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Production Editor

Penguin Random House, NewYork, NY, NY

Home of the world’s best books.

Duration: Full-Time


We are looking for a Production Editor to join our Random House Production Editorial team to work on adult nonfiction titles in several imprints, including Clarkson Potter/Publishers, Rodale Books, Harmony Books, and Ten Speed Press.

You will oversee a variety of titles, from the initial transmittal of final manuscripts to bound books. Working closely with the editorial, design, and production teams, you will have the opportunity to work on illustrated projects, such as cookbooks, decorating and design books, gardening books, graphic novels, journals, and more.  

In this role, you will be responsible for:

* Hiring and assessing the work of freelance copyeditors, proofreaders, cold readers, and indexers.
* Preparing and styling initial text transmittals, sometimes using a custom Penguin Random House Word-based platform.
* Coordinating with the editorial, managing editorial, production, and design departments to see titles through to completion.
* Reviewing and collating author and proofreader edits, which includes additional copyediting, fact-checking, following up with queries to the editor and author, and gathering notes for the designer.
* Copyediting and proofreading supplementary material, such as front matter, back matter, cover copy, promotional material, etc.
* Reviewing and approving cover and jacket routings.
* Performing various administrative duties, including invoices, system updates, and status reports.


Ideal candidates will meet the following requirements:

* Minimum of 5 years of publishing experience in a production editorial capacity
* Proven ability to work on complex nonfiction titles, including cookbooks and other illustrated projects
* The ability to set and meet deadlines
* General facility of modern copyediting style and an interest in the evolution of inclusive language
* Strong copyediting and proofreading skills
* Very good written and verbal communication skills
* Ability to prioritize multiple assignments in a deadline-driven, fast-paced environment
* Excellent attention to detail and highly organized
* Ability to work successfully independently as well as part of a team
* Proficiency with Microsoft Word (especially the track changes function) and Adobe Acrobat
* Knowledge of The Chicago Manual of Style, 17th edition


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.

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