HarperCollins Publishers

Summer 2018 Editorial and Marketing Intern

Job Locations US-TN-Nashville


Start living for your future now, by gaining real-world job experience with a paid summer internship at HarperCollins Christian Publishing. For the seventh consecutive year, our CEO has been recognized as a significant contributor to keeping Nashville’s business sector thriving and growing by The Nashville Post.    As the world’s largest Christian publisher we are home to authors: Chip and Joanna Gaines, Sadie Robertson, Simone Biles, Kwame Alexander, Dave Ramsey, John Maxwell, Jen Hatmaker, Andy Stanley, Louie Giglio, and thousands more.  Adding HarperCollins Christian Publishing to your list of networks will help build your resume with industry respected training and experience. 


Essential Responsibilities: The fiction intern will integrate with the HCCP fiction team, both on the editorial and marketing sides—and will gain a broad exposure to the publishing process as well as providing support to the team.


The intern will:

  • Attend team meetings, including but not limited to Acquisitions, Titling, Staff, Pub Boards, Production, Packaging, Editorial, Marketing, and Sales Conference
  • Review proposals for possible acquisitions and provide feedback to the acquiring editors.
  • Gain a working knowledge of Chicago Manual of Style and our house style guide.
  • Shadow editors in reviewing proofreading marks.
  • Review and edit back cover copy; write copy.
  • Help to implement promotional campaigns
  • Help gather author input for PR pitches
  • Learn to manage Librarian and Reviewer requests through NetGalley
  • Help manage the creation & distribution of ARCs to reviewers, media, authors, and sales
  • Facilitate content to the Fiction Guild (‘street team’)
  • Proof marketing collateral pieces including press releases, ads, and other copy
  • Coordinate printing and distribution of marketing materials
  • Contribute to tracking publicity execution with external agencies and ROI
  • Research marketing trends
  • Assist in mailings
  • Some clerical work (e.g. photocopying, printing and binding manuscripts, filing, email, note taking, etc)


Must be a Fall 2018 College Junior, Senior, or Graduate Student


Skills Required:

  • Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint)
  • Research skills        


Behavioral Skills:

  • Strong Organizational Skills
  • Detail-Oriented
  • Self-Starter/Proactive
  • Professional Conduct
  • Multi-tasker
  • Excellent communication skills, both interpersonal and written


Industry Knowledge: Candidates should have a passionate interest in the publishing interest, with a specific passion for fiction preferred. General understanding of the Christian market is a plus, but not required.


HarperCollins Christian Publishing is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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