Production Editor/Senior Production Editor

HarperCollins Publishers, New York, NY USA

Work at HarperCollins Publishers

Duration: Full-Time

HarperCollins is currently seeking a Production Editor or Senior Production Editor to handle titles for the William Morrow Imprint!


  • Handles the production editorial process from manuscript to bound book for simultaneous projects, utilizing electronic workflow.
  • Assesses manuscripts for copyediting and the styling of all design elements using proprietary Microsoft Word styles, for design and composition.
  • Engages with freelancers and ensures that project standards and deadlines are met.
  • Collates and processes proofreads and slugs in Adobe Acrobat, and checks all stages of proofs and PDFs, for text and jackets/covers.
  • Copyedits flap and back cover copy, and proofreads and checks all stages of jacket/cover proofs.
  • Works with editors, designers, authors, and production managers in anticipating and resolving problems.
  • Shepherds multiple projects while maintaining high standards of quality control and meeting strict deadlines, often under tight production schedules.
  • Provides backup for department as needed.


  • A minimum of 2+ years of prior production editorial work experience to be considered at the Production Editor level and a minimum of 5+ years of prior production editorial work experience to be considered at the Senior Production Editor level. Prior experience in trade book publishing preferred
  • Must have strong experience with Microsoft Word and Adobe Acrobat
  • Solid copyediting and proofreading skills; knowledge of industry standards, including the Chicago Manual; college-level understanding and use of the English language; must be detail-oriented, self-motivated, well organized, and able to set priorities under pressure
  • College degree or equivalent work experience

This role is currently based out of New York, New York. You will need to commute to the office when it reopens.

HarperCollins Publishers is a company full of people who are passionate about books. When you apply for a position, we want to know why you want to work here, and why you are interested in the job. That’s why cover letters are strongly preferred.

HarperCollins is an equal opportunity employer.

About HarperCollins Publishers

HarperCollins Publishers is the second largest consumer book publisher in the world, with operations in 17 countries. With 200 years of history and more than 120 branded imprints around the world, HarperCollins publishes approximately 10,000 new books every year in 16 languages, and has a print and digital catalog of more than 200,000 titles. Writing across dozens of genres, HarperCollins authors include winners of the Nobel Prize, the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, the Newbery and Caldecott Medals and the Man Booker Prize. HarperCollins, headquartered in New York, is a subsidiary of News Corp (Nasdaq: NWS, NWSA; ASX: NWS, NWSLV) and can be visited online at


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