Jobs & Internships
Beacon Press is owned and operated under the auspices of the Unitarian Universalist Association and is an equal opportunity employer. Beacon Press values a diverse workforce; people with disabilities, people of color, and those who identify as L/G/B/T/Q are strongly encouraged to apply.
Spring 2017 Internships
Beacon Press has openings during the Spring 2017 semester for interns in our editorial, marketing, publicity, and production departments.
A Beacon Press internship is a wonderful learning opportunity, and may prove to be invaluable should you pursue a career in book publishing. Because Beacon is a small press, our interns have the opportunity to observe the functions of other departments as well as their own, to work in a friendly and supportive environment, and to make a valued contribution to a distinguished press that has a long tradition of publishing progressive, timely and thought-provoking books.
Stipend/Hours: Beacon Press offers a $450 stipend for internships. The length of internships is 14-16 weeks, with a 10-16 hour-per-week commitment and a flexible schedule. We are also happy to work with your school to help you earn college credits, when applicable.
To apply: Applicants should e-mail a cover letter and resume by November 21 to email@example.com stating the position you are interested in in the subject line. No phone calls, please.
Beacon Press is committed to building a diverse workforce. People with disabilities, people of color, and those who identify as L/G/B/T/Q are strongly encouraged to apply.
Editorial Intern: Editorial interns assist by performing tasks such as assessing and responding to manuscripts, proofreading, doing research, and developing readers’ guides for select titles. Interns have the opportunity to sit in on various meetings including editorial, marketing, and all-staff and will work closely with a member of the editorial team.
Requirements: In selecting interns, we look for motivated applicants with a strong interest in publishing, a passion for social justice, and strong reading/writing and administrative skills. Familiarity with current events and politics is a plus. Previous office experience and computer skills are helpful but not essential; a commitment to Beacon’s mission is required.
Marketing Intern: The marketing intern works closely with the marketing department in various areas of administration and support. Day to day tasks include research for organizational and academic outreach opportunities, assisting with book mailings for giveaways and other projects, drafting letters, reading assigned books to assist in development of marketing plans, scheduling social media posts; updating content on Beacon websites, writing blog posts, tracking monthly online stats, and producing marketing materials.
Requirements: Candidates should have a strong interest in publishing and social justice, as well as a desire to learn about marketing books to consumer audiences.
Publicity Intern: Duties may include assisting with book mailings, database maintenance, attending meetings, researching media leads, tracking media placements, creating press materials, writing occasional blog posts, and completing media outreach. Our interns gain hands-on publicity experience and are expected to fully engage with the books and work assigned to them.
Requirements: Candidates should have excellent writing, research, and critical thinking skills; be creative, detail-oriented, and work well independently. Computer skills, a desire to learn, and a dedication to our social justice mission are a must.
Production Intern: Duties include proofreading, filing, reviewing copyedits, photocopying, data entry, archiving, preparing packages for vendors and freelancers, maintenance of the production library, assistance with the digital archive, and special projects.
Requirements: Candidates should have a strong interest in social justice and publishing, with a particular interest in the area of production. The ideal candidate is extremely detail-oriented, and has strong organizational skills.