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Senior Production Editor - Harper Group
posted: Mar. 17, 2021
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Health; Dental; 401K
Full Time
New York, NY
HarperCollins is currently seeking a Senior Production Editor to handle titles in the Harper, HarperWave, HarperBusiness, Broadside, and Ecco imprints!

- Handles the production editorial process of the manuscript to bound book for simultaneous projects—of fiction, nonfiction, cookbooks/wellness/lifestyle, political/current events, business, illustrated works, poetry, and UK Americanizations.
- Assesses manuscripts for copyediting and the styling of all design elements using proprietary Microsoft Word styles, for design and composition.
- Engages with freelancers and ensures that project standards and deadlines are met.
- Collates and processes proofreads and slugs in Adobe Acrobat, and checks all stages of proofs and PDFs, for text and jackets/covers.
- Copyedits flap and back cover copy and proofreads and checks all stages of jacket/cover proofs.
- Works with editors, designers, authors, and production managers in anticipating and resolving problems.
- Handles multiple projects while maintaining high standards of quality control and meeting strict deadlines, often under tight production schedules.
- Provides backup for the department as needed.

- A minimum of 5+ years of prior production editorial work experience, preferably in trade book publishing, under minimal supervision.
- Experience with cookbooks and illustrated works is necessary.
- Must have strong experience with Microsoft Word and working knowledge of Adobe Acrobat.
- Solid copyediting and proofreading skills; knowledge of the industry standards, including the Chicago Manual; college-level understanding and use of the English language; must be detailed-oriented, well organized, and able to set priorities under pressure.
- Must possess a college degree or equivalent work experience.

HarperCollins Publishers is a company full of people who are passionate about books. When you apply for a position, we want to know why you want to work here, and why you are interested in the job. That’s why cover letters are strongly preferred.

This role is currently based out of New York, New York. You will need to commute to the office when it reopens.

HarperCollins is an equal opportunity employer.

Our recruitment team will review all applications submitted through Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. This role will be taken down when we are no longer accepting new applicants.
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