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Stanford University Press (based in Redwood City, CA) is seeking a highly motivated and creative Art Director. The Art Director will work under general supervision of the Editorial, Design, and Production Director and must possess a mix of strong visual aesthetics and organizational skills. The primary focus of the Art Director will be the oversight and creation of 120 to 140 covers per year, acting as designer as well as providing direction of a pool of talented freelance designers. A deep knowledge of the university press, academic, and trade-related markets is much preferred. This individual will also supervise our in-house compositor/designer and provide oversight and direction of the compositor’s work on internal designs.

In addition, the Art Director is responsible for the visual presentation of the Press, which includes foremost the books themselves, but also the seasonal catalog, the Press website, and as necessary, public signage.

Finalized covers appear in two seasonal catalogs a year, and it is the Design Manager’s responsibility to hold to the marketing department’s printing schedule for the catalogs.

Book interior design is also under the direction of the Design Manager. Most books use text designs from a collection of about twenty model interior designs, sometimes with modification. A small number of books each year have an original text design. Original designs are usually done by the compositor/book designer.

Minimum Requirements

Education & Experience:

Bachelor's degree in related field and five years of relevant experience or equivalent combination of education and relevant experience.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  •        Demonstrated ability to manage complex, highly creative projects or content requiring extensive subject matter/client knowledge.
  •        Ability to present portfolio that reflects extensive creative work and project leadership.
  •        Advanced knowledge of job-required software applications.
  •        Excellent organizational skills and ability to effectively resolve complex problems.
  •        Ability to manage changing priorities, deadlines, and customer needs.
  •        Able to work on multiple projects simultaneously.
  •        Ability to perform detailed work with a high level of accuracy and attention to detail.
  •        Demonstrated experience leading and training other design staff.
  •        In-depth understanding and knowledge of industry standards, trends, and technical knowledge.
  •        Ability to work effectively with others as part of a team.

This is a 100% FTE, continuing, exempt position. Please include a cover letter with your resume.

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Marketing, Publicity and Sales Assistant

We seek a highly motivated Marketing, Publicity and Sales Assistant, supporting our mission to publish books that endure, about ideas that matter.

Reporting to the Marketing & Sales Director, you will provide administrative support and aid in the creation and distribution of marketing materials for Stanford’s acclaimed scholarly and trade publications in the humanities, social sciences, and executive education and development.


Provide routine administrative or operational support working from detailed instructions.


  • General administration responsibilities, including database maintenance, book mailings, and other departmental organizational tasks.
  • Coordinate and communicate with internal and external stakeholders on marketing, publicity and sales efforts; support team members on marketing, publicity and sales campaigns and projects
  • Greet visitors and route them to appropriate individuals, answer phones and email queries, and serve as a resource on unit procedures and general inquiries.
  • Disseminate routine communications such as memos, notices, emails, and letters.
  • Perform office duties including, but not limited to, handling of incoming and outgoing mail, entering data into basic tables, reports, or spreadsheets, making copies, and monitoring and ordering of office supplies.
  • Track facility, exhibit, and/or office equipment, such as keys, vehicles, and projectors, via logs, and schedule deliveries or repairs as needed.
  • Review invoices for accuracy, and initiate purchase requisitions.
  • Arrange meetings and assist with routine conferences including scheduling rooms, managing equipment, ordering meals and assembling materials.
  • May make travel arrangements as directed in compliance with unit, university, and sponsor policies.
  • Create and maintain files and filing systems.
  • Setup office spaces and/or support coordination of basic office moves.
  • May provide guidance to temporary and student employees on routine matters.


Education & Experience:

High school diploma or equivalent.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Basic computer skills and demonstrated experience with office software and email applications.
  • Ability to prioritize, follow through and complete assigned tasks
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Team player with strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills.
  • Aptitude for thriving in a dynamic and fast-paced work environment

This is a 100% FTE, continuing position, based in our Redwood City, CA, office.  Please include a cover letter with your resume.

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