HarperCollins Publishers

  • Assistant Production Editor - William Morrow

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



    HarperCollins is looking for an Assistant Production Editor to work on William Morrow, Dey Street, Avon, Harper Voyager, and Custom House titles.


    • Under minimal supervision, assumes production editorial responsibilities for trade paperback and mass market resets and offsets (interiors and covers); engages with freelancers and ensures that project standards and deadlines are met. May handle some original manuscripts depending on experience.
    • Collates and checks proof corrections and copyedits miscellaneous material (such as frontmatter, flap copy, etc.).
    • Maintains production schedules and assumes responsibility for his/her books staying on schedule and error-free.
    • Works closely with Managing Editorial Associate to traffic and review bound galley materials.
    • Handles administrative functions of the department, including coding invoices, preparing weekly production reports; printing and distributing scheduling grids and other reports.
    • Provides support to other team members as needed, such as coding manuscripts and cover copy electronically, checking page proofs, and proofreading miscellaneous materials.
    • Handles numerous responsibilities at once, often under tight deadlines.


    • At least 1 year prior experience in book publishing or a related field, preferably in production editorial or managing editorial.
    • Completion of copyediting class strongly desired; solid copyediting, proofreading, and PC skills, including knowledge of Word and Track Changes function.
    • MUST be detail-oriented, well-organized, able to set priorities, and a team player.
    • 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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