Production Director

3.7 Macmillan Publishers – New York, NY 30+ days ago
$86k-$157k(Glassdoor Est.)
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Macmillan Publishers is a global trade book publishing company with prominent imprints around the world, publishing a broad range of award-winning books for children and adults in all categories and formats. Macmillan Publishers is committed to our authors, our employees, and to the environment.

U.S. publishers include Celadon Books, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, Flatiron Books, Henry Holt & Company, Macmillan Audio, Macmillan Children's Publishing Group, Picador, St. Martin's Press and Tor Books. In the UK, Australia, India, and South Africa, Macmillan publishes under the Pan Macmillan name. The German company, Holtzbrinck Deutsche Buchverlage, includes among its imprints S. Fischer, Kiepenheuer and Witsch, Rowohlt, and Droemer Knaur.

Macmillan Publishers is a division of the Holtzbrinck Publishing Group, a large family-owned media company headquartered in Stuttgart, Germany.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to reflecting a broad representation of differences --race, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, physical ability, age, family status, economic background and status, geographical background and status, and perspective - in our workplace. The successful candidate for this position will be an employee of Macmillan Publishing Group, LLC

Requirements
Macmillan Adult Trade Production is seeking a director to oversee a team of nine that supports our St. Martin's Publishing Group, Tor/Forge, Celadon and Castle Point imprints. These imprints publish roughly 800 new trade titles and 400 conversions a year.

Candidate should have excellent people skills, management experience and excel in all facets of print production and manufacturing.
This position requires a person with strong analytical skills and with a penchant for continuous improvement.

We are looking for a positive professional to support and collaborate with a vibrant and evolving division at Macmillan.

Major Responsibilities:
  • Produce quality books on time and within budget
  • Support imprint and department initiatives
  • Supervise staff of nine
  • Maintain vendor relationships and keep abreast of industry trends.
  • Work closely with VP of Trade Production, to develop process improvements and address concerns.

    Required Skills / Knowledge:
  • Prepress, sheetfed and offset print production domestic and 4/c vendors overseas.

    Experience Needed:
  • 10+ years of 1/c and 4/c Children's and YA book production
  • 5+ years of team management
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