Peterson’s is seeking a detail-oriented, meticulous Production Editor with excellent communication skills to join our educational publishing team. The Production Editor will work closely with the editorial, content development, video production, and online content teams to ensure the timely and accurate preparation of educational materials, including test-prep books and a variety of digital resources.
• Manage production process and schedule for print titles from initial files to bound books.
• Copyedit and proofread manuscripts and project files for print and online use, ensuring accuracy, clarity, and consistency with Peterson’s style guide and editorial standards.
• Maintain, apply, and revise in-house style guides and formatting templates for both print and digital materials.
• Hire, supervise, and assess the work of freelance copyeditors, proofreaders, and indexers.
• Review and evaluate videos and interactive content to ensure alignment with content objectives and editorial standards.
• Conduct thorough quality checks at various stages of production to identify and resolve formatting or layout issues.
• Manage project files, maintain accurate records, and track progress using project management software.
• Bachelor’s degree in English, journalism, communications, or a related field; a degree in education or instructional design or equivalent experience also accepted
• Two or more years of experience in book production, copyediting, proofreading, or equivalent experience
• Excellent command of English grammar, spelling, and punctuation, with a keen eye for detail
• Intermediate to expert knowledge of The Chicago Manual of Style
• Proficiency with Google Workspace, Microsoft Office, Adobe, and other project management software; some familiarity with Adobe InDesign preferred
• Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams
To apply for the position of Production Editor at Peterson’s, email your resume and cover letter to email@example.com. Please put your name and the position title in the subject line. This is a hybrid position—local candidates only. Starting at $55,000.