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Grove Atlantic, Inc. is a medium-sized trade book publisher consisting of four imprints, Grove Press, Atlantic Monthly Press, Black Cat, and Roxane Gay Books. We publish literary fiction, non-fiction, poetry, drama, and translations.

  • Editorial Assistant to the Editorial Director

    Key tasks include:

    – Writing descriptive copy for hardcovers and paperback reissues, catalogue and galley / ARC copy, and rights copy
    – Monitoring, organizing, reading and reporting on submissions
    – Preparing tip sheets and sales conference / presentation materials
    – Preparing and transmitting manuscripts to production and liaising with author and production on all stages of the book process — from transmittal to copyediting, proofreading, 1st through final passes
    – Doing offset/reprint transmittals when needed and liaising with international publishers / agents on all steps of process
    – Creating cover worksheets for titles
    – Drafting contract proposals, deal memos (when needed), and check requests
    – Updating quotes and review pulls and marketing materials to Coresource and the website
    – Assisting with scheduling of titles, creating spreadsheets, and list planning
    – Active participation in weekly marketing, editorial, and production meetings
    – Reprint permissions requests or assisting authors in obtaining reprint permissions
    – Soliciting and editing RGGs
    – Keeping track of book orders and mailings
    – Clerical work including printing materials, mailing, photocopying, messengering, and keeping contacts up to date

    Essential Skills:

    – Excellent organizational skills and ability to juggle many different tasks, prioritize workload and stay on top of deadlines
    – Excellent attention to detail and strong writing skills
    – Widely read and interested in marketplace and business side of industry
    – Strong communication skills, both verbal & written, and excellent interpersonal skills
    – 1-2 years of experience in publishing

    The ideal candidate will be widely read, passionate and engaged, unflappable and with excellent organizational skills. Ideally, the role will be one in which the right person will grow and expand their skillset, eventually (within 12 months) taking on editing and shadow editing of the books. To start, a strong ability to evaluate submissions thoroughly and quickly is a must.

    This job is based in New York City, with a hybrid working probability until January 18th.

    We are committed to making publishing an increasingly inclusive and equitable industry and encourage applicants of all backgrounds, races, ages, ethnicities, gender and sexual identities, and disability statuses.

    How To Apply

    To submit your application, please send a resume and a cover letter to ycha@groveatlantic.com and include Editorial Assistant in the subject line. Applications will be accepted until November 12, 2021.

  • Publicity, Sales, and Marketing Intern

    Position Description

    The Publicity, Sales, and Marketing Departments are excited to offer a paid, remote internship for those passionate about books and eager to learn more about publishing. Interns will be responsible for curating title metadata, researching regional bookstores, generating weekly reports, and helping with other aspects of general departmental organization. There will also be an opportunity to draft copy used for press materials and assist in pitching titles to select media. Interns can expect to learn how a book is launched into the world, from its early stages as a galley to its appearance on bookstore shelves and magazine pages.

    Qualifications
    Interns must have excellent written and oral communication skills and be task-oriented with an ability to start and finish projects assigned to them with a high level of personal organization. Interns should have an ability and willingness to tackle any task at hand, and an interest in the publishing industry, preferably in marketing, sales, and/or publicity.

    Time Period and Compensation
    The intern will work three days a week for approximately three months (June-August) and will be paid $15 an hour. For the Summer 2021 season, this internship will be remote and conducted over video calls.

    How To Apply
    Please send resume and cover letter to intern@groveatlantic.com and include Publicity, Sales, and Marketing Internship in the subject line.

    We are committed to making publishing an increasingly inclusive and equitable industry and encourage applicants of all backgrounds, races, ages, ethnicities, gender and sexual identities, and disability statuses. We particularly invite those who have not yet had traditional publishing experience to apply.

    Deadline for this position only: May 31

     

  • Editorial Intern

    Position Description

    The main responsibilities of the editorial intern will be reading, evaluating, and reporting on incoming manuscripts. There may also be opportunities to assist with additional editorial tasks, including writing long summaries of upcoming books, brainstorming comparable titles for sales and marketing purposes, and drafting copy.

    Qualifications:

    The editorial intern must be passionate about books, possess strong written and oral communication skills, take initiative, and work effectively with others. They must enjoy reading literary fiction and nonfiction and feel capable of voicing their opinion.

    Time Period

    The intern will work two days a week for approximately three months and will be paid $15 an hour. For the Summer 2021 season, this internship will be remote and conducted over video and phone calls.

    How To Apply

    To submit your application, please send a resume and a cover letter to intern@groveatlantic.com and include Editorial Internship in the subject line. Applications for Summer 2021 will be accepted until April 23.

  • Subsidiary Rights and Editorial Intern

    Position Description

    Interns will be responsible for duties related to both the Subsidiary Rights (e.g., foreign, paperback, serial, audio, large print rights) and the Editorial departments. For Subsidiary Rights, tasks include letter writing, light work with contracts and royalty statements, and general office work such as filing, mailing, word processing, and database maintenance. For Editorial, interns will be responsible for reading and reporting on submitted manuscripts (usually literary novels) and drafting correspondence with authors and literary agents. There may also be the opportunity to draft copy used for marketing and sales, and to assist in the editing process for upcoming titles.

    Qualifications:

    Interns must enjoy reading, particularly literary fiction, and feel capable of voicing their opinion of submitted manuscripts. Reading proficiency in a foreign language is helpful. Interns must also be organized and willing to perform repetitive office tasks.

    Time Period

    3 days a week minimum

    How To Apply

    Please send resume and cover letter to rights@groveatlantic.com and include Editorial/Subsidiary Rights Internship in the subject line. Please include in your cover letter your dates of availability for the internship.

  • Internships

    Grove Atlantic, Inc. is a medium-sized trade book publisher consisting of four imprints, Grove Press, Atlantic Monthly Press, Black Cat and Mysterious Press. We publish literary fiction, non-fiction, poetry, drama, and translations.

    We are pleased to offer internships to college juniors, seniors, and recent graduates who wish to learn more about the publishing industry and explore an area of interest in either editorial, subsidiary rights, or publicity. Internships are organized on a seasonal basis:

    • Fall: September—December (Application deadline 8/14)

    • Winter: January—May (Application deadline 12/15)

    • Summer: May—August (Application deadline 4/23)

    We look for students who have a passion for books, are high-energy, take initiative, possess strong communication skills, and work effectively with others. We are committed to making publishing an increasingly inclusive and equitable industry and encourage applicants of all backgrounds, races, ethnicities, gender and sexual identities, and disability statuses. We particularly invite those who have not yet had traditional publishing experience to apply. To apply for an internship, please send your resume and a cover letter detailing your interests to the appropriate department