Production Editor

Editorial Portland, OR New York, New York


Timber Press, an imprint under the Workman Publishing division of Hachette Book Group, is seeking a production editor to manage the production of 15 to 20 titles per year. Timber Press is dedicated to sharing the wonders of the natural world by publishing books from experts in the fields of horticulture and natural history. 

Ideally, the candidate will be in Portland, OR, but remote candidates will be considered.


  • Manages 15 to 20 titles per year from manuscript to bound book/ebook, including heavily illustrated, design-intensive titles, as well as narrative nonfiction titles
  • Completes electronic manuscript prep for design handover
  • Hires and supervises freelance copyeditors and indexers
  • Reviews copyediting and all stages of manuscripts and page proofs; coordinates review of page proofs with authors
  • Copyedits and proofreads jacket and cover materials from original copy through final proof
  • Works closely with various in-house departments including editorial, production, and art in anticipating and resolving problems; works with authors throughout editing and production
  • Attends relevant department and interdepartmental meetings


  • 3+ years relevant work experience, preferably in trade publishing; experience with heavily illustrated books a big plus
  • Solid copyediting and proofreading skills
  • Strong computer/MS Word skills and knowledge of electronic copyediting and coding
  • Knowledge of Chicago Manual of Style
  • Excellent organizational skills, with an aptitude for process development and innovation
  • Excellent 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

As a leading book publisher, we believe that including and representing diverse voices in all aspects of our business is fundamental to what we do. Our publishing programs must reflect the broad range of backgrounds, experiences, political views and ideas that shape our society and publish books for all readers.

Hachette Book Group provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Salary can vary based on a number of factors including skills and experience — talk with your recruiter to learn more. There may be times that you will be required (or requested) to work overtime due to the nature of your role or exceptional workload issues or special projects. Our comprehensive U.S. benefit offerings include medical, dental, vision, life insurance, disability coverage, 401(k), incentive plan eligibility, educational training opportunities and more.