Job Category:

Children’s Publicity

Pay: $17 an hour

Full Job Description

HarperCollins Children’s Books, one of the leading publishers of children’s and teen books, is seeking a publicity intern to provide support to the publicity team. This is a perfect opportunity for someone who has a passion for children’s books and media, and is creative, energetic, and has a positive attitude.
Our spring program will be completely remote. The program has been structured to allow for as much flexibility as possible, while also providing valuable educational programming and time for team-building amongst interns. The program will run from March 1 through May 7. Interns will be required to work 14 OR 21 hours per week at $17/hour, depending on the availability of the intern. Once the schedule is confirmed at the beginning of the program, the intern will not be able to switch between the 14 and 21 hour option. 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.pdfResponsibilities:

  • Assists with creating press materials, including press releases and media alerts.
  • Assists with digital mailings to trade and consumer media outlets.
  • Assists with database maintenance, including Edelweiss and Netgalley e-galley requests.
  • Assists with award submissions process.
  • Assists with creating and finalizing author schedules and details for virtual events.


  • Must be looking for a full-time role/eligible to work in a full-time capacity in 2021/2022
  • Weekly hours are flexible however, applicants MUST be available on Monday, March 1 from 12-3pm EST for orientation and every Friday during the 10 weeks from 1-2:30pm EST for programming
  • Must have strong written communication skills.
  • Is a team player, diligent, social media savvy, and detail-oriented.
  • Must have a love of books!
  • Applicants must be eligible to work and be paid in the United States
  • Must be proficient in the Microsoft Office Suite
  • Applicants MUST submit a cover letter. Applications without cover letters will not be considered.


  • Why must I be available on the dates noted above?
    • In order to have the most fulfilling experience possible while still allowing for flexibility, we have grouped classes and team building into blocks of time that interns can prepare for in advance. This programming is interactive.
  • Why is it 14 OR 21 hours per week?
    • We wanted to allow for flexibility for those who may have classes or a part-time job.
  • Can I work on weekends?
    • Working on weekends is not permitted. Our office hours are M-F 9-5 EST but some flexibility outside of this window will be allowed but must be worked out with supervisor in advance.
  • What is the application deadline?
    • The deadline to apply is 11:59pm EST on Friday, January 22.

Company – HarperCollins Publishers


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