Production Editor

Sounds True
Louisville, Colorado
Jun 19, 2019
Editor / Editorial
Metro Area
Full Time

Full-Time Production Editor

Do you want to work with a group of people striving to create a wiser and kinder world? Sounds True, a multimedia publisher specializing in transformational learning, was founded in 1985. We value being of service, a commitment to growth and transformation, exceptional teamwork and authentic connection, and being direct and kind.  We are seeking a full-time Production Editor to join our team in Louisville, CO.

Responsibilities include:

  • Serving as production editor on appropriate volume of titles per year to ensure that all books are 1) well edited, 2) copyedited, 3) proofread, 4) indexed, and 5) out of house on time per Sounds True’s preferred style and quality


    Collating proofs and checking corrections


    Hiring freelance copyeditors, proofreaders, and indexers, and reviewing the quality of their work 


    Cultivating relationships and collaborating with Sounds True authors


    Assisting authors on the endorsements process, as needed


    Tracking production calendars  to ensure books stay on schedule; communicating among the production team and across relevant departments when jobs are running behind; renegotiating deadlines when appropriate


    Assisting with ebook production, including mini ebooks, as needed

  • Assisting with production of paperback reprints, as well as reprint corrections for books and ebooks, as needed


The ideal candidate:

  • Has a bachelor’s degree in English, comparative literature, publishing, or writing


    Has 1-2+ years working in the production editorial department of a publishing house, publication, or periodical


    Has strong writing skills and detail orientation, is a meticulous copyeditor and proofreader, and must be able to pass Sounds True’s in-house proofreading test


    Has strong interpersonal and communication skills and a willingness to work collaboratively


    Is responsive and willing to stay in close and consistent communication with production, art and copy teams, and authors in order to keep projects on course


    Has excellent project management and planning skills (experience with project management software is a plus)


    Is proactive, well-organized, and excellent with deadlines and juggling multiple tasks at once


    Has a knowledge of The Chicago Manual of Style and Microsoft Suite


    Has a genuine connection to the mission of Sounds True



Sounds True is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal-opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. We offer an excellent working environment and great benefits. To learn more about us, visit To apply, please send a letter of interest with your resume and salary requirements.