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Title: Fall 2022 Editorial Intern, Basic Books
Description: Hachette Book Group’s internship program offers students an opportunity to learn about the publishing industry and explore an area of interest. To learn more about the company, visit our career site:

Program dates: August - December

Location: New York, NY

Laptop: Company laptop will be provided for the duration of the internship.

Weekly schedule: 20 hours per week, in-person on Monday and Tuesday

Pay rate: $15/hour

As an HBG Editorial Intern at Basic Books & Seal Press, you will have the opportunity to work closely with seasoned professionals and gain hands-on professional experience as you own day-to-day tasks, help with special projects, and attend departmental meetings.

Who you are:

Current student (degree or certificate program) or Spring/Summer 2022 graduate
Passion for history, science, or the social sciences
Strong interest in nonfiction book publishing
Exceptional writing and communication skills
Ability to work independently and take initiative
Extremely detail oriented and organized
Requirements: What you will learn:

Editorial responsibilities include:

Reviewing and reporting on book proposals
Drafting jacket flap copy and other descriptive material
Researching comparative works and sales figures
Assisting with book mailings and awards submissions
Contributing to discussions of proposed books and potential authors

How to apply:

In order to be considered, please submit a resume and a cover letter. The cover letter should (1) address the applicant’s specific interest in the nonfiction publishing programs at Basic Books and Seal Press and (2) briefly discuss a piece of nonfiction writing (e.g. a book, a book review, or an essay or article) that changed how you think about something.

Since its founding in 1950, Basic Books has shaped public debate by publishing award-winning books in history, science, sociology, psychology, politics, and current affairs—written mostly by academic authors for a general, non-expert readership. Recent books include Neil Price’s Children of Ash and Elm, Walter Johnson’s The Broken Heart of America, Peniel Joseph’s The Sword and the Shield, Stephon Alexander’s The Jazz of Physics, David Spiegelhalter’s The Art of Statistics, Jonathan Metzl’s Dying of Whiteness, Beverly Daniel Tatum’s Why Are All The Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?, Erika Lee’s America for Americans, and Judea Pearl and Dana Mackenzie’s The Book of Why. You can learn more at

Seal Press was founded in 1976 and stands as one of the most enduring feminist publishing houses to emerge from the women’s press movement of the 1970s. Seal publishes radical and groundbreaking books that inspire and challenge readers, that humanize urgent issues, that build much-needed bridges in divisive times, and help us see the world in a new light. Recent books include Ijeoma Oluo’s Mediocre, Minda Harts’s The Memo, Prisca Dorcas Mojica Rodríguez’s For Brown Girls with Sharp Edges and Tender Hearts, Susan Stryker’s Transgender History, and Julia Serrano’s Whipping Girl. Learn more at

As a leading book publisher, we believe that including and representing diverse voices in all aspects of our business is fundamental to what we do. Our publishing programs must reflect the broad range of backgrounds, experiences, political views and ideas that shape our society and publish books for all readers.

Hachette Book Group provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.
Location: New York, New York
How To Apply For This Job: Please apply via the link below:
Date Posted: 7/26/2022

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