BookEnds is committed to creating a more diverse and inclusive workplace through our hiring practices, our internship program, and in the books we represent.
BookEnds is open to resumes for both entry-level and full-time agent positions. While we are accepting all applications, our focus is specifically on bringing more BIPOC into the publishing industry.
BookEnds agents are a close-knit group and for that reason, we are looking for someone to convince us they belong here. When working with BookEnds you are promised mentorship, coaching, and regular communication. We truly are a family.
Jessica Faust reviews all resumes and is immediately drawn to candidates who write a compelling and personal cover letter, have a desire to advocate for authors, a passion for books, good communication skills, and want to learn. More than anything, she's looking for candidates who understand and want to be a part of BookEnds culture.
All BookEnds positions have the potential to be remote.
Résumés can be sent to [email protected]
PLEASE NOTE: BookEnds has placed the internship program on hold until further notice, and will not be accepting applications for any semester unless otherwise stated. Please watch this space for any updates. Thank you!
BookEnds offers part-time, paid, in-office internship positions to one undergraduate or recent graduate per college semester (including Fall, Spring, and Summer).
We have had great success with this program so far! All of our Literary Assistants to date have interned with us in the past, and many of our interns have gone on to have successful careers elsewhere in the publishing industry. We believe in educating our interns about the industry by including them in company meetings, engaging them in conversations, encouraging questions, and working with them as they complete their duties.
Because we see the internship program as a real learning opportunity, applicants do not need to have previous publishing experience. They should, however, have a strong interest in pursuing publishing as a career, and we strongly encourage undergraduates to use the program for college credit.
All applicants must be available to work in the office for twenty hours a week.
Responsibilities will include:
- Administrative support: filing, organizing bookshelves, packaging mail, etc.
- Answering queries
- Reading partial and full manuscripts for agents and writing readers reports
- Assistance with social media
- Performing special projects with or for the Literary Assistant
Applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to [email protected] with the subject heading, "[Fall/Spring/Summer] Internship Application." Applications should be submitted within the following time frames:
Summer Program: ON HOLD; NOT ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS - Before April 1st
Fall Program: ON HOLD; NOT ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS - Before August 1st
Spring Program: ON HOLD; NOT ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS - Before December 1st
Also, we're very happy to be partnering with We Need Diverse Books for their Summer Internship Grant Program. If this excellent program is something you qualify for, we urge you to apply as you're applying for our internship!
All applicants will receive responses regarding the status of their application.
For some more information, watch our video with past intern Olivia Loggia below: