HarperCollins Publishers

  • Summer 2020 Internship - Ecco Publicity and Editorial

    Job Locations US-NY-New York
  • Overview



    Ecco is seeking an editorial/publicity intern!


    Ecco was born as an independent press in 1971, and in 1999 became an imprint of HarperCollins. Ecco publishes a wide range of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and cookbooks. Its authors include: Rumaan Alam, José Andrés, John Ashbery, Jami Attenberg, Margaret Atwood, Russell Banks, Richard Blanco, Anthony Bourdain, Paul Bowles, T.C. Boyle, Charles Bukowski, William S. Burroughs, Steph Cha, Milosz Czeslaw, Leonard Cohen, Dana Cowin, Richard Dawkins, Deborah Eisenberg, Richard Ford, Charles Frazier, Nell Freudenberger, Louise Glück, Jorie Graham, Andrew Sean Greer, Sam Harris, Robert Hass, Anissa Helou, Padma Lakshmi, Dennis Lehane, Jonathan Lethem, Elizabeth McCracken, Madeline Miller, Alissa Nutting, Joyce Carol Oates, Elaine Pagels, Ivy Pochoda, Lisa Randall, Tom Robbins, Simon Schama, Patti Smith, Scott Spencer, Robert Stone, Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney, Amy Tan, Natasha Trethewey, Steven Tyler, Kevin Wilson, Damon Young, and Nell Zink. Ecco authors have received the Nobel Prize, the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award.


    The HarperCollins Summer Internship Program is a paid 10-week program which runs from June 1 through August 7.  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. 


    Please submit a separate cover letter for each opportunity you apply to – applications without cover letters will not be considered.


    You can submit up to five different cover letters at a time by uploading them to your profile and naming them after the positions.
    Ex. Smith_ManagingEditorialInternship.pdf


    • Reads submissions and writes readers’ reports.
    • Completes blurb and editorial outreach mailings with guidance.
    • Provides general editorial admin support.
    • Creates press materials with guidance.
    • Completes media mailings.
    • Fulfills jpeg, excerpt, and production file requests.
    • Tracks and logs ongoing media coverage into database.
    • Conducts research for publicity campaigns.
    • Attends weekly staff meetings.


    • Must be available to start working in a full-time capacity in 2020/2021
    • 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
    • Public relations experience (classes/clubs/freelance work) a plus
    • Is passionate about publishing
    • Applications MUST have a cover letter


    HarperCollins Publishers is an equal opportunity employer.


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