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Production Associate  
  posted: Jan. 24, 2017
 Offered by: 
Catapult/Counterpoint/Soft Skull
 Salary: 
45,000
 Benefits: 
Health, Dental
 Duration: 
Full Time
 Location: 
New York, NY
 Requirements: 
We are seeking a Production Associate to work with adult fiction and nonfiction titles in imprints of Catapult, Counterpoint, and Soft Skull. The Production Associate serves as the assistant to the Managing Editor, as well as the liaison for the Managing Editorial, Editorial, Production, Design, and Marketing departments, and maintains the publishing schedule deadlines from copyediting through blues.

The Production Associate works on and reviews all phases of print and digital text (copyedit and proofread freelanced work, etc.) for 40+ titles, the majority of them from Counterpoint Press, and liaises with Managing Editorial, Editorial, Production, Design, and Marketing throughout the production process.

Specifically, the Production Associate:
* Coordinates schedules with freelancers, editors, and production.
* Assigns, reviews, and corrects the work of freelance copy editors before manuscripts are sent to authors for review and in turn closely reviews manuscripts when they are returned from authors (incorporating all responses and copyediting any new text). Prepares the electronic files for Production.
* Assigns, reviews, and collates first-pass pages; evaluates and incorporates changes and corrections from proofreaders as well as from authors. This work may include additional copyediting, fact-checking, and following up with queries to the editor/author and notes for the designer.
* Reviews and corrects all subsequent passes (second, third, blues) as well as indexes, notes, and other back matter.
* Prepares/codes manuscripts for design.
* Copyedits and proofreads book covers through all stages of production.
* Performs quality-control checks for all e-books, including handling text, cover, and e-book corrections for backlist reprints and repackages.

Requirements:
* Minimum of 2 years of related production editorial experience, preferably in a publishing house working on similarly complex fiction and nonfiction titles
* Exceptional copyediting and proofreading skills; knowledge of Chicago Manual of Style and Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary
* Excellent written and verbal communication skills
* Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
* Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail, and the ability to prioritize multiple assignments
* Ability to prioritize, meet deadlines, and work well under pressure while maintaining high standards
* Flexibility and ability to work within and adapt to short and long schedules
* Consistent accuracy and attention to detail
* Solid command of Microsoft Word, including Track Changes, and exceptional proficiency at electronic editing. Knowledge of other electronic workflow processes a plus
* Solid command of Google Drive/Docs
* Familiarity with to solid command of InDesign and Photoshop
* Familiarity with digital products, including experience with ePub files
 About Our  
Company: 
ABOUT COUNTERPOINT & CATAPULT: Counterpoint and Catapult merged in 2015 and now publishes four imprints, Catapult, Counterpoint, Black Balloon and Soft Skull. Author-driven, we devote our energy to the fresh, cutting-edge, and literary voices of our authors. The genres we cover are vast-- fiction and nonfiction, poetry, graphic novels, and anthologies, all of which collectively focus on current affairs and politics, counterculture, music, history, memoir, literary biography, religion, and philosophy. The company has offices is in Berkeley, CA and NYC.
 Contact: 
Andy Hunter
 E-mail: 
 Address: 
1140 Broadway, Suite 704 New York, NY 10001
Job #  17434
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