Position Description
Press Stanford University Press
Marketing and Sales
Social Media Specialist


Stanford University Press is hiring a Social Media Specialist to handle our day-to-day social media efforts and overall online presence. We’re looking for someone with at least one year’s experience managing social media for a company, university department, or other organization to join our office in Redwood City, CA.

Our ideal candidate is someone who:

  • Easily engages with and understands academic, business, and general interest audiences
  • Adroitly composes, schedules, and posts to social media (primarily Twitter and Facebook) aimed at the above audiences
  • Wields rock star communication skills
  • Knows how to foster and maintain a multi-pronged online presence including social media, press blog, monthly newsletter, and extras for the Press website
  • Will create (in conjunction with authors and in-house editors), edit, and promote captivating blog entries
  • Understands branding and design as it is implemented across a wide range of media
  • May or may not prefer the Oxford comma, but can explain opinion in 120 characters, 200, or 2000 words
  • Shoots and edits video, manages lighting arrangement, conducts short interviews, and coordinates with campus AV resources
  • Is comfortable editing HTML, extracting sample chapters from ebooks, and troubleshooting the online presentation of material
  • Is proficient in Photoshop, Illustrator, and/or other tools for editing images and creating compelling visuals
  • Works well with colleagues across a wide range of departments, disciplines, and job roles
  • Is conversant in web and social media analytics

This position reports to both the Marketing and IT Managers.

For the official job description and to apply, click here. All applicants must apply through the online portal.