Editorial team may include the following:
· Reading manuscripts, proposals, and proofs at various stages of publication to help editors and authors improve the quality of print content
· Tracking author submissions for ancillaries and digital media – organizing uploaded manuscript, coordinating with other departments to track payments and contracts, keeping projects on schedule
· Testing digital products to ensure a quality user experience for high school students and teachers
· Compiling materials and preparing manuscripts for reviews and production
· Assisting with sales reports in Salesforce, providing key, organized data for the entire high school team
· Maintaining lists and databases of key information such as digital content, media contacts, and book review programs
· Learning the basics of copyediting and proofreading
Why you’ll be a great fit
We are excited to add interns who bring diverse perspectives to Norton. The ideal candidate is curious, hardworking, and eager to learn more about the different facets of publishing. Here are some skills and qualities we look for in candidates:
· You are a college junior, senior, or recent graduate.
· You are eager to improve your verbal and written communication skills.
· You enjoy collaborating and working in a group to solve challenges.
· You have a passion for learning and ideas.
· You have a working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, Outlook).
· You want to know more academic publishing, particularly high school students
· Interns are paid $15 per hour and work 20 hours weekly.
· Internship period is nine weeks from June 7, 2021 through August 6, 2021.
· Our work day is 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time; specific work hours are flexible to accommodate an intern’s schedule.
· This internship is fully remote.
· The deadline for applications is May 10, 2021.