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Subsidiary Rights Internship, Summer 2022

Who we are
Founded in 1923, W. W. Norton is the oldest and largest independent and employee-owned publishing house, publishing works of Nobel laureates, master teachers, and Pulitzer Prize winners. For almost a century, Norton has been dedicated to achieving a common goal: to bring to readers and students enduring fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, as well as high-quality textbooks and digital learning tools.

About the internship
W. W. Norton is looking for interns to participate in our twelve-week internship program. Our internship program provides participants with an engaging, supportive, and hands-on learning experience in publishing that includes brown bag lunch sessions and networking within the intern class. An internship with the Subsidiary Rights department offers exposure to the full range of rights markets, both domestic and foreign, with particular emphasis on license renewal and research. The intern will undertake independent projects, gain valuable fluency in deal terms and contract language, assist in preparations for book fairs, and interact with licensees. The Rights department works with books across all Norton’s diverse trade imprints and College divisions. Your work if you become a Norton intern with the Subrights team may include the following:
·      Answering rights queries from people all over the world in a timely and accurate manner
·      Communicating with and providing support to publishers of different formats and editions including translations and audiobooks
·      Regular follow up of contracts and advances, requiring the intern to be in regular and close contact with our domestic licensees and our international subagents

Why you’ll be a great fit
We are excited to add interns who bring diverse perspectives to Norton. The ideal candidate is curious, hardworking, and eager to learn more about the different facets of publishing. Here are some skills and qualities we look for in candidates:
·      You are a college junior, senior, or recent graduate.
·      You are eager to improve your verbal and written communication skills.
·      You enjoy collaborating and working in a group to solve challenges.
·      You have a passion for learning and ideas.
·      You have a working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, Outlook).
·      You have a global mindset and are interested in how American books can get published in other countries and languages, and how deals are done to make printed books become audio books.

Internship details
·      Interns are paid $15 per hour and work 20 hours weekly.
·      Internship period is twelve weeks, from 6/6/2022 through 8/26/2022.
·      Our workday is 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time; specific work hours are flexible to accommodate an intern’s schedule.
·      For interns who reside within commuting distance of the office, this internship will be in-person in our Manhattan offices once our office reopens; those in other locations will work remotely.
·      Eligibility to work with W.W. Norton & Company in the US is required.
·      W. W. Norton & Company ("Norton") strives to maintain a COVID-free workplace. To that end, being fully vaccinated being fully vaccinated is a condition of employment for any Norton intern who will perform any work in our offices or be physically present at any Norton location or event at any time. Norton makes reasonable accommodations for qualified applicants with disabilities, sincerely held religious beliefs, or other conditions protected by applicable law
If you are interested in applying, please submit your resume and cover letter to Nicola DeRobertis-Theye ( by May 4th. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.