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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 LGBTQ+ are strongly encouraged to apply.


INTERNSHIPS

Beacon Press Spring 2023 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. We encourage applicants anywhere in the country to apply. We offer a competitive hourly wage of $16 an hour for each internship. Interns are expected to work for 10–14 weeks, with a 17–20 hour-per-week commitment and a flexible schedule. It is preferable, though not required, that interns be available to work on Thursdays for various meetings. Beacon Press is working a hybrid work week. Interns will be able to work remotely.

Digital and Social Media Intern

The intern will work closely with the digital marketing manager in various areas of Beacon’s social media assets. Responsibilities include: assisting with the drafting and scheduling content on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram; planning and creating TikTok videos; planning social media campaigns; drafting blog posts; creating social media images; tracking authors, books, and trending news on social media; 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 digital marketing and content creation.

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 2023 semester, please send your résumé and a cover letter indicating “Digital and Social Media Internship” in the subject line to: internships@beacon.org. Applications are due by November 15.

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 LGBTQ+ are encouraged to apply.

Editorial Intern

The editorial intern works approximately 15 hours per week and assists all members of the editorial staff. Day-to-day tasks include: reading and reporting on book proposals; researching potential book ideas; helping guide books to production; and working on special projects. Interns sit in on a number of proposal meetings, where they get the chance to observe how editors evaluate submissions. Candidates should have a strong interest in publishing (especially the editorial process), in social justice, and how the two can work together.

To apply for the Beacon Press Internship for People of Color for the Spring 2023 semester, please send your résumé and a cover letter indicating “Editorial Internship” in the subject line to: internships@beacon.org. Applications are due by January 25, 2023.

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 LGBTQ+ are encouraged to apply.