Internships

Torch Graphic Press is looking for talented and passionate interns for their series nonfiction Editorial and Publicity departments. Interns are placed for Spring (January-May), Summer (June-August), and Fall (August-December) terms. Interns for the upcoming Spring term will work remotely 8 hours per week. Pay is $12 per hour. To apply, send a cover letter and resume to resumes@sleepingbearpress.com. Subject line should include position (Internship), term and year you’re applying for.

Criteria:

  • A current sophomore, junior, or senior pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline
  • Must be able to work remotely 8 hours a week
  • Interest in children’s book publishing
  • Strong writing and communication skills
  • A personal laptop or computer with reliable wifi
  • A basic understanding of technology and applications necessary for remote work (Google Drive, Zoom, Excel, etc.)

Interns will gain experience in:

Editorial

  • Compiling comp copy lists and keeping track of author information
  • Proofing marketing copy
  • Assisting designers and editors with photo-research
  • Assisting with indexing for series as needed
  • Proofing and reviewing titles once in layout
  • Fact-checking series as needed
  • Evaluating submissions
  • Participating in department meetings
  • Bringing new ideas to the table on products, trends, and processes
  • Conducting research for trending topics and school curriculum for potential new series

Publicity

  • Creating social media campaign concepts
  • Researching social media influencers & reviewers to add to internal reviewer list
  • Assisting with Blog Tours (identifying bloggers with certain themes, creating questions for authors/illustrators to answer)
  • Compiling local media lists relevant to each book release
  • Event planning assistance
  • Publicity plan assistance (research new author/illustrators websites, social media, local bookstores etc. in anticipation of book release)

Testimonials

"Ajhar tracks the development of this Common Core–friendly reading preference in comical scenes in which schoolmarmish Lou [No Pirates Allowed Said Library Lou] dances balletically among piles of books as the exaggeratedly humongous pirate grows more and more absorbed in his reading."
—Kirkus Reviews