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Editorial Internship

  • Internship
    Full-time
    Off-cycle Internship
  • Media & Journalism
  • Somerville

Requirements

  • Editorial Internship:
  • We are looking for motivated, conscientious, and dedicated individuals with excellent organizational skills, as well as strong attention to detail, who are very eager to learn about the children's publishing industry and be part of a high-energy, creative team.
  • Candlewick Editorial Internship:
  • Candidates with reading comprehension in other languages should specify this in their resume and cover letter.
  • Candlewick MIT Kids Press STEAM-focused Editorial Internship:
  • We are in search of a detail-oriented intern who can complete photo research, fact checking, reader's reports, and a variety of other tasks to help bring our projects from submission to finished book. Depending on availability, our intern can expect to attend production and design meetings as well as editorial brainstorming sessions, and to get a front row seat to the bookmaking process. Interest in children's nonfiction and/or STEM topics strongly preferred.

Responsibilities

  • Candlewick Editorial Internship:
  • Editorial Interns will work closely with a mentor in the editorial department and learn about the entire editorial process, from initial submission to printer's proofs. Intern tasks often include reading submissions, writing reader's reports, and drafting rejection letters; researching comparable titles in the market; fact-checking; researching third-party permissions for visual and textual material incorporated in books; drafting jacket/cover copy and ad card copy; and checking in-house page proofs and printer's proofs.
  • Additionally, interns may attend meetings based on availability, which may include weekly covers, production, and picture book team meetings as well as project-specific meetings with members of the editorial, editorial services, and design teams. Candidates with reading comprehension in other languages should specify this in their resume and cover letter.
  • Candlewick MIT Kids Press STEAM-focused Editorial Internship:
  • In collaboration with MIT Press, our MIT Kids and Teen imprints publish engaging and ambitious books with a focus on STEAM themes for kids ages 0-18. Our list is predominantly nonfiction, and we work with scientists, artists, inventors, writers, and thinkers to make beautiful, cutting-edge books for young audiences.

Lighting the way, one book at a time.

Entertainment & Media
Industry
51-200
Employees
1991
Founded Year

Mission & Purpose

Candlewick Press, based in Somerville, Massachusetts, is committed to the authors and illustrators who create our books and to the readers who love them. We are creatively led and we value the art of storytelling. Our authors and illustrators hail from more than forty different countries, and we have brought our books to market in 198 nations around the world. Our passion translates into the highest-quality books possible for you, our discriminating readers -- the teachers, librarians, parents, and of course, children of all ages -- who have learned to expect a truly wonderful book wherever the Candlewick logo appears. Our imprints include: Templar Big Picture Press Candlewick Entertainment Candlewick Studio MIT Kids Press MITeen Press Our divisions include: Walker Books US