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Managing Editor, Sasquatch Books

The managing editor manages the production editorial team, creating and monitoring book and span schedules across the three imprints within the company. The managing editor works independently to analyze manuscripts, to perform or direct editing as required, and to track and complete all editorial functions on projects. The managing editor ensures project deadlines are met, budgets are adhered to, fosters smooth and consistent communication across departments, and conformance to Sasquatch Books’ standards of quality while being flexible and highly organized.

 

Responsibilities include:

 

  • Creates and sets all of Sasquatch’s frontlist and backlist schedules across three imprints (35 titles per year).
  • Works closely with the entire bookmaking team to create a balanced and even workflow amongst departments and staff from season to season.
  • Leads weekly production meeting, reviewing schedules for all active book projects.
  • Project manages 15–18 titles per year from manuscript to bound book with strong editorial skills (including proofreading, analytical, and organizational skills along with a knowledge of Chicago Manual of Style).
  • Preps and codes electronic manuscripts. Reviews all stages of manuscripts, PDF text proofs, and printer proofs.
  • Hires and supervises freelance copyeditors, proofreaders, and indexers.
  • Liaises and works closely with authors from the copyediting to print production stage.
  • Works closely with various in-house departments including editorial, production, and design in anticipating and resolving problems.
  • Attends relevant department and interdepartmental meetings.
  • Reviews and edits marketing materials, including catalogs, ads, and press releases.

 

Requirements:

 

  • 5+ years experience in editorial production with deep knowledge of Chicago Manual of Style
  • Experience managing direct reports
  • Proficiency in copyediting visual nonfiction with a passion for…schedules.
  • Knowledge of InDesign a plus
  • Ability to meet deadlines and maintain high standards of quality
  • Seattle-based preferred but not required

 

 

Full-time employees are eligible for our comprehensive benefits program. Our range of benefits include, but are not limited to, Medical/Prescription drug insurance, Dental, Vision, Health Care/Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account, Health Savings Account, Pre-Tax and Roth 401(k), Short and Long-Term Disability Insurance, Life/AD&D Insurance, Commuter Benefits, Student Loan Repayment Program, Educational Assistance & generous paid time off. 

 

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.

 

 

Company: Sasquatch Books LLC 

Country: United States of America 

State/Region: New York 

City: Seattle, WA 

Postal Code: 98101 

Job ID: 170946

Date:  Sep 28, 2021
Location: 

Seattle, WA, WA, US, 98101


Nearest Major Market: Seattle

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