The Press is Hiring!

The Press at Cal Poly Humboldt is hiring a student assistant!

We are looking for a undergrad or graduate student interested in publishing, editing, book design and production.

Working in a university press is great for growing technical and interpersonal skills through book layout, thesis editing, author relations and book marketing, and it looks fantastic on a resume.

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Job Description

Job Title: Press Assistant - Student Position
Hours per week: 10-20 hours
Wage/Salary: $15.25 per hour with annual stepped increases
Start Date: TBA
Are you interested in publishing? We are looking for a student assistant. The Press at Cal Poly Humboldt publishes journals, textbooks, fiction, nonfiction, picture books, master’s theses and projects, research posters, and videos among other content. A press assistant’s duties may include:
  • Layout, typeset and design of books and book covers
  • Marketing books and projects
  • Assisting in formatting theses
  • Promoting projects via social media, email, press releases, blogs, presentations etc.
  • Loading and updating content in our institutional repositories
  • Maintain file metadata, labeling, and organization
  • Working with Authors
  • Graphic design projects
  • Creating digital exhibits
  • Maintaining ADA accessibility compliance for publications


Skills Required: Interest in books, journals and publishing. Competency writing and editing. Ability to work independently and use problem solving skills and independent judgement. High attention to detail.
Other Competencies Required: Dependable, proactive, and shows initiative
Preferred Skills: Familiarity with the Adobe Suite, Specifically InDesign. Experience with Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel), scanning, efficient typing, web creation, video editing, or text editing are bonuses.
Timeline for interested applicants
Resumes will be reviewed from the date of job posting until DATE TBA. Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis until the position closes. Please apply early.
Application Information
Please email the following two items to Sarah Godlin,, or upload through the Handshake App.
1. Resume
2. Cover letter stating why you are a good fit for the position.
3. Reference from former teacher/employer/professor
For more information, please contact Sarah Godlin at`