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2018 Summer Internship Program - Kodansha Comics Intern

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Date: May 25, 2018

Location: New York, NY, US, 10019

Year: 2018

Company: Penguin Random House LLC 

Requisition ID: 14804 

Penguin Random House Publisher Services is seeking a part-time paid intern for the summer of 2018 to work as part of our Kodansha Comics team in New York City. The successful candidate will perform diverse tasks spanning editorial, production, publicity, and marketing, giving the intern a chance to become familiar with every aspect of how an American manga publisher operates. As the primary role will involve either proofreading or design, the candidate will need to be extremely detail-oriented, and prior experience with writing, editing, proofreading, design, or translation is preferred.


Responsibilities and duties

  • Proofreading manga, ads, and other materials prior to publication, and/or designing advertising and images for online and print use
  • Assisting the production manager or director of publishing with data entry and checking related to production and sales
  • Handling office inventory and tracking vendor invoices
  • Other tasks depending on individual strengths and skills
  • Hours are flexible and can be tailored to fit your schedule, up to 28 hours per week.



  • Familiarity with manga or comics
  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Candidates will be required to pass a brief proofreading test.
  • Prior experience as a writer, proofreader, copy editor, graphic designer, or fact checker strongly preferred.
  • Knowledge of or interest in the Japanese language is an advantage, but not required.
  • Experience with Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, and/or Illustrator is an advantage, but not required.


Penguin Random House is the leading adult and children’s publishing house in North America, the United Kingdom and many other regions around the world.  In publishing the best books in every genre and subject for all ages, we are committed to quality, excellence in execution, and innovation throughout the entire publishing process: editorial, design, marketing, publicity, sales, production, and distribution.  Our vibrant and diverse international community of nearly 250 publishing brands and imprints include Ballantine Bantam Dell, Berkley, Clarkson Potter, Crown, DK, Doubleday, Dutton, Grosset & Dunlap, Little Golden Books, Knopf, Modern Library, Pantheon, Penguin Books, Penguin Press, Penguin Random House Audio, Penguin Young Readers, Portfolio, Puffin, Putnam, Random House, Random House Children’s Books, Riverhead, Ten Speed Press, Viking, and Vintage, among others.  More information can be found at


Penguin Random House values the array of talents and perspectives that a diverse workforce brings. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, religion, age, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or protected veteran status.


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