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Production Editor

Production Editor

Job description

Key Responsibilities

⦁ Manage the production editorial process for each assigned project according to editorial plan, from final manuscript to release to printer and epub and digital asset creation, so that products and their supplements meet target dates, are produced cost effectively, are of editorial and design quality appropriate to target markets, and satisfy marketing/sales department expectations

⦁ Review submitted materials at manuscript stage to identify and troubleshoot potential production problems

⦁ Format book manuscripts in preparation for freelance copy editors and in-house designers

⦁ Communicate and interact directly with authors and content developers regarding the production process, edited manuscripts, page proofs, and indexing

⦁ Correspond with, assign projects to, and evaluate the work of freelance copyeditors, typesetters, illustrators, proofreaders, and indexers

⦁ Collate and check proofs; copyedit and proofread miscellaneous material (i.e., front matter, back matter, indexes) and cover mechanicals

⦁ Instruct and manage vendors regarding scheduling, copyediting and coding, design, illustration, XML creation, composition, production management, proofreading, indexing, and archiving

⦁ Coordinate with and inform Production Manager, Marketing/Sales, Digital Content Publishing, and Manufacturing regarding scheduling, planning, and trafficking to meet deadlines

Input and maintain accurate schedule, cost, specification, and administrative data and content in all required systems in a timely manner

Minimum Qualifications

Level of Formal Education: BA

Area of Study: Liberal Arts, English, Communication, or equivalent

Years and Type of Experience: 5+ in book production, overseeing schedules, budgets and vendors

Special Certifications,

Info Systems Experience,

Technical Competencies, and/or Skills and Abilities are required to perform the job: Proficiency with Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft Office, Google Suite, Adobe Creative Cloud, Smartsheets or other project management tools

Knowledge of Chicago Manual of Style, 17th Edition and experience following editorial style guides, knowledge of typesetting and familiarity with print procedures and requirements, experience using digital authoring tools


Kaplan, Inc. serves over one million students globally each year through its array of higher education, test preparation, professional education, English-language training, and university preparation programs, and offerings to individuals, institutions, and businesses. The largest subsidiary of Graham Holdings Company.

Kaplan has operations in over 30 countries, employs more than 13,000 full- and part-time professionals, and maintains relationships and partnerships with more than 1,000 educational partners and over 10,000 corporations and businesses.

Across its 80 year history, first as a pioneer of the test prep industry, and then as an early online education leader and now as a global education provider, Kaplan has been recognized for expanding educational access and improving student outcomes through innovative uses of technology, instructional design, and learning science.

bangalore, KA, IN