Senior Production Editor

New York
Jul 26, 2013
Aug 25, 2013
Human Resources
Full Time
HarperCollins Children’s Books Group is currently seeking a Senior Production Editor to oversee the production editorial process on a wide variety of titles – from board books through YA – under all of the Children’s Books Group imprints.

Specifically, the Senior Production Editor handles production editorial work from manuscript through bound book, including:
-Copyediting and proofreading covers and jackets.
-Placing longer manuscripts with freelance copy editors and proofreaders.
-Checking the work of all freelancers by cold reading and carefully reviewing materials.
-Checking all stages of proofs and PDF's.
-Working knowledgeably with editors and designers in anticipating and solving issues.
-Following up with designers and editors in order to maintain schedules.
-Updating electronic schedules and working comfortably with basic computer programs, including Track Changes in Word.
-Prioritizing work appropriately, meeting steady turnaround demands while maintaining very high quality.

-Prior production editorial experience required; minimum two years on staff with a quality children's publisher
-Solid copyediting and proofreading skills
-Ability to work effectively with all levels of management
-Exceptional organization skills and attention to detail
-Ability to set priorities under pressure
-Comfortable working within an expanding digital workflow system
-Brings a flexible, upbeat attitude to the job and enjoys working with a like-minded team
-College degree or equivalent experience required
-Proficient with Microsoft Word

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

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