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Reprint Production Manager

Penguin Random House, New York, NY

Home of the world’s best books.

Duration: Full-Time


The Penguin Random House Publishing Operations team is looking for a qualified candidate to handle book production for reprints for the Random House Children’s Books division. We are growing! We’ve added new imprints to our list and need to grow our team to take on the new work. While we are extremely excited about our frontlist, our backlist is the cream of the crop: from the Cat in the Hat to The Poky Little Puppy, we proudly maintain the print and bind quality of our large list from printing to printing. Our books range from all types of production: hardcover and paperback 1-color novels and 4-color picture books, board books, color-and-activity books, and novelty titles with all the bells and whistles. On the Publishing Operations team, we work closely with the RHCB division, processing correction files, managing expectations, creating cost-saving initiatives, and project support. Come be a part of a team getting beautiful books into the hands of our forever readers!

Requirements:
* Minimum 5 years of book production experience
* Strong knowledge and understanding of the book production process, from prepress to completed book
* Basic color theory from a print production perspective
* Understanding vendor estimates and providing accurate costs for producing books
* Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
* Ability to prioritize and multitask in a fast-paced environment
* Creative problem-solving abilities
* Proficiency with Microsoft Office and experience with the Acrobat Adobe Suite and pre-flighting of files
* Experience with SAP purchasing system a plus


Responsibilities:
* Approving book specifications in SAP and issuing purchase orders to multiple vendors
* Continual date maintenance using vendor status reports
* Communicating to inventory book statuses and shipping schedules
* Quality control checks of reprint samples and follow up with vendors to solve production problems
* Coordinating with Managing Editorial release dates for correction files based on book delivery schedules
* Communication with Import Status team about overseas shipping authorizations and schedules
* Invoice resolution with Accounts Payable once books deliver

About Penguin Random House

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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