Journals Department Internship (PAID, PART-TIME)

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 here.

Marketing Internship (PAID, PART-TIME)

The marketing intern will work closely with the marketing manager and marketing assistant at OSU Press to assist in marketing and publicity tasks. Interns will gain hands-on experience and training in database management, review submissions, and exhibit preparation. In addition, the intern will gain experience in social media marketing and sales strategies. The role also includes administrative and communications tasks with media, editors, authors, and other professionals.

This experience provides an introduction to several different aspects of nonprofit academic publishing.

Will assist in marketing tasks including: 1) sending textbook complimentary copies, 2) responding to requests for review copies, 3) following up on submitted books, 4) updating publicity database, 5) assisting in preparing supplies, packing and unpacking for conference exhibits, 6) packing and sending books to warehouse, 7) preparing submission for book prizes, and 8) researching published OSUP book reviews.


  • Self-motivated individual with an interest in marketing and the publishing industry
  • Detail-oriented
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Rank of junior or senior standing at OSU
  • Marketing and social media experience
  • Undergraduate work in English, Communications, Marketing, or a related field
  • Experience with InDesign and Photoshop a plus

Applicants should send a cover letter and resume here.

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