Job opening detail :
Production Editor
posted: May 24, 2023
Offered by:
Kensington Publishing
$60,000 - $75,000 depending on experience
Health; Dental; 401K
Full Time
New York, NY
Kensington Publishing Corp. is seeking a Production Editor to join the Production Department. This position handles the Production of fiction and non-fiction titles from manuscript to bound book and other format conversions.

Responsibilities include:
* Hire and supervise freelance copyeditors and proofreaders, indexers, text designers, and insert designers.
* Prepare electronic manuscripts for freelance copyeditors and oversee all passes: copyedited manuscript to editor/author, preparation of manuscript and comp order for the compositor, pages to author and proofreader (and indexer), collating author and proofreader corrections to be sent back to compositor.
* Check revisions/ final pass after the corrections are made. Check digital proofs that are posted by the printer.
* Handle approximately 10 titles per month.
* Communicate with editorial, authors, production, art, and marketing departments and maintain schedules so that all final dates are met.
* Post ARC files to printer.
* Advise editors of cover and jacket copy revisions, and give final check of jackets and covers before they are sent to the printer

* This position requires a minimum of 5 years of experience as Production Editor (preferable with a trade publisher).
* The candidate should also possess excellent copyediting and proofreading skills with ability to vet and review the work of freelancers..
* You need to be able meet deadlines in a fast paced, multi-project environment. The position also requires a person who is well-organized, has good communication skills, and can successfully work independently.

In-house or hybrid position.
About Our  
Kensington Publishing Corp. is an independent, family-owned book publisher founded in 1974 and based in New York City. Known for the diversity of the authors and books it publishes, Kensington releases more than 300 fiction and non-fiction titles each year, providing readers with a range of popular genres such as thrillers, romance, historical fiction, cozy mysteries and non-fiction, as well as true-crime, western, and speculative fiction titles. The house of New York Times bestselling authors, including Fern Michaels, Lisa Jackson, William W. Johnstone, Joanne Fluke, Mary Monroe, Dr. Jen Gunter, Ellen Marie Wiseman, and many others, its imprints include Kensington Books, Dafina, Zebra, Pinnacle, Kensington Cozies, John Scognamiglio Books, Citadel Press, Lyrical Press, and Erewhon Books. Visit them online at
Joyce Kaplan
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Joyce Kaplan,
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