Bold Type Books, a leading publisher of serious nonfiction, is seeking a full-time intern to work closely with our editors. The aim of the internship is to provide an immersive and rewarding apprenticeship in which the intern will learn the ropes of book publishing.
The internship will include:
- Reading and evaluating proposals
- Researching comp titles and sales figures
- Researching organizations and individuals for marketing and publicity outreach
- Attending author, editorial, production, publicity, marketing and sales meetings
- Helping with our monthly newsletter
- Drafting catalog, galley, jacket copy as well as blurb letters
- Participating in training and mentorship in the editorial process
- Performing administrative tasks (such as the occasional mailing) as necessary
The ideal candidate is interested in a long-term career in book publishing, an avid reader with a strong interest in nonfiction, and able to work both independently and collaboratively. Strong communication and organizational skills are essential.
The pay is $15/hour, five days a week, and a monthly Metrocard. The internship runs from June – December. Applications are due April 5th, 2019. Please send a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Bold Type Books
Challenging Power, One Book at a Time
Founded in 2000, Bold Type Books (formerly Nation Books) is a leading voice in nonfiction publishing. The imprint’s mission is to publish books that offer necessary interventions into public debates, challenge the narratives of the powerful, and offer visions of a more just, equitable future.
We publish award-winning, bestselling books by journalists, activists, scholars, and whistleblowers, and are committed to publishing underreported stories and underrepresented perspectives. Over the last two decades, we have published major works such as Ibram X. Kendi’s National Book Award-winning Stamped from the Beginning, Jeremy Scahill’s New York Times bestselling Blackwater and Dirty Wars, Nomi Prins’ Collusion and All the Presidents’ Bankers, Mychal Denzel Smith’s New York Times bestselling Invisible Man, Got the Whole World Watching, Simon Kuper and Stefan Szymanski’s Soccernomics, Eduardo Galeano’s Memory of Fire trilogy, Chris Hedges’ Empire of Illusion, and Gore Vidal’s Perpetual War for Perpetual Peace.
Bold Type Books is a project of Type Media Center and an imprint of the Hachette Book Group. Founded in 1966 (as The Nation Institute), Type Media Center is home to a half-dozen programs and a community of hundreds of journalists, authors, and writing fellows. Our dynamic range of programs includes a bestselling book publishing imprint, Bold Type Books; our award-winning Type Investigations (formerly known as the Investigative Fund), which supports groundbreaking investigative journalism; TomDispatch, the widely read and syndicated website; Fellowships that fund over 20 high-profile reporters every year; Prize programs that spotlight the invaluable achievements of others; and high-profile events that provide a platform for key journalists, thinkers, and activists to discuss the urgent and important issues of our time.
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