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.


Business Operations Assistant (posted 5/21/15)

Under supervision of the Director of Business Operations, the Business Operations Assistant assists with data maintenance and data research and analysis, provides support for distribution and fulfillment activities, assists with maintenance of inventory and office operations, and provides administrative support for the Business Department. Four years of college or equivalent required. Degree in Business Administration is a plus. Must have strong organizational skills, accurate data-entry and proofreading abilities and a strong familiarity with computers. Working knowledge of Microsoft Excel preferred. Consistent and reliable attendance is essential.

The Business Operations Assistant's responsibilities include: assisting with the maintenance of Beacon’s database and interface with domestic distributor, including the set-up of new titles; working on recurring and occasional research and analysis projects; working with foreign distributors, providing information and arranging order fulfillment and invoicing; oversees retention and storage of financial records; providing administrative support for Business Department on ad hoc financial projects and tasks; oversees incoming deliveries; sorting and distributing incoming mail and interoffice mail in a timely and efficient manner; distributing copies of new books and maintains in-house library and inventory; maintaining inventory, distribution, and storage of office supplies, as well as mail and shipping supplies; and other duties as assigned.

To apply, please send cover letter and resume to Greg Kanter, Director of Business Operations, at gkanter@beacon.org

Beacon Press is committed to building a diverse workforce; people with disabilities, people of color, and those who identify as LGBTQ are encouraged to apply.

Publicity Assistant (posted 4/7/15)

Beacon Press is looking for a full-time publicity assistant, supporting the work of the communications director and the senior publicist. The ability to organize and prioritize simultaneous projects is a requirement, as is the ability to write and communicate in an effective and professional manner. Interest in book publishing and the media’s coverage of social, economic, race, education, and LBGT issues is essential.

The publicity assistant’s responsibilities include printing press materials and manuscripts, mailing out galleys and reviews copies from the office, coordinating bound book mailings, using and updating our media database, conducting web research as requested, and arranging author travel. Under the supervision of the communications director and the senior publicist, the publicity assistant also helps execute publicity campaigns as assigned, writes press materials and pitch letters, and arranges author events. 

To apply, please send cover letter and resume to Caitlin Meyer, Senior Publicist, at cmeyer@beacon.org

Beacon Press is committed to building a diverse workforce; people with disabilities, people of color, and those who identify as LGBTQ are encouraged to apply.