HarperCollins Publishers

  • Summer 2020 Internship - William Morrow Editorial

    Job Locations US-NY-New York
  • Overview



    We have an exciting opportunity for a summer intern to join our William Morrow Editorial team this summer!  In this internship you will support senior-level editors working on a variety of genres including mystery/ suspense, upmarket/ bookclub fiction, literary fiction, memoir, cultural essays, history, science, sports, pop culture, and current events!



    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 crafts rejection notes.
    • Handles CIP data submissions for the Library of Congress.
    • Conducts market research and brand management projects to support the Agatha Christie estate.
    • Factsheets: drafting keywords / finding comparison titles / upkeeping metadata, etc
    • Brainstorms and conducts research for book jacket concepting.
    • Prepares manuscripts for transmittal/reviews author and proofreader changes to pass pages.
    • Creates discussion questions for reader group guides.


    • 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
    • Applications MUST have a cover letter


    HarperCollins Publishers is an equal opportunity employer.


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