2020 Fall Internship: Editorial

Learn about the world of publishing!

 

Discover career opportunities in our EDITORIAL department.

 

WHO WE ARE:

Our dedicated team of publishing professionals is committed to helping authors realize their very best work and to finding innovative new ways of bringing stories and ideas to audiences worldwide. Find your story in our books!

 

PROGRAM DETAILS

Penguin Random House will be offering our first remote paid internship opportunity available in one of our adult or children’s editorial departments.  When a book proposal is received, the Editor decides whether or not to pursue it for acquisition. An Editor works with the author to turn the manuscript into a finished book. They negotiate contracts, edit the books for content, structure and on a line-by-line basis, and collaborate with internal departments on how to package, market, and publicize the book.

 

Specific responsibilities may include:

  • Reading, evaluating, and responding to slush, agented submissions, and contracted works
  • Writing readers’ reports and copy
  • Updating title information sheets
  • Attending virtual meetings with department
  • Researching consumer interests and identifying trends via social media and other outlets
  • Competitive title research

 

Interns will learn more about the editorial process, publishing industry, and our business through employee speaker series digital events over the course of the program.

 

Fall interns work for 14 hours per week for 8 weeks and are paid $20hr. Intern schedules will be flexible to account for candidates who may be located in a variety of time zones.

 

Program Dates: September 28, 2020 – November 20, 2020

Application Deadline: August 16, 2020

 

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

To be eligible, you must be a rising college senior, a graduate; and/or any candidate available for full-time employment within 6 months to 1 year. *You need not be enrolled in college or have a degree to apply to our internship program.

 

While Penguin Random House is inclusive of all people, the Fall 2020 Remote Internship Program is intended to provide opportunities for racially/ethnically underrepresented groups in the publishing industry.

 

TO APPLY:

Submit your resume using our online application process.  Cover letters are encouraged and we recommend that you please indicate if you have a preference for working with adult or children's books or if you are particularly interested in any genre(s). 

 

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 http://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/.

 

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.

 

 

Company: Penguin Random House LLC 

Country: United States of America 

State/Region: New York 

City: New York 

Postal Code: 10019 

Job ID: 90824

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