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Book Production Assistant

Stanford University Press is looking for a Book Production Assistant to support the planning and execution of the print production process. This position is initially remote until we can safely return to our offices in Redwood City, CA. 

Core Duties: 

  • Coordinate reprints process.
  • Evaluate and convert image files for print production.
  • Communicate with press staff both verbally and in writing regarding updates and modifications.
  • Take responsibility for the manufacturing and prepress with both internal press and outside vendors.
  • Maintain schedules, create a variety of purchase orders, and fully coordinate the final manufacturing phase of the production process through to fulfillment of deliverables to the warehouse.
  • Provide administrative support for the department. 

Minimum Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required: 

  • Knowledge of current and traditional book manufacturing processes, terminology, and software: Acrobat, Photoshop, InDesign.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Proficiency with current office technology: Word, Excel, Filemaker.

Other Relevant Knowledge, Skills and Abilities May Include:

  • Experience with Acrobat, Photoshop, and InDesign
  • Two years’ experience in publishing and/or related degree is preferred.
  • Book publishing experience would be ideal.

For more information and to apply to the position, click here.


Sales and Marketing Assistant

Stanford University Press is seeking an enthusiastic Sales and Marketing assistant with a love of smart books. This entry-level position is perfect for a book lover looking to get into publishing, or an early-career person wanting to gain experience with a wide variety of sales and marketing activities. This position reports to the Sales and Exhibits Manager. This position will initially be remote, then work from the SUP office in Redwood City when on-site work becomes possible. Please include a cover letter expressing your interest in SUP and publishing.

Core Duties:

  • Assist in the creation of sales materials for new and forthcoming books
  • Serve as a liaison with bookstores and private customers
  • Work with authors with events and special sales
  • helping to organize exhibits for academic conferences online and across the country 
  • Occasionally travel to academic conferences or book festivals
  • Create marketing flyers using Adobe InDesign
  • Answer phones and email to serve as a resource on general inquiries

Minimum Requirements:

  • A demonstrated interest in publishing and a passion for books. 
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills.
  • Basic computer skills and demonstrated experience with office and database software and email applications.
  • Ability to follow through and complete assigned tasks.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.

To apply please submit a resume, cover letter and application form here.