Managing Editorial Intern (for credit) / eBooks

Location
New York
Posted
Mar 26, 2014
Closes
Apr 25, 2014
Contact
Leily Kleinbard
Duration
Internship
Open Road Integrated Media seeks an intern to work 15 to 20 hours per week beginning this summer in its publishing operations department.

The managing editorial intern will assist the associate managing editor in a number of tasks related to ebook and POD production.

Primary Responsibilities

•Perform quality assurance of Open Road titles on major reading devices (iPad, Kindle, Nook, and others)
•Compile and communicate revisions to the design department and the conversion house
•Prep hard copy books for digitization
•Copyedit, fact-check, and proofread marketing materials (descriptive copy, author bios, praise quotations, etc.)
•Proofread POD interiors and cover mechanicals
•Check current Open Road titles on Apple, Amazon, and other major etailers to ensure they are active and display the correct metadata

Requirements

•Superior eye for detail
•Ability to juggle multiple and varied tasks
•Ability to work independently and responsibly
•Excellent understanding of English-language mechanics
•Strong knowledge of copyediting and proofreading practice
•Familiarity with The Chicago Manual of Style, 16th ed., and Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, 11th ed.
•Comfort using the track changes function in Microsoft Word
•Demonstrated interest in managing editorial and next-generation publishing

Open Road is a fast-paced, high-profile startup—details and deadlines are of the essence. The right individual will have the unique opportunity to experience most aspects of managing editorial in a next-generation publishing environment.



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