HarperCollins Publishers

  • Summer 2020 Internship - HarperCollins Children's Books Editorial

    Job Locations US-NY-New York
  • Overview



    HarperCollins Children’s Books is seeking an editorial intern to support the team that develops and publishes licensed books and novelty titles across all age categories!


    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 manuscript submissions and writes reader’s reports.
    • Drafts jacket, online, catalog, and any other copy as needed.
    • Pulls review blurbs for adding into internal systems.
    • Provides research on competitive landscape.
    • Conducts research and deep dives into topics and trends from media to current events and more, giving one page recaps on findings.
    • Performs clerical tasks such as running reports, handling mailings, and filling out project paperwork and logs.
    • Assists with creating title information sheets.
    • Inputs notes and changes on manuscript passes.
    • Routes materials to other departments as needed.
    • Attends editorial and design meetings.
    • Assists in updating metadata for backlist titles.


    - Must be available to start working in a full-time capacity in 2020/2021

    - Strong communication skills

    - Aware of current trends and topics across all entertainment landscapes/mediums

    - Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, Google G Suite, and Adobe Acrobat

    - Is detail-oriented and organized

    - Ability to multi-task and manage time effectively

    - An interest in children's book publishing

    - Applications MUST have a cover letter


    HarperCollins Publishers is an equal opportunity employer.


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