StoryCorps is currently at work on a narrative nonfiction book to be published by the Penguin Press. Three of our past books, Listening Is an Act of Love (2007), Mom (2010), and All There Is (2012), have all made the New York Times bestseller list. To aid in our continued success, we need the help of a skilled reader and organized worker, who is excited to gain experience in the print field.
The internship will entail the duties and responsibilities listed in the description below, as well as the exciting opportunity to work with our Senior and Executive Editors, as well as our founder Dave Isay, a Peabody Award-winning documentarian and MacArthur Genius.
Duties & Responsibilities
Projects may include, but will not be limited to the following:
- Read transcripts and help to cull and edit into a manuscript
- Research potential interviews to cherry-pick for the book
- Assist in identifying interviews by searching internal databases and spot listening to audio
- Transmit audio to transcribers and track transcription process
- Collect and organize contact info for participants whose interviews are selected for print
- Assist with editorial and production tasks as they arise, including tracking fact-checking and participant photo re-shoots
- Other administrative and research tasks as assigned
- Experience in and a commitment to writing and/or editing literary nonfiction
- Experience and interests in line with StoryCorps' mission to provide Americans of all backgrounds and beliefs with the opportunity to record, share, and preserve the stories of our lives.
Value of the Internship
At the completion of this internship, the Print Intern should have experience in the process of editing and producing a published work of nonfiction.
All positions at StoryCorps are filled without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, HIV/AIDS status, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. All are encouraged to apply.