Acquisitions Intern (Summer)

Pennstate University Park , PA 16802

Posted 1 week ago

Campus/Location:University Park CampusDate Announced:03/11/2019Date Closing:open until filled

Job Number:86222Work Unit:University LibrariesDepartment:Penn State University PressFull/Part Time:PartTime


The Penn State University Press seeks a bright, energetic intern to assist our acquisitions department. The candidate will provide support for two editorial assistants and four editors as they guide manuscripts through the acquisitions process, including in-house review, revision, peer review, and final acceptance or rejection.

Responsibilities may include vetting proposals, processing manuscripts, updating databases, helping to prepare image binders, attending meetings and preparing minutes for those meetings, as well as basic filing, photocopying, and data input. This is a demanding but exciting job at a scholarly press with a wide range of publications in history, art history, rhetoric and communication studies, animal studies, graphic studies, interdisciplinary literary studies, religious studies, Latin American history and culture, and regional topics. The successful candidate will be efficient, detail-oriented, and able to prioritize work and function independently.

Candidates should also have a strong interest in publishing as a career, but do not need to be English majors. Excellent oral and written communication skills and good organizational abilities are essential. Interns must possess the ability to interact effectively with individuals from a variety of cultures and

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