Production Assistant
Bedford St. Martins - New York, NY

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This is an entry-level position in a busy college reprint and custom publishing production and manufacturing department. The Production Assistant oversees the manufacturing activities for a portion of the reprint list as well as provided administrative support to the department. After mastering the assigned responsibilities, there may be an opportunity for the Production Assistant to manage production/manufacturing on his/her own books.

Major Responsibilities:
  • Oversee the manufacturing activities for reprints including prescheduling, issuing purchase orders, and preparing estimates.
  • Coordinate shipping and messenger pick up
  • Log and upload files to the in-house archive
  • Assist with Alternate Media Requests
  • Create book release memos and distribute advance copies
  • File active and inactive title folders
  • Input data into mainframe system
  • Provide administrative support to Associate Director of Production
Required Skills / Knowledge:
  • Knowledge of PC and Mac platforms
  • Proficient in Word and Excel
  • Knowledge of QuarkXPress or InDesign a plus
  • Detail oriented and well organized
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Quick learner
  • Comfortable in a fast-paced environment
Experience Needed:
  • One year book publishing experience and/or internship a plus

Educational Background:
  • College degree required

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