Production Editor

New York
Apr 08, 2013
May 08, 2013
Human Resources
Full Time
Our Children’s Books Group is currently seeking a Production Editor to manage approximately 30 titles per season in the HarperFestival and I Can Read imprints, as well as middle grade and teen paperbacks.

1. Handles production editorial work from manuscript through bound book, including:
-copy editing and proofreading covers, jackets, and shorter works
-placing longer manuscripts with freelance copy editors and proofreaders
-checking the work of all freelancers by cold reading materials
-checking all stages of proofs and blues
2. Works knowledgeably with editors and designers in anticipating and solving issues.
3. Follows up with designers and editors in order to maintain schedules.
4. Updates electronic schedules and works comfortably with basic computer programs, including Track Changes in Word.
5. Prioritizes work appropriately, meeting steady turnaround demands while maintaining very high quality.

-Minimum 2 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 organization skills and attention to detail
-Ability to set priorities under pressure
-Comfortable with increasing digitalization involved in book-making process.
-Proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel

To apply, please submit your cover letter and resume through our website: No phone calls/agencies.

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