HarperCollins Publishers

  • Summer 2020 Editorial Operations Intern

    Job Locations US-MI-Grand Rapids
    Managing Editorial
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    This internship is for SUMMER 2020 in the HarperCollins Christian Publishing offices located in Grand Rapids, MI


    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: Rachel Hollis, 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. 


    The Editorial Operations Intern will be responsible for assisting the Senior Managing Editor and Editorial Coordinator for the Zondervan Reflective, Zondervan Academic, Thomas Nelson Study Resources team and will gain a broad overview of the publishing process, product development, data integrity, and project management. This internship will provide a solid foundation for an entry-level editorial position in publishing.



    Essential Responsibilities:

    • Acquire working knowledge of the publishing process and best practices
    • Acquire working knowledge of standard proofreading marks and The Chicago Manual of Style by assisting with format proof readings
    • Acquire working knowledge of the ONIX data feed and how our product information is communicated to retailers
    • Acquire working knowledge of Microsoft Project and Project Web App for scheduling
    • Attend sales pub boards and learn about the acquisitions process
    • Participate in acquisitions and titling meetings
    • Participate in scheduling second alignment and creative strategy meetings
    • Assist with editorial freelance assignments
    • Assist with title setups and data integrity checks
    • Participate in making reprint corrections
    • Assist with preparing files for digital printing
    • Some clerical work (e.g. photocopying, filing, email, note taking, etc.)


    Required Status: Fall 2020 Junior, Senior or Graduate Student.



    • Above average knowledge of English grammar

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


    Education: College level Junior or Senior majoring in English, Communications, or related area preferred




    • Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint)
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Proven spelling and proofreading skills
    • Project management and organizational skills
    • Ability to quickly learn and utilize electronic databases
    • Ability to prioritize, multi-task, plan ahead, anticipate needs, and meet deadlines
    • Team player and global thinker
    • Detail-Oriented
    • Self-motivated and highly productive
    • Can be trusted with confidential information and a person of high integrity

    HarperCollins Christian Publishing is an Equal Opportunity Employer



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