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Title: Production Editor, Workman Publishing
Description: Workman Publishing is looking for an experienced Production Editor to work on both books and calendars in our collaborative, team-oriented environment.

Principal responsibilities

- Managing each stage of the book and calendar process from manuscript to release of files to the printer using electronic workflow
- Hiring freelance copyeditors, proofreaders, and indexers, and overseeing their work
- Routing pages, covers, and other associated assets
- Copyediting and proofreading promotional materials related to books and calendars
- Collating corrections and addressing style queries
- Maintaining high levels of accuracy throughout each project
- Collaborating with colleagues both within the managing editorial department and throughout the company


- 3+ years production editorial or managing editorial experience
- Experience using Microsoft Word and Adobe Acrobat
- Ability to work on complicated, art- and design-heavy books
- Ability to work well under pressure in a deadline-driven environment
- Strong copyediting and proofreading skills
- Excellent organizational and problem-solving skills and the ability to prioritize and multitask
- Comfort working independently and also as part of a team
- Excellent communication skills
- Exceptional attention to detail and accuracy
- Ability to evaluate freelancers’ work
- Experience coding and preparing manuscripts for typesetting
- Awareness of current trends in language and evolving industry standards
- Fact-checking experience a plus
- Calendar experience a plus
- Fluency in Spanish a plus

Workman Publishing is steadfast in its commitment to innovation, creativity, inclusion, and excellence. Our focus is to create a diverse and supportive environment, and we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All are welcome, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, veteran status, or any of the characteristics that make each of us wonderfully unique. With a role at our company, you’ll be part of an amazing team! We invite you to explore our career options, and we look forward to hearing from you.

About Workman

Workman Publishing Co., Inc., is an independently owned family of publishers, including Workman Publishing, Workman Audio, Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, Algonquin Young Readers, Artisan, Storey Publishing, and Timber Press. Workman also partners with The Experiment, duopress, Erewhon Books, Familius, and Future House Publishing. Workman publishes award-winning children’s books, cookbooks, parenting/pregnancy guides, and books on gardening, country living, and humor, as well as gift books, fiction, and the bestselling calendar line in the business. The company is headquartered in New York City’s Greenwich Village, with additional offices in Chapel Hill, North Carolina; North Adams, Massachusetts; and Portland, Oregon. For more information, visit
Location: Work is remote until mid-September, when you would be expected to work from our New York City office at least two days a week.
How To Apply For This Job: Please send your resume and cover letter to Be sure to include your salary requirements and to put “Production Editor” in the subject of your email. We apologize in advance, but not all applicants will receive a response.
Date Posted: 7/20/2021

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