Hiring: Book Publishing Intern (paid)


Andrews McMeel Universal is a global, independent, integrated media company providing comics, illustrated humor, and inspirational content across syndication, book, calendar, and greeting card publishing, digital consumer experiences, and entertainment licensing. Our remarkable roster of creative and diverse talent includes dozens of New York Times bestselling authors and Pulitzer Prize-, Reuben Award-, and Emmy Award-winning creators.

We provide outstanding education and growth opportunities to qualified, hard-working, self-motivated, poised, and articulate candidates.

This is a paid internship opportunity working in our Kansas City headquarters. Consideration will be given to candidates who are immediately available and can commit to a 12-month internship averaging 40 hours/week.


  • Acquire an overall view of multiple facets of the publishing and media industry
  • Gain a basic understanding of internal and external communications in a fast-paced business environment
  • Enhance writing skills with a focus on concise, compelling, persuasive writing for a variety of touch points, including publicity, social media, email and content marketing
  • Professional development


  • Students of or recent graduates with a degree in Communications, Journalism/Strategic Communications, English, Creative Writing or Marketing, preferred
  • Strong attention to detail, with outstanding written communication and grammar skills
  • A passion for books and a desire to learn


  • Provide support for the book editorial team
  • Review submissions and write reader’s reports
  • Do competitive research on proposals or ideas under consideration or development
  • Write memos for projects being presented for acquisition
  • Draft descriptive sales copy for tip sheets and book covers
  • Attend and participate in editorial meetings
  • Assist with publication process from manuscript to book
  • Proofread and check corrections
  • Prepare materials for sales, publicity, and marketing
  • Review e-books and audiobooks for quality check
  • Perform administrative tasks including copying, mailing, correspondence, etc.


  • Hard-working, self-motivated, poised, articulate team player
  • Excellent grammar, fact checking, and spelling skills
  • Proficiency in typing, Microsoft Office, email, and Internet
  • Ability to work autonomously, balance and prioritize tasks, and meet deadlines
  • Copyediting and proofreading experience helpful
  • Interest in comics, graphic literature, humor, or poetry a plus