Job opening detail :
Senior Production Editor
posted: June 25, 2020
Offered by:
Hachette Book Group
Full Time
Boston, MA
Hachette Book Group is seeking a Senior Production Editor to manage the production of 25 to 30 original fiction and nonfiction titles per year from manuscript to bound book/ebook at Little, Brown .


Manages 25 30 titles per year from manuscript to bound book/e-book, including general fiction, nonfiction, and cookbooks, and other heavily illustrated titles; handles paperback conversions
Completes electronic manuscript prep, including code marking; reviews sample pages
Hires and supervises freelance copyeditors, proofreaders, and indexers
Reviews copyediting, working in Word to reconcile copyediting and author markup, and reviews all stages of manuscripts, text proofs, and electronic blues
Copyedits and proofreads galley/ARC, jacket, and cover materials from original copy through final proof
Performs e-book quality review
Works closely with authors and various in-house departments including editorial, production, and art in anticipating and resolving problems
Attends relevant department and interdepartmental meetings
Special projects as needed


5+ years relevant work experience, preferably in trade publishing
Solid copyediting and proofreading skills
Strong computer/MS Word skills and knowledge of electronic copyediting and coding
Knowledge of Chicago Manual of Style (16th and 17th eds.)
Excellent organizational skills, with an aptitude for process development and innovation
Excellent 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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