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Hachette Australia Summer Internship Program

Date: Mon August 24 2020 12:00 am to Wed September 30 2020 11:59 pm

NEW Paid Summer Internship Program

The Hachette Australia Summer Internship Program provides both a broad understanding of the trade publishing business and a deep dive into how the various departments within a commercial publishing house works together to take books to market – and ultimately into the hands of readers.

Applications open: Monday 24 August 2020

Applications close: Wednesday 30 September 2020

Internship begins: Monday 2 November 2020

Internship ends: Friday 26 February 2021

Remuneration: $50,000 pro-rata (may also include university credit if applicable)

Hours: Full-time (38 hours per week including some after hours work involved attending events, as required)

Location: Hachette Australia, Level 17/207 Kent Street, Sydney, NSW (with flexibility to keep within official guidelines for working in the CBD during COVID-19).

Eligibility: Open to all Australian citizens (over 18 years of age), with a genuine passion for books and keen interest in establishing a career in publishing are welcome to apply. No formal qualifications are required and Hachette Australia believes in equal opportunity, diversity and inclusion.

Application process: Applications will only be accepted via careers@hachette.com.au and must include a CV and letter of interest, plus details of any university internship agreement and relevant course accreditation. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview in October 2020.

Hachette Australia will be holding a virtual event for prospective interns and people interested to learn more about working in publishing in mid-September. Register here.

The Summer Internship Program includes:       

  • Immersion in the sales, marketing, publicity, product, production, and editorial departments
  • Financial training by the Finance Director
  • Attending the key decision-making departmental meetings at least once, and major cross-functional meetings including acquisitions/covers meeting, and the monthly launch meeting.
  • Accompanying a field sales manager on the road visiting and pitching titles to bookshops
  • Attending a head office bookseller presentation
  • Attending an author event with a publicist
  • A visit to ADS (Central Coast warehouse), pending Covid-19 restrictions


More information: https://www.hachette.com.au/careers/

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