Production Editor II

Santa Monica
Sep 26, 2012
Oct 26, 2012
Hiring Manager
Full Time
RAND's Publications Department is looking for a Production Editor to work in the Santa Monica office to manage production activities from manuscript through final product and distribution.
The successful candidate will:
-Exercise discretion and independent judgment
- Have excellent communication skills and attention to detail
- Project management duties include:
- Driving efficient workflow of projects
- Budgeting, scheduling, and database-tracking
- Representing the department as a customer service representative, keeping client informed of status, coordinating and attending meetings as needed to outline project and review work-in-progress
- Assigning, monitoring, and reviewing work of in-house and freelance editors, proofreaders, artists, designers, compositors, and printers
- Acting as a focal point for all aspects of project coordination, monitoring resources and appraising management of project budgets and status
- Coordinating the print bidding process, vending to production, printing resources, and initial distribution to key audiences
- Closing out all financial aspects of the job and recording final data in the corporate database
- Writing and proofreading copy as needed

Specific job skills include:
- Must be proficient in Word, Excel, Acrobat, and InDesign
- Working knowledge of Illustrator, Photoshop

Education Requirements
BA/BS required

Minimum of 3 years of experience

Security Clearance
This position requires security clearance

How to Apply:
If you would like to be a member of an organization that is working to find solutions to today’s difficult, sensitive and important problems, please apply online at our website: (Job ID# is 3285). RAND offers competitive benefits including vacation pay, medical benefits, and tuition reimbursement. EOE.