Yen Press Assistant or Associate Production Editor

Editorial New York, New York

Yen Press is seeking an Assistant or Associate Production Editor to help manage its rapidly growing list of manga, graphic novels, and light novels. The ideal candidate is self-motivated, capable of working with minimal oversight, and has an eagle eye for catching errors. The assistant or associate production editor will be a creative problem solver up to the challenge of managing a brisk workload flexibly.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manages all reprint corrections
  • Performs e-book quality review
  • Liaises with and traffics materials to Editorial, Design, and Digital and Production
  • Supports department with printing and mailing of materials
  • Applies for Cataloging-in-Publication data from the Library of Congress
  • Completes electronic manuscript preparation, including style coding
  • Collates editorial and proofreader marks on page proofs
  • Hires freelance copy editors and proofreaders and reviews their work
  • Checks that corrections have been made correctly
  • Copyedits and proofreads cover and insert materials from original copy through final proof
  • Reviews copyediting, working in Microsoft Word to reconcile copyediting and editorial markup, and reviews all stages of manuscripts, text proofs, and electronic blues

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required:

  • Experience in trade publishing preferred, production editorial experience a plus
  • Effective organizational skills and proven ability to work well under pressure with tight deadlines
  • Proven copyediting and proofreading skills and a familiarity with electronic work flow
  • Working knowledge of The Chicago Manual of Style
  • Strong computer/MS Word skills, proficiency with Track Changes
  • Knowledge of XML styling a plus
  • Knowledge of or interest in manga and/or graphic novels a plus
  • This is a full-time on-site position. Applicants must be able to travel to the NYC office daily.
Please remember to include a cover letter with your resume when you apply.