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Job Opportunities & Internships

Digital Programs Manager

Under the supervision of the Co-Directors, the Digital Programs Manager administers SUNY Press's database, website, metadata dissemination, and eBook conversion workflows. Responsibilities include:

• Administer the SUNY Press website, posting summaries, cover images, first chapters, new and noteworthy titles, and other updates and revision to web pages.
• Maintain production, development, staging servers and storefront websites; export and update data from internal databases and make additions and corrections as needed to the SQL database for the website and ONIX feeds from the staging server.
• Implement and manage ONIX data feeds for various vendors.
• Design, develop, and implement programming changes to the SUNY Press website to maintain and enhance e-commerce functionality. Coordinate/direct external developers as required on special project work.
• Primary liaison with digital conversion vendor, overseeing conversion of original PDF files into various eBook formats for transmission to SUNY Press website and eBook vendors and aggregators.
• Maintain, develop, troubleshoot, and enhance as needed the Press-wide Access database.
• Disseminate metadata, book cover files, and corrections to vendors.
• Manage e-files for archives in support of reprints, print-on-demand, and e-book channels.
• Generate data reports and analysis as needed.

Qualifications: Baccalaureate degree required, MSIS or MLS welcomed. Previous experience in web design and development and knowledge of HTML, SQL, ONIX, Microsoft Office including Access, and Adobe Acrobat DC required. Previous experience in electronic publishing or book publishing and Adobe Creative Suite preferred. Excellent communication and collaborative skills, and the ability to prioritize, multitask, and meet deadlines required.

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Do you have a passion for books and ideas? Have you ever wondered how editors choose which books to publish? How manuscripts become bound books? How a book ends up on the shelf of a local bookstore or listed on

If you love books and have a deep curiosity about what it takes to get published, how editors shape their “lists” of books, the book-making process, or the work it takes to get books out in the marketplace, a SUNY Press internship will give you the opportunity to learn what it’s like to work in the publishing industry.

SUNY Press interns are assigned a range of entry-level responsibilities that familiarize them with the key procedures, policies, and operational systems associated with a select aspect of the publishing process. The internships described below are usually available each academic semester and during the summer.

To apply, please send a résumé and cover letter to the address below outlining your interest, relevant experience, computer skills, and date of availability. All internships are unpaid.

All candidates must be enrolled in an academic program.

Aimee Harrison
SUNY Press
353 Broadway
State University Plaza
Albany, NY 12246-0001

Acquisitions Editorial Internship
Interns for the acquisitions department are responsible for a variety of tasks related to the initial consideration and acceptance of book manuscripts. Typical duties include entering data about potential authors and manuscripts into the database, photocopying manuscripts, preparing correspondence, processing book orders, doing market research, compiling sales data on published books, and checking manuscripts, disks, image quality, and forms for book projects ready for transmittal to the manuscript editorial department. Interns for the acquisitions department should be organized, detail oriented, and eager to take initiative in learning about the publishing process.

Exhibits Internship
Exhibit interns will assist the exhibits program by creating order forms, author flyers, electronic mailings, and researching possible upcoming conferences. Other tasks include packing and shipping out exhibit materials and award nominations, and helping to create the exhibits portion of the marketing plan. Familiarity with InDesign and Access is a plus.

Production Internship
Production interns will assist the department in preparing manuscripts to be sent to copyeditors, creating cost estimates for new titles, copyediting bibliographies, and proofing book galleys. Candidates should have strong time management and organizational skills, as well as familiarity with MLA and CMS standards, and be eager to learn about all aspects of the publishing process. Interns with experience in Adobe Photoshop and/or Illustrator may also have the opportunity to assist in image assessment and figure preparation for new titles.

Social Media Internship
Social media internships will consist of hands-on work helping to manage our social media accounts, most notably our Twitter account. Interns will be expected to bring new, creative, and exciting ideas to the table that will help us to engage with our followers and increase our social media presence. There will be a certain amount of autonomy in the internship, but social media interns will collaborate directly with our social media manager, who will oversee your work and guide you through the internship. A strong interest in working with social media is obviously necessary.