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Requisition Number 19-0376
Post Date 7/17/2019
Title Associate Managing Editor
Organization Name Macmillan
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
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Position Description:

Associate Managing Editor for Tor Books within the Trade Book Production Editorial: work primarily with Tor Books but also act as a production editor for the St. Martin’s Press and Flatiron Books imprints. Responsibilities include: supervise and approve production editors’ work and schedule books; production-edit fiction and nonfiction titles from manuscript to bound book; supervise freelance copyeditors, proofreaders, and indexers; and work directly with production managers, designers, and editors.

Major Responsibilities:

• Schedule books
• Approve jacket/cover and text materials before printing; ensure quality is maintained
• Solve scheduling problems; work closely with editors, production managers, text designers, jacket/cover designers
• Production-edit approximately 35-40 books fiction and nonfiction print books per year; hire freelance copyeditors, proofers, and indexers; review and approve simultaneous ebook materials
• Assist in training production editors and communicating procedural changes to production editors


Required Skills / Knowledge:

• Excellent copyediting and proofreading skills
• Strong knowledge of grammar, spelling, and punctuation
• Familiarity with The Chicago Manual of Style
• Strong computer skills, including familiarity with Track Changes and electronic copyediting
• Ability to keep multiple projects on schedule; work well under pressure
• Adaptable to changing procedures and schedule changes
• Excellent written and verbal skills


Experience Needed:

• At least 4 years’ experience as a trade books production editor
• Some managing experience is preferred but not essential

Educational Background Required:

• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience preferred

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