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UC OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT
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The University of California Press is the non-profit publishing arm of the University. Founded in 1893, the Press was originally fully subsidized by the State of California as the publisher of scholarly and scientific works by University faculty. The Press is now partially subsidized by the University.
Today, the Press attracts manuscripts from all over the world and publishes 180 new cloth-bound books and about 90 paperback books annually as well as 30 scholarly journals. Its distinguished authors and staff and its excellent publications list have made it one of the leading university publishers in the world. About a third of the books the Press publishes are written by faculty members of the University of California.
University of California Press seeks an Editorial Assistant to work with two Acquisitions Editors.
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.
Assist editors with manuscript and proposal review.
Perform clerical tasks such as copying, maintaining electronic files, updating database, drafting contracts from templates, and processing invoices. Provide other administrative duties as needed.
Prepare marketing materials. Solicit and edit back cover blurbs.
Assist editors in signing, developing, and publishing high-quality books.
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 and 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.
Bachelor's degree preferred but not required.
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.
Salary: $22.25 hr. - $24.15 hr. commensurate with experience.
Benefits: For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit: Benefits of Belonging
HOW TO APPLY
Please be prepared to attach a cover letter and resume with your application.
APPLICATION REVIEW DATE
The first review date for this job is 10/22/2020. The position will be open until filled.
Smoke Free Work Environment: The University of California, Office of the President, is smoke & tobacco-free as of January 1, 2014. UC Smoke & Tobacco Free Policy
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About University of California Office of the President
The Office of the President is the systemwide headquarters of the University of California, managing its fiscal and business operations and supporting the academic and research missions across its campuses, labs and medical centers.