Production Coordinator - G0300034

Employer
Location
New YorkNew York
Posted
May 13, 2014
Closes
Jun 12, 2014
Contact
Ms. Michele Duhrssen
Category
Publishing
Duration
Full Time
Opportunity

The Production Coordinator position will provide an opportunity for the successful incumbent to manage his/her own titles and lists and to be the contact person for all related issues. Additionally, he/she will interface with all levels of staff in art, manufacturing and editorial departments.

Summary

The Production Coordinator will oversee the conversion of an Outside Publisher’s book to a Scholastic branded version of that book. This includes changes in trim, paper, page count, art, text, title, and special effects, and adding our Scholastic branding/ information.

This person will manage the production of 1/c book club and book fair novels, Reprints for all titles, eBooks for novels/digests, value stickers for shrink-wrapped packs and slipcases.

It is the Production Coordinator's responsibility to manage the accuracy of the file pickups with supervision/support from the Senior Managing Editor.

Specifically:

• Report to the Senior Managing Editor Cross Channel Licensing
• Assist with e-book proofing and production as needed
• Update and maintain the status agendas keeping track of all pertinent schedule and production information
• Review and finalize manuscripts submitted by Editorial
• Review mechanicals and proofread printer blues and separator proofs
• Meet with and assist art, production, and manufacturing departments in establishing priorities, creating and revising workflows and dealing with issues as they arise
• Liaise with Book Club and Book Fair editorial as well as outside publishers regarding costs issues, scheduling conflicts or production problems/queries
• Schedule and conduct status weekly meetings with various groups (manufacturing and Club Editorial) to discuss in current and upcoming pub months and schedules
• Traffic mechanicals and proofs both internally with involved departments and externally with outside publishers
• Review material ready to go to manufacturing
• Provide support for the Senior Managing Editor
• Create barcodes for all licensed titles, Scholastic reprints, and any necessary for other departments (i.e. outside purchase titles and some custom publications)
• Hire, supervise, and train the intern staff
• Assist in the training and overseeing of freelancer proofreaders in regard to Scholastic style

Qualifications:

• Ability to prioritize and manage workload efficiently (juggling meetings, checking proofs, attending to staff and freelance issues)
• Communication skills—must be able to express issues/concerns clearly and professionally; ability to listen well to others as well as an ability to reaching out to new parties

Specific Experience:

• Two years of production experience in publishing
Specific Skills:
• Computer skills to update the different book tracking systems
• Punctuality—promptness, adherence to work schedules, and timely notification of absence or tardiness
• Initiative—thinking independently and taking initiative to suggest improvements or changes
• Problem solving
• Excellent copyediting and proofreading experience

Note: Cover letters are appreciated









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