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Editorial Assistant | University of California Press

University of California Press seeks an Editorial Assistant to work with two Acquisitions Editors.


• Assist editors in signing, developing, and publishing high-quality books.

• Assist editors with manuscript and proposal review.

• Guide authors in preparing manuscripts for production, evaluate art and permissions and format
files, and act as liaison to the production department.

• Address author requests and queries in a timely and professional manner. Act as liaison between
author and Press personnel from various departments.

• Prepare marketing materials. Solicit and edit back cover blurbs.

• Perform clerical tasks such as copying, maintaining electronic files, updating database, drafting
contracts from templates, and processing invoices. Provide other administrative duties as needed.

• Attend 1-2 academic conferences each year.


• Strong communication skills.

• Strong collaborative skills to work effectively across the organization at all levels.

• Good time management skills; be organized and capable of prioritizing across activities & projects.

• Detail-oriented; make sure that daily activities are handled with accuracy.

• Demonstrated proficiency using: email, word processing, and spreadsheet applications; common
desktop/web applications.

• Education equivalent to high school graduation and three years’ experience providing
administrative assistance in a comparable work environment; or an equivalent combination of
education and experience.

• Bachelor’s degree preferred but not required.

Location: Oakland, CA (but currently working remotely)

Benefits: Health, Dental, Vision, and Retirement

About UC Press

University of California Press is one of the most forward-thinking scholarly publishers. For more than 125 years, it has championed work that influences public discourse & challenges the status quo in multiple fields ofstudy. UC Press strives to drive progressive change by seeking out & cultivating the brightest minds & giving them voice, reach, & impact.

Qualified candidates can submit a resume and cover letter online.