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Title: Associate Production Editor (G-06-17)
Description: The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group seeks an enthusiastic, deadline-driven problem solver for our busy production department in Guilford, Connecticut.

Position Description:

The associate editor works independently to produce a workload of 55 to 65 titles annually. This involves managing 15 to 18 titles simultaneously at various stages of production; coordinating deadlines with typesetters, cover designers, freelance copyeditors, proofreaders, and indexers, authors, and acquisitions and marketing staff; and reviewing the quality of the manuscript, page proofs, and cover proofs at various stages.

Major Responsibilities:

-Coordinate the production of 55 to 65 books annually and maintain an on publication rate of 90%
-Act as a liaison for all the parties involved in seeing a project from manuscript to finished book—authors, vendors, designers, compositors, and so on
-Correspond with the Library of Congress and the Copyright Office
-Complete and distribute regular reports to keep production managers as well as other departments up to date on the status of various projects

Requirements: Qualifications:

-BA in the humanities (English preferred)
-A minimum of 4 years of publishing experience (book production experience is strongly preferred)
-Knowledge of the Chicago Manual of Style (familiarity with APA and/or AAA style a bonus)
-Knowledge of MS Office suite (Word, Excel, Access) and Windows
-Excellent communication and time management skills

Please note: This is an editing job, not a writing job. While strong written communication skills are essential, writing is not a component of the position.

Location: This position is located in Guilford, CT
How To Apply For This Job: About Our Company: An independent publisher with an outstanding reputation, Rowman & Littlefield publishes innovative, high-quality college texts, provocative and timely titles for general readers, and professional and scholarly books throughout the humanities and social sciences. Headquartered in Maryland, R&L also has offices in New York City, Boulder, Colorado, and London. If you are interested in applying for this position, please send a resume and cover letter (including the ad number, where you learned of the opening and your salary history) to Boone Soukthideth via email using the contact information below: Bounthavy (Boone) Soukthideth Rowman & Littlefield Rowman & Littlefield Lanham, MD VEVRAA Federal Contractor All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability or veteran status. Please refer to for Rowman & Littlefield’s Equal Employment Opportunity–Affirmative Action Policy Statement, as well as additional information relating to equal opportunity employment. If you are a candidate with a disability in need of an accommodation in the application process, please contact Rowman & Littlefield’s human resources department at
Date Posted: 7/12/2017 (Ongoing Job Posting)

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