HarperCollins Publishers

  • Production Editor

    Job Locations US-NY-New York
    Managing Editorial
  • Overview



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


    • Supervise (from a production editorial standpoint) the production of books from receipt of edited manuscript through bound book/epub.
    • Using MS Word and Harper's proprietary software, code and update electronic manuscripts; copyedit, proofread, and route jacket mechanicals and other materials
    • Hire freelance copy editors, proofreaders, and indexers and oversee their work.
    • Work with editors, designers, and production managers in anticipating and resolving problems.
    • Evaluate and coordinate artwork and/or back-matter materials.
    • Collate and check proofs; copyedit and proofread miscellaneous material (i.e., front matter, back matter, indexes) and flap copy, mechanicals, and fujis.
    • Manage multiple projects while maintaining high standards of quality control and tight production schedules.
    • Provide backup for the department as needed.


    • Prior production editorial work experience, preferably in trade publishing, 2-3 years.
    • Must have strong computer/MS Word skills.
    • Solid copyediting and proofreading skills; college-level understanding of and use of the English language; be detail-oriented, well organized, and able to set priorities under pressure.
    • Must possess college degree or equivalent work 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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