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Production Editor ( Paperbacks - 2 years experience)

Scholastic Book Fairs - Soho, New York

Posted: 09/14/2018


Paperbacks Production Editor oversees production of around 75 Trade chapter books and novels per year in addition to related sales materials, and editions for ebooks, libraries, and the school market. Responsible for keeping editors and designers on schedule. Oversees freelancers, for copyediting and proofreading of manuscripts and typeset text. Checks for quality assurance of text, illustrations, and photos, and covers all stages from manuscript to finished books.


• Handles book production from copyedit through bound book, including bound galleys (where applicable) and ebooks
  o Reviews copyedit and passes (assess freelancer work as needed) of covers and interior text
  o Answer copyedit/proofreader/editor queries when possible
  o Keep book/series style sheet updated and enforce house style
• Carefully review materials (manuscripts, art, covers/jackets) and traffic them through various in-house departments
• Work closely with creative, editorial, and manufacturing departments on all aspects of a book
• Work with Associate Production Director to create and maintain schedules
• Follow up with editorial/design when deadlines are missed
• Lead biweekly status meetings, and attend various other meetings as needed
• Enforce department best practices


• Excellent copyediting and proofreading skills
• Ability to meet deadlines while maintaining high standards of quality and juggling multiple projects
• Ability to communicate clearly, effectively, and professionally with multiple project stakeholders
• Strong knowledge of grammar, spelling, and punctuation and The Chicago Manual of Style
• Strong computer skills – MAC preferred -- including facility with advanced functions of MS Word and Adobe Acrobat

• 2-3 years experience as a production editor at a trade publisher or equivalent; children’s book experience a plus


Scholastic Corporation (NASDAQ: SCHL) is the world's largest publisher and distributor of children's books, a leading provider of core literacy curriculum and professional services, and a producer of educational and entertaining children's media. The Company creates quality books and ebooks, print and technology-based learning programs for pre-K to grade 12, classroom magazines and other products and services that support children's learning both in school and at home. With operations in 14 international offices and exports to 165 countries, Scholastic makes quality, affordable books available to all children around the world through school-based book clubs and book fairs, classroom collections, school and public libraries, retail and online. True to its mission of 97 years to encourage the personal and intellectual growth of all children beginning with literacy, the Company has earned a reputation as a trusted partner to educators and families. Learn more at

Some benefits that we offer:

• 100% vested of 401(k) Retirement Plan after 5 years employment
• Up to 1M worth of supplemental Life Insurance
• Tuition Reimbursement
• Purchase Scholastic stock at a 15% discount

Thank you for your consideration in choosing Scholastic.


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