Publishing Production Associate

New York, New York | Freelance | Job ID #51549 |
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Our client, a Consumer Products Company, is seeking a freelance Production Associate to join the Publishing team.

You will report to the Production Director and be responsible for:

  • Managing all phases of assigned book production from estimating to the manufacturing of approximately 150 first print, reprints, and re-issues titles per year.
  • Advocate for each title and is involved in every phase of production ensuring assigned books are printed and delivered as specified
  • Participates in weekly production meetings providing realistic estimates of production time and cost for a title.
  • Advises on the feasibility, scheduling, costs, etc., to help determine best course of action.
  • Responsible for the timely and cost-effective production of assigned book titles.
  • Develops cost-effective production schedules and monitors status of projects in production.
  • Liaison with Editorial, Design and Sales team keeping all parties informed on production schedule, cost and timing updates.
  • Partners with the Operations and Sales teams to look at inventory and identify books for reprint by reviewing sales and trends to maximize sales and consumer demands.
  • Reviews proofs with art directors and editors for quality. Ensures timely delivery of books to warehouse for retail distribution.
  • Follow up on all issues concerning quality control and processing of vendor invoices and payments


  • 5-7 years experience in book production.
  • Knowledge of CPSIA and ILS standards and regulations.
  • Working knowledge of Quark, Photoshop, MS Word and Excel. Knowledge of SAP a plus.
  • BA/BS pref.
  • Team player collaborating with two offices and a large team at any given time
  • Must be able to work quickly, have a strong ability to process creative feedback, and enjoy collaborating with a fun and positive team.
  • Organization skills are a requirement

​Does this sound like you? Apply today! 

Employer Details:

  • Onward Search is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in an employment with regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status or any other classification protected by federal, state and local laws and ordinances. Candidates must be at least 18 years old to be considered for employment. EOE/M/F/D/V/SO.
  • In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.
  • The client is unable to support 1099 / Corp-to-Corp or Independent Contractor arrangements at this time. All freelancers will be paid as W2 employees.
  • Onward Search is a drug-free workplace.
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