Associate Editor/Production Editor, Children’s Books at ABRAMS

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ABRAMS is looking for a Associate Editor/Production Editor

Reports to: Senior Editor, Managing Editor

Who we are

Founded in 1949, ABRAMS was the first company in the United States to specialize in the publishing of art and illustrated books. The company continues to publish critically acclaimed and best-selling works in the fields of art, photography, cooking, crafts, comics, interior and garden design , entertainment, fashion and popular culture, as well as narrative non-fiction and new adult fiction. ; children’s books ranging from intermediate level to young adult fiction, from picture books to hardbacks. ABRAMS creates and distributes brilliantly designed books with the highest production values ​​under the following imprints: Abrams; AbramsComicArts; megascope; Books surely; picture of Abram; Abrams Press; The Overlook Press; Cernunnos; Cameron + Company; Abrams books for young readers; amulet books; Abrams apple seed; and magic cat. ABRAMS also distributes books for Booth-Clibborn Editions, Bungie, Alain Ducasse Édition, Èditions de La Martinière, Editions BPI, Global Golf Group, Lucky Spool, Milky Way Picture Books, The Museum of Modern Art, SelfMadeHero, Tate Publishing, V&A Publishing , and La Presse Vendôme.

What you will do:

Work within the editorial management team to produce an annual list of high quality illustrated picture books, chapter books and young adult novels. Join an innovative, dynamic and growing team of kids at one of the leading commercial publishers

You will be responsible for

  • Work closely with editorial, design and manufacturing departments to guide books through the pre-production process
  • Coding, revision and proofreading of manuscripts
  • Hire, manage and evaluate freelance editors, proofreaders and indexers
  • Create and track schedules
  • Use the title management system to track book data (specifications, etc.) and schedules
  • Contribute to production meetings
  • Track book-related documents for sales and marketing purposes

What skills and experience will you bring to us?

  • Preferred bachelor’s degree
  • 3 to 4 years of experience as an editor or production manager in the book industry
  • Excellent editing and proofreading skills (on paper and electronically, using track changes in MS Word and Adobe Acrobat); solid knowledge of the Chicago Manual of Style
  • Experience in hiring and managing freelance writers and proofreaders
  • Proven ability to create and manage schedules
  • Ability to work collaboratively and diplomatically across departments
  • Experience working on illustrated books, an asset
  • Knowledge of Firebrand/Quality Solutions Title Management software an asset

Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

At ABRAMS, we strive to ensure that our business and the books we publish reflect the broad experiences of our readers and the world. ABRAMS embraces the diversity of all people and we are fully committed to creating and maintaining an environment that is inclusive and respectful of all. Applicants from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply

What can we offer you:

Competitive compensation

Medical, dental and vision benefits

401k with employer match

Flexible paid leave

Paid vacation

Life insurance

Sick days

Personal leave

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