Assistant Production Editor

Location
New York
Posted
Aug 27, 2009
Closes
Sep 26, 2009
Contact
MM APE
Category
Publishing
Duration
Full Time
Responsibilities:
Assists Harper Group executive managing editor with administrative aspects of the department, including phones, coding invoices, preparing weekly production reports, and updating PIX database. Under minimal supervision:

Assumes production editorial responsibilities for hardcover offsets, and some original manuscripts depending on skill level
Places work with freelance copyeditors, proofreaders, and indexers and supervises their work.
Collates and checks proof corrections and copyedits miscellaneous material (such as frontmatter, flap copy, etc).
Assumes responsibility for his/her books staying on schedule and error-free.
Prepares bound galley back covers and tracks status of bound galley materials.
Handles numerous responsibilities at once, often under tight deadlines.

Qualifications:
1-3 years prior experience. Completion of copyediting class desired; solid copyediting and PC skills, including knowledge of Word and TrackChanges function. MUST be detail-oriented, well-organized, and able to set priorities. Must possess college degree or equivalent experience.

If interested in this position, send resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to jobs@harpercollins.com with the subject line MM-APE.


If interested, please send resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to jobs@harpercollins.com with the subject line MM-APE.

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