Love books? Want to learn about publishing? Literary Agency Interns Needed at Fairbank Literary

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Fairbank Literary Representation
428 Union Street
Hudson, NY
Application Deadline: Available Year-round
Position: 3 Part-time, Unpaid

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Description

Literary agency recently relocated to Hudson New York needs two to three part-time interns on an on-going, revolving basis. We represent authors and books in literary fiction, memoir, narrative nonfiction, pop culture, humor, architecture, food, and design. Next hiring period is for Spring 2013 semester (late January - April). Will also consider paid summer help applicants for mid- May through August 2013.

Responsibilities

The ideal candidate is organized and detail oriented, is a strong writer, proof reader, and critical thinker, has an appreciation for both mainstream and literary works, and is interested in all aspects of writing and publishing.

Specific duties will include administrative tasks (filing, mail, phone, scheduling, maintenance of library and company website), reading and responding to author queries and manuscripts, research (mostly web-based), and assistance in preparing content (textual and graphic) for in-house books. Microsoft Word skills are required; Excel, ACT, and Photoshop skills will be helpful but are not required—we will provide training as needed. Any web design experience or graphic design experience a plus!!

In return, intern receives a structured, educational look into the world of modern publishing.
This is an unpaid internship, with flexible hours—2 to 3 days and 10 to 15 hours per week. We will help college students acquire academic credit where allowed by their institutions. We also provide a travel stipend, depending on the situation.

This is a great opportunity for a well-rounded candidate with intelligence, motivation, discipline, creativity, organizational skills, and (most importantly) an absence of cat allergies, as we have a resident cat.

Reply through Interships.com, or send resume and cover email to sorche@fairbankliterary.com. Please include INTERNSHIP in the address line.

Requirements

Interns will assist us in working with existing clients, book and movie deals, and in evaluating queries and manuscripts from prospective clients. Additionally, we have several projects being authored in-house, including the bestselling 101 Things I Learned Series. Ideally, one intern will work exclusively on literary agency projects while the other works with our in-house series, although this is variable depending on the skills and interests of applicants. Both positions start unpaid, but may turn into paid positions (usually summer help) for the right candidates.

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