Job opening detail :
Production Assistant
posted: Jan. 12, 2022
Offered by:
BenBella Books, Inc.
Salary:
$40,000
Benefits:
Health; Dental; 401K; Vision
Duration:
Full Time
Location:
Anywhere in the US (Remote)
Requirements:
The Production Assistant will work with the Production Department on reprint coordination, print quotations, copyright application, and miscellaneous production support for all BenBella imprints (~70–80 titles per year). This is a full-time, fully remote position.

Responsibilities will include:

• Processing orders for all reprints and tracking the progress through estimating, scheduling, printing, and shipping
• Coordinating reprint text and cover changes and fielding prepress feedback from print partners
• Archiving reprint corrections and working with print and digital team members on communicating corrections
• Fielding frontlist and reprint print quote requests, compiling all print specifications for projects, and requesting and managing quote requests from print suppliers
• Applying for and maintaining the record of all copyright applications for all titles
• Applying for and tracking Cataloging-in-Publication data and communicating records to Production Editors
• Miscellaneous production support and administrative tasks, including but not limited to: supporting audiobook and ebook quality assurance, scheduling outside vendors, and proofreading internal production materials

The ideal candidate will have:

• Excellent communication and organizational skills and attention to detail
• The ability to prioritize and stay focused while dealing with multiple assignments and tasks simultaneously
• The drive to be proactive, self-motivated, and consistently reliable
• The ability to work both independently and in a team setting
• Basic knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel
• Experience with Adobe InDesign and Photoshop a plus but not required
• Publishing experience a plus but not required
About Our  
Company:
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.
Contact:
Monica Lowry
Special  
Instructions:
BenBella Books is a company full of people who are passionate about books. When you apply for a position, we want to know why you want to work here and why you are interested in the job. That’s why cover letters are required.

Send your resume and cover letter to Monica Lowry at monica@benbellabooks.com. Please include “Production Assistant Application” in the subject line of your email.
Job #:
31212
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