Kirkus Reviews is looking for an intern who is interested in the publishing industry, cultural journalism, and criticism for a paid internship starting March 2018. The intern will work with Kirkus’ editors, as well as the rest of the Kirkus staff. Duties include, but aren’t limited to, receiving and cataloging submissions for review that arrive at the Kirkus office in both the fiction and indie departments, assisting the editorial staff in fact-checking and maintaining editorial calendars for the Kirkus site and its bimonthly print issues, and contributing to Kirkus’ social media channels. The intern will have clerical duties but will also be given the opportunity to write for the publication. The intern would be expected to be at the Kirkus office in New York, 25-35 hours per week. Class credit can also be given, if desired. Applicants can submit a resume, cover letter, and writing samples to Chelsea Ennen, Kirkus editorial assistant.
About Kirkus Reviews
Since 1933, Kirkus has been one of the most trusted and authoritative voices in book discovery. When Kirkus was established by Virginia Kirkus (1893-1980), it was an innovation in the publishing field. Virginia arranged to receive advance galley proofs of books from publishers—only 20 or so at first, but eventually nearly every firm of any size in the industry. She read the galleys and wrote brief, critical evaluations of their literary merit and probable popular appeal. Today, Kirkus Reviews covers more than 8,000 books published by traditional houses and more than 4,000 self-published books every year. The magazine is published on the 1st and 15th of every month, and because of the scope of our coverage, our authoritative voice and the timeliness of our reviews, Kirkus Reviews is revered by many as the first indicator of a book’s potential.