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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.


Marketing Associate (posted 7/25/16)

Basic Purpose: Responsible for marketing to consumer, academic, and library audiences.

Primary Responsibilities:

  1. Academic and Library Marketing: Responsible for preparation, execution, and analysis of academic marketing campaigns. Coordinates Beacon Press booth at 1–2 academic conferences per year; may be required staff booths. Works with distributor on their academic and library promotion plans of Beacon books.
  2. Advertising: Responsible for execution of print advertising plans. Tasks include booking ads, writing copy, and working with designer on layout. Also responsible for some backlist and paperback reprint online advertising.
  3. Paperback Marketing: Responsible for execution of marketing plans for paperback reprints and select backlist titles. Plans may include advertising, academic marketing, outreach to book groups, and other promotions.
  4. Other Responsibilities: Part of Beacon’s social media team. Acts as back up to sales assistant on processing orders as needed. Assigned books each season to read to help identify keywords, target customers, ideas for special promotion, etc.
  5. General Marketing: Participates and contributes to overall marketing effort on all Beacon Press titles through regularly scheduled department, marketing and launch meetings.

Reports to: Senior Marketing Manager

Supervisory Responsibility: Marketing Department Intern

Requirements: Individual must have BA. At least one to two years’ experience preferably in academic marketing or publishing. Excellent computer competency, ability to prioritize multiple tasks, and communication (both oral and written) skills. Knowledge of InDesign, Photoshop, and Dreamweaver is helpful.

To apply: Please email resume and cover letter to Alyssa Hassan, Senior Marketing Manager, at Beacon Press:

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.


Editorial Intern (posted 8/10/16)

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 who has a long tradition of publishing progressive, timely and thought-provoking books.

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 blogs and social media is a plus. Previous office experience and computer skills are helpful but not essential; a commitment to Beacon’s mission is required.

Please note this position is unpaid, and we ask our interns to commit to working approximately 10-12 hours per week.

To apply: Applicants should email a cover letter and resume to Will Myers: No phone calls, please.

People of color, individuals with disabilities and those in the LGBTQ community are strongly encouraged to apply.