Quill Tree Books Editorial - Summer 2021 Remote Intern

@ Harper Collins

Quill Tree Books Editorial - Summer 2021 Remote Intern




Job Description

Overview: Quill Tree Books is hiring a summer intern to work with the editorial team!

Quill Tree Books publishes books for children and teens in all genres. The imprint’s mission is to publish literary, award-winning books with wide appeal. We provide a platform for creators with a strong point of view, including those with underrepresented, authentic voices. The team publishes talented, award-winning authors such as Elizabeth Acevedo, Jerry Craft, and Noelle Stevenson, as well as bestselling authors whose books have gone on to become classics, such as Neil Gaiman, Gail Carson Levine, and Rita Williams-Garcia. Additionally, the team continues to publish an evergreen backlist of books from beloved authors like Walter Dean Meyers, Katherine Paterson, E.B. White, and Beverly Cleary. Interns will not only have a great opportunity to learn about the book publishing process for a large variety of titles in a wide range of genres, but they will also learn alongside a team of passionate editors who are committed to bringing many different stories and voices to life.

The HarperCollins Summer Internship Program is a paid, remote, 10-week program which runs from June 7th through August 13th. All interns work 28 hours per week. As a HarperCollins intern, you will learn about the entire publishing process - following one book from beginning to end while hearing from the people who worked on it in our weekly Speaker Series. There are plenty of opportunities to network with your fellow interns, and the end of the program culminates with a presentation called “How to Get a Job in Publishing” – offering advice on your resume, cover letter, interview, and networking. The recruitment team is searching for applicants who identify with groups that are traditionally underrepresented in the publishing industry. Please submit a separate cover letter for each opportunity you apply to – applications without cover letters will not be considered.

You can submit up to five different cover letters at a time by uploading them to your profile and naming them after the positions. Ex. Smith_ManagingEditorialInternship.pdf


  • Reads and evaluates manuscripts.
  • Writes reader’s reports.
  • Learns to write cover copy, backmatter/frontmatter content, etc.
  • Provides support on additional projects that come up (i.e. author research, market research for a particular genre/book, etc.).
  • Attends various department meetings. Qualifications:
  • Must be looking for a full-time role/eligible to work in a full-time capacity in 2021/2022
  • Applicants must be eligible to work and be paid in the United States
  • Computer proficiency essential, with working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Power Point) and Adobe programs
  • Candidate must have attention to detail (proofreading, keeping on top deadlines when necessary, and task prioritization)
  • Must have excellent communication, time-management, and organizational skills
  • Should be self-motivated and resourceful
  • Interest in learning the ins and outs of the publishing world is a must, as is a love of books
  • Applications MUST have a cover letter. Applications without cover letters will not be considered.

Note: The deadline to apply is 11:59pm EDT on Wednesday, March 24th.


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Hiring process

Hiring Manager: Mindy Mersel