HarperCollins Publishers

  • Summer 2020 HarperCollins Leadership Editorial Intern

    Job Locations US-TN-Nashville
  • 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​




    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



    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.



    • 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.


    Sorry the Share function is not working properly at this moment. Please refresh the page and try again later.
    Share on your newsfeed