Freelance Production Manager - Must have K-12 Educational Publishing Experience

Adecco Creative is assisting our client, a well-known children's educational publisher, in their search for a freelance Production Manager. This is a full time freelance role, working 35-40 hours per week onsite in the client's downtown offices, and expected to last on a long term / ongoing basis. 

Qualified candidates must have previous production experience in K-12 educational publishing as well as familiarity with WoodWing Enterprise or K4 publishing systems.

Job Responsibilities:
The most important traits for this position will be organizational and communication skills, with the ability to track numerous components at various stages of development, across internal and external teams.

  • Coordinate all aspects of production from manuscript to press-ready files, as assigned by the Director of Production, in concert with all stakeholders, ensuring adherence to schedule and budget
  • Resolve or escalate queries throughout the production process, in consultation with the Director of Production, Art Directors, and Editorial staff
  • Create, revise, and maintain production schedules, as assigned, for weekly production status meeting
  • Traffic files between departments and outside vendors using WoodWing’s Enterprise database publishing system
  • Assist with the processing of production-related invoices and vendor contracts
  • Maintain digital archives of completed products


  • Thorough understanding of principles of print production
  • 8+ years relevant work experience
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, balancing the needs of multiple concurrent projects under tight deadlines
  • Excellent communication skills and attention to detail
  • Proficiency with Mac OS, Adobe InDesign CC, Adobe Acrobat Pro, and the Microsoft Office suite of apps.
  • Proven ability to diplomatically implement workflow standards and achieve buy-in from all stakeholders
  • Familiarity with WoodWing Enterprise or K4 publishing systems a plus
  • Knowledge of AppleScript or JavaScript a plus

  • Apply with Adecco

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