Job opening detail :
Production Editor- Lifestyle
posted: Sept. 5, 2019
Offered by:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Health; Dental; 401K
Full Time
New York, NY
Production Editor

This position offers the opportunity to work with the Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books & Media Lifestyle list. The Production Editor will work on-site in our New York office and manage the editorial production process of cookbooks, illustrated nonfiction, and other lifestyle titles. Working closely with editors, managing editorial team, designers, and other production staff, the production editor acts as project manager for assigned titles, overseeing production workflow, and setting and maintaining schedules that enable titles to be published by established dates. Will copy edit and/or proofread interiors and covers; track titles in the title management system and maintain metadata; hire freelance support as needed; and perform other editorial and pre-production tasks (file cleanup, proof-checking, entering edits, collating, preparing PDFs, supporting managing editor, and other tasks as assigned). Finalists will be asked for a sample of their work.


Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree

At least three years of strong experience copy editing and proofreading, ideally including experience with cookbooks and/or illustrated books

Knowledge of electronic editing, including use of Track Changes in Word and PDF markup

Great communication, time management, and organization skills

Ability to work well with tight deadlines and changing priorities

Experience with InDesign a plus
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For nearly two centuries, HMH Trade Publishing has published some of the world’s most renowned novels, nonfiction, children’s books, and reference works. As part of a leading global learning company, it is uniquely positioned to offer educational and entertaining content for all audiences. Its distinguished author list includes ten Nobel Prize winners, forty-eight Pulitzer Prize winners, fifteen National Book Award winners, and more than one hundred Caldecott, Newbery, Printz, and Sibert Medal and Honor recipients. HMH publishes such distinguished authors as Tim O'Brien, Natasha Trethewey, Paul Theroux and Amos Oz, and a celebrated roster of children’s authors and illustrators including Kwame Alexander, Lois Lowry, and Chris Van Allsburg. HMH is also home to The Best American series®; The Whole30®, Weber Grill, Betty Crocker®, Better Homes and Gardens®, How to Cook Everything®, and other leading lifestyle properties; the Peterson Field Guides®; CliffsNotes™; books by J.R.R. Tolkien; and many iconic children’s books and characters, including Curious George®, The Little Prince, and The Polar Express. HMH Productions, its newly launched division, develops and produces media and licensed products related to brands such as Carmen Sandiego and Oregon Trail.

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (NASDAQ:HMHC) is a global learning company dedicated to changing people’s lives by fostering passionate, curious learners. As a leading provider of pre-K–12 education content, services, and cutting-edge technology solutions across a variety of media, HMH enables learning in a changing landscape. HMH is uniquely positioned to create engaging and effective educational content and experiences from early childhood to beyond the classroom. HMH serves more than 50 million students in over 150 countries worldwide, while its award-winning children's books, novels, non-fiction, and reference titles are enjoyed by readers throughout the world. For more information, visit
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