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Requisition Number 18-0181
Post Date 4/11/2018
Title Senior Production Manager
Organization Name Macmillan Children's Publishing Group
City New York
State NY
Description
Macmillan Publishers is a global trade book publishing company with prominent imprints around the world, publishing a broad range of award-winning books for children and adults in all categories and formats. Macmillan Publishers is committed to our authors, our employees, and to the environment.

U.S. publishers include Celadon Books, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, Flatiron Books, Henry Holt & Company, Macmillan Audio, Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group, Picador, St. Martin's Press and Tor Books. In the UK, Australia, India, and South Africa, Macmillan publishes under the Pan Macmillan name. The German company, Holtzbrinck Deutsche Buchverlage, includes among its imprints S. Fischer, Kiepenheuer and Witsch, Rowohlt, and Droemer Knaur.

Macmillan Publishers is a division of the Holtzbrinck Publishing Group, a large family-owned media company headquartered in Stuttgart, Germany.

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
Requirements
Position Description:

Macmillan Children’s Publishing is hiring a senior production manager to handle a newly-formed imprint focused on books plus, and to handle special sales production. The manager must have eight years of print production experience; any experience in researching, testing and purchasing books plus items would be ideal.

Major Responsibilities:

• Strategize with editors and designers in conceptualizing new products
• Research new products and processes
• Work with copy editing and design in preparation of materials to be sent to vendors
• Work with vendors to conceptualize, research and create new book-based children’s products
• Calculate costs to create estimates of profit, and propose alternative economical solutions
• Work with special sales department on new projects
• Handle co-productions with overseas publishers
• Maintain quality of the finished books
• Work with vendors to create and maintain ship dates

Required Skills / Knowledge:

• Thorough knowledge of print production
• High interest in researching new processes and products that can be incorporated into innovative book products for children
• Highly organized
• Work collaboratively with others in an open and tactful manner
• Good written and verbal communication skills
• Demonstrate accuracy and thoroughness in work

Experience Needed:

• Minimum eight years’ experience in print production work
• Experience in books plus and/or special sales projects
• Experience in research and estimating a variety of possible book products

Educational Background Required:

• BA or equivalent

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