Journals Department Internship

A journals intern at The Ohio State University Press is someone who is learning basic functions in editorial work, marketing, communication, acquisitions, and organization in scholarly journals publishing and gaining exposure to the field of academic publishing.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Prepare manuscripts for production using journal guidelines.

  • Checking typeset manuscript proofs and marking corrections.

  • Assist in planning media outreach for new journals / current journal issue releases.

  • Maintain a keyword and article database for each issue

  • Collect material for exhibits at conferences.

  • Organize a journals archive for proofs and drafts.

Skills and Specifications

Possess strong written and oral communication skills as well as interpersonal skills.

Strong attention to detail.

Willing to work under supervisory guidance.

Have a working knowledge of basic computer applications. A good knowledge in Microsoft Office and Adobe Suite is desirable. Some experience with proofreading is preferred.

Minimum time commitment, one semester, 10 hours per week. Potential to renew to additional semesters.

Please include a cover letter and resume.

Send applications and/or inquiries to


Acquisitions Editorial Internship

Required Hours: 20-30 hours/week

Duration: 2016–2017 academic year (autumn and spring semesters; potential for summer optional)

Description: Acquisitions Editorial interns will work closely with the Editor-in-Chief and other editors at OSU Press to assist in handling manuscripts through the initial stages of publication. Interns will gain hands-on experience and training in most aspects of acquisitions editorial work—including screening scholarly and trade manuscripts, project management, professional communication, copyright and permissions—while also gaining a good understanding of nonprofit academic publishing.

Responsibilities: Will assist in the acquisitions editorial process, which involves: screening manuscript submissions; researching academic areas and scholars; communicating with academics; researching academic conferences; sending manuscripts and materials to readers; receiving author files; verifying permissions; reviewing images; formatting manuscript files; applying for grants; and working with authors.

Internship will also involve some filing and copying, as well as special projects and other tasks as assigned.

• Self-motivated individual with an interest in the publishing industry
• Detail-oriented 
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Ability to work independently
• Minimum of 60 credit hours or junior/senior rank at OSU

Preference will be given to candidates with: 
• Undergraduate experience in English or a related field
• Knowledge of ethnic studies, gender and sexuality studies, Latino studies, literature and literary theory
• Familiarity with CMS and MLA style guidelines
Credit/pay: $8.10/hour

Contact: Kristen Elias Rowley, Editor-in-Chief,

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