Job Opportunities at Columbia University Press

Job Opportunities

Sales and Marketing Assistant

The Sales and Marketing Department is seeking a Sales and Marketing Assistant.

Responsibilities include: organizing semiannual sales conferences, assembling sales kits, coordinating sales materials for domestic and international sales reps, database maintenance, dissemination of sales information to major vendors, researching and initiating special sales opportunities for the press, preparing sales analysis for key accounts, processing and tracking orders, and general administrative assistance.

This highly visible position also has close contact with production, publicity, and editorial departments.

Ideal candidate will excel at time management, will have strong organizational, writing and communication skills, good analytical ability, computer skills including proficiency with Word, Excel and Filemaker, and will be able to work both independently and as part of a team. Interest in scholarly publishing with previous publishing or bookstore experience preferred.

Please send your resume and a cover letter to


Summer 2015 Subrights Internship

The Subsidiary Rights Department is seeking a motivated intern for Summer 2015. Interest in the legal aspects of publishing is beneficial. Candidates need to be available 10-15hrs per week. The position will provide basic instruction in intellectual property rights (with an emphasis on digital/new technology rights), legal research and training in contracts. There will be some correspondence with authors and foreign publishers. Candidates should be detail-oriented, and possess excellent computer skills with a solid understanding of Microsoft Word and Excel. The internship is unpaid but may qualify for course credit and local travel reimbursement. If you are interested, please send your resume to Ann-Grace at


Internship in Acquisitions Editorial

Columbia University Press seeks to hire interns for the acquisitions editorial department. Applicants should be eager, hard-working college students or recent graduates who would like to gain practical, entry-level experience in book publishing. The editorial intern would:
• Send out manuscripts for peer review
• Attend editorial and marketing meetings
• Compile lists of recipients of complimentary books
• Prepare final manuscripts for release to production
• Write selling points etc. for editorial and release memos
• Procure promotional blurbs from senior scholars
• Work on grant applications
• Request checks for advances, fees, and other payments
• Contribute to social media presence
• Take on administrative duties, such as photocopying, covering the front desk, etc.
The intern should be able to commit to two or three full days a week. The internship is unpaid, but a transportation stipend is available.
To apply for an editorial internship, please send a brief cover letter and your resume to by the appropriate deadline:
Spring Internship: December 1
Summer Internship: April 1
Fall Internship: July 1