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Requisition Number 19-0029
Post Date 1/18/2019
Title Editorial Production Intern
Organization Name Macmillan Learning
City Plymouth
State MI
Description Macmillan Learning is a part of the family-owned Holtzbrinck group of companies and is one of the leading educational technology companies. Through deep partnership with the world's best researchers, educators, administrators, and developers, we facilitate teaching and learning opportunities that spark student engagement and improve outcomes. We provide educators with tailored solutions designed to inspire student curiosity and measure progress. Macmillan Learning is comprised of renowned brands including Bedford/St. Martins, W.H. Freeman, Worth Publishers, Sapling Learning, SkyFactor, Intellus Learning, Late Nite Labs, and Hayden-McNeil. 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 become an employee of Bedford Freeman & Worth Publishing Group, LLC (“BFW”), d/b/a Macmillan Learning. Bedford Freeman & Worth Publishing Group, LLC has developed an affirmative action program in compliance with the NY Department of Education’s guidance. Portions of the affirmative action program are available for review by applicants and employees by contacting Human Resources.
Requirements Macmillan Learning is currently offering a paid internship opportunity for summer 2019. Interns will be provided with the opportunity to participate in work related assignments, gain practical work experience, and network with employees from various departments. The Macmillan Learning Internship Program is available for students currently enrolled in a college or university or recent graduates within the past 3 months.

Hayden-McNeil, part of Macmillan Learning Curriculum Solutions, publishes custom textbooks and laboratory manuals for universities and colleges throughout the country. Editorial Production Interns will work with a team of Production Editors to prepare and organize complex manuscript materials for typesetting. They will have the opportunity to learn about the publishing process by working with various teams (Managing Editors, Designers, and Proofreaders) and by obtaining hands-on experience with many different projects. This is primarily a production position with a focus on file preparation (not editing or writing).

Applicants must be available to work onsite in our Plymouth, MI office from approximately March through July. Applicants must be able to work 15–20 hours/week in March and April, and then 40 hours/week in May, June, and July. Work hours are Monday–Friday, 8:30am¬–5:00 pm.

Potential candidates will be given a short text preparation task to complete as part of the interview process.

Major Responsibilities:

1. Assist Production Editors with preparing new and complex revision manuscripts for typesetting or digital conversion. Tasks include (but are not limited to):
o Reviewing layout files for hierarchy and style
o Creating Word files from scanned hard copy, webpages, or PDFs
o Compositing/styling Word files
o Researching, organizing, and editing photos
2. Print, organize, and deliver manuscripts to Managing Editors
3. Prepare content for inclusion in Hayden-McNeil’s digital content library by optimizing PDFs for web and writing metadata
4. QA digital content as needed

Required Skills / Knowledge:

• Strong familiarity with Microsoft Office, including Word and Excel
• Excellent attention to detail and ability to learn quickly
• Efficient and accurate with repetitive tasks
• Adept at problem-solving and communicating solutions with others
• Able to prioritize work and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment
Helpful Experience
• Experience using track changes, macros, and styles in Microsoft Word
• Some familiarity with the Adobe Creative Suite
• An interest or background in educational publishing and learning technologies
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