Custom Publishing and Reprint Project Editor

Employer
Location
New York
Posted
Jun 16, 2014
Closes
Jul 16, 2014
Contact
Human Resources
Duration
Full Time
Macmillan Higher Education is a confederation of these unique publishing houses: Bedford/St. Martin's, W.H. Freeman & Company and Worth Publishers. Focusing on the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences/math and custom publishing, each of the three companies pursues its own independent publishing program. Each boasts in its portfolio a number of landmark books, as well as innovative multimedia products, and each is known throughout the educational publishing world for superior content development and production. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. The successful candidate for this position will become an employee of Bedford Freeman & Worth Publishing Group, LLC, d/b/a Macmillan Higher Education.
Requirements
Managing, in a typical year, the editorial production of 100 custom publishing projects, 450-500 reprints, and 3-4 textbooks from electronic file to bound books

Major Responsibilities:

•expediting the copyediting and proofreading of all stages of illustration and text manuscript and proof and ensuring that all schedule deadlines are met
•maintaining current and archived reprint files
•hiring and managing freelance copy editors, proofreaders, and indexers
•tracking and managing copyediting, proofreading, and indexing budgets as necessary
•collaborating with authors, acquisitions and developmental editors, photo editors and researchers, design managers, illustration coordinators, and especially, production/manufacturing supervisors/managers during all stages of production

Required Skills / Knowledge:

•Outstanding time management skills
•Meticulous attention to detail
•Copyediting and proofreading skills
•Ability to work collaboratively with authors, editors, designers, and illustration and production supervisors/managers
•Proficient in Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat, and Web applications

Experience Needed:

•2-3 years of college textbook production editorial experience

Educational Background Required:

•BA or BS

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