HarperCollins Publishers

  • Summer 2020 Nelson Books Editorial Intern

    Job Locations US-TN-Nashville
  • Overview

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


    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. 




    Essential Responsibilities: The Nelson Books intern will be responsible for assisting the editorial team and will gain a broad overview of the publishing process.


    The intern will:

    • Acquire working knowledge of standard proofreading marks and The Chicago Manual of Style by assisting with page proofs
    • Become familiar with how we work with freelancers
    • Learn how to apply our evaluation process to new book proposals
    • Participate in ed boards, pub boards, titling and production meetings
    • Acquire working knowledge of HCML and its basic application
    • Learn the process from acquired manuscript to book in hand
    • Gain experience in writing catalog and back-cover copy
    • Some clerical work (photocopying, binding, filing, email, note taking, and data entry)
    • Interview people serving in a wide variety of positions in our company


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



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


    Behavioral Skills:

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


    Industry Knowledge: Candidates should have a passionate interest in the publishing industry, with a specific passion for nonfiction 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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