HarperCollins Children’s Books Group is currently seeking a Production Editor to oversee the production editorial process on a wide variety of titles—from board books through young adult novels—under all of the Children’s Books Group imprints. This position is focused in particular on books in the I Can Read line of early readers, as well as licensing programs.
Specifically, the Production Editor handles production editorial work from manuscript through bound book, including:
-Copyediting and proofreading covers and jackets.
-Checking all stages of proofs and PDFs.
-Working with editors and designers in anticipating and solving issues.
-Following up with designers and editors in order to maintain schedules.
-Updating electronic schedules and working with Microsoft Office Suite, including Track Changes in Word and the RSuite content management system.
-Prioritizing work appropriately, meeting steady turnaround demands while maintaining very high quality.
-Minimum 2 years of production editorial experience required, preferably with a children’s publisher
-Solid copyediting and proofreading skills
-Exceptional organization skills and attention to detail
-Ability to set priorities under pressure
-Comfortable working within an expanding digital workflow system-
-Brings a flexible, upbeat attitude to the job and enjoy working with a like-minded team
-College degree or equivalent experience required
-Proficient with Microsoft Word and Excel; preferably some knowledge of InDesign and PDFs
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.