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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.


Publicity Assistant

Beacon Press is looking for a full-time publicity assistant, supporting the work of the communications director and the publicity manager. 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 LGBTQ 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 publicity manager, the publicity assistant also helps execute publicity campaigns as assigned, writes press materials and pitch letters, and arranges author events.

Please send resume and cover letter to 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.

Design Manager/Director

Beacon Press is seeking a talented and motivated individual to oversee and create high-level designs with modest budgets and resources. The ideal candidate will have a passion for books, for innovation, for collaboration, and a commitment to social justice.

Both supervisory and hands-on, the Design Manager/Director position requires both variety and depth of experience. This is a full-time post, ideal for an individual with at least 5 years of design experience in a print environment.

Job Description:
  • Create cover designs that are innovative, on trend, and capture the essence of a wide variety of books.
  • Collaborate with editorial team to understand project requirements and develop creative solutions.
  • Work with marketing to create print and online ads, social media images, promotional products, and other marketing tools.
  • Oversee Beacon branding, signage, posters, displays, and any other Beacon Press–related design projects.
  • Meet tight deadlines to get designs into production and occasionally going on press checks.
  • Oversee a senior designer.

Skills and Abilities:
  • Strong design and conceptual-development skills
  • Excellent typography skills
  • Proficiency using Macintosh OS X, Adobe CC: InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator
  • Proficiency using Microsoft Office: Outlook, Word, and Excel
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a design team; take and give constructive criticism
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Ability to balance multiple deadlines and project priorities

Education and Experience:
  • Undergraduate degree in graphic design, fine arts, or related field (or life equivalent).
  • 5+ years’ experience in graphic design with an emphasis on print, ideally within a Mac environment. Experience creating original book covers desirable but not necessary.
  • Portfolio must demonstrate a range of approaches.

Please send resumes and a link to your portfolio to: Helene Atwan, hatwan@beacon.org.

Beacon Press especially welcomes applications from people of color, indigenous people, people who identify as part of the LGBTQ community, or people who are differently abled.