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Job Title: Book a Career in Publishing! Hachette Book Group Internship Program
Location: New York, NY United States
Position Type: Internship
Post Date: 01/14/2020
Expire Date: 03/14/2020
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Job Description
Book a Career in Publishing! Hachette Book Group Internship Program
At Hachette Book Group (HBG), a leading U.S. trade book publisher, every employee is a passionate book-worm that contributes to
our mission to “publish great books well.” The moment you walk into our office, located in Manhattan’s iconic Rockefeller Center, you
will see vast shelves filled with hundreds of books written by many world-renown authors such as Malala Yousafzai, Nicholas Sparks,
N. K. Jemisin, James Patterson, and many more.
Every summer, HBG hires college students who share our love of literature to participate in our prestigious Summer Internship
Program. Over the course of ten weeks, interns gain a comprehensive overview of the publishing industry through hands-on work
experience, networking, mentoring relationships, individualized professional development, and participation in our “Summer Speaker
Series”. Our robust program provides interns with the necessary experience and knowledge to assist them in landing full-time positions
in the industry upon graduation.
Summer Sales Intern and recent graduate, Morgan, discussing how the knowledge she gained in our program assisted her in landing
a job as an HBG Social Media Marketing Associate, stated,
“I have my amazing job thanks to HBG’s Internship Program! The program equipped us with the necessary resources to be
successful in a competitive industry and gave recent graduates thoughtful guidance on how their skills could translate into a
full-time position.”
If you have always wondered about the book publishing process and want to learn and grow alongside our innovative team, jumpstart
your career by applying to our Summer In
Qualifications & Requirements
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I have to be an English major to work in publishing?
No! When hiring, we look for students from a variety of academic disciplines. As long as you are passionate about books, we would
love to consider you.
Aside from a love for reading, what else can candidates do to stand out when applying?
A cover letter is key when applying. Applications without a cover letter will not be considered. Your cover letter should explain in
detail why you want to work for HBG and why you want to work in the specific department to which you are applying. Mention what
genres of books you enjoy reading as well as some of your favorite titles. We want your passion to “jump” off the page!
What kind of previous experience do you look for when evaluating resumes?
While previous publishing experience isn’t necessary, we do look for candidates that demonstrate their commitment to reading and
writing through various activities. For example, many of our interns have worked on their university’s newspaper or literature journal,
held a position in an on-campus reading/writing tutoring center, and/or maintain a book blog. We also love previous bookstore
I’m not from the NYC area. How will I find housing?
Many of the local universities have summer housing options for students. In addition, organizations such as the We Need Diverse
Books Foundation, offer grants to students interning in publishing to help cover living/commuting costs.
How do I apply?
We hire interns on a rolling basis and recommend applying as soon as your application materials are ready on our career site.
Positions are available in our New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Boulder, Berkeley, and Nashville offices in departments such as
editorial, marketing, communications, publicity, finance, rights, contracts, audio, production, and sales.
Apply and view available opportunities here.
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Hachette Book Group is a leading trade publisher based in New York and a division of Hachette Livre, the third-largest trade and educational publisher in the world. HBG publishes under the divisions of Little, Brown and Company, Little Brown Books for Young Readers, Grand Central Publishing, Orbit, Hachette Books, Hachette Nashville, and Hachette Audio.
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