Fall Intern - Managing Editorial & Production Editorial

Penguin Random House

New York, NY 05-28-2021
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  • Paid
  • Internship
  • Entry (0-2 years) Experience
Job Description

Learn about the world of Publishing!

Discover career opportunities in our MANAGING EDITORIAL & PRODUCTION EDITORIAL departments.

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!


Penguin Random House offers 8-week PAID internship opportunities available in our adult, children's, and corporate divisions. Interns are exposed to the publishing process and our business through panels, networking events, and even brown bag lunches throughout the semester! Fall interns work for 14 hours per week and are paid $20/hr. Intern schedules will be flexible to account for applicants who may be located in a variety of time zones – our HQ is in New York so we work on EST.

Program Dates: Tuesday September 28, 2021 – Monday November 22, 2021
**We encourage you to outline whether you have a preference to any one specific or all of the above and below listed departments in your cover letter.**


Departmental Description:

Managing Editorial

Manage in-house editorial process of making manuscripts into bound books. The department maintains and modifies the production schedules to ensure the books are ready to publish by their on-sale date. They coordinate with various internal departments such as editorial, production, and art/design to guarantee the deadlines and budgets are met.

Production Editorial
Oversees the copyediting, proofreading, and indexing of titles across our adult and children's imprints. Production editors review text, proofread jackets and manuscripts, and hire and oversee the work of freelancers. Collaborating with editorial, art/design, and various departments, our production editors confirm all corrections are properly made before the manuscript goes to print.


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. You must be located in the US during the dates of the program.


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). We look forward to hearing from you!

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-rz50mn-3-236-117-38-42 in your application.

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Penguin Random House

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.