Whether you’re looking for school credit or an entre into the publishing industry, our internships provide a well-rounded view of the business and can give you a great leg up.  Plus, you get to work with fabulous people, and there are almost always some kind of homemade goodies to nosh on.   Send in material by Jan. 11 for earliest consideration.

For marketing interns, responsibilities will include:

  • Working closely with Dorchester’s Manager of Marketing to organize publicity materials and contribute to book promotion plans.
  • Reading Dorchester’s novels and discussing marketing opportunities.
  • Assisting Dorchester’s in putting together materials for sales kits and in coming up with innovative ways to market genre fiction.
  • Writing press releases for various books.
  • Opportunity to sit in on key department meetings.
  • Depending on intern’s skill set there is also the opportunity for special creative projects.
  • Assisting with the development of Dorchester’s quarterly newsletters to booksellers and librarians.
  • Performing website updates.  (Does not require html)
  • General administrative work including some filing, databasing, photocopying and mailing.

Dorchester is especially seeking individuals with strong proofreading and copy editing skills. 

This internship is non-paying. Therefore, it is preferred that it be taken for school credit.

Applicants should send a cover letter, résumé and a brief writing sample (one or two pages) to Tanya Reynolds: treynolds[at]dorchesterpub.com.  

For editorial interns, responsibilities will include:

  • Assisting the editorial department in evaluating and responding to submissions.
  • Working with editors to write cover copy.
  • Reviewing first and second passes of novels in galley stage prior to final publication.
  • Opportunity to sit in on key department meetings.
  • Mailing and preparing contracts.
  • Administrative work including filing and database entry and maintenance.
  • Routine office tasks.

Dorchester is especially seeking individuals with strong proofreading skills and who have an appreciation of genre fiction.

This internship is non-paying. Therefore, it is preferred that it be taken for credit. 

Applicants should send a cover letter, résumé and a brief writing sample (one or two pages) to Alicia Condon at acondon[at]dorchesterpub.com.

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