Production Manager, Manga

Penguin Random House Publisher Services is seeking a Production Manager that will be responsible for managing all aspects of print production for a line of English-language manga for a client publisher. The client is a major Japan-based entertainment company that is entering the English-language publishing market directly for the first time.


  • Create and maintain print production schedules for dozens of titles per year.
  • Request quotes from both domestic and foreign printers.
  • Act as the primary liaison between print vendors and Editorial.
  • Create purchase orders and transmit final cover and interior files to printers.
  • Receive and route cover and interior proofs.
  • Work with the Associate Director of Publishing Services to troubleshoot issues with files and/or scheduling
  • Provide printers with revised files, if necessary, and provide approval for all print elements
  • Develop and implement departmental processes as necessary to improve efficiency and control costs
  • Other duties as assigned


  • 3-5 years of experience in book publishing (manga or graphic novel publishing strongly preferred)
  • Experience with both 1C and 4C printing
  • Experience with domestic and overseas printers
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Impeccable organizational skills
  • Ability to set priorities calmly under pressure in a cross-cultural context
  • Knowledge of SAP strongly preferred
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Adobe Acrobat


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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: 33851


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

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