Production Manager - Penguin Publishing Group

Penguin Random House, New York City, NY

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Duration: Full-Time

Penguin Random House is seeking a Production Manager to join the Penguin Publishing Group (PPG) division, working across several PPG imprints, including Viking, Pam Dorman Books, Portfolio, and Sentinel. In this role, you will work with a Senior Production Director and a Senior Production Manager on a list of approximately 30-35 titles seasonally consisting of mostly 1/C hardcover originals. You will move a book from manuscript through finished book stages, collaborating with design, inventory, and managing editorial. You will play an important role in ensuring that books are produced within budget, delivered on time, and are of the highest quality.

Some of our notable Viking, Pam Dorman Books, Portfolio, and Sentinel authors include: Barbra Streisand, Ken Follett, Amor Towels, Jojo Moyes, Nathaniel Philbrick, Ryan Holiday, Seth Godin, Sophia Amoruso, Simon Sinek, Emily Chang, and Brian Kilmeade.

Specific responsibilities include:
* Consulting with the managing editorial, production editorial, and art & design teams to develop the specifications and schedules for individual titles.
* Entering/updating book specs in SAP
* Creating estimates and profit & loss statements.
* Issuing purchase orders for each assigned title and approving necessary costs and invoices
* Working closely with vendors, including compositors, component printers and printer/binderies, with troubleshooting, schedules and deliverables.
* Trafficking materials and proof passes internally and with outside vendors.
* Examining book samples and ensuring quality benchmarks are maintained for each book product.

Minimum Requirements:
* Minimum of 4 years of hardcover production experience; trade paperback experience a plus.
* Ability to manage multiple responsibilities in a deadline driven environment
* A comfort with numbers
* Excellent communication skills
* Strong organization and scheduling skills
* Excellent attention to detail
* Proven experience working with multiple vendors, including compositors and component printers
* Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook
* Knowledge of SAP, FileMaker Pro, Box, InDesign, Acrobat Pro, and Photoshop a plus
* MAC proficiency a plus

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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.

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