Production Editor

New York
Jul 13, 2012
Aug 12, 2012
Ms. Kevin Larimer
Other, Publishing
Full Time
The production editor is responsible for coordinating editorial, art, and production departments and ensuring that each issue of the magazine is error-free, on time, and meets the highest standards of quality. Reports to the editor.

Responsibilities include:

-Composing production schedule and overseeing the timely and accurate production of the magazine.
-Acting as liaison between editorial, advertising, production, and design.
-Overseeing the work of freelance copyeditor and proofreader.
-Generating galleys and routing them through editorial; arranging for excerpt permissions; arranging for artwork and related permissions; assigning photo/art credits.
-Maintaining in-house style sheets and graphics standards manual.
-Coordinating the mapping of each issue with advertising, editorial, and design.
-Closing each issue in-house, overseeing corrections and ensuring that files are complete.
-Reviewing final galleys and proofs.
-Overseeing the printing of the magazine.
-Reviewing bound book for quality control, reviewing invoices, and tracking budget discrepancies.
-Coordinating relationships with the printer and paper broker.
-Coordinating closing for magazine content online, preparing print magazine files for all digital editions.
-Approving all permissions requests, tracking permissions, and coordinating royalty payments with the accounting department.


-At least three years of experience in magazine production.
-Strong facility with Adobe CS5 required.
-Familiarity with Mac platforms.
-Knowledge of Chicago Manual of Style.
-Ability to multitask on deadline.
-Excellent communication and organizational skills.
-Knowledge of and interest in contemporary literature.

Please send resume and cover letter to Kevin Larimer, Editor, Poets & Writers, 90 Broad Street, Suite 2100, New York, NY 10004 or by e-mail to Attachments must be .doc or .pdf. No calls, please.

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