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Summer 2017 Publishing Internship at Europa Editions

COMPANY PROFILE

Europa Editions is an independent publishing house founded in 2005 with offices in New York, London, and Rome. We are one of North America’s leading publishers of international literature. 

Among our authors we count five Booker Prize shortlist nominees and one winner, several Costa Book Award winners, two Pulitzer Prize winners, two winners of the Prix Goncourt, three winners of the Strega Prize, and one winner of the German Book Prize. Our titles have been named New York Times Editors Picks, and New York Times Notable Books of the Year; they have also appeared on the New York Times Bestseller list, the National Indiebound Bestsellers list, and countless regional bestseller lists. 

Our bestselling authors include: Muriel Barbery (The Elegance of the Hedgehog), Jane Gardam (Old Filth); Elena Ferrante (The Neapolitan novels); Alina Bronsky (The Hottest Dishes of the Tartar Cuisine); Alberto Angela (A Day in the Life of Ancient Rome); and, Alexander Maksik (You Deserve Nothing). 

We publish about 30 titles a year of fiction and high-end crime fiction from around the world. 

To learn more about Europa: 

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/19/t-magazine/europa-editions-books.html?_r=0
http://publishingperspectives.com/2011/09/europa-editions-translates-success/ 
http://www.europaeditions.com/about-us
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/26/books/26europa.html 


INTERNSHIP DESCRIPTION

Internship Duration: 4 months

Hours: approx. 30 hours/week, minimum 4 days/week

Supervisor: Editor in chief, Michael Reynolds; Rachael Small, Director of Publicity

Successful candidate will be supervised by our director of publicity and by Europa's Editor in chief. He or she will gain experience in many aspects of the daily running of the publishing house. These may include but are not limited to: scheduling, preparing marketing and publicity material, assisting in the organization of author events and publicity campaigns, direct-to-consumer marketing through social media and newsletters, editing, copy writing, proof reading, title presentation, and manuscript evaluation. Successful candidates will be prepared for entry-level positions in publishing.

The internship is unpaid but does offer a stipend of $350/month, a monthly metropass (or equivalent), and free copies of Europa publications.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Demonstrated interest in the book industry and contemporary adult fiction.
  • Demonstrated interest in book media and social media.
  • Ability to express opinions clearly and concisely.
  • Candidate must have excellent organizational skills and possess the ability to work autonomously. Excellent writing and communication skills are a must.
  • Familiarity with social media platforms (esp. Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest). and experience working with Mailchimp, Word, Photoshop are important plusses
  • Editing and copyediting experience a plus.
  • Ability to read and correspond in at least one of the following languages is a big plus: German, French, Spanish, Italian.

HOW TO APPLY

Send a 1-page cover letter explaining your suitability for the position and listing the last three books you have read with a brief description of how you discovered them together with your resume to editor@europaeditions.com with the subject line "Summer 2017 Internship at Europa Editions."

Deadline for applications is April 7, 2017.

PLEASE INDICATE your earliest start date.

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