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Requisition Number 17-0142
Post Date 2/21/2017
Title Production Manager
Organization Name St. Martin's Press
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, Flatiron 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 St Martin's Press, LLC.
Requirements
Major Responsibilities:

• Manage all phases of production of 1/c through 4/c titles from manuscript through bound book
• Evaluate paper, printing, binding, and jacket requirements for each title
• Prepare and analyze cost estimates. Prepare and monitor production schedules.
• Issue purchase orders to vendors for book manufacturing
• Work closely with in-house departments, and vendors to ensure schedules are maintained. Responsible for quality control throughout process
• Traffic production materials to in-house departments and vendors in a timely manner

Required Skills / Knowledge:

• Knowledge of trade book production, pre-press, estimating, scheduling, paper, printing and binding
• Must be highly organized, detail minded, thorough and accurate
• Flexibility to adapt to frequent changes, ability to work in a fast paced, deadline oriented environment. Able to prioritize work effectively, multi-task and follow up
• Strong interpersonal, and communication skills
• Strong computer skills

Experience Needed:

• Minimum five years book production experience. Adult trade publishing background a plus.
• Knowledge of publishing computer systems
• Good math skills

Educational Background Required:

• College degree
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