Production Associate - Random House Children's Book

Posted: 10/17/2019 | Expires: 11/16/2019

Location: NY, New York
Function: Production
Specialty: Producer, Publishing / Books
Level: Experienced (Non-Manager)
Duration: Full Time
Salary Description: competitive

Random House Children’s Book is seeking a creative Production Associate to help support the team with initial titles and Special Markets titles.  The Production Associate will help track all steps of book production from estimating to warehouse delivery.  This person will need to work well under pressure, supply estimates quickly, oversee tight schedules, and work effectively with many in-house departments.  This is an exciting opportunity to work with children’s books across multiple formats in a fast-paced environment.

The Production Associate will:

* Manage all aspects of production for their assigned initial titles including, but not limited to, estimating, scheduling, prepress, routing proofs, color correcting, printing and binding, and all vendor contact
* Prepress – check files from the designer, preflight, order proofs for approval
* Help with estimating on initial titles and Special Markets titles
* Handle all Special Markets reprints and work on standard customization conversions
* Color correct proofs with supervision
* Assist team on archiving final files and perform other duties as assigned


Requirements
* Minimum of 2 years of book production experience
* 1-color and 4-color printing experience preferred
* Strong organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple projects at once
* Proven ability to multitask and prioritize in a deadline driven environment
* Excellent written and verbal communication skills
* Proven ability to successfully collaborate with internal and external contacts
* Superb attention to detail
* Proficient in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Outlook, etc.), InDesign, and Photoshop
* SAP experience a plus


Please apply using our online application process, and please include your resume and cover letter with salary requirements. Full-time employees are eligible for our comprehensive benefits program.Penguin Random House is the leading adult and children’s publishing house in North America, the United Kingdom and many other regions around the world. In publishing the best books in every genre and subject for all ages, we are committed to quality, excellence in execution, and innovation throughout the entire publishing process: editorial, design, marketing, publicity, sales, production, and distribution. Our vibrant and diverse international community of nearly 250 publishing brands and imprints include Ballantine Bantam Dell, Berkley, Clarkson Potter, Crown, DK, Doubleday, Dutton, Grosset & Dunlap, Little Golden Books, Knopf, Modern Library, Pantheon, Penguin Books, Penguin Press, Penguin Random House Audio, Penguin Young Readers, Portfolio, Puffin, Putnam, Random House, Random House Children’s Books, Riverhead, Ten Speed Press, Viking, and Vintage, among others. More information can be found at http://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/.

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