Job opening detail :
Ebook Production Assistant
posted: Jan. 11, 2021
Offered by:
W.W. Norton
Health; Dental; 401K; Profit-sharing
Full Time
New York, NY
W. W. Norton is seeking an Ebook Production Assistant to join its Ebook Department. This is a collaborative team that handles all ebook operations in the company, including production, distribution, content management, and archiving. This role assists the Ebook Department with the development of higher-education digital textbooks; manages the production of college ebooks; maintains conversion schedules and follows up with affiliate publishers and Norton production staff on time-sensitive projects; updates department databases with the latest production information; and occasionally assists the Digital Content and Distribution operations with ebook quality assurance and distributions to e-retailers.

Essential Job Responsibilities Include :
• Track ebook production schedules in collaboration with the distribution coordinator and ebook department manager, ensuring adherence to sensitive dates.
• Route instructions and files to/from outsourcing vendors, answering vendor queries.
• Turn over ebook content for QA and distribution.
• Communicate with Norton production and editorial staff for the timely delivery of ebook production materials.
• Liaise with Norton affiliate publishers who produce/distribute ebooks through our Ebook Department, and keep clients abreast of their project statuses.
• Make routine corrections to existing ebook files and help keep ebook distribution and archiving operations up-to-date.
• Occasionally assist the ebook distribution manager in tracking and distributing ebooks through our online distribution hub and help document the steps in database tracking.
• Assist the department manager in routine tasks.

Please note - this job description is not designed to cover all activities required of the employee.

Required Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree.
• Employment eligibility to work with W.W. Norton & Company in the US is required.
• Must be able to work full business hours form Norton’s New York City headquarters. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are temporarily providing employees the option to work remotely.
• 1-2 years of ebook production or other web technology experience desired, though not required.
• Must be highly organized, disciplined, and self-motivated in a fast-paced environment.
• Must have excellent verbal and written communications skills in a position that demands collaboration across several different departments.
• Must have good time management skills and be capable of prioritizing among responsibilities, activities, and side projects.
• Must be detail-oriented, making sure that all aspects of the daily activities are handled with accuracy and minimal mistakes.
• Must be self-directed and independent.
• Must have a demonstrated interest in the challenges and opportunities of an ever-changing and quickly evolving publishing industry.

Technical Skills:
• Working knowledge of HTML and CSS highly desired.
• Current knowledge of ebook formats (EPUB 3 in particular) highly desired.
• Proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite, especially InDesign and Photoshop a plus.
• Proficiency with database and project management systems like FileMaker Pro, JIRA, and Confluence a plus.
• Experience managing large volumes of files and maintaining version control a plus.
About Our  
W.W. Norton & Company is the oldest and largest publishing house owned wholly by its employees. W.W. Norton & Company strives to carry out the imperative of its founder to “publish books not for a single season, but for the years in the areas of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry”. For more information about the Company, please visit us online at:

W. W. Norton & Company is an equal opportunity employer. Employment with W. W. Norton is governed on the basis of merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, age, color, sex, religion, veteran status, national origin, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status. Those applicants requiring reasonable accommodation to the application/interview process should notify the human resource manager.
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