Jobs & Internships

Beacon Press is a nonprofit, mission driven press, focusing on social justice issues in the US and globally. We are committed to building a diverse workforce.


Senior Editor (posted 1/22/15)

Beacon Press is currently interviewing for the position of Senior Editor.  Job responsibilities include:
  • Acquiring new authors and titles for the press, in existing and new subject areas.
  • Editing the manuscripts and preparing them for production.
  • Preparing materials to support the publication of the books, including flap copy, tip sheets, etc.
Although the press is located in Boston, we will consider candidates who wish to reside in New York. 

Requirements: minimum of four years’ experience in editorial in book publishing; focus on nonfiction; familiarity with the Beacon Press list.

Beacon Press is a nonprofit, mission driven press, focusing on social justice issues in the US and globally. We are committed to building a diverse workforce.

To apply: Please send a resume and cover letter, explaining in detail your editorial experiences and your vision for acquisitions at Beacon Press to Helene Atwan, Director, hatwan@beacon.org.

Digital Marketing Associate (posted 1/20/15)

The Digital Marketing Associate will support the online activities of Beacon Press and its authors by: Coordinating the development and dissemination of content on Beacon’s blog, Beacon Broadside, developing strategties for expanding the reach of content; monitoring blog performance through monthly analytics. Assisting with the management of Beacon’s social media accounts, especially Twitter, by monitoring daily activity, regularly posting about books, authors, and subjects related to the mission of Beacon, preparing analytics, and developing strategies for increasing following and engagement, and coordinating posts to the feed. Helping develop and manage social media campaigns. Maintaining book content on Beacon's website and on vendor sites. Assisting with the creation of digital content such as author videos. Participating in meetings including web team, marketing, and launch meetings. Other tasks will be assigned as needed.

Requirements: Individual must have BA; Must have at least 1 year of experience in bookselling, publishing, or digital marketing. Must have experience with blogging and blogging platforms, HTML, and social media for business. Excellent communication (both oral and written) skills. Ability to work both independently and as part of a team. Ability to track multiple projects and deadlines. Knowledge of DreamWeaver, Photoshop, and Final Cut Pro is helpful.

Finalists will be required to provide a writing sample that demonstrates a clear understanding of the Beacon mission and its books.

To apply: Send resume and cover letter to Senior Marketing Manager Alyssa Hassan, ahassan@beacon.org. Candidates will be contacted via email. No phone calls, please.

Beacon Press is a nonprofit, mission driven press, focusing on social justice issues in the US and globally. We are committed to building a diverse workforce.

Publicity Intern (posted 1/20/15)

Beacon Press has an opening for an intern in our publicity department. The intern will work in various areas of administration and support. Day to day tasks will include: assisting with galley mailings, database maintenance, researching media leads, and completing media follow up. Our interns gain hands-on publicity experience and are expected to fully engage with the books assigned to them.

This position is unpaid but offers a great chance to learn about publishing in a fast-paced, supportive environment. We ask our interns to commit to working approximately 10-15 hours per week.

To Apply: please email your cover letter and resume to Senior Publicist Caitlin Meyer, cmeyer@beacon.org

Beacon Press is a nonprofit, mission driven press, focusing on social justice issues in the US and globally. We are committed to building a diverse workforce.