Posting: Acquisition Editor Intern (Paid)

PLEASE NOTE: The application deadline for this internship has passed. We are currently reviewing applications and will contact those selected for interviews by mid-April. 

February 26, 2021

North Star Editions is looking for an Acquisition Editor Intern to join our staff of print and online publishing professionals over the summer. This is a part-time, temporary contract position that would last about 10 weeks during the summer of 2021.

NSE is offering this internship in partnership with We Need Diverse Books. The WNDB Internship Grant Program awards supplemental grants to applicants from diverse backgrounds to help further their goals of pursuing a career in children’s and adult publishing. Candidates who would qualify for a WNDB grant are encouraged to apply both for this internship and the WNDB Internship Grant Program.

NSE publishes fiction and nonfiction content for the trade and educational markets in a variety of media. Under the leadership of the managing editor, our Acquisition Editor Intern will assist in reviewing and producing titles for our middle-grade and young adult imprints.

Duties will include:
–Review submissions based on imprint wish lists and other requirements
–Write reader reports on selected submissions
–Cross-check page turns
–Perform proofreading and continuity reads as assigned
–Join the full team for weekly production meetings and sales/marketing meetings
–Administrative duties as assigned

The ideal candidate has the following qualifications:
–College student working toward a BA in Communications, English, or other relevant field, or a recent graduate
–Avid reader, with an interest in publishing and books, particularly YA and middle-grade fiction
–Strong computer skills, including familiarity with Google Drive
–Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
–Ability to work independently and in a team environment
–Excellent oral and written communication skills
–Qualifications and willingness to apply for the WNDB Internship Grant Program
–Experience reviewing submissions or working on a literary selection committee is preferred
–Experience or education in line editing, proofreading, and/or copy editing is preferred

The internship is fully remote, 20 hours a week during office hours the months of June-August 2021, exact schedule TBD. The internship is open to United States citizens or permanent residents who reside within the United States. Compensation is $10/hour, payable semi-monthly as a stipend.

If you are interested, please send a cover letter and resume to by March 28. In your cover letter, tell us about your favorite young adult or middle-grade book and why you liked it. No phone calls, please.