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 Intern (posted 7/24/15)

Beacon Press is currently accepting applications for a fall internship position in the marketing department. Beacon Press is an independent non-profit publisher of trade and scholarly nonfiction. We are a small press committed to social justice issues and are looking for an intern who is politically aware and engaged.


We publish 50 to 60 titles a year, and specialize in women's studies; religion; Asian American, African American, Native American, and LGBTQ studies; environmental concerns; and current affairs. A Beacon internship can be a wonderful learning opportunity, and may prove to be a valuable asset should you choose to 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 environment, and to make a valued contribution to a highly-respected publishing house with a long tradition of publishing progressive, thought-provoking books.


Responsibilities: The marketing intern will work closely with the marketing department to assist in various areas, such as: researching organizations for bulk sales opportunities; updating Beacon's online social networks including Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr; updating content on beacon.org and author websites; writing blog posts; tracking monthly online stats; running monthly sales reports; assisting with research for academic outreach; drafting letters for book campaigns; assisting with the production of marketing materials; and assisting with other marketing/sales projects and administrative tasks as needed.


Requirements: Candidates should be creative, detail-oriented, and motivated. The ideal candidate should have basic computer proficiency and experience in an office setting.


Salary/Hours: This position is unpaid, and we ask our interns to commit to working approximately 15 hours per week. This is a great opportunity to learn and gain experience in a progressive, non-profit, independent publishing environment.


To apply: Applicants should send resume and cover letter to Jenah Blitz-Stoehr, marketing associate, at marketing@beacon.org. No phone calls, please.


Beacon values a diverse workforce; people with disabilities, folks of color, and those who identify as L/G/B/T/Q are strongly encouraged to apply.


Editorial Intern (posted 7/24/15)

Editorial interns assist by performing tasks such as internet research, reading and responding to unsolicited manuscripts, proofreading, and other various projects as they arise.

A Beacon internship can be a wonderful learning opportunity, and may prove to be a valuable asset should you choose to 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 environment, and to make a valued contribution to a highly-respected publishing house with a long tradition of publishing progressive, thought-provoking books.


Requirements: In selecting interns, we look for creative, highly motivated applicants with a strong interest in book publishing, a passion for social justice, and outstanding reading/writing and administrative skills. Previous office experience and computer skills are helpful but not essential; a commitment to Beacon’s mission is required. Familiarity with blogs and social media is a plus.


This position is unpaid, and we ask our interns to commit to working approximately 15 hours per week. This is a wonderful opportunity to learn and gain experience in a progressive, non-profit, independent publishing environment.


To apply: Applicants should email a cover letter and resume to Amanda Beiner at abeiner@beacon.org. No phone calls, please.


People with disabilities and candidates who identify as persons of color and/or LGBTQ are encouraged to apply.