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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.


Jobs

Sales Assistant

The sales assistant is responsible for in house sales and sales support for customers, consumers, authors, and staff. Responsibilities include customer service, sales to organizations and authors, website orders, author appearance orders, and monthly sales reporting.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Customer Service and House Sales: Responsible for arranging terms, payment, and shipping for sales related to author events, bulk orders, web orders, and author orders, among others.
  • Author Events: Ensures book sales are arranged for all author events.
  • Organizational Outreach and Partnership Development: Reaches out to like-minded organizations to discuss ways in which we could have ongoing relationships. Also serves as liason to our distributor’s special sales team.
  • NEIBA: Assists with coordination of Beacon’s presence at the New England Booksellers Association conference and is also one of the staff in attendance.
  • Other responsibilities: Processes and distributes office mail. Part of social media team. Helps identify keywords, target customers, and marketing opportunities for assigned books. Coordinates Goodreads and LibraryThing giveaways. Responds to inmate mail. Assigned other marketing tasks as needed.
Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
  • Previous experience working in an office environment. Previous bookstore experience or customer service experience in a publisher setting preferred.
  • Exposure to issues of social justice is helpful.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Excellent computer competency, ability to prioritize multiple tasks, and communication (both oral and written) skills.

To apply: email cover letter and resume to jobs@beacon.org. No phone calls please.

Beacon Press is a 160 year old, independent, progressive publishing house headquartered in a LEED certified building on Boston’s waterfront. We are a mission driven press publishing in the areas of history, political science, literature and the environment. 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.

Internships

Publicity Intern

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.

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.

Pay/Hours: Beacon Press summer internships are unpaid. The length of the internship is 14-16 weeks, with a 12-16 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 to publicity manager Caitlin Meyer at cmeyer@beacon.org. 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.