Associate Managing Editor

Employer
ABRAMS
Location
New York City, New York (US)
Salary
Competitive salary, eligible for health, dental, vision and 401k
Posted
Sep 09, 2019
Function
Production
Metro Area
New York
Duration
Full Time

SUMMARY: The Associate Managing Editor will work as part of the managing editorial team to produce an annual list of high-quality illustrated books, including art books, cookbooks, design, photography, craft, and narrative non-fiction books.

Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with editorial, design, and manufacturing production departments to guide books through the preproduction process
  • Copyediting and proofreading
  • Hire, manage, and evaluate freelance copy editors, proofreaders, and indexers
  • Create and track schedules
  • Use title management system to track book data (specifications, etc.) and schedules
  • Contribute to production meetings
  • Track book-related materials for sales and marketing uses

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 3 to 4 years’ experience as a managing editor or production editor in the book industry
  • Excellent copyediting and proofreading skills (on hard copy and electronically, using Track Changes in MS Word ad Adobe Acrobat); solid knowledge of Chicago Manual of Style
  • Experience hiring and managing freelance copy editors and proofreaders
  • Proven ability to create and manage schedules
  • Ability to work collaboratively and diplomatically across departments
  • Experience working on illustrated books a plus
  • Familiarity with Firebrand/Quality Solutions Title Management software a plus

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