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Intern - Publisher Operations

Rakuten Kobo Inc.
00012164 Requisition #

Publisher Operations Intern - Toronto

The Kobo Intern will work closely with our passionate, book-obsessed and shockingly friendly Publisher Operations team to support publishers and help Kobo with the growth of its international eBook catalogue.

This position is for a six month contract and is paid $2700/month. 
The Kobo Intern…
Mixes mental agility with technological fearlessness, loves books, moves fast, juggles priorities, wants to learn; is willing and eager to embrace reading in all its forms, from Binchy to Barnes and from Meyer to Munro; wants to take part in shaping the future of reading, publishing, and bookselling; is looking for a role that looks across a whole industry, working with books and publishers from all over the world; isn’t afraid of (and maybe even looks forward to) detailed research and complex problem-solving.
Skills Development
eBooks and digital publishing are the most exciting part of the book industry today. The skills you’ll pick up at Kobo are the skills that publishers are looking for as they build their eBook catalogue and their digital production team.
Responsibilities will include:

  • Working with publishers to assess and correct ebook loading and metadata queries
  • Investigating and working to resolve content errors
  • Assisting with research into digital publishing standards and topics
  • Providing day-to-day support for the Publisher Operations team
  • Reviewing content for compliance with Kobo’s content policy


  • College/university diploma or equivalent course study, ideally with a focus on publishing or book selling programs
  • A strong interest in eBooks and digital reading. (i.e. if it’s your heart’s desire to be an editor, you aren’t going to have much fun. But if a potent mix of technology, books, and communications is your thing, you’re in the right place)
  • General understanding of the book industry (ISBNs, ONIX files, .epub formats are all familiar terms)
  • Solid hands-on experience with Microsoft Excel
  • Detail-oriented, with strong research and organizational skills
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Flexibility and ability to juggle many projects and priorities simultaneously
  • Experience with Zendesk an asset
  • Fluency in French or Spanish an asset

To Learn More About Kobo:

Rakuten Kobo Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.  Accessibility accommodations for candidates with disabilities participating in the selection process are available on request.  Any information received related to accommodation needs of applicants will be addressed confidentially.

Rakuten Kobo would like to thank all applicants for their interest in this role however only qualified candidates will be shortlisted.


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