Job Opportunities at Columbia University Press

Job Opportunities

Subsidiary Rights Assistant

Position overview and responsibilities: Assist the Director of Rights and Contracts in the administration of subrights, permissions and contracts department with additional  responsibilities in the areas of  foreign rights, intern recruitment, payment, and contract processing, as well as other administrative and office duties. 


  • Highly motivated and detail oriented, with the ability to complete projects in a timely manner
  • Excellent verbal and  written communication skills and strong interpersonal skills
  • The ability to successfully prioritize, multitask and work independently
  • Ability to initiate and manage projects, and adapt to a changing business environment
  • Excellent computer skills (Microsoft and Adobe)
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Some publishing experience desirable
  • An interest in subsidiary rights preferred

Please contact the Human Resources office for further information or to refer a candidate.  


Internship in Subsidiary Rights Department

The Subsidiary Rights Department is seeking a motivated intern for the fall. Interest in the legal aspects of publishing is beneficial. Candidates need to be available 10-15 hrs. per week. The position will provide basic instruction in intellectual property rights and training in contracts. There will be some correspondence with 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.
If you are interested, please send your resume to


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