Job opening detail :
Assistant to the Production Director
posted: July 14, 2021
Offered by:
Chelsea Green Publishing
Health; Dental; 401K; Employee Stock Ownership Plan
Full Time
White River Junction, VT
The Assistant to the Production Director is a full-time employee reporting to the Production Director. This position provides general assistance in all aspects of editorial production from manuscript to bound book and eBooks. Working independently and in support of the Production Director, the ideal candidate will be able to focus on details of projects in a fast-paced work environment. The Assistant to the Production Director works closely with various members of the Chelsea Green staff to copyedit and proofread various marketing and sales material.

Responsibilities of the Position Include:

Project Management for Assigned Titles
• Monitor and maintain schedules.
• Contract, review, and oversee work of freelancers to include copy editors, compositors, proofreaders, and indexers.
• Review work of freelancers and give feedback to ensure quality and consistency of Chelsea Green books.
• Proofread corrections to pages, revised pages, and PDFs.
• Copyedit and proofread miscellaneous front matter, back matter, and cover and jacket copy.
• Serve as primary Chelsea Green contact with author from receipt of manuscript into production to bound books.
• Upload final print files to printer and review printer proofs of text and cover/jacket.
• Review production and freelance invoices for accuracy, code, and approve.
• Develop project management skills for full-color illustrated books.

• Provide general production assistance (scanning, file transmission, photocopying, filing, mailing, etc.).
• Handle CIP data submission and copyright filing for books.
• Copyedit and proofread miscellaneous front matter, back matter, cover and jacket copy, and marketing and sales copy.
• Produce eGalleys and similar files for titles. Also, create and upload SITB files.
• Upload files to printers, resellers, and ebook distributors.
• Format/tag manuscripts for submission to typesetter.
• Archive and maintain production files on the server.
• Participate in weekly project schedule meetings.
• Maintain in-house style guides for books, cookbooks, and marketing materials.

Position Requirements
• Bachelor’s degree
• Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
• Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously on time and on budget
• Excellent writing and editing skills, including copyediting and proofreading experience
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications Word, Excel, and Outlook
• Competence with Adobe Acrobat
• Must work out of the White River Junction, Vermont, office of Chelsea Green
• Digital file management experience a plus
About Our  
Since 1984, Chelsea Green has been the pre-eminent publisher for people seeking foundational books on the politics and practice of sustainable living, including nature and environment, organic gardening and sustainable agriculture, local food and community resilience, health and wellness, and new/alternative economics. In 2012, we decided to practice what we publish and became employee-owned. We have been printing books on recycled paper since 1985, when our first list of books went on sale, and aim for 100 percent post-consumer waste whenever possible. We also don’t print our books overseas, but rather use domestic printers to keep our shipping costs (and impact on the environment) at a minimum.
Patricia Stone
Send cover letter and resume to Patricia Stone,, by July 30. No phone calls, please.
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