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Editorial Production Manager | No Starch Press

No Starch Press, one of the world’s fastest growing and most well respected technical book publishers with over 25 years of success, seeks an experienced Editorial Production Manager.
You’ll work closely with our teams to take our publishing program to the next level. You’ll manage our internal production team, contractors, and the production of over 60 books per year.


  • Manage full-time in-house production team
  • Interpret the application of house style
  • Improve workflow without sacrificing quality
  • Lead production discussions, coordinate and communicate with other departments
  • Oversee book schedules and publication dates, prioritize, implement changes, resolve issues
  • Streamline production schedules, balance work demands and production needs
  • Oversee cover production
  • Develop and manage budgets, costs, manufacturing; approve invoices
  • Assist with priority production tasks and projects
  • Communicate production information and scheduling needs to authors and freelancers; address concerns
  • Research new vendors, monitor performance of current vendors
  • Manage departmental adoption of technology, plan for growth
  • Ensuring that the work of contractors and freelancers meets our quality standards


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of printing and design specifications
  • Demonstrated management experience
  • Experience with design, layout, and quality control of publications
  • Excellent communication skills


Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree. Minimum 8 years book production management experience. Excellent communication skills. Demonstrated proficiency in copyediting, proofreading, editorial procedures, Chicago. Proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office / LibreOffice. Ability to maintain a high level of care and meticulous attention to detail in a fast-paced environment. Exceptional ability to problem solve.

Our industry leading benefits package includes up to 15 paid company holidays and 12 days vacation; a very generous retirement plan including a 401k with up to a 4 percent match, AND profit sharing up to 5 percent of salary; full medical, dental, and vision insurance; a tuition assistance program; bonus potential. And we pay all of our staff a living wage.

Note: When applying, please be sure in your cover letter to tell us why you would like to work with us.

Independent No Starch Press is one of the fastest growing publishers in the world. We saw exceptional growth in 2019 and we continue to build and grow our list and countless fans. Since 1994 we have been one of the world’s most admired and respected technical book publishers and we continue to turn tech book publishing on its head by opening new markets and demonstrating, time and again, that geeks still love print.
We value collaboration and creativity, we’re passionate about quality, and we aim to make our readers happy. We seek people who are committed to our ideals and who value quality in everything that they do.

As our founder likes to say, “We’re changing the world, one book at a time.”

Job Type: Full-time