HarperCollins Publishers

Production Editor

Job Locations US-NY-New York
Managing Editorial




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.


Specifically, the Production Editor handles production editorial work from manuscript through bound book, including:

  • Copyediting and proofreading covers and jackets.
  • Checking all stages of PDFs.
  • Working knowledgeably 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 comfortably with basic computer programs, including Track Changes in Word and the RSuite content management system.
  • Prioritizing work appropriately, meeting steady turnaround demands while maintaining very high quality.


  • College degree or equivalent experience required
  • Minimum 2 years of production editorial experience required, preferably with a quality children’s publisher
  • Solid copyediting and proofreading skills
  • Exceptional organization skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to set priorities under pressure
  • Comfortable working within a digital workflow system
  • Brings a flexible, upbeat attitude to the job and enjoys working with a like-minded team
  • Proficient with Microsoft Word; comfortable with a completely digital workflow

This role is currently based out of New York, New York. You will need to commute to the office when it reopens.


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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