Job opening detail :
Production Editor
posted: Sept. 10, 2020
Offered by:
BenBella Books
Health; Dental; 401K
Full Time
Anywhere in the US
The Production Editor will report to the Deputy Production Manager and responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

• Managing production editing of a select number of front list titles and reprints
• Prepping manuscripts for design and composition
• Mastering page proof corrections
• Communicating with authors and editors on production deadlines and interior proof reviews
• Coordinating with typesetters, proofreaders, indexers, and other outside vendors for titles
• Coordinating domestic and international printing schedules and quotes
• Handling copyright applications
• Other support tasks as necessary
Candidates will be given a proofreading test to assess attention to detail and overall grasp of grammar and language rules.

Qualifications and Required Skills:

• 2–3 years relevant work experience
• Strong grasp of CMS, Adobe Acrobat comment tools
• Familiarity with InDesign a plus, but not a requirement
• Proactive, self-motivated, and consistently reliable
• Highly organized
• Ability to work effectively in both team-oriented and independent roles
• Ability to learn new tasks and systems quickly
• Strong communication skills

BenBella is a virtual company, so the successful candidate will work from home and will have some degree of flexibility in their schedule.
About Our  
BenBella Books is one of a new breed of independent publishing houses that is thriving in the current turbulent publishing environment. We are a boutique book publisher that puts a big emphasis on creative marketing, building strong partnerships with authors, and publishing strategically in niche markets. BenBella has had fifteen New York Times bestsellers, multiple award-winning books, and was twice on Publishers Weekly’s list of fastest growing publishers.

BenBella offers a supportive, casual environment that emphasizes teamwork and communication. We look for candidates that fit our core values:

We balance work and home life. We work in a highly-productive but enjoyable and relaxed work environment (balance).

We respect ourselves and others and work in an atmosphere of teamwork and growth (respect).

We strive for excellence in our work. We worry the details and strive for total reliability (excellence).

We are open and honest. We try to always do the right thing (integrity).

We take responsibility for our actions. We admit mistakes and solve problems (responsibility).

We bring creativity into our work, always challenging our assumptions and looking for better ways to achieve results. We are flexible and responsive in a fast-moving environment (creativity).

We treat our authors and agents as partners (partnership).

BenBella provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression
Jessika Rieck
To apply, email resume AND cover letter to Please include “Production Editor” in the subject line of your email.
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