Senior Production Editor

New York
Nov 07, 2011
Dec 07, 2011
Human Resources
Full Time
Our General Books Group is currently seeking a Senior Production Editor to oversee the production editorial process on a wide variety of titles from fiction trade paperbacks to complex and/or heavily illustrated nonfiction hardcovers to high-profile celebrity books. This position specifically works with the William Morrow and Ecco imprints.

In this role you will:

-Oversee the production of 12 to 14 books simultaneously from receipt of edited manuscript through bound book.
-Code and edit manuscripts utilizing Harper's proprietary software and Microsoft Word.
-Hire freelance copy editors, proofreaders, and indexers and oversee their work.
-Work with editors, designers, and production managers in anticipating and resolving problems.
-Evaluate and coordinate artwork and/or extensive back-matter materials.
-Collate and check proofs; copyedit, proofread, and route miscellaneous material and flap copy, mechanicals, and fujis electronically.
-Manage multiple projects while maintaining high standards of quality control and tight production schedules.
-Provide backup for the department as needed.
-Review e-books.

-Minimum 5 years of related experience, preferably in trade book publishing
-Solid copyediting and proofreading skills
-Ability to work effectively with all levels of management
-College-level understanding of and use of the English language
-Exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail
-Ability to set priorities under pressure
-Proficient with Microsoft Word

If interested in this position, please apply online at

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