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Editor/Senior Editor

Island Press is seeking an Editor or Senior Editor to acquire and edit nonfiction books. The editor will be responsible for acquiring and publishing a number of new titles per year appropriate to their experience in areas complementing the existing Island Press publishing program in the built environment, with a focus on natural systems, climate change, and social justice. Successful candidates will have had experience working with experts in a range of fields to develop book ideas for professionals and/or general readers. Click here for the full description and application instructions.




We have concluded recruiting for Summer 2022. Please check back in late summer for Fall opportunities.

We hire interns for the fall, spring, and summer terms. We look for interns who are interested in learning about the book publishing field, the environment, or non-profit organizations. We especially want to encourage you to apply if your background is under-represented in publishing or environmental policy or you hadn't considered any of these career paths before. Internships are paid, temporary positions and we request 10-20 hours per week. Please note your availability when applying. This position may also receive program or course credit if approved by the educational institution.

To apply, please submit a cover letter detailing how this position aligns with your career goals, what you would like to accomplish in the internship, and mention any experience you may have had relevant to the descriptions below. Also include a résumé of your past work and/or volunteer experiences, highlighting your accomplishments.

Read what past interns have to say about the internship experience at Island Press.


Student Director

The Island Press staff and its Board of Directors are looking to recruit one Student Director over the next year who would serve a two-year term. We welcome applications from degree-seeking undergraduate or graduate students in good academic and disciplinary standing. The review process continues on a rolling basis. Click here for more information.


To Apply:

If you are interested in one of our available positions, please see the application instructions in the full description. Application materials should be sent to with the position title as the subject. No calls please.