HarperCollins Publishers

  • Summer 2020 HarperCollins Leadership Editorial Intern

    Job Locations US-TN-Nashville
    Category
    Editorial
  • Overview

    HarperCollins Focus

     

    This internship is for SUMMER 2020 in the HarperCollins Focus offices located in Nashville, TN.

     

    HarperCollins Focus, LLC owns and operates a collection of publishing imprints, that enlighten and empower readers to transform their hearts and minds, connecting through story, advice, mentorship and community. The company is based in Nashville, TN.​ For more information visit www.HarperCollinsFocus.com​

     

     

    Responsibilities

    Essential Responsibilities: HarperCollins Leadership offers integrated professional development experiences to a broad, general business market through books, e-courses, podcasts, and web-based tools to help emerging and established leaders activate their inherent leadership potential.The HarperCollins Leadership editorial intern will be responsible for assisting the editorial team and gain a broad overview of the publishing process.

    • Attend and participate in author/book project acquisition, messaging, titling, production, editorial overview, and editorial team meetings
    • Evaluate manuscript proposals based on idea, execution, and platform
    • Assist in acquisitions process by participating in author calls with senior acquisitions editors and reviewing offer letters
    • Perform a substantive edit on a project or a portion of a project
    • Copyedit manuscripts and marketing/publicity materials (including content for HCL Essentials site and possibly e-course content)
    • Fact-check manuscripts, including verifying quotes
    • Apply HCML styling to manuscripts
    • Improve proficiency in Chicago Manual of Style (CMOS) knowledge and application
    • Write and proofread catalog and back cover copy

     

    Qualifications

    Required Status:  Must be a Fall 2020 College Junior, Senior, or Graduate Student

     

    Knowledge: A strong grasp of proper English, grammar, and an eagle-eye for errors.

     

    Education: College level Junior or Senior majoring in English, Journalism

     

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

     

    Skills:

    • Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint)
    • Research skills
    • Some knowledge of CMOS citation style helpful
    • Some knowledge of project management software helpful, but not essential
    • Strong Organizational Skills
    • Detail-Oriented
    • Self-Starter/Proactive
    • Professional Conduct
    • Multitasker
    • Creative
    • Excellent communication skills, both interpersonal and written

    HarperCollins Christian Publishing is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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