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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.


Beacon Press Internships for People of Color

The Beacon Press Internships for People of Color program seeks to increase diversity and inclusiveness in the book publishing industry. Interns are expected to work for 14-16 weeks, with a 12-20 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. While our internships are unpaid, we can reimburse expenses (travel, food, etc.) up to $450.

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.

To apply for the Beacon Press Internship for People of Color for the Spring 2018 semester, please send your résumé and a cover letter to internships@beacon.org and indicate the internship you are applying for. Applications are requested as soon as possible, and are due by December 31.

Marketing Intern

The marketing intern works closely with the marketing department in various areas of administration and support. Day-to-day tasks include researching outreach opportunities to target audiences, drafting outreach letters, producing and proofing marketing materials, assisting in the development of marketing plans, assisting in metadata optimization for books, assisting with book mailings, and tracking results of marketing campaigns.

Digital & Social Media Intern

The digital & social media intern works closely with the digital marketing associate in various areas of Beacon’s social media assets. Responsibilities include assisting with the drafting and scheduling content on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram; planning social media campaigns; drafting blog posts and newsletters; creating social media images; tracking authors, books, and trending news on social media; updating website content; and tracking weekly and monthly online stats.

Candidates should have a strong interest in publishing and social justice, as well as a desire to learn about the ways publishers use online assets to build community and raise the profile of our brand, books, and authors.

Publicity Intern

The Publicity Intern will work in various areas of administration and support, gaining valuable experience in book publicity, while also having the opportunity to observe and engage with other departments. Day-to-day tasks 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.

Candidates should have excellent writing, research, and critical thinking skills; be creative, detail-oriented, and work well independently. A desire to learn and a dedication to our social justice mission are essential.