Career Opportunities

Current Openings

Image Technician (part-time 20 hours per week) posted 1/9/2023
The imaging technician receives images submitted by authors for approval. Most are digital files; however, some scanning of prints or negatives is required. Each image is reviewed for quality and resolution and accepted if it can be edited/improved and rejected if not viable for print. Correspondence with authors will be required to coordinate replacement images for those rejected. Accepted images are set to 300dpi resolution, converted to tiff format, and converted to grayscale for print and maximized for detail and contrast. While most images are converted to grayscale, some images will be used for color inserts and a few full-color books. The new technician can work on site or on a hybrid schedule with the flexibility to work from home and the office as needed.  Applicants may apply on or email resumes directly to

  • Duties
    Some image scanning of both slides and prints
    Analyze digital images for quality and resolution appropriate for print in a timely fashion
    Correspond with authors regarding their image submissions
    Convert and edit images to maximize for print
    Inspect, repair, and manipulate images so that quality meets or exceeds expectations
    Work with the production department to prioritize and prepare images in time for setup/layout
  • Requirements
    Be available for work 20 hours/per week
    Proficiency in using a computer, associated peripherals, and image scanner
    3+ years of software knowledge/experience with Adobe Photoshop and/or Lightroom
    3+ years of relevant experience in photo editing/manipulation
    Attention to detail is a must
    Ability to multitask and complete projects on time
    Communication and customer service skills are needed
    Software knowledge/experience with InDesign a plus
    Ability to commute/relocate: Jefferson, NC 28640: Reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work
Book Factory and Warehouse Specialist (part-time 29.5 hours per week) posted 1/4/2023
We are looking for a part-time long-term employee. This position will include training in all areas of our book manufacturing process. These areas include, but are not limited to; binding books, laminating covers, conveyance of products, and maintenance/repair of trimmers/binding equipment. No previous book manufacturing experience is required.  Potential applicants may apply for this position on or by emailing their resumes to
  • Duties:  (basic duties include, but are not limited to)
    Operating large printing equipment as well as other various warehouse equipment
    Working in a fast-paced warehouse/factory environment, standing and walking throughout the day
    Moving products weighing up to 40lbs, paper, boxes, manufacturing materials etc.
    Organizing and prioritizing print orders on computer que
    Frequent monitoring of job details
    Use of computer programs including Microsoft Word, Microsoft Teams, Outlook, and other programs related to our manufacturing process
    Attend team meetings as needed
    Set up for company onsite team-building activities


Editorial Intern (on-site only, temporarily paused)
The Editorial Department accepts one intern per term — spring, summer and fall. Applications for spring semester are accepted from May 1 to November 1; applications for summer are accepted from December 1 to March 1; and applications for fall term are accepted from December 1 to April 1. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and résumé.


The Moriarty Internship in Marketing (remote, hybrid, or on-site)
The Marketing Department accepts one intern per term — spring, summer and fall.  This internship requires working alongside marketing, publicity and advertising personnel. Interns will learn how publishing companies work, familiarize themselves with the publishing process as it pertains to academic nonfiction, develop their professional and technical writing skills, and develop their interpersonal skills. Candidates are required to be earning college course credit via the internship.

General Information about Career Opportunities

Current openings, when available, will be listed and described above on this page.  To apply, follow the directions provided with the listing.  Also, McFarland accepts unsolicited resumes and will keep those on file for future reference. If you’d like to submit your résumé for future consideration, please send it to the address(es) below.

Freelance copy editors:
Susan Kilby
Managing Editor, Development

Editorial interns:
Sarah Hadley
HR Specialist

Marketing interns:
Sarah Hadley
HR Specialist

Design, pre-press and production interns:
Sarah Hadley
HR Specialist

All other inquiries (full-time, part-time, and freelance):
Sarah Hadley
HR Specialist