Work Location

Corporate Office – 57 W. South Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84101

Position Description

Observe, learn, and participate as you follow the publishing process of a book–from first edits to final proofreading to sending a completed book to press. In the process, you’ll assist with “cold” proofreading, copy-to-copy proofreading, occasional fact checking and sources verification, pre-press checks, and blueline checks. You may also write advertising copy (“blurbs”) for the covers of upcoming books.

Company Description

Deseret Book Company, founded in 1866, is a trusted resource in the publishing, distribution and retailing of religious books and music serving members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Deseret Book is committed to providing the finest collection of books and music that build faith, strengthen personal values, and offer practical advice to religious and non-religious alike. It now operates 34 full-line bookstores under the Deseret Book brand, and 26 discount bookstores under the Seagull brand, all in the western United States. For more information about Deseret Book Company, visit

Required Skills

This internship is designed for undergraduate or graduate English majors preferably in at least junior or senior level of coursework with editing minor or other related minor and/or previous editing experience. Must have exceptional proofreading and communication skills and pass an in-house editing test with a score of 80% or higher.

Additional Information

This is a paid internship opportunity ($7.25/hr) that requires approximately 24 hours per week during regular business hours, starting on September 5, 2017, and ending on December 15, 2017.

Application Instructions

Complete an online application at and email your cover letter and resume to Andrea Barker at


Merchandise discount, great work environment, and an excellent internship experience. Academic credit is available as arranged by the student through their college or university.

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