Senior Production Editor

Production Boston, Massachusetts


Description

Senior Production Editor

Hachette Book Group is seeking a Senior Production Editor to manage the production of 25 to 30 original fiction and nonfiction titles per year from manuscript to bound book/ebook at Little, Brown .

 

Responsibilities:

  • Manages 25 30 titles per year from manuscript to bound book/e-book, including general fiction, nonfiction, and cookbooks, and other heavily illustrated titles; handles paperback conversions
  • Completes electronic manuscript prep, including code marking; reviews sample pages

 

  • Hires and supervises freelance copyeditors, proofreaders, and indexers
  • Reviews copyediting, working in Word to reconcile copyediting and author markup, and reviews all stages of manuscripts, text proofs, and electronic blues
  • Copyedits and proofreads galley/ARC, jacket, and cover materials from original copy through final proof
  • Performs e-book quality review
  • Works closely with authors and various in-house departments including editorial, production, and art in anticipating and resolving problems
  • Attends relevant department and interdepartmental meetings
  • Special projects as needed

 

Qualifications:

  • 5+ years relevant work experience, preferably in trade publishing
  • Solid copyediting and proofreading skills
  • Strong computer/MS Word skills and knowledge of electronic copyediting and coding
  • Knowledge of Chicago Manual of Style (16th and 17th eds.)
  • 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