Posted February 3, 2021

Production Editor - Penguin Publishing Group – Penguin Random House




Penguin Random House is seeking an adaptable Production Editor to join the collaborative team in the Penguin Production Editorial Department! This department works with a variety of titles from prestigious imprints: Viking, Pamela Dorman Books, Penguin Press, Portfolio, Sentinel, Riverhead, Penguin Books, and Penguin Classics.

The Production Editor will oversee a wide range of complex titles, including nonfiction, fiction, business, personal development, history, political texts, and more. Reporting to the Director of Production Editorial, the Production Editor will manage the production editorial workflow from initial transmittal of manuscripts to the final print releases (hardcover, paperback, and ebook).


Prepares and styles initial text transmittals using a custom Penguin Random House Word-based platform
Hires and evaluates the work of freelance copyeditors, proofreaders, cold readers, and indexers
Reviews and collates authors’ and proofreaders’ edits. This work may include additional copyediting, fact-checking, and following up with queries to the editor/author and notes for the designer.
Copyedits, proofreads, and reviews (e.g., slugs) ancillary material, such as front matter, back matter, cover copy, promotional material, etc.
Reviews and approves cover and jacket routings
Performs quality assurance checks on ebooks
Coordinates regularly with editorial, managing editorial, production, and design departments to see titles through to completion
Keeps books on schedule and error free under tight deadlines
Assists team with crashed and/or demanding titles as needed
Performs various administrative duties, including invoices, system updates, and status reports

Please review the full ad including the minimum requirements on our careers page and apply using our online application process. Please include your resume and cover letter with salary requirements. Full-time employees are eligible for our comprehensive benefits program.

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