Akashic Books is looking for unpaid, part-time interns to work in our dynamic Brooklyn office. Interns work 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. for either two or three days each week.
Primary responsibilities include reading and evaluating manuscripts for potential publication; inputting copyedits and creating publicity materials using Adobe InDesign; maintaining press kits and publicity materials for new titles; conducting research to build our various databases; fulfilling all publicity mailings and Internet orders; and general office tasks.
We don’t have “departments” at Akashic, and the office environment affords our interns the opportunity to participate in a wide range of tasks that run the gamut from editorial to publicity — and everywhere in between. We do try to stress that the editorial side of the job comprises a minority of the work that anyone does in the office (full-time staff included), as we’re all mostly dealing with the nuts-and-bolts nitty-gritty details and administrative aspects of running a small business. We do work very closely with our authors (publishing is after all a collaborative process), and our interns often have the opportunity to meet with a number of them over the course of a season.
Length of Internship
Year-round by season (see below for application deadlines).
Basic requirements: solid writing and research skills; attention to detail; ability to juggle multiple projects under tight deadlines in a fast-paced and collaborative small office environment.
Application Due Date
Application deadlines are as follows: November 1, 2013, for our Winter/Spring 2014 season (January 1 to May 31, 2014); and April 1, 2014, for our Summer 2014 season (June 1 to August 31, 2014). *APPLICATIONS ARE NO LONGER BEING CONSIDERED FOR OUR AUTUMN 2013 SEASON (SEPTEMBER 1–DECEMBER 31, 2013).
Unpaid; we can make arrangements for course credit where possible.
How To Apply For This Internship
Please send a resume and brief cover letter outlining your interest in our internship program to [email protected]. IMPORTANT: when applying, please indicate which season you’d like to be considered for, and which specific days of the week you can commit to working from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.