Editorial Internships

Australian Book Review seeks a highly motivated Editorial Intern to fill our eighth paid editorial internship. This is a part-time (0.6 or 0.8) position over twelve months – a rare opportunity in the industry. An editing/publishing degree/diploma or equivalent publishing experience is essential. We are looking for a highly literate editor who is familiar with ABR and magazine culture in general.

The Intern will participate in many of activities of the magazine, and will work closely with the Editor (Peter Rose) in the maintenance of ABR Arts. A confident grasp of the arts in Australia is thus essential.

ABR is a buoyant arts magazine with diverse programs and a strong work ethic. This is an excellent opportunity to refine your editorial skills and to work with leading writers and editors. The Internship is designed for a new graduate/editor who is seeking a career in publishing.

We seek applications from those with professional editorial skills, energy and initiative. Applicants must be confident and adaptable in using digital technologies and programs. Some experience in publishing is advantageous.

The total package is worth $43 to 48K pro rata (plus superannuation). The closing date for applications is Monday, 30 April. The Intern will start work in June and the Internship will run for twelve months.

Click here to read application guidelines and a detailed position description

Click here to find out more about past ABR Editorial Interns

Applications should be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by COB Monday, 30 April. Interviews will take place in mid May.

‘Being on the staff of a magazine of the calibre of Australian Book Review, with its long history in Australian letters and fine editorial standards, is a singular experience, and it has no doubt been the defining event of my professional life thus far.’

Milly Main
ABR Ian Potter Foundation Editorial Intern, 2012


‘As the recipient of an internship at Australian Book Review in 2009, I know the benefits of such a program firsthand. My internship was an unqualified success, and resulted not only in an increase in my editing knowledge and skills, but also in full-time employment.’

Mark Gomes
ABR Australian Publishers Association Editorial Intern, 2009