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Requisition Number 19-0402
Post Date 7/25/2019
Title Assistant Manager
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 Holtzbrinck Publishers, LLC.
Requirements The Assistant Manager, Workflow Systems will support editorial, interior design, composition, and epub workflows; specifically, MS Word, InDesign, ePUB, PDF, and HTML content creation. The ideal candidate will be responsible for developing, testing, documenting, training, and supporting users on the content creation workflows that support print and digital book production.

Major Responsibilities:

• Provide daily support for content creation workflows for MS Word, InDesign, PDF, ePub, XML, HTML
• Meet with internal production teams to standardize content creation procedures and workflows
• Document workflows, user guides, quick tip sheets, best practices, terms glossaries, etc.
• Create and execute training programs for production editors, designers, compositors, vendors, and other staff members
• Identify requirements related to content engineering via automation tools and draft development tickets; QA development work & confirm requirements are met
• Drive change throughout the organization, applying an inclusive, team-oriented mindset

Required Skills / Knowledge:

• In-depth knowledge of manuscript preparation and book composition practices
• Solid understanding of editorial and book production workflows, particularly interior content creation
• MS Office, with expertise in MS Word (including styles/templates)
• Expertise in Adobe InDesign, ePub, PDF
• Working knowledge of XML, HTML
• Exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal; ability to communicate across book production teams
• Working knowledge of CSS a plus

Experience Needed:

• 4+ years in a book production role: production editorial, design, or composition
• Experience drafting process documentation
• Training or teaching experience a plus
• Experience with CMS (technical or operational role) a plus
• XML-based workflow experience a plus

Educational Background Required:
• BA or equivalent work experience
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