by BK Munn
Montreal comics publisher Drawn & Quarterly is advertising for a paid intern as part of its “Summer 2019 Fellowship”.
This is a regular position they hire, usually a recent university grad. Many of their hires have gone on to jobs with D+Q or within the comics industry, as creatives or editorial/PR people.
Here’s the relevant info:
“Drawn & Quarterly is now accepting applications for summer 2019. Our publishing fellowship focuses on all facets of the book business: editorial; production and design; marketing and sales; and retail. The paid position will be in the company’s Mile-Ex office in Montreal, Monday through Thursday, 32 hours a week, 9:30-5:30. The fellowship is to begin in July 2019 and last five months. The fellow will interact with all departments and be invited to sit in on meetings.
REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must read and be fans of contemporary comics and literature of their own volition and understand who D+Q is, as well as its peers, and their place within both the international comics community as well as the North American publishing landscape.
Applicants must be Canadian citizens; permanent residents; or have an existing post-grad work permit—we are unable to consider anyone who does not fall into these three categories as we are unable to sponsor visas.
Candidates will be recent graduates (within a year) who have earned undergraduate or graduate degrees or certificates in, but not limited to: graphic design; publishing; literature; marketing; or media. Applicants without degrees or higher education but who have work experience of four years or less in book retailing and/or micro- and self-publishing will be happily considered.
Applicants must be professional, punctual, and detail-oriented and possess a team-oriented business acumen. Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, French, Japanese, or Korean is an asset.”