Job opening detail :
Production Editor/ Project Editor
posted: Oct. 1, 2021
Offered by:
Sterling Publishing Co., Inc.
Health; Dental; 401K; Flexible Spending Account; Generous Employee Discount; and more!
Full Time
New York, NY
Sterling Publishing, a wholly owned subsidiary of Barnes & Noble, Inc., has an exciting opportunity for a Production/Project Editor! The Production/Project Editor will oversee a list of assigned titles, partnering closely with Managing Editors, Acquisitions Editors, Art Directors/Designers, Production Managers, and Managing Editorial colleagues at all stages of the production process.

Essential Functions:
• Manage 35 to 50+ titles per year through the editorial and design process, from inception to blueline corrections, in various book categories, including narrative and highly illustrated nonfiction titles.
• Working with various departments, keep the full team assigned to the book on track to release files on time and in impeccable shape; communicate any issues and work to find scheduling or alternate solutions; ensure all schedule milestones are met and all deliverables tracked in the Title Management database.
• Oversee electronic routing process for all passes of manuscript and layout approval; ensure all stakeholders have signed off, collate, and gather consensus on all comments and queries, confirm all changes are made and proofed.
• Manage the versioning of manuscript, layout, and routing files on a network server. Ensure all file-naming protocols are met, all active files are the latest, all previous versions of files stored.
• Communicate with acquiring editors and/or authors in a professional manner to make sure that all editorial queries have been resolved.
• Hire and supervise freelance copy editors, proofreaders, and indexers for assigned books, and take responsibility for their work.
• Prepare sample design and layout packages; specify and enter manuscript design style codes; confirm that design elements are implemented appropriately.
• Copyedit jacket/cover copy, proofread cover layouts, and ensure accuracy of proofs.
• Check prepress pages, printer’s color proofs, and ozalids (PDF proofs).

Qualifications :
• Bachelor's degree required.
• 3–5 years book publishing experience required, including significant experience seeing manuscripts from editorial to manufacture in an editorial or production editorial department or role.
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Adobe Acrobat; familiarity with electronic editing with tracking.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Superior command of grammar, usage, syntax; keen sense of language. Familiarity with printed and electronic reference materials, including The Chicago Manual of Style. Can assess the authority of a source, particularly online.
• Proven copyediting and proofreading skills. Familiar with electronic work flow and standards of page layout and book making.
• Well organized and attentive to details. Proven ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously, prioritize, and be flexible. Good problem-solving skills.
• Ability to work within a fast-paced, deadline driven environment and be a team player.
About Our  
Sterling Publishing is an innovative and forward-thinking publishing company committed to creating books that EDUCATE, INSPIRE, and ENTERTAIN. For more information, please visit our website at
Meaghan Ryan, Sr. Manager, HR
33 East 17th Street, New York, NY 10003
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Thank you for your interest in Sterling Publishing!
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