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Date: Feb 14, 2018

Location: New York, NY, US, 10014

year: 2018

Company: Random House North America 

Requisition ID: 13702 

The Production Editorial Department of the Berkley Publishing Group is seeking a self-motivated individual to join their team as a Production Editor. Working with adult commercial fiction titles, the role will review text throughout the various production stages and will copyedit, proofread, and circulate book covers.


Specific responsibilities include:

  1. Overseeing the copy production of approximately thirty titles per year from initial text transmittal to final release to printers.
  2. Working on and reviewing all phases of print and digital text.
  3. Copyediting and proofreading book covers through all stages of production.
  4. Hiring and overseeing the work of freelance copyeditors and proofreaders.
  5. Coordinating schedules with freelancers and editors.
  6. Communicating with the Editorial, Managing Editorial, Production, and Design departments to see titles through to completion.
  7. Handling text, cover, and eBook corrections for backlist reprints and repackages.


Please apply if you meet the following minimum requirements:

  • 2 years of book publishing experience, including production or managing editorial
  • Strong knowledge of book layout and production in both print and ebook formats
  • Excellent copyediting and proofreading skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to prioritize multiple assignments in a deadline-driven, fast-paced environment
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to work successfully on a team
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word (especially the track changes function) and Adobe Acrobat
  • Knowledge of Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, 11th edition, and The Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition and above
  • Knowledge of other electronic workflow processes a plus


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

Penguin Random House is the leading adult and children’s publishing house in North America, the United Kingdom and many other regions around the world.  In publishing the best books in every genre and subject for all ages, we are committed to quality, excellence in execution, and innovation throughout the entire publishing process: editorial, design, marketing, publicity, sales, production, and distribution.  Our vibrant and diverse international community of nearly 250 publishing brands and imprints include Ballantine Bantam Dell, Berkley, Clarkson Potter, Crown, DK, Doubleday, Dutton, Grosset & Dunlap, Little Golden Books, Knopf, Modern Library, Pantheon, Penguin Books, Penguin Press, Penguin Random House Audio, Penguin Young Readers, Portfolio, Puffin, Putnam, Random House, Random House Children’s Books, Riverhead, Ten Speed Press, Viking, and Vintage, among others.  More information can be found at


Penguin Random House values the array of talents and perspectives that a diverse workforce brings. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, religion, age, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or protected veteran status.


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Nearest Secondary Market: New York City

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