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Requisition Number 17-0351
Post Date 5/19/2017
Title Digital Production Assistant
Organization Name Macmillan
City New York
State NY
Description
Macmillan is a group of media companies in the United States held by Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck, based in Stuttgart, Germany, which publishes a wide range of books, magazines, and digital products for the consumer and education markets. Our American publishers include Farrar, Straus and Giroux, Henry Holt & Company, W.H. Freeman and Worth Publishers, Bedford/St. Martin’s, Picador, Roaring Brook Press, St. Martin’s Press, Tor Books, Hayden McNeil, Macmillan Children’s Group, Macmillan Audio and Bedford Freeman & Worth Publishing Group. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to reflecting a broad representation of differences --race, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, physical ability, age, family status, economic background and status, geographical background and status, and perspective — in our workplace. The successful candidate for this position will be an employee of Macmillan Publishing Group, LLC.
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Position Description:

Reporting to Macmillan’s Digital Production Manager, this position will be responsible for checking Macmillan’s trade ebook files for errors, putting select titles and updates into production, maintaining our metadata, and ensuring that our deadlines are met. The person hired will be part of an exciting team that manages the full range of ebook operations. We are looking for someone who is detail-oriented and deadline-conscious, and who can prioritize responsibilities in a busy department.

Major Responsibilities:

• Performing QA (Quality Assurance) checks on a large volume of ebook files
• Creating, monitoring, and maintaining ebook metadata
• Perform various tasks related to ebook production, including correcting ebook files, sending file updates to our vendors, maintaining the integrity of metadata, and managing and executing a suite of weekly ebook title reports
• Ensure that ebook conversion deadlines are met each week
• Perform administrative tasks (processing invoices, expense reports, filing) as necessary

Required Skills / Knowledge:

• Proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel
• Comfort with databases, reporting, and spreadsheets
• Extremely detail oriented and precise
• Prioritizes effectively and asks questions when needed
• Must be able to work meticulously with little supervision

Experience Needed:

• 0-1 years experience

Educational Background Required:

• Bachelors degree or equivalent experience

*When applying, please include a cover letter along with your resume.*
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