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Macmillan Associate Managing Editor in New York, New York

Description

We have two open positions for an Associate Managing Editor for Macmillan Adult Trade. This role will support the Managing Editor in list management and scheduling. Overview of duties include: setting up titles in the Biblio title database, applying schedules for paperback conversions and co-editions as well as some original titles, co-managing reprints, and reviewing jacket/cover mechanicals and interiors. This role will also be responsible for production editing a limited number of titles per list. We are seeking a detail-oriented problem-solver with excellent spelling and grammar and experienced with digital workflow.

One position will focus on lifestyle/wellness titles, young adult, plus puzzle and activity books. The other will handle a range of adult trade fiction/nonfiction.

What you'll do:

  • Support the managing editor with seasonal title lists across one or more imprints. Liaise with publishers and other key stakeholders on scheduling and prioritization. Schedule and coordinate with marketing, editorial, and other departments regarding ARCs and bound galleys.

  • Oversee paperback conversions list. Set schedules. Approve/review jackets/covers and interiors for some originals and most conversions; ensure quality is maintained.

  • Attend and occasionally chair scheduling or status meetings. Serve as a backup to others on team. Assist in training production editors and communicating procedural changes to production editors.

  • Liaise with the reprints department and co-manage errata and the correction approval process with the managing editor.

  • Production-edit limited list of fiction and/or nonfiction titles per season.

  • Communicate in a professional and timely manner with publishers, managing editors, designers, art, editorial, and production managers regarding status of projects and route related materials to editors, designers, production managers. Track progress of projects on schedules and in status meetings.

What you'll bring:

  • Experience with project management and familiarity with all types of production manufacturing schedules, including compressed

  • Background in trade fiction and nonfiction including 4C titles and/or cookbooks a plus

  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team, anticipating problems, troubleshooting solutions, and prioritizing

  • Strong knowledge of grammar and punctuation, including familiarity with the Chicago Manual of Style

  • Meticulous attention to detail; work well under pressure; good oral and verbal communication

  • Ability to meet deadlines while juggling multiple projects at once

  • Strong computer skills, including familiarity with Track Changes in Word and Acrobat PDF markup tools

  • Work well with others in a tactful manner, displaying common sense and initiative.

    Experience/Education:

  • At least three years experience as a production editor or in project management

  • Copyediting and proofreading experience

  • Familiarity with Microsoft Word Styles, Adobe Acrobat Reader Tools, and Google Applications

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent relevant work experience

Macmillan Publishers is a global trade book publishing company with prominent imprints around the world, publishing a broad range of award-winning books for children and adults in all categories and formats. Macmillan Publishers is committed to our authors, our employees, and to the environment.

U.S. publishers include Celadon Books, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, Flatiron Books, Henry Holt & Company, Macmillan Audio, Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group, Picador, St. Martin's Press and Tor Books. In the UK, Australia, India, and South Africa, Macmillan publishes under the Pan Macmillan name. The German company, Holtzbrinck Deutsche Buchverlage, includes among its imprints S. Fischer, Kiepenheuer and Witsch, Rowohlt, and Droemer Knaur.

Macmillan Publishers is a part of the Holtzbrinck Publishing Group, a large family-owned media group of companies headquartered in Stuttgart, Germany.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are actively seeking job applicants who reflect a broad representation of differences, including race, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, physical ability, neurodiversity, age, family status, economic background and status, geographical background and status, and perspective. We believe that the best companies reflect the incredible diversity in viewpoints, backgrounds, and identities of the world in their staffs, and are committed to inclusive hiring across departments and levels. The successful candidate for this position will be an employee of Macmillan Publishing Group, LLC.

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