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Sr Production Editor, Bookazines

Apply Now Apply Later Current TFCF Employees and Freelance / Contractors Apply Here Job ID R10012439 Location Washington, DC, United States Business National Geographic Date posted Aug. 11, 2021

Job Summary:

OVERVIEW OF THE COMPANY

National Geographic

National Geographic Partners LLC (NGP), a joint venture between Disney and the National Geographic Society, is committed to bringing the world premium science, adventure and exploration content across an unrivaled portfolio of media assets. NGP combines the global National Geographic television channels (National Geographic Channel, Nat Geo WILD, Nat Geo MUNDO, Nat Geo PEOPLE) with National Geographic’s media and consumer-oriented assets, including National Geographic magazines; National Geographic studios; related digital and social media platforms; books; maps; children’s media; and ancillary activities that include travel, global experiences and events, archival sales, licensing and e-commerce businesses. Furthering knowledge and understanding of our world has been the core purpose of National Geographic for 131 years, and now we are committed to going deeper, pushing boundaries, going further for our consumers … and reaching millions of people around the world in 172 countries and 43 languages every month as we do it. NGP returns 27 percent of our proceeds to the nonprofit National Geographic Society to fund work in the areas of science, exploration, conservation and education.

JOB DESCRIPTION

The Senior Production Editor manages the editorial production process for all newsstand special issue publications—including at least eight reprints and 12 new titles a year—to ensure that content meets established quality standards in a timely manner. The Editor creates and maintains all production schedules throughout the editorial process, as well as hires and directs copy editing and proofreading of all text; works with design and photo editors to ensure all pages meet design standards; collates, inputs, and provides check corrections at each stage of production process; reviews final printer files to ensure quality and on-schedule timely delivery of each issue.

Responsibilities:

  • Create and maintain server folders, database, and project management software records.
  • Review and evaluate copyedited manuscripts for consistency and adherence to house style, making spelling/style decisions and design consistency comments, and communicating queries to project manager/author/designer as needed.
  • Manage the review and routing process for all stages of proofs; collate, input, and check corrections at each stage of proofs.
  • Evaluate reprint titles for previously noted corrections as well as essential design/style updates.
  • Coordinate legal team’s review and approval of all signed contracts prior to publication.
  • Coordinate with marketing on back cover advertisement materials, and review copy for editorial quality.
  • Manage production editorial activities related to newsstand specials (new content and reprints), from copyediting through review of final proofs, including inputting all changes into layouts necessary for covers and interiors.
  • Review and approve all final layouts for print.
  • Create and maintain database records and production schedules for newsstand specials.
  • Communicate schedules and schedule changes to staff and freelance team members.
  • Manage legal team’s review and approval of the OK to Print form.
  • Maintain notes on updates made to each title, for reference on future reprints.
  • Hire and supervise freelance copy editors and proofreaders.
  • Generate service agreements and process payments.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience, with a minimum of 5 years of experience in publishing with an emphasis on editorial production.
  • Strong copyediting and proofreading skills, ability to communicate effectively with editorial manager, book team members, and contractors to manage workflow and solve problems. Preferred managing editor experience.
  • Exceptional organizational, written, and communication skills required.
  • Routine math skills and superior reasoning skills.
  • Must be competent in use of media software, including Adobe Pro and Microsoft Word, and competent with Adobe InDesign. Must be able to grow in proficiency and learn new software packages as needed.
  • Proficient in Chicago Manual of Style.
  • Extremely detail-oriented and organized.
  • Able to manage multiple projects at once in a fast-paced environment.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with applicable law.



About National Geographic:

National Geographic Partners LLC (NGP), a joint venture between Disney and the National Geographic Society, is committed to bringing the world premium science, adventure and exploration content across an unrivaled portfolio of media assets. NGP combines the global National Geographic television channels (National Geographic Channel, Nat Geo WILD, Nat Geo MUNDO, Nat Geo PEOPLE) with National Geographic’s media and consumer-oriented assets, including National Geographic magazines; National Geographic studios; related digital and social media platforms; books; maps; children’s media; and ancillary activities that include travel, global experiences and events, archival sales, licensing and e-commerce businesses. Furthering knowledge and understanding of our world has been the core purpose of National Geographic for 131 years, and now we are committed to going deeper, pushing boundaries, going further for our consumers … and reaching millions of people around the world in 172 countries and 43 languages every month as we do it. NGP returns 27 percent of our proceeds to the nonprofit National Geographic Society to fund work in the areas of science, exploration, conservation and education.

About The Walt Disney Company:

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with the following business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media. From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to its preeminent name in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family. Disney’s stories, characters and experiences reach consumers and guests from every corner of the globe. With operations in more than 40 countries, our employees and cast members work together to create entertainment experiences that are both universally and locally cherished.

This position is with National Geographic, which is part of a business segment we call National Geographic.

National Geographic is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or protected veteran status or any other basis prohibited by federal, state or local law. Disney fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world.

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