Editorial Intern, YA Nonfiction

Assist the Associate Managing Editor and Editorial Director with projects related to Young Adult (YA) nonfiction titles while gaining hands-on experience in the publishing industry. This internship starts at 30-35 hours per week for a period of 12-16 weeks with the option to extend.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Read and provide reader reports for submissions and manuscripts
  2. Complete fact checking and research projects, utilizing local libraries and the internet
  3. Compile book style sheets, photo wish lists, further reading lists, index term lists, metadata keywords, etc.
  4. Style manuscripts for typesetting
  5. Draft back cover copy, marketing copy, and project documentation
  6. Perform miscellaneous administrative duties
  7. Assist with special projects or other related business duties assigned by immediate supervisor and/or other management as required

Experience and Necessary Skills:

  1. Strong writing and proofreading ability
  2. Proficiency with library and internet research
  3. Strong interest in children’s literature, nonfiction, and book publishing
  4. Excellent time management, organizational skills, and attention to detail
  5. Computer literacy and experience in Microsoft Office, particularly Word


  1. Minimum of three years of undergraduate work or equivalent experience
  2. Major in English, education, communications, or related field

It is the policy of Lerner Publishing Group to provide equal employment opportunities without regard to race, creed, color, religion, sex, mental or physical disability, age, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, public assistance, or any other class protected under applicable law. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.


Please send resumes or any general employment inquires to:
Joyce Hutchinson
Lerner Publishing Group, Inc.
241 First Ave N
Minneapolis, MN 55401
FAX: 612-204-9208


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