Thursday, March 29, 2012

Internship openings!

We are looking for two new interns. One is a generalist position, the other is a romance/commercial women's fiction position. These are unpaid, remote internships (i.e. you don't have to live in NYC). No publishing experience is necessary, we are looking for people who love to read and have a very strong knowledge of contemporary fiction. For the generalist job, you should enjoy books by authors like:

Tana French
Eleanor Brown
Jacqueline Sheehan
Jodi Picoult
Gillian Flynn
Lori Roy
Laurie Notaro
Celia Rivenbark
Elin Hilderbrand
Kristin Hannah
Jeannette Walls
Kate Atkinson

This is an eclectic list, so obviously you don't need to like everyone on it! But basically, you should like at least two of the following genres: humor, memoir, women's fiction (what we call "book club" fiction in the industry) and literary suspense.

For the romance position, we are looking for a real expert, someone who reads all different kinds of romance, from historical to romantic suspense.

If you'd like to apply, please e-mail us at intern@thebentagency.com. Please put "generalist intern" or "romance intern" in the subject line. Tell us why you want the internship, attach a resume if you have one although it's not essential, and list the last ten books you read and your ten favorite books.

Please do not apply if you are primarily a young adult/middle grade reader. It's fine if you do some of that, but we already have our young adult/middle grade specialists in place.

If you have applied in the past you are more than welcome to apply again.

We ask for at least a 10 hour a week time commitment. Watch this space and twitter for more announcements.

2 comments:

  1. This is exciting! Thank you for posting this opportunity on your blog.

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