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Title: Editorial Assistant
Description: Working in support of two acquisitions editors responsible for SUP’s anthropology, law, history, and Jewish studies lists, the Editorial Assistant is responsible for a number of essential tasks within the contracting and manuscript development processes. This is a junior-level position, designed as an entree into scholarly publishing.

• Assist editors/authors in preparing and transmitting manuscripts into production
• Coordinate peer review of proposals and manuscripts
• Assist editors in tracking titles under contract, maintain schedules based on communication with authors/editors
• Oversee the permissions process
• Create and distribute publication agreements
• Work with editors to compile data and prepare documents for editorial board meetings
• Perform office duties including, but not limited to, handling incoming and outgoing mail, entering data into basic reports, making copies
• Arrange meetings, including scheduling rooms, managing equipment, and assembling materials
• Create and maintain files and filing systems
• Liaise with marketing, production, and finance departments
*Other duties may also be assigned.
Requirements: REQUIREMENTS:
• Four-year college degree or equivalent
• Basic computer skills and demonstrated experience with office software and email applications
• Ability to complete assigned tasks, to prioritize and meet deadlines in a busy work environment
• Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
• Strong verbal and written communication skills
• Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously
• Ability to work cooperatively and maintain productive work relationships
• Academically engaged and curious, regardless of main field of study
• Some understanding of fundamental aspects of the book acquisitions and publishing processes

Established in 1892, Stanford University Press publishes 135 books a year across the humanities, social sciences, and business. Stanford University Press is located in Redwood City, CA.
Location: Stanford University Press, Redwood City, CA
How To Apply For This Job: Please include a cover letter explaining your interest in working in publishing at Stanford University Press, as well as a resume. All applicants must apply through the Stanford Careers website, Search for job #83585.
Date Posted: 6/19/2019

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