Copy Editor / Sr Copy Editor - RH Children's Books

New York
Oct 17, 2013
Nov 16, 2013
Full Time
About our company
Random House, Inc. is the world's largest general trade book publisher. It is a division of Bertelsmann AG, one of the foremost media companies in the world.

Your tasks
Random House Children's Books seeks a versatile Copy Editor / Sr Copy Editor with top-notch skills.

Job responsibilities include:

?Ensures copy is checked and ensures consistency of style and accuracy of spelling, grammar, and punctuation
?Proofreads all stages of cover copy and reviews proofreader?s corrections and queries
?Hires and manages freelance copy editors and proofreaders as needed
?Ensures that book jacket or cover information corresponds to the information in the book
?Verifies copyright page to ensure all information is accurate
?Acts as consultant regarding editorial-related questions
?Maintains ?internal logic? of projects and resolves problems through discussions with managing editors, editors, design, and production

Our requirements
Ideal candidate will possess:

?Highly detail-oriented with thorough command of grammar, spelling, punctuation, and usage
?Excellent copyediting and proofreading skills
?Ability to work independently and quickly on multiple projects unflustered by frequent interruption
?Ability to organize and prioritize workload, working under pressure to accommodate schedules and meet deadlines
?Strong communication skills, both verbal and written
?Strong computer skills, especially editing in Microsoft Word and proofreading in Adobe Acrobat
?Strong research skills

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

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