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Winter Break Publishing Internship at Goodheart-Willcox

Goodheart-Willcox is a textbook publisher in Tinley Park, Illinois. The following position is available for Winter Break. See the bottom of the position description for instructions on how to apply.



Goodheart-Willcox Publisher


POSITION:                           Publishing Intern

REPORTS TO:                      Editorial Supervisor and/or Digital Media Supervisor

DIRECT REPORTS:             None

POSITION STATUS:          Nonexempt

PREPARED BY:                    Digital Media Supervisor

PREPARED ON:                  February 13, 2019



The scope of this position is to assist the editorial and digital media teams in any way that facilitates the development of G-W printed and digital products. As a publishing intern, you will work and learn day-to-day publishing tasks and be part of a team environment.



  • Assist with calling reviewers and back-end administration processes both internal and external ensuring that reviewers are paid and have a pleasant experience with Goodheart-Willcox.
  • Uses spreadsheets and databases to track administrative and editorial activities.
  • Assist with Internet-based photo research, as needed, and maintains digital photo files.
  • Perform basic copyediting and proofreading as needed in a digital environment.
  • Perform other general clerical administrative responsibilities.
  • Prepare digital manuscript copy and digital art for production.
  • Assist with quality control testing of digital products across operating systems, browsers, and mobile devices.
  • Assist with quality control of eBook production and accuracy of eBook content.
  • Use Adobe Reader to quality control PDF form fields and accessibility text.
  • Use Adobe LiveCycle to create PDF based form fields.
  • Help create and correct close captioning scripts for videos.
  • Perform miscellaneous task such as filing, photocopying, scanning and cleaning, creating art sheets, and formatting test questions.
  • All other duties as instructed or assigned.



  • 3.2 GPA or above.
  • Able to participate in a twelve-week internship session.
  • Work on site in Tinley Park, IL.
  • Must have excellent writing and communication skills.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively with other Goodheart-Willcox employees in order to participate in meetings and employee training sessions.
  • Ability to collaborate actively with others in a cross-functional team environment.
  • Must be highly organized, efficient, and a hard worker.
  • A professional demeanor is essential.




  • Some related experience and / or general office experience preferred.
  • Must be proficient in basic computer skills, including Microsoft Windows, Word, and PowerPoint. Digital media and publishing programs are a plus.
  • Must be proficient in use of Internet for research.



  • Must sit for up to four consecutive hours at a time throughout an eight-hour workday.
  • Must view high-resolution computer monitor up to four consecutive hours at a time throughout an eight-hour workday.
  • Must be able to listen to audio content on headphones for up to four consecutive hours at a time throughout an eight-hour workday.
  • Must have the manual dexterity to operate a computer key board, telephone, copy machine and other standard office equipment.

$12/hr. To apply email your resume to Deirdra Coleman, Human Resources Generalist, dcoleman@g-w.com