Job opening detail :
Production Editor-Boulder, CO
posted: Apr. 9, 2019
Offered by:
Hachette Book Group
Full Time
Boulder, CO
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.


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


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
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