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Contracted Employee Assignment: Editorial Production Assistant

Company name
St. Martin's Press, LLC

Location
Plymouth, MI

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This position will be employed through Headway consulting firm.

Requirements

Hayden-McNeil, part of Macmillan Learning Curriculum Solutions, publishes custom textbooks and laboratory manuals for universities and colleges throughout the country. Editorial Production Assistants (EPAs) will work with a team of Production Editors to prepare and organize complex manuscript materials for Fall 2018 titles. This is primarily a production position with a focus on file preparation (not editing or writing).

Applicants must be available to work onsite in our Plymouth, MI office from approximately March through July. Work hours are Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Potential candidates will be given a short text preparation test during an interview.

Major Responsibilities:

• Assist Production Editors with reviewing new and complex revision projects for editorial production needs

• Prepare manuscripts for typesetting or digital conversion, including tasks such as extracting text from PDFs and compositing/styling Word files

• Research, organize, and prepare photos for Designers

• Assist with the development of the Hayden-McNeil Content Collection by optimizing labs for web and writing keywords and descriptions.

• Proofread digital content and simple print titles when needed.

Required Skills / Knowledge:

• Proficient in Microsoft Office, including Word and Excel

• Excellent attention to detail and ability to learn quickly

• Efficient and accurate with repetitive tasks

• Adept at problem-solving and communicating solutions with others

• Able to prioritize work, multi-task effectively, and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment

Hours

• 40 per week

Location

• Plymouth, Michigan

Experience Needed:

• Experience using track changes, macros, and styles in Microsoft Word

• Some familiarity with the Adobe Creative Suite

• An interest or background in educational publishing and learning technologies

Educational Background Required:

• Some college experience—associate or bachelor’s degree preferred

Company info

St. Martin's Press, LLC
Website : http://www.stmartins.com

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