New York City, NY
What you'll do:
Manage a team of 7 production editors, meeting regularly to help manage workloads and provide feedback and guidance.
Maintain ownership of several workflow processes, including coordinating with other teams to clarify and determine best practices.
Work as production editor on approximately 20 to 30 titles per year across all imprints and formats, including graphic novels, complex illustrated titles, picture books, novelty books, middle grade and YA novels, and paperback and other format conversions.
Respond to potential freelancers, including sending and reviewing tests and adding new freelancers to our database.
Assign titles to production editors and managing editors at the beginning of each season, ensuring equal workload across all individuals.
Oversee contract workers for the department.
Monitor schedules and keep editors, managing editors, designers, and production managers updated on title status, working with them to resolve issues should they arise.
Help to determine and ensure clear communication of house style preferences.
Delegate responsibilities to production editors and senior production editors when appropriate.
What you'll bring:
Excellent copyediting and proofreading skills, including a strong knowledge of grammar, spelling, and punctuation, and familiarity with The Chicago Manual of Style.
Great communication skills and ability to work with several departments, taking into account the needs of various stakeholders.
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, as well as PDF markup.
Must have at least 6-7 years of experience as a production editor, including managerial experience at another trade publisher, ideally with children’s book experience.
Experience with graphic novel and novelty formats a plus.
Spanish language and writing experience a plus.