Production-Editorial Coordinator

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Location
New York
Posted
Sep 03, 2013
Closes
Oct 03, 2013
Contact
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Category
Publishing
Duration
Full Time
We are looking for a production-editorial coordinator for St. Martin’s Press Production Editorial department. The qualified candidate will be responsible for handling production editing work on approximately 60 Picador fiction and nonfiction paperback conversions of hardcover titles and offsets per year, 10 Picador resets, 5-10 St. Martin’s Press e-originals, plus about 10 St. Martin’s Press titles originating from manuscript. This will include assessing original manuscripts for copyediting needs; hiring and supervising freelance copy editors, proofreaders, and indexers; collating author’s changes and checking corrections; copyediting and proofing covers; reviewing any illustrative materials; and checking book final pass and cover proofs.
Requirements Major Responsibilities:
• Shepherd titles from text transmittal to bound book, tracking all text and cover materials throughout the production process
• Work directly with our print-production vendor’s production managers and text designers, our digital production group, and with editors and cover designers within the company, as well as with members of other departments within the company, such as Publicity and Marketing, regarding production schedules, deadlines, and other related concerns
• Prepare text transmittal materials for design and composition;
• Supervise freelance copy editors, proofreaders, and, occasionally, indexers
• Copyedit/proofread cover copy and mechanicals
• Implement editorial corrections as needed for all reprints
• Maintain high quality; meet schedules
• Some administrative tasks /reporting
• Maintain production filing system for active titles


Required Skills / Knowledge:
• Copyediting; familiarity with the Chicago Manual of Style
• Proofreading
• Familiarity with book production-editing procedures
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Ability to work independently, meet deadlines, and keep focus on maintaining high quality of books
• Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel)
• Working knowledge of other programs (MS PowerPoint; Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, etc.) a plus

Educational Background Required:
• Bachelor’s degree
• 1 to 3 years’ book production-editing experience



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