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Senior Production Editor, UC Press

June 28, 2017

Senior Production Editor

Editing, Design, and Production Department

University of California Press

Oakland, CA

Full-time, permanent position, with benefits

Under the general direction of the Managing Editor, the Senior Production Editor is responsible for the production of approximately 30 books a year. Projects range in complexity from standard academic monographs (with fewer than 15 figures, tables, and photos) to complex manuscripts over 1,000 pages in length and with more than 200 pieces of accompanying art, sometimes in color. The editor is responsible for overseeing editing budgets and production schedules for assigned projects and for guiding authors throughout the prepress production process. Work includes preliminary assessment of projects; preparing a copyediting and composition budget; preparing files for copyediting and typesetting using the press’s Word-based editing software; hiring, instructing, and checking the work of freelance copyeditors, proofreaders, and indexers; coordinating art production with design and production staff and freelance graphic artists; liaising with outside typesetters, prepress vendors, and printers; checking corrections through all proof cycles; and inspecting printer’s proofs and final books (including ebooks).

Requirements include Bachelor’s degree in related area and 3-5 years of professional editorial experience working in books production; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Please apply only via the University of California Office of the President website: Select “Search Postings” (in upper left hand corner), then type in the requisition number 20170315.

Applicants may be asked to take a copyediting test.