HarperCollins Publishers

  • Summer Internship 2019 - Harper Editorial

    Job Locations US-NY-New York
  • Overview



    We are currently seeking an intern to support the Editorial department for our Harper imprint! This is a fantastic opportunity to learn about all aspects of the publishing cycle at a commercially-oriented literary imprint. You will gain experience in copywriting and reading with professional discretion and gain an understanding of what it's like to be a young editorial professional.


    The HarperCollins Summer Internship Program is a paid 10-week program which runs from June 10 through August 15. All interns work Monday through Thursday, for a total of 28 hours per week. As a HarperCollins intern, you will learn about the entire publishing process - following one book from beginning to end while hearing from the people who worked on it in our weekly lunch and learn series (lunch is provided!). You will work on a publishing project throughout the summer with your fellow interns and have the opportunity to present your findings to senior staff.  There are plenty of opportunities to network including an icebreaker bowling trip, and the end of the program culminates with a presentation called “How to Get a Job in Publishing” – offering advice on your resume, cover letter, interview, and networking. 


    • Read manuscript submissions and write readers reports.
    • Assist with galley and finished book mailings to build buzz and solicit endorsements.
    • Conduct market research for potential and current authors and their works.
    • Review manuscript to confirm execution of edits and corrections throughout production process.
    • Draft copy for internal sales sheets and jacket of book.
    • Assist in the compilation and creation of materials for transferring a manuscript to production.
    • Submit reprint corrections and author photo requests.
    • Create cover memos for the art department’s jacket meetings.
    • Update metadata in PIX including quotes, off-page keywords, and author bios.


    • Must be a rising senior, grad student, or graduate
    • Must be proficient in the Microsoft Office Suite
    • Strong analytical reading and writing skills
    • Strong communication skills
    • Is detail-oriented and organized
    • Ability to juggle multiple projects


    HarperCollins Publishers is an equal opportunity employer.


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