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Warehouse Associate
Project Editor
Marketing Intern


Mountaineers Books, a non-profit outdoor books publisher, seeks a full-time Warehouse Associate beginning as soon as possible.

The ideal candidate is dependable and detail oriented. Experience with warehouse and fulfillment operations or shipping and receiving preferred, but not necessary. Retail experience or experience with inventory management or point of sale software preferred, but not necessary. High school diploma required, certificate or associate’s degree preferred.

Job Summary: Under the direction of the Distribution Center Supervisor, the Warehouse Associate will pick, pack, and ship orders for retailers, wholesalers, and consumers at our Harbor Island warehouse. Responsibilities also include receiving and restocking returns and assisting with inventory management and the maintenance of a neat and orderly warehouse.

Physical requirements: Repetitive heavy lifting and ability to stand for prolonged periods.

Job Type: Full-time FLSA non-exempt

Compensation: $21.50 per hour

Benefits include medical, dental, vision, life, and long-term disability insurance, and paid sick, vacation, and holiday time. 401(k) retirement plan available after three months. Additional benefits include:

• Free books!
• Free family membership at The Mountaineers.
• Opportunities to advance your outdoor skills with two free Mountaineers courses per year.
• Two free tickets to most of our Mountaineers events.
• Access to our three ski-in, ski-out mountain lodges, and our four on-site climbing and bouldering walls.
• Free parking for your bike or car.
• Alternative transportation reimbursement available.

Warehouse associates are eligible for forklift training.

To Apply:
Please complete our application, including a resume in PDF format, and optionally share your demographic information online at:


Mountaineers Books, a non-profit and independent outdoor books publisher, seeks a full-time Project Editor beginning as soon as possible.

The Project Editor manages approximately 10–12 titles annually across two seasons, guiding each book project through copyediting and all production phases. This position will also be responsible for the editorial component of all reprints, as well as provide general editorial work for the good of the department as requested, including but not limited to reviewing and evaluating draft materials for the acquisitions team and providing general backup for the Managing Editor as needed.

Job Summary:

Under the general supervision of the Managing Editor, the Project Editor is responsible for handling 5–6 assigned manuscripts per season, from the editorial stage through production. Core functions include:

  • Review and evaluate completed manuscripts as transmitted from acquisitions editors—including map/illustration scrap and photos—for style, organization, completeness, and copyediting and production needs. Work closely with Editorial and Production staff in anticipating and resolving problems.
  • Hire freelance copyeditors, proofreaders, and indexers and oversee their work.
  • Coordinate with book designers to ensure all elements are consistent with acquisitions transmittal. Manage and communicate design and production schedules.
  • Function as primary point person for authors once manuscripts are transmitted. Inform authors of processes, schedules, and expectations, and maintain constant communications with authors during all stages of editorial and production.
  • Collate and check all proof passes for accuracy, quality, consistency, and page makeup and coordinate author/editor/proofreader reviews of pages. Maintain/track style sheets for individual titles.
  • Complete, as necessary, photo research, permissions, and payment for images. Create and track art and caption logs. Facilitate text permissions as needed.
  • Assist in development and creation of ancillary products (e.g., card decks, calendars, etc.); tasks may include copywriting, photo research, fact checking, and permissions.
  • Copyedit, proofread, and/or write miscellaneous material (e.g., front matter, back matter, captions, indexes, cover/flap copy, marketing galley copy, catalog copy, seasonal tip sheets, etc.) as necessary or directed.
  • Monitor editorial costs and editorial and production schedules throughout the process. Report to Managing Editor on the progress of individual book projects, identifying delays, problems, or cost overruns as they develop and suggesting solutions.
  • Responsible for proofing new epub files for assigned projects, tracking errors, and submitting corrections to the Creative Director.
  • Responsible for all editorial updates and corrections related to reprints. As such, attend monthly reprints meetings; maintain up-to-date files of corrections on all front- and backlist titles; communicate with authors regarding corrections; copyedit, proof, and/or copy-fit corrections as necessary and update other book elements as relevant, providing all changes to production for implementation; review, approve, and/or evaluate revised printer files, proofs, and final books.

 The Project Editor additionally provides general editorial input/assistance for the good of the editorial department and as directed, including but not limited to: proofread in-house page proofs; create, modify, or proof indexes; apply for Library of Congress/Catalog-in-Publishing (CIP) Data; mail comp copies of titles to authors or others; and attend acquisitions, editorial department, reprint, and staff meetings in person.

Minimum Requirements

  • Education: BA in English, Journalism, Communications, or related field, or equivalent college courses and experience. Recognized editing certificate a plus but not required.
  • Experience: Minimum three years of book publishing and book editing experience.
  • Knowledge and Skills: Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook required; familiarity with Adobe Suite a plus. Extensive experience with proofreading- and copyediting marks, and solid proofreading skills. Advanced copyediting skills a plus. Excellent communication skills and ability to work both autonomously and in a collaborative work environment. Excellent organizational skills. Deep understanding of Chicago Manual of Style and book production processes.

 Job Type: Full-time FLSA non-exempt
Compensation: $45,000–$52,000 DOE (annual equivalent)

Benefits include medical, dental, vision, life, and long-term disability insurance and paid sick, vacation, and holiday time. 401(k) retirement plan available after three months. Additional benefits include:

  • Free books!
  • Free family membership at The Mountaineers.
  • Opportunities to advance outdoor skills with two free Mountaineers courses per year.
  • Two free tickets to most of The Mountaineers events.
  • Access to three ski-in/ski-out mountain lodges and four on-site climbing/bouldering walls.
  • Free parking for your bike or car.
  • Alternative transportation reimbursement available.

To Apply:

Please complete our application, including a resume in PDF format, and optionally share your demographic information online at: https://survey.alchemer.com/s3/7604009/ee9bbc29964e  

Work Environment:

This role is based in Seattle, WA, at the Mountaineers Books offices on Harbor Island. By the nature of the work, this is a hybrid on-site/remote position. We are a 100% vaccinated workplace. One or more dogs are occasionally present in the offices. Position includes extended time periods using a keyboard (sitting or using a standing desk).

Cultivating an inclusive staff is central to The Mountaineers and Mountaineers Books focus on advancing equity. Our core values are Adventure, Education, Volunteerism, Advocacy, and Community, and we believe a diverse and inclusive environment inspires unity, respect, and passion for our work and one another. We are interested in hearing from people who can work with colleagues of varied experience and background. The Mountaineers is an equal-opportunity employer, and candidates from all backgrounds are considered; as an organization that values equity and inclusion, we highly encourage people of color, women, LGBTQ individuals, and veterans to apply.

social media Marketing Intern

This internship is only open to students currently enrolled in college. We will bring on one intern per year.

Summer Internship Period
June 1st - September 1st (start/end dates flexible based on student schedule)
Applications due February 1st, 2024

Internship Details

Reporting to the marketing manager you will assist with a variety of marketing tasks related to social media. This will include designing graphic and video assets, writing posts, research, and other tasks as needed. Additional tasks to be determined by company needs and intern’s interest and skillset. 
Interns must be available 10 hours per week for the full duration of the internship. Partially remote options available, but interns must commit to coming into the office once a week. We are happy to work with student’s academic institution to meet needs for fulfillment of academic credit.
  • Must be able to work a minimum of 10 hours per week.
  • Must be over 18 years of age. 
  • Must have access to a reliable internet source and laptop computer. 
  • Must be familiar with social media platforms including, but not limited to, Facebook, Twitter, Tiktok and Instagram.
  • Preference for interns with video filming and editing skills as well as graphic design skills 
  • Stipend of $1000 to be paid at successful completion of internship.
  • Receive real-world experience in marketing and book publishing.
  • Will finish internship with concrete work samples to add to your portfolio.
  • 5 free books.
  • Access to local Mountaineers Books events.
  • One-on-one informational meetings with leadership.
Please apply for the internship by completing this Google form: https://forms.gle/XYy1DvvYsnBctza76
Applicants who do not complete this form will not be considered.
If you have questions about this internship please direct them to marketing@mountaineersbooks.org

While we understand that applicants will have simultaneous commitments such as school and employment, we will not consider applicants who will be enrolled in another book publishing internship, or who will otherwise be employed by another book publisher at any point during your internship with Mountaineers Books.

About Us

Established in 1960, Mountaineers Books is the nation's leading nonprofit independent publisher of outdoor recreation, lifestyle, and conservation books. Based in Seattle, we have a staff of 23, more than 700 books in print, and we distribute the books of aligned outdoor nonprofits, including the American Alpine Club, the Appalachian Trail Conservancy, and the Colorado Mountain Club.

In addition to the recreation, education, and adventure titles published by Mountaineers Books, we have two imprints, Skipstone and Braided River, respectively focusing on backyard activism and environmental conservation.

Mountaineers Books is a part of The Mountaineers, a community of outdoor recreationists and conservationists founded in 1906 to explore the peaks and waterways of the Pacific Northwest. Today, we have 15,000 members, generations of volunteers, and seven branches in Western Washington, where we deliver most of our outdoor education programming. Thanks to our internationally recognized and award-winning publishing division, we enjoy an outstanding national reputation in the fields of outdoor education, recreation, and public lands conservation and advocacy.

Our Mission: The Mountaineers enriches lives and communities by helping people explore, conserve, learn about, and enjoy the lands and waters of the Pacific Northwest and beyond.