Intern with us in New York City!
We're hiring two interns for Fall 2018.
Catapult is seeking two paid interns to provide support to our Catapult and Soft Skull publishing teams in our New York City office. We’re looking for one full-time publishing intern (40 hours/week, to assist with a broad range of tasks including editorial, production, marketing, publicity, and more) and one part-time publicity and marketing intern (20 hours/week).
Duties for each intern will vary widely day-to-day, but we rely on our interns for time-sensitive, essential work. We have hired six previous interns to in-house staff positions and proudly strive to help all of our exemplary interns with their job searches upon completing the internship with us.
Typical duties for both Catapult interns will include packing and mailing books and other promotional materials, research, copy editing, and various administrative tasks across the company’s editorial, publicity, marketing, classes, production, and publishing departments. Interns will work closely with a variety of talented, motivated, and creative people to gain hands-on experience at one of the largest independent publishers today.
The ideal candidate will be exceptionally detail-oriented, organized, open to constructive feedback, efficient, a clear communicator, interested in learning the business of publishing, self-managed, able to work well in a fast-paced environment, passionate about the literary world, knowledgeable about media outlets (diverse and niche interest knowledge is a plus), and comfortable learning new software and systems. Interns must be familiar with Google Drive, and InDesign, Photoshop, and Premiere experience is a major plus.
The four-to-six month term can begin as early as July 2018 and last through January 2019, allowing the intern to experience an entire season of the publishing calendar. Our interns earn $13/hour. People of color, LGBTQIA people, and disabled people are especially encouraged to apply.
Send cover letter and resume to Elizabeth Ireland at [email protected] by 10 a.m. ET on Friday, June 29th. Please include “Fall 2018 Internship” in your subject line.
Applicants should include in their cover letter all scheduling and accessibility requirements and clearly state if they would like to be considered for the full-time or part-time internship. We will invite a select number of internship candidates to take a short marketing test (which will also give you a good sense of the kind of work you'll be doing with us) and a copy editing and proofreading test.