Editorial interns and Editorial interns (Young Adult) gain insight into the process of publishing a book at every stage, from contract request to catalog to finished book. Both types of internships provide interaction with other departments including Production, Marketing, Ad Promo and Publicity. Students learn about acquisitions and the editorial process, rights and territories, contracts, sales, and scheduling. They have the opportunity to work with a wide variety of genre fiction, including science fiction, fantasy, horror, and romance. Young Adult interns work with many of the same genres; Young Adult books are targeted to readers ages 10 and up. Editorial interns may be asked to work with a particular editor or on a specific project during their time at Tor.
Marketing interns will be involved in updating lists of booksellers, mailing galleys and promotional items, and, assisting with preparation for major meetings. Interns may be given the chance to learn more about individual book marketing campaigns. Interns are also required to do a certain amount of filing.
The Production department is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the manufacturing process from copyediting to finished books and offers the opportunity to interact with the art, editorial, publicity, and other departments. Intern responsibilities include trafficking production materials, checking proofs, filing, and special projects as needed. Production interns must have an excellent command of grammar, punctuation, and spelling, and must demonstrate superb communication skills. Fact-checking skills and familiarity with proofreader's marks a definite plus.
Publicity interns will be involved in researching and updating our media contact database, assisting in press kit compilation, and media mailings of both advance releases and review copies. Interns are also required to do a certain amount of filing and office organizational work. Once we feel the intern is ready, they will be given the chance to write press releases and press materials, and pitch the media. They may also be given the opporunity to assist with author events, tours, and other creative projects including online publicity campaigns.
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