HarperCollins Publishers

Senior Production Editor

US-NY-New York




HarperCollins is seeking a Senior Production Editor for the William Morrow, Dey Street, and Ecco imprints.


  • Assumes production editorial responsibilities for originals, from the receipt of the edited manuscript through bound book, and some offsets (as needed).
  • Copy-edits and proofreads ancillary material, such as front matter, back matter, cover copy, teaser excerpts, etc.
  • Works with editors, designers, and production managers in anticipating and resolving problems.
  • Evaluates and coordinates artwork and/or back-matter materials.
  • Assigns projects to freelance copy-editors, indexers, and proofreaders and checks their work.
  • Handles multiple projects while maintaining high standards of quality control and tight production schedules.
  • Provides backup for the department as needed.


  • Significant prior relevant work experience, 5+ years in trade book publishing, preferably in production editorial or managing editorial
  • Must possess strong copy-editing and proofreading skills, including familiarity withThe Chicago Manual of Style
  • PC skills required, including use of Word, Track Changes, and Excel
  • Must be detail-oriented, proactive, well-organized, and able to set priorities and juggle workload in a fast-paced environment
  • Must interact well with colleagues of all levels from various departments
  • Must possess college degree or equivalent experience


HarperCollins Publishers 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 strongly preferred.


HarperCollins Publishers is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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