Internships

Torch Graphic Press is looking for talented and passionate interns for their Editorial and Publicity departments. Interns are placed for Spring (January-May), Summer (June-August), and Fall (August-December) terms. 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 8 hours a week
  • Interest in children’s book publishing
  • Strong writing and communication skills
  • 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

"...Brad Herzog hits a grand slam. He reaches beyond the obvious ... to enrich [H is for Home Run] with details about the sport's history, rules and heroes."
—Judy Green, Sacramento Bee