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Requisition Number 19-0149
Post Date 3/28/2019
Title Production Director- MCPG
Organization Name Macmillan Children's Publishing Group
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:

Macmillan Children's Publishing Group (MCPG) is seeking a production director to oversee a team of nine who support our Children's imprints: Feiwel & Friends, FSG-BYR, Henry Holt BYR, Imprint, First Second, Odd Dot, Roaring Brook Press and Swoon Reads. MCPG publishes about 350 new titles a year, of which roughly 160 are 4/c picture books and novelty books. In addition, the group publishes roughly 100 new paperback conversions a year. The team also supports Macmillan's Special Sales group in producing custom product.

Candidate should have excellent people skills, management experience, excel in all facets of print production and manufacturing and have experience with safety and licensor compliance and fiber basket testing.

The position requires a person with analytical skills and with a penchant for continuous improvement.

We are looking for a positive professional to support and collaborate with a vibrant and growing division at Macmillan.


Major Responsibilities:

• Produce quality books on time and within budget
• Support MCPG Publishers
• Guide staff of nine
• Maintain vendor relationships and keep abreast of industry trends.
• Work closely with VP of Trade Production to develop process improvements and address concerns.

Required Skills / Knowledge:

• Prepress, sheetfed and offset print production.

Experience Needed:

• 10+ years of 1/c and 4/c Children’s and YA book production
• 5+ years of team management


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