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Production Editor, Books
New York, NY - Hybrid Working Model
The Production Editor is responsible for overseeing full-service vendor activities and content management systems to facilitate the production process from manuscript through to online published files and print product ensuring the accuracy of metadata and the timely, cost effective release of content to market. Critical are the ability to work independently, maintaining positive and constructive relationships with stakeholders, being able to direct and coach vendors, and have excellent communication skills.
Under minimal supervision, the Production Editor is responsible for but not limited to the following:
Driving an efficient product workflow:
Inclusive of overseeing full-service vendor activities, troubleshooting project trouble spots as well as acts as a liaison between vendors, authors, publication editors, Publishing Editorial and Customer Service/Fulfillment to ensure the accuracy of metadata as well as to facilitate the workflow and completion of an assigned project list to produce content that will be viewed on both electronic devices as well as print media.
Effectively utilizing corporate systems:
Proactive use of content management systems and databases with the end goal of advancing the project workflow. Responsibilities include accurately updating systems on a timely basis, utilizing job sheets, reporting tools, written correspondence, and verbal communication as a means to professionally present project requirements.
Actively uphold Springer Nature's global quality standards for accurate metadata providing feedback to vendors and resolving issues both during the production process as well as post publication. Document feedback within the appropriate systems and inform supervisors and management of critical issues. Responsible for checking proofs at various stages as required.
Effective and timely communication with vendors, authors, publication editors, Publishing Editorial, and Customer Service/Logistics as well as department supervisors and managers. Provide timely feedback back to improve upon workflows and vendor performance.
Responsible for keeping management informed of changes to project cost status as well as justifying final invoices as queried by manager.
Adhoc duties as needed
Experience, skills and qualifications:
Bachelor's degree equivalent
Minimum two (2) years' production experience preferred
Computer literacy and competency with MS Office Suite products a must
Excellent oral and written communications skills required
Prior experience with electronic production of titles using author's files for text/art an asset
Experience working with content management systems and databases desirable
Experience in scientific publications production (including heavily illustrated medical works and/or mathematics texts) as well as knowledge of electronic attributes such as DTDs and metadata, desirable
Springer Nature US provides a comprehensive and competitive benefits package which includes the benefit offerings listed below:
* Medical, Dental and Vision
* 401(k) with company match and contribution
* Hybrid office working policy, Summer Hours, and paid time off
* Flexible Spending and Commuter programs
* Multiple Life insurance options
* Disability coverage
* Tuition Assistance
* Voluntary benefits: Identity Theft Protection, Pet Insurance, and Legal Assistance Insurance
* Employee Assistance Program
* Family friendly benefits and a variety of employee discounts
* An array of Employee Social Networks
US Annualized Base Salary Range: $60,000 - $75,000. The salary offer may vary based on work experience, education, skill level and equity. The US salary range does not align with the salary ranges in other countries when converted to the currency of that country.
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