Production Assistant

    • Job ID: 512989-624472
    • Location: New York, NY
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Years of Experience: Not Applicable
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Job Description:

W.W. Norton & Company is seeking a Production Assistant for its Trade Department. The Production Assistant will coordinate reprints for Norton trade books and provide general department support, with future coordination for new paperbacks.

Essential Job Responsibilities Include:

  • Ordering and tracking several hundred reprints annually and assisting with production for paperback titles.
  • Estimating for one-color and four-color reprints.
  • Typesetting, trafficking, and archiving corrections for text and covers.
  • Converting titles to print on demand.
  • Working with book manufacturing companies and component vendors to ensure
  • timely printing and shipping of titles.
  • Collaborating with the Editorial and Design departments to usher books through the reprint cycle.
  • Maintaining an accurate database of all book projects in process.

Experience and Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Employment eligibility to work with W.W. Norton & Company in the US.
  • Must be able to work full business hours from Norton’s New York City headquarters.
  • Must be highly organized, disciplined, and self-motivated.
  • Must have excellent verbal and written communications skills.
  • Must have good time management skills and be capable of multi-tasking across departments, activities, and projects.
  • Must be detail-oriented, making sure that all aspects of daily activities are handled with accuracy and minimal mistakes.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Outlook, Excel) a must.
  • Familiarity with Photoshop and page-layout software (Quark, InDesign) a plus.