Bloomsbury is seeking a summer Marketing and Publicity Intern for its Special Interest team. The intern will assist our small team in the publication and promotion of specialty nonfiction books in popular science, sports & fitness, military history, wildlife, and crafting, as well as the newly acquired Head of Zeus. Please note that interns will not be working with Sarah J. Maas titles nor YA/Children’s books. Bloomsbury is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and we encourage candidates of all backgrounds to apply. No prior publishing experience is required.

Application deadline: April 12, 2024

Wage: $18.00/hr

Duration: This position will begin on May 1, 2024, and will run for a maximum of six months.

Time commitment: We require a commitment of up to 20 hours per week. Availability must include the core hours of 10:00-4:00 Monday through Thursday.

Location: Candidates must reside in NY, NJ, CT, or PA. Although this position is remote-flexible, we will give preference to candidates able to work in person 1-2 days per week in our Herald Square office in New York City.


Since we are a small team, interns play an integral role in our day-to-day operations. Intern projects reflect the diverse aspects of trade publishing, including:

Attending editorial meetings
Completing publicity, influencer, and institutional research
Drafting galley letters, press releases, and marketing materials
Assisting the publicity department in media tracking and pitching
Contributing content to our social media accounts
Managing departmental shipping
Providing administrative support to the marketing and publicity team
Updating data systems as-needed

Ideal candidates are detail-oriented, able to manage their own time, and highly organized. Candidates must have a demonstrably strong interest in publishing. Interns will have the opportunity to attend programming designed to introduce them to the various departments within Bloomsbury, provide them with networking opportunities, and prepare them for the job application process.

About Bloomsbury:

Bloomsbury is an independent, mid-size publishing house originating in London and now operating worldwide. Since its inception in 1998, Bloomsbury USA has been committed to publishing groundbreaking, conversation-shaping literary fiction, hard-hitting narrative nonfiction, and genre-bending memoir. Recent titles include the 2022 Pulitzer Prize–winning memoir Chasing Me to My Grave by the late artist Winfred Rembert, as told to Erin I. Kelly; Isaac Fitzgerald’s 2022 New York Times bestseller Dirtbag, Massachusetts; Melissa Febos’s 2022 National Book Critics Circle Award–winning Girlhood; Susanna Clarke’s New York Times bestseller Piranesi, winner of the 2021 Women’s Fiction Prize; the novels of 2021 Nobel Prize–winner Abdulrazak Gurnah; Nicole Perlroth’s New York Times bestseller This Is How They Tell Me the World Ends, winner of the McKinsey/FT 2021 Business Book of the Year Award; Anna North’s 2021 New York Times bestseller Outlawed, a Reese’s Book Club pick; and Samantha Shannon’s New York Times bestselling series The Bone Season and The Roots of Chaos. Our list of bestselling, award-winning titles also includes works by Carol Anderson, Anthony Bourdain, Roz Chast, Laird Hunt, Mark Kurlansky, Sam Quinones, Elif Shafak, Jesmyn Ward, Mary Pipher, Rachel Louise Snyder, V (formerly Eve Ensler), and Edmund White.

Equal Opportunity Employment:

Bloomsbury Publishing USA is proud to be an equal-opportunity employer. Our company has always followed and will continue to follow, a policy of providing equal opportunity employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, sex, ethnicity, veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristic.

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