eBook Assistant Production Manager - Digital Operations

Dec 19, 2012
Jan 18, 2013
Full Time
About our company
Random House, Inc. is the world's largest English-language general trade book publisher. We are a division of the Bertelsmann Book Group of Bertelsmann AG, one of the foremost media companies in the world.

Your tasks
The Complex eBook Production Group is looking for an eBook Assistant Production Manager to join the structured content team and support their efforts to create and distribute innovative digital products. The candidate will prepare book content for conversion, traffic conversions with vendors, perform quality assurance on our eBook files and assist in developing code and methods for advanced conversions. They will ensure that our eBooks meet established standards, and offer the best experience for our books.

The candidate will also be asked to assist in the gathering of new requirements and testing of new software and hardware as our digital publishing programs evolve. This position will interface with division contacts and service providers to resolve quality issues.

Responsibilities include performing quality assurance on eBook files, creating and modifying CSS files, tagging and recombining PDF files for conversion, monitoring of schedules and reporting to make sure that content is received in a timely fashion and updated as needed. Responsibilities may also include monitoring of file distribution to partners for and liaison with divisional production and editorial staff for product development.

The eBook Assistant Production Manager will be responsible for managing some of their own projects and schedules and may be responsible for the supervision of temporary staff helping with their projects.

Our requirements
The ideal candidate is a self-directed, self-organized, independent worker with very strong attention to detail and strong computer capabilities. Experience with at least two of the following design applications required: Quark, PhotoShop, Acrobat Pro, Illustrator, InDesign. Experience with html coding is necessary and CSS and Unicode experience are a plus. You must be comfortable working on Macs and PCs and comfortable using a variety of handheld devices. Familiarity with data management standards and, tools, and technologies (e.g., XML, SQL, DocBook, XSLT) is an asset. Familiarity with the book production process is an asset.

You must have demonstrated ability to work in a deadline driven environment with shifting priorities and heavy volume. Strong verbal and written communication skills, a must. Four year degree or equivalent experience required. Prior related experience, a plus.

Thank you for your interest in Random House. Random House is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

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