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Requisition Number 17-0500
Post Date 7/21/2017
Title Studio 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, 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 Macmillan Publishing Group, LLC.
Requirements
Position Description:

The Studio Manager is the Trade Art Department’s (SMP, Minotaur, Griffin, SMP Paperbacks) liaison to Production, Production Editorial, Editorial, Creative Services, Sales/Operations, and Biblio. This position is responsible for the traffic management and communication of materials/information to and from these departments in an efficient timely manner.
They will manage the overall flow of mechanicals to production, distribute materials to the designers, and ensure all work is delivered promptly and on deadline to the relevant people. The Studio Manager should have excellent organizational, computer, and communication skills, and be able to motivate their team by showing good leadership. The Manager should have a comprehensive understanding of how the organization works to both achieve and develop effective systems within the department and understand the impact on the company.
Major Responsibilities:

• Workload dispatch
• Compiling studio schedules
• Compiling road map for projects
• Constant update of studio schedules
• Project quality control and assessment
• Project review and analysis
• Developing project briefs
• Understanding of how deadlines work
• Responsible for data entry into Biblio
• Move department to a digital workflows where applicable
• Advising designers on cover effects and technical processes involved in print production
• Attending press approvals as needed

Required Skills / Knowledge:

• Expert use of Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Adobe Acrobat, Google Applications, Dropbox. Skilled at data entry, knowledge of Biblio or ability to learn in-house data program; Intermediate skills with Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, and print preflight processes.
• Communication and organizational skills a must

Experience Needed:

• 1-2 years publishing experience preferable
• Ideal candidate will have strong print production knowledge, including but not limited to file prep, scheduling, pricing, special effects, and color management
Educational Background Required:

• College Degree
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