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Editorial Assistant

Stanford University Press (SUP) seeks an Editorial Assistant to support and work in collaboration with two Acquisitions Editors on publishing programs in history, Jewish studies, and business. This role is responsible for essential tasks within the manuscript development process, including coordinating peer review, overseeing permissions, and preparing final manuscripts for production. The successful candidate will have strong organizational skills, demonstrated attention to detail, and be intellectually engaged and curious, with an excitement for books and publishing.

This is a junior-level position, designed as a first step into scholarly acquisitions. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter explaining your interest in working in publishing at SUP and a resume.

Founded in 1892, Stanford University Press publishes 140 books a year across the humanities, social sciences, and business. This position will work in SUP’s offices located in Redwood City, CA.


  • Assist editors/authors in preparing manuscripts and transmitting manuscripts into production
  • Coordinate peer review of proposals and manuscripts
  • Assist editors in tracking titles under contract, update schedules based on communication with authors/editors
  • Oversee the permissions process
  • Create, distribute, and track the return of 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 tables, reports, or spreadsheets; making copies; and monitoring and ordering of office supplies
  • Arrange meetings and assist with routine conferences, 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.)

Apply via this link.