Job opening detail :
Associate Production Editor
posted: Jan. 28, 2020
Offered by:
Hachette Book Group
Full Time
New York, NY

Hachette Book Group is seeking an associate production editor to support its Orbit and Redhook imprints. The ideal candidate is self-motivated and self-directed and capable of working with minimal oversight. The associate production editor will be a creative problem solver capable of managing a brisk workload with flexibility and an ability to roll with the punches. This position offers a terrific opportunity to help produce some of the most exciting and award-winning genre fiction in the market.

Manages a workload mix of secondary formats, co-publications with our UK sister imprint, and a limited number of original manuscripts
Manages all reprint corrections
Performs ebook quality review
Liaises with Editorial, Design, and Digital and Print Production regarding production schedules
Applies for Cataloging-in-Publication data from the Library of Congress
Completes electronic manuscript preparation, including style coding
Hires freelance copyeditors and proofreaders
Copyedits and proofreads jacket and cover materials from original copy through final proof
Reviews copyediting, working in Microsoft Word to reconcile copyediting and author markup, and reviews all stages of manuscripts, text proofs, and electronic blues

2-4 years relevant experience in trade publishing, preferably in a production editorial capacity
Effective organizational skills and proven ability to work well under pressure with tight deadlines
Proven copyediting and proofreading skills and a familiarity with electronic workflow
Working knowledge of The Chicago Manual of Style
Strong computer/MS Word skills, proficiency with Track Changes a must
Knowledge of XML styling a plus
This is a full-time on-site position. Applicants must be able to travel to the NYC office daily.

*Please note it is highly recommended that you include both a resume and a cover letter in your application
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