Employment Opportunities

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PRO-ED is a non-smoking, equal opportunity employer with a casual work environment. 

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Production Editor

PRO-ED is currently seeking a Production Editor. The Production Editor manages all editorial aspects of products in production, including the following:

Project management for assigned products
Produce and revise production schedules; advise on product design and composition; field questions from other departments; update production staff in weekly meetings; advise appropriate staff about changes to products; keep information in database current for assigned products

Contact with authors
Serve as primary production contact with authors for assigned products; introduce production process and author role when production begins; field author questions and feedback; send manuscript with copyeditor queries; send first page proofs; receive author responses to queries and proofs; send index proofs (when applicable)

Maintain and manage relationships with freelancers
Assign work and review invoices for work that cannot be done in house due to time or workload constraints; answer editorial queries; refer design or art queries to appropriate person; provide Managing Editor with information about potential new freelancers or issues with quality of existing freelancers

Oversee all production tasks related to the manuscript
Become familiar with the manuscript; prepare manuscript for typesetting; incorporate author changes to page proofs; proofread page proofs, indexes, or other proofs for assigned products or for other editors; proofread covers; perform final checks of both interior and cover output; check printer proofs for products on press

Stylebook, CIP, and copyright tasks
Discuss with Managing Editor recommendations for changes to publisher’s style guide, author guidelines, or independently produced product guidelines; apply for CIP for assigned products

Education, Experience, and Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in English, Journalism, or equivalent. Three or more years of publishing experience, especially in book production, preferred.

Knowledge, skills, and abilities

Familiarity with American Psychological Association style and the Chicago Manual of Style; demonstrated ability with written English, including grammar, punctuation, and style; demonstrated proofreading ability; knowledge of typography, art, and publication design; effective interpersonal skills; effective project-management skills; effective verbal and written communication skills; demonstrated critical-thinking and problem-solving skills; demonstrated ability to work with both internal and external customers in a team environment; flexibility; ability to work under pressure, prioritize multiple projects, meet deadlines, and produce quality work; demonstrated ability to be self-motivated and self-directed; computer skills in Word, Excel, and Filemaker; ability to talk to the public in person or via telephone or email using the English language

Salary depending on experience. The company is a non-smoking, equal-opportunity employer.