Job opening detail :
Production Manager
posted: Mar. 26, 2021
Offered by:
CamCat Publishing, LLC
Flexible hours; Remote work, project-based incentives
Part Time
Production Manager
CamCat Books
Freelance, up to 30 hours/week

CamCat is a rapidly growing independent publisher of genre fiction in YA and adult categories with a company culture that values input from every team member, a take-charge attitude, and creative solutions in a relaxed environment.

The Production Manager will oversee the production workflow from the initial transmittal of manuscripts to the final releases across multiple physical and digital formats.

Essential Responsibilities:
- Sets, maintains, and adapts production schedules for all books, across all formats.
- Communicates regularly with editorial, production, and marketing about priorities, including a weekly report and maintenance of a team dashboard of key dates and tasks.
- Prepares manuscript transmittals from editorial to production.
- Traffics all content files in Google Drive and metadata in the Stison publishing database, reliably communicating with the team about the status of files for internal/external use.
- Completes quality assurance checks on print and digital files across multiple passes, including proofreading text, covers, and metadata, with follow-up queries as needed to the editor/author and notes for the designer.
- Builds capacity for the press to handle increased print runs and expanded distribution, in close collaboration with senior leadership.
- Other tasks, depending on interest, skill, and need.

- First of all, an entrepreneurial spirit! We’re a growing press.
- Minimum of 3–5 years experience in book production
- Flexible, creative thinking a must for this rapidly growing press
- Exceptional ability to multi-task and work comfortably with many competing priorities, and support others with the same
- Outstanding attention to detail
- Proficient in Adobe Acrobat, word processing programs, and spreadsheets
- Experience in cover design and specs a plus
- Experience setting up print runs and/or communicating with printers a plus
- Familiarity with publisher databases (e.g. Stison, Firebrand) and ONIX feeds a plus
About Our  
CamCat Publishing, LLC, opened for business in 2019. We’re still pretty new, so we don’t have much of a story to tell. Yet.

Our founder, Sue Arroyo, launched the company for the love of story, those tales that bewitch and dazzle you, grab hold of you, and won’t let go. She calls them Books to Live In.

‘Cause that’s what she did when growing up. She was a bookworm who lived and breathed stories the way her friends would live and breathe the cool kid on the block or the latest rockstar.

To her, the characters in her books were the cool kids and rockstars. Who needs awkward teenage parties when you can live epic adventures, find romance, and save the day right there in your mind as you read that favorite book? You know, the one with the creased edges.

Fast forward to 2019. Sue is a self-proclaimed entrepreneur. CamCat Publishing is her seventh company.

In early 2019, she sold her interest in her most successful business, Trident Technologies, and was able to turn her substantial business skills towards her life-long passion for books.

That’s not a surprise. Growing up, the books Sue read taught her that anything is possible. Anything. And precisely this belief motivated and sustained her as a female entrepreneur pushing that glass ceiling time and again. It was only a matter of time until she’d put her mind and heart and business acumen back to books.

Sue brings a fresh perspective to publishing, a strong desire to establish long-term relationships with both authors and readers, and a passion for a great story.

Therefore CamCat Publishing is more than a publisher. CamCat Publishing is the sum of its readers and writers … and then some. We facilitate and engage in communication between readers and writers because that’s where the magic happens. We involve our authors and readers every step of the way–in the process of choosing the books we publish, the formats in which we offer them, even the way we advertise and publicize them.

But in all this, there’s one thing we never forget. Yes, books are products to sell, but they are something else, too. They are the expression of an author’s creativity and the touchstone for a reader’s imagination. When the two meet, something extraordinary happens. We walk in other people’s shoes and see the world anew.
Sue Arroyo
Suite 280
We don't need cover letters. A resume and a single sheet of links to past projects/accomplishments should be submitted in response. If selected for an interview, references will be requested. We do check social media, so include only your professional links, not your personal ones.
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