Publishing Intern

Champaign, Illinois, United States | Internship Opportunities | Part-time | COVID-19 remote

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Wolfram, creator of Mathematica, Wolfram|Alpha and the Wolfram Language, is seeking a proactive individual with exceptional communication, organization and editing skills to serve as a Publishing Intern in our Document and Media Systems department. This position requires the ability to multitask and interface with professional staff throughout our company and external vendors. The ideal candidate thrives in a fast-paced, deadline-driven team environment and has an enthusiasm for books and publishing-related media of all kinds, both print and electronic.

The Publishing Intern will assist in the coordination and marketing of a number of book publications throughout the internship—handling research projects, communications with journalists and media, social media rollout and book-launch tasks. The Publishing Intern will learn all major aspects of running a small press, including distribution, editorial and page production, advertising, and inventory.

Responsibilities

  • Proactively assist in book marketing, both in print format and on social media
  • Provide administrative support for editorial and production staff
  • Conduct basic editorial reviews of manuscript submissions
  • Track submissions and coordinate readers’ reports
  • Assist with ebook/print reviews as needed
  • Establish, document and improve internal processes
  • Maintain project pages and dashboards

Required qualifications

  • Interest in and/or experience with publishing
  • Demonstrable strength in editing
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Strong research, organizational and analytical skills
  • Ability to handle multiple projects and tasks simultaneously
  • Ability to interact with cross-functional teams, e.g. editorial, design, production and web development
  • High degree of initiative

Preferred qualifications

  • Interest in nonfiction, science, physics, math or a related technical or quantitative field
  • Experience with the Wolfram Language, Mathematica or other technical software
  • Knowledge of statistics
  • Experience with Agile development techniques

Location: Champaign, Illinois

Wolfram is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity at its company. Women, people of color, members of the LGBTQ community, individuals with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.