Senior Production Editor
Our General Books Group is seeking a Senior Production Editor to work on titles in the Harper, HarperWave, HarperBusiness and Amistad imprints!Responsibilities: • Supervise (from a production editorial standpoint) the production of complex and/or heavily illustrated books from receipt of edited manuscript through bound book/epubs. • Using MS Word and Harper's proprietary software, code and update electronic manuscripts; copyedits, proofreads, and routes jacket mechanicals and other materials. • Hire freelance copy editors, proofreaders, and indexers and oversee their work. • Work with editors, designers, and production managers in anticipating and resolving problems. • Evaluate and coordinate artwork and/or extensive back-matter materials. • Collate and check proofs; copyedit and proofread miscellaneous material (i.e., front matter, back matter, indexes) and flap copy, mechanicals, and fujis. • Manage multiple projects while maintaining high standards of quality control and tight production schedules. • Provide backup for the department as needed. Qualifications: •Significant prior relevant work experience, 5+ years. • Must have strong computer/MS Word skills. • Solid copyediting and proofreading skills; college-level understanding of and use of the English language; be detail-oriented, well organized, and able to set priorities under pressure. • Must possess college degree or equivalent work experience. To apply, please submit your cover letter and resume through our website: http://harpercollinscareers.com. No phone calls/agencies.