Production Supervisor - Random House Children's Books

Posted: 1/7/2020 | Expires: 2/6/2020

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

Production Supervisor, Random House Children’s Books

Random House Children’s Books is seeking a Production Supervisor to join our 4-color trade book team. The position is responsible for managing the book production process from release of layout files to warehouse delivery and archiving final files for approximately 60 original titles per year. The ideal candidate should enjoy working on a variety of children’s book formats including picture books, board books, and graphic novels.

Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

* Consulting with Publishing group to develop the specifications for individual titles
* Cost estimating, including multiple options for a variety of book formats
* Entering and maintaining book specifications in SAP
* Creating book schedules and maintaining dates in Filemaker Pro
* Daily communication with both domestic and overseas suppliers
* Preflighting of interior and component files in InDesign and Acrobat
* Sending files to outside prepress houses/printers and trafficking and color review of all proof passes
* Issuing prepress and manufacturing purchase orders and approving invoices
* Archiving of final print files
* Handling special projects as assigned by Director


* 5 or more years of relevant book production experience
* Knowledge of prepress, color correction, printing, binding, and special effects
* Ability to handle multiple projects at once and to effectively problem solve
* Excellent verbal and written communication, organizational and mathematical skills
* Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Office
* Familiarity with SAP and Filemaker Pro 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

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