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Winter/Spring 2020 Internship at Europa Editions


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 National Book Award finalists, four winners of the Prix Goncourt, four 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 Quartet); Alina Bronsky (The Hottest Dishes of the Tartar Cuisine); Christelle Dabos (The Mirror Visitor Series); and Alexander Maksik (You Deserve Nothing).

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


Proposed start date: Early 2020 (t.b.d.)

Hours: approx. 25 hours/week

Supervisors: Michael Reynolds, Editor in chief; Rachael Small, Director of Publicity; Kathy Wiess, Director of Sales, Marketing, and Business Development

The successful candidate will be supervised directly by managers of the marketing, publicity, and editorial departments. 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 offers a monthly stipend, a monthly metropass (or equivalent), and free copies of Europa publications.


  • Demonstrated interest in the book industry and contemporary adult fiction.
  • Demonstrated interest in book 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, Instagram, and Facebook) and experience working with Mailchimp, Word, Photoshop are important plusses
  • Editing and copyediting experience a plus.
  • Bookselling experience a plus
  • Ability to read and correspond in at least one of the following languages is a big plus: German, French, Spanish, Italian.



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 with the subject line “Winter/Spring 2020 Internship at Europa Editions.”

PLEASE INDICATE your earliest start date in your cover letter.

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