Book Publishing Production Assistant

  • Location
    New York, New York
  • Job type
  • Category
    Creative & Marketing - Writer / Editor

Adecco Creative is assisting our client, a well known children's educational publisher, in their search for a Freelance Book Publishing Production Assistant. This is a full time freelance role, working 35 hours per week onsite in the client's downtown Manhattan offices, and expected to last up to 6 months with the possibility of being extended.


The Production Assistant will help with all aspects of producing approximately 100 products yearly from manuscript to completed product (books, book sets, games, classroom décor, etc.). This position will support the managing editor on tasks ranging from initial product setup to cover photo research to reviewing design layouts. Qualified candidates must be a detail-oriented and highly organized self-started with ability to multitask.


Tasks Include:

  • Setting up new products in the Product Database
  • Pulling files from archives for other groups
  • Providing sample files to the Marketing team
  • Processing images for Marketing needs
  • Conducting photo research and completing photo request forms
  • Making barcodes
  • Flow in copy in InDesign and making edits
  • Reviewing proofs to ensure edits are made
  • Laying out marketing brochures in InDesign
  • Preparing illustrations in Photoshop
  • Processing files to send to Manufacturing
  • Printing/cutting out/testing Décor products
  • Assigning editorial work to freelancers
  • Proofreading



  • Book production experience is strongly preferred
  • Strict attention to detail
  • Working knowledge of Excel/PowerPoint, InDesign and Photoshop
  • Proficiency copyediting and proofreading

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Reference number US_EN_99_172110_11886179