Production Editor-Boulder, CO

Production Boulder, Colorado


Hachette Book Group is seeking a Production Editor in our Perseus Books division to manage the production of 20 to 25 original titles per year from manuscript to bound book and e-book. This position is in our Boulder, Colorado, office.

Responsibilities:

  • Manages 20-25 titles per year from manuscript to bound book and e-book in wide-ranging nonfiction categories, including history, politics, international studies, science, business, memoir, women’s studies, and current affairs
  • Creates production schedules
  • Prepares manuscript for electronic editing, including text styling
  • Hires and supervises freelance copyeditors, proofreaders, and indexers
  • Prepares manuscript for typesetting
  • Reviews all stages of text proofs and approves final text for press
  • Performs e-book quality review
  • Works closely with various in-house departments including editorial, production, and art in anticipating and resolving problems; works closely with authors
  • Manages reprint corrections and paperback editions
  • Attends relevant department and interdepartmental meetings

Qualifications:

  • 3+ years’ experience in editorial project management on books, preferably in trade publishing
  • Solid copyediting and proofreading skills with strong knowledge of Chicago Manual of Style
  • Strong computer/MS Word skills and familiarity with databases and Adobe Acrobat and Kindle Previewer
  • Knowledge of electronic copyediting and styling and PDF markup
  • Excellent organizational skills, with an aptitude for following processes and problem solving
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills
  • Candidate must be detail- and accuracy-oriented and have the ability to balance many projects in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment while maintaining high standards of quality