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Requisition Number 18-0565
Post Date 12/13/2018
Title Production Editor
Organization Name St. Martin's Press
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
Requirements
Position Description:

We are looking for an individual to join the Trade Book Production Editorial department. Responsibilities include: manage (mostly) nonfiction titles from manuscript to bound book; supervise freelance copyeditors, proofreaders, and indexers; maintain high quality; meet schedules; and work directly with production managers, designers, and editors within the company. The qualified candidate will have a minimum 3 years' book production editor experience and outstanding verbal, written, and computer skills and a willingness to work on material covering a wide ideological spectrum.

Major Responsibilities:

• Work as production editor on approximately 30 new print titles per year.
• Keep books on schedule while juggling multiple projects at once.
• Hire freelance copy editors, proofreaders, and indexers, and supervise their work.
• Prepare both paper and electronic manuscripts for design and typesetting.
• Collate author and proofreader corrections, and check that corrections have been made correctly.
• Copyedit and proofread indexes, jacket/cover copy, and other material.
• Maintain consistent style within each work.
• Assist Managing Editor/Director of Special Projects as needed.


Required Skills / Knowledge:

• Excellent copyediting and proofreading skills
• Strong knowledge of grammar, spelling, and punctuation
• Familiarity with The Chicago Manual of Style
• Meticulous attention to detail
• Ability to meet deadlines while maintaining high standards of quality and juggling multiple projects at once
• Strong computer skills, including familiarity with Track Changes and electronic copyediting

Experience Needed:

• Must have at least three years of experience as a production editor at another trade publisher

Educational Background Required:

• Bachelor’s degree

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