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The Horn Book, Inc. is now accepting applications for Fall 2021 internships, which will be mainly virtual, likely with occasional time in our office on the Simmons University campus. Start date is projected as within September 2021. Our parent company, MediaSource, strongly encourages employees to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, and everyone, vaccinated or not, must wear a mask in the office unless working alone in an assigned area or actively eating. The application deadline is August 24, 2021.

Interns perform a variety of duties, most of which are clerical in nature. During the internship, interns are encouraged to explore the collection of children’s books in the office and ask many questions. Involvement with the production of Horn Book publications and the accessibility of the Horn Book staff provide an exceptional educational opportunity for those with a specific interest in children’s literature.

Editorial interns posted with The Horn Book, Inc. assist with managing incoming books, distributing books to reviewers, shelving books in the office collection, filing reviews, maintaining the Horn Book database, occasional light typing and proofreading, mailing out complimentary issues, reading and critiquing books under consideration for review, and other projects as needed.

The Horn Book, Inc., offers paid internships for the spring, summer, and fall terms. Hours may vary according to the needs of the intern and Horn Book staff.

Applicants should have a strong interest in children’s literature and should familiarize themselves with the Horn Book’s publications before applying. Cover letter and resume should be emailed to Shoshana Flax (sflax at hbook dot com).

Freelance reviewers

The Horn Book, Inc. considers applications from potential book reviewers. Candidates should have a thorough knowledge of youth literature, ideally with specific subject or genre expertise, and professional experience working with children and books, along with excellent writing skills. The Horn Book is committed to equal opportunity and diversity in employment. Cover letter, resume, and relevant writing samples should be emailed to: magazine at hbook.com or mailed to: The Horn Book, Inc., 300 The Fenway, Main College Building, Suite C316, Boston, MA 02115.

Freelance writers

Potential contributors are advised to have a solid familiarity with The Horn Book Magazine before submitting manuscripts. Articles submitted should be of a critical nature on some aspect of children’s literature and should be no longer than 1600 words. Please allow four months for a decision on acceptance. Payment is received upon publication. The magazine does not publish fiction, nor does it publish work by children. To submit an article please email: magazine@hbook.com with the subject line “Submission.” You may also mail your submission to: The Horn Book, Inc., 300 The Fenway, Main College Building, Suite C316, Boston, MA 02115.

Are you passionate about education, hardworking, collaborative, innovative and inspired by a performance and deadline-driven environment? MSI Information Services could be your next home.

MSI Information Services, an unparalleled platform providing independent reading and information services to K-12 professionals and library leaders in the US. We have deeply rooted relationships with 50,000+ libraries, 300,000+ K12 and library professionals, and more than 600 industry providers playing a critical role in helping K12 and library professionals achieve their missions to build literacy and learning, and support communities.



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We have five iconic brands—a foundation of trust located in multiple locations. Our customers trust our five iconic brand platforms to be independent curators of quality products, purveyors of superior services, and thought leaders. We offer:

  • Competitive salary
  • Full health benefits (Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance)
  • Flexible spending
  • 401(k) plan with company match
  • Employee discounts on books
  • Casual work environment
  • Generous paid time off
  • Flexible work hours
  • Volunteer Day Off Program

Interested? See open positions and apply today.

MSI Information Services is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We are committed to equity and inclusion, and we seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool.

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