Production Manager - Must Have Book Publishing Experience

  • Location
    New York , New York
  • Salary
    $ 35 - $ 40
  • Category
    Creative & Marketing - Production
  • Job type
    Contract/Temporary

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

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. Prior experience in book publishing is required.

Responsibilities will Include:
- Coordinating 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.
- Resolving or escalating queries throughout the production process, in consultation with the Director of Production, Art Directors, and Editorial staff.
- Creating, revising, and maintaining production schedules, as assigned, for weekly production status meeting
- Trafficking files between departments and outside vendors using WoodWing's Enterprise database publishing system.
- Assisting with the processing of production-related invoices and vendor contracts.
- Maintaining digital archives of completed products.

Qualifications:
- 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.

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