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Date: Oct 5, 2017

Location: New York, NY, US, 10019

Status: Open Position

Company: Penguin Random House US 

Requisition ID: 12069 

ebook Production Associate

 

We have an opportunity for a full-time ebook Production Associate on the Crown/Knopf team that develops fiction, nonfiction, cooking, and complex illustrated ebooks. Our team is passionate about the future of reading, and we are looking for a candidate with the ability to identify and facilitate the best digital reading experience for a wide range of titles. 

 

The ebook Production Associate responsibilities include:

  • Creating and correcting ebooks
  • Maintaining  production schedules
  • Performing quality assurance on ebook files
  • Distributing files to retail partners
  • Assisting  in developing code and workflows for advanced conversions
  • Testing new software and hardware as our digital publishing programs evolve

 

ebook production requires significant hands-on technical and design skills. Qualified candidates will have:

  • A demonstrated expertise with HTML/XHTML coding, particularly with advanced features of HTML 5 and CSS 3
  • Candidates should also have direct design experience with Adobe InDesign and Photoshop (Creative Cloud preferred)
  • Comfortable working in a Mac-based environment
  • Careful attention to detail throughout the course of collaborative, multi-phase, digital projects
  • Knowledge of ebook production processes and/or print production processes will also be a valuable asset, as will a general interest in book publishing as an industry
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent is preferred

 

Applicants should come prepared to discuss relevant examples from at least 1 year of prior experience (in rigorous academic and/or business settings) with this kind of work.

 

Candidates should reply to this post with a resume and cover letter explaining their interest in this position.

 

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 http://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/.

 

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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