Title/Position: Editorial Intern
Location: New York, NY
Crooked Lane Books is looking for a creative, ambitious, and versatile intern to join our team. This is a unique, ground floor opportunity with immediate chances for learning and growth that would challenge any editorial intern. Duties include general administrative tasks, evaluation of submissions, and assistance with all aspects of the publishing process including marketing and production.
Essential job responsibilities include:
- Support the publishing process from acquisition through publication.
- Interact with all departments at Crooked Lane, including editorial, publicity, marketing, production, art, sales, and rights.
- Review and evaluate submissions and draft reader’s reports and declines.
- Distribute marketing material to bookstores and publicity outlets.
- Assist with preparing manuscripts for copyediting and production.
- Have a working knowledge of social media and experience building social media presence.
- Research special projects as they arise.
The ideal candidate would be pursuing a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree with interest or experience in book publishing. Candidates must be organized and detail-oriented and are able to work on projects that require a diverse skill set and rigorous analytical thinking and the ability to support multiple projects simultaneously. S/he must be passionate about books and the processes that deliver them to readers. S/he should be independent, professional, and poised to launch his/her publishing career. An interest in mysteries is a plus.
About Crooked Lane Books
Founded in 2014, Crooked Lane Books is the first imprint from the publishing house Quick Brown Fox & Co. Our goal is to produce the highest quality mysteries, thrillers, and suspense titles for crime fiction readers in both print and electronic editions. Our business relationships include some of the most innovative and respected companies in the industry, including Legato/Perseus Distribution, Bookspan book clubs, and Blackstone audio books. With our experienced team, hands-on approach, and innovative marketing techniques, Crooked Lane Books partners with each author to consistently excite, delight, and entertain passionate readers of genre fiction.
Crooked Lane Books, a small but burgeoning mystery fiction imprint, is looking to hire an intern for the fall semester. We’re very interested in hiring someone with a strong desire to pursue a career in book publishing. The position is a paid opportunity available immediately, with flexible dates and times and a minimum of two full days a week. I’ve attached the full job listing, which includes a bit more about the company and the role.
Students interested in this internship should contact:
Editorial Assistant, Crooked Lane Books