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Production Editor

Sounds True, Louisville, CO USA

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Salary: $44,000.00 - $48,000.00 per year, depending on experience

Level: Entry Level

Duration: Full-Time


Do you want to work with a group of people striving to create a wiser and kinder world? We value being of service, exceptional teamwork, authentic connection, being direct and kind, and honoring human dignity while having a commitment to growth and transformation. Sounds True, founded in 1985, is a multimedia publisher specializing in spirituality, holistic living, and transformational learning. We are seeking a full-time Production Editor to join our team.

Responsibilities:

  • Serving as production editor on appropriate volume of titles per year
    • Ensure that all books are 1) well edited, 2) copyedited, 3) proofread, 4) indexed, and 5) out of house on time.
    • Review and approve corrections marked on book proofs by freelancers and authors and collate all corrections onto a single proof to deliver to design
  • Tracking production calendars to ensure books stay on schedule; communicating among the production team and across relevant departments when jobs are running behind; renegotiating deadlines when appropriate
  • Coordinate eBook production for all products
    • Includes both standard reflowable text and designed fixed-format layouts
    • Research industry standards and best practices, and stay up-to-date on vendor requirements
    • Troubleshoot quality issues and report findings to the managing PE
  • Hiring freelance copy-editors, proofreaders, and indexers, and reviewing the quality of their work
  • Cultivating relationships and collaborating with Sounds True authors

Recommended Skills/Qualifications/Job Requirements:

  • A bachelor’s degree in English, comparative literature, publishing, or writing
  • 1-2 years minimum working in the production editorial department of a publishing house, publication, or periodical
  • Strong writing skills and detail orientation, is a meticulous copy-editor and proofreader, and must be able to pass Sounds True’s in-house proofreading test
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and a willingness to work collaboratively
  • Responsive and willing to stay in close and consistent communication with production, art and copy teams, and authors in order to keep projects on course
  • Excellent project management and planning skills (experience with project management software is a plus)
  • Proactive, well-organized, and excellent with deadlines and juggling multiple tasks at once
  • Experience working with eBooks both in reflowable and fixed-format layouts
  • Knowledge of The Chicago Manual of Style, Microsoft Suite, and Google Apps (experience using Microsoft Word styles and/or Scribe’s Well-Formed Document Workflow is a plus)
  • A genuine connection to the mission of Sounds True

Sounds True is proud to be an equal-opportunity employer and committed to creating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. Applicants from historically underrepresented communities, including but not limited to black, indigenous, and people of color, people with disabilities, LGBTQIA+ people, and women, are strongly encouraged to apply. We celebrate the diverse identities that bring richness and meaning to the world, and we are committed to creating a work environment where everyone can feel a sense of belonging, respect, and purpose. We offer an excellent working environment and great benefits including health insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, 401(k) plan with company matching, paid vacation and personal time off, 13 paid holidays, profit sharing, and many more benefits that can be found on our Sounds True Employee Benefits page! This role is open to fully remote candidates. The compensation range for this position is $44,000.00 - $48,000.00 per year, depending on experience. To learn more about us, visit SoundsTrue.com.

About Sounds True

Do you want to work with a group of people striving to create a wiser and kinder world? We value being of service, exceptional teamwork, authentic connection, being direct and kind and honoring human dignity while having a commitment to growth and transformation. Sounds True, founded in 1985, is a multimedia publisher specializing in spirituality, holistic living, and transformational learning.

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