eBook Specialist

New York
Aug 26, 2014
Sep 25, 2014
Full Time
About our company
Random House, Inc. is the world's largest general trade book publisher. It is a division of Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA, one of the foremost media companies in the world.

Your tasks
The Digital Operations group seeks an eBook Specialist, who will join three other technical specialists to support the eBook production teams. Responsibilities will include researching and solving technical eBook challenges, building tools and scripts to support the production teams, troubleshooting issues that arise and creating exciting new interactive HTML widgets for complex eBooks.

You will be responsible for a deep understanding of all the technical characteristics that make up an eBook, while also understanding, navigating and furthering the standards that guide eBook production. You will be responsible for understanding the details of how our eBooks interact with various and constantly-changing platforms. You will be responsible for scripting robust tools that support the larger eBook production teams and enable us to produce thousands of eBooks annually. You will also be responsible for learning and mastering a very broad array of existing tools and platforms in order to keep up-to-date with industry trends in order to produce the best products possible.

The eBook Specialist will be expected to work on time-sensitive production tasks to support eBook production managers on specific titles, as well as more generally on specific technical initiatives in the service of better production.

Our requirements
Do you like eBooks' No, really. Do you love eBooks' Do you like to program HTML, CSS and JavaScript'

Job requirements:
_You must love books and book production.
_You must love eBooks.
_You should have a self-driven curiosity to understand and investigate details thoroughly.
_You must have demonstrated ability to work within a team atmosphere, and in a deadline driven environment with shifting priorities and heavy volume.
_You must present a strong willingness to organize your production and document your code and research.

Technical Requirements:
_You should know what an EPUB is, and what is under the hood of an EPUB.
_Fluency in coding in HTML and CSS (there will be a test!)
_Fluency, or at least extreme comfort, in asset production in PhotoShop, Illustrator, InDesign.

Technical Nice-to-Haves:
_You should love to script or program. Ideally, JavaScript, Python but experience in any programming language is key.

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

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