Production Editor, Nonfiction

Penguin Random House has an exciting opportunity available as a Production Editor, responsible for managing the production lifecycle of demand-focused, trend-driven titles.  This position will play an essential role in bringing practical nonfiction titles to market quickly, while working closely with internal editorial, production, and design colleagues.


Additional responsibilities include:

  1. Utilizing industry contacts to develop a roster of freelancers and continuing to build robust relationships.
  2. Hiring and supervising freelance writers, copyeditors, and proofreaders.
  3. Nurturing relationships with and assigning work to freelancers.
  4. Supervising, copy editing, and proofreading freelanced work and circulating materials through the department.

Please apply to join us if you meet the following requirements:

  • Minimum of 5 years of publishing experience, including experience independently working on original and reprint content
  • Excellent copyediting and proofreading skills
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy
  • Highly organized, with the ability to successfully manage multiple competing priorities
  • Ability to work well under pressure in a deadline-driven environment
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong technical skills, including proficiency with Microsoft Word, electronic copy editing, and tracking changes
  • Contacts in journalism and magazine industries


Please apply using our online application process, and please include your resume and cover letter with salary requirements. Full-time employees are eligible for our comprehensive benefits program.


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Company: Penguin Random House LLC 

Country: United States of America 

State/Region: New York 

City: New York 

Postal Code: 10019 

Job ID: 32328


Nearest Major Market: Manhattan
Nearest Secondary Market: New York City

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