Production Editor

New York
Oct 25, 2011
Nov 24, 2011
Full Time
Supervises (from a production editorial standpoint) the production of fiction and light nonfiction books from receipt of edited manuscript through bound book and e-book, including paperback offsets and reprints.

Using MS Word, codes and updates electronic manuscripts; copyedits, proofreads, and routes jacket mechanicals and other materials.

Hires freelance copy editors, proofreaders, and indexers and oversees their work.

Works with editors, designers, and production managers in anticipating and resolving problems.

Evaluates and coordinates artwork and/or back-matter materials.

Collates and checks proofs; copyedits and proofreads miscellaneous material (i.e., front matter, back matter, indexes) and flap copy, mechanicals, and fujis.

Manages multiple projects while maintaining high standards of quality control and tight production schedules.

Assists others in department as required.


Must possess college degree or equivalent work experience. Prior relevant work experience, 3+ years. Must have strong computer/MS Word skills. Solid copyediting and proofreading skills; college-level understanding of and use of the English language; be detailed-oriented, well organized, and able to set priorities under pressure.

HarperCollins Publishers is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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