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BOOK PRODUCTION EDITOR

Stanford University Press seeks an experienced book production editor to oversee the copyediting and production of approximately 25 titles per year from manuscript to bound book. Responsibilities include setting and maintaining schedules; corresponding with authors; supervising the work of freelance copyeditors, proofreaders, compositors and indexers; serving as the liaison with compositors ~~ both in-house and external; overseeing all stages of page proof, digital proofs; inspecting jacket and cover proof at various stages, and close collaboration with acquisitions, design, and marketing teams.

JOB PURPOSE:

Edit and coordinate production on a variety of types of printed material. Provide support for electronic editing and composition by converting, cleaning up, updating, and archiving electronic files provided by authors. Serve as liaison between author and editing, design, and production staff on projects.

CORE DUTIES*:

  • Oversee the editing and production from manuscript to book.
  • Supervise the work of freelance copy editors and proofreaders, and prepare manuscripts for design and typesetting.
  • Oversee the maintenance of the production schedule.
  • Inspect jacket copy, jacket mechanicals, and bluelines, and collaborate with design staff and marketing personnel.
  • Assist in training new production staff.
  • Manage involved and technically-challenging books.
  • Serve as liaison to editors, authors, designers, production, and manufacturing.
  • Make important editorial decisions, as needed.
  • Adhere to an established budget,and explain variances.

* - Other duties may also be assigned

To learn more about the position and to apply, click here.

 

PUBLICIST

Stanford University Press is looking for a sharp, talented, and creative Publicist to promote our titles from our Redwood City, CA office. This person will spearhead the day-to-day efforts of publicizing our books to a variety of print, online, and broadcast media. In particular, the Publicist focuses on our key trade titles, ensuring that we garner both book review coverage and “off-the-book-page” author interviews and mentions.

Our ideal candidate has the following qualifications:

  • A minimum of two years experience actively pitching titles to print, broadcast, and online media with demonstrable results.
  • Experience pitching books and authors in a variety of ways, including email, social media, by phone, and in person
  • Strong writing skills designed to engage the media successfully
  • Ability to work collaboratively and collegially with internal and external stakeholders
  • Wherewithal to toggle back and forth between academic and general interest/trade content

 To learn more about the position and to apply, click here.