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Senior Production Editor

New York City, NY

Date Last Verified
Jul 11,2018

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Jul 10,2018

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HarperCollins Children’s Books Group is currently seeking a Senior 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. The ideal candidate will have a flexible, upbeat attitude and enjoy working with a like-minded team.


- Handles production editorial work from manuscript through bound book.

- Copyedits and proofreads covers and jackets.

- Places longer manuscripts with freelance copy editors and proofreaders.

- Checks the work of all freelancers by cold reading and carefully reviewing materials.

- Checks all stages of proofs and PDFs.

- Works knowledgeably with editors and designers in anticipating and solving issues.

- Follows up with designers and editors to maintain schedules.

- Updates electronic schedules and works comfortably with basic computer programs, including Track Changes in Word and the RSuite content management system.


- 4-year college degree or equivalent experience required

- A minimum of two years of children’s production editorial experience required

- Excellent copyediting and proofreading skills

- Ability to prioritize work appropriately, while meeting steady turnaround demands and maintaining very high quality

- Ability to work effectively with all levels of management

- Exceptional organization skills and attention to detail

- Ability to set priorities under pressure

- Comfortable working within an expanding digital workflow system

- Proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel
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