Come join our amazing team!
We have an opening, a 12-week long paid internship in our editorial department. We strongly encourage individuals from diverse backgrounds (ancestry, culture, ethnicity, gender identity, gender expression, language, physical and intellectual ability, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, socio-economic status) to apply.
If you require accommodation during the application process, please contact us at email@example.com, or 416-925-8887 x 5.
Position: Editorial Intern
Reports to: Editors
Location: 260 Spadina Ave, Suite 502
Type: full-time for 12 weeks
Application deadline: May 1, 2023
To apply: email a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Support the acquisition editors in acquiring and editing 24-28 books of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, young adult, middle-grade, and children’s books per year, as well as supporting the marketing department.
• Proofread marketing copy
• Mark up manuscripts prior to typesetting;
• Proofread full-length books;
• Review page proofs for books about to go to the printer, and review printer proofs;
• Read unsolicited manuscripts that have been submitted to Cormorant and DCB;
• Assist with adding new and upcoming titles to our website;
• Add information to our Master Title Information sheets;
• Assist with metadata;
• Help prepare readers’ guides for recent and forthcoming titles;
• Assist with preparations for our sales conference;
• Attend and participate in concept meetings, at which we discuss titles planned for upcoming seasons;
• Provide feedback and suggestions on cover designs for forthcoming books;
• Other duties as assigned
Here’s what we’re looking for:
Education, Qualifications and Experience:
Publishing certificate with courses in copy-editing and proof-reading
Knowledge, Skills & Attributes:
Commitment to Canadian literature and the authors who create it
Demonstrated skills in copy-editing and proof-reading
Proficiency in Microsoft Word
Organizational and scheduling skills
Attention to detail
Ability to organize work schedule with competing priorities
Ability to track and meet deadlines
Positive attitude and ability to problem-solve
About Cormorant Books:
Cormorant / DCB was founded in 1986, now has a staff of seven and operates out of Toronto’s Chinatown neighbourhood. We publish 24-28 books a year of high-quality Canadian-authored books from all regions of Canada. We prioritize finding new voices representing the full diversity of Canada’s population.