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Assistant Managing Editor | Chronicle Books

Chronicle Books is hiring an Assistant Managing Editor who will assist the Director of Managing Editorial and the Managing Editors in ensuring that all titles are created with a high level of quality and in a timely and cost-efficient manner.

The Assistant Managing Editor will copyedit manuscripts, proofread galleys and other materials, manage project workflow, and make editorial style decisions. They will also hire freelancers, ensure accuracy of metadata, maintain departmental processes, and attend department and status meetings.

The person in this position will need one to two years’ experience in managing editorial or production editing. Strong grammar skills, a working knowledge of the Chicago Manual of Style, and proofreading and/or copyediting experience are necessary. The Assistant Managing Editor must also have strong organizational skills, experience in working with deadlines, and the ability to manage several tasks at once, both independently and with a wide variety of people in a team environment.

Chronicle Books is committed to fostering an inclusive company culture that respects and promotes diverse backgrounds and points of view. We look for candidates who will add to our culture and support the company’s vision of a diverse, equitable, inclusive, and collaborative workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, or veteran status. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

Please submit a resume and cover letter to Be sure to include “Assistant Managing Editor” in the subject line. While this is currently a remote position, the expectation is that this San Francisco-based role will eventually move back in-house when it is safe to do so.