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Editorial Services Assistant Manager
Candlewick Press seeks an experienced project manager for the role of Editorial Services Assistant Manager. The editorial services assistant manager will be responsible for scheduling, trafficking, and managing approximately 120 titles/year in our trade publishing environment. The individual will work as a member of the editorial services team while collaboratively working with design, editorial, and production.

The editorial services assistant manager will act as the primary liaison between Candlewick's editorial services group and their counterparts at Walker Books UK and Walker Books Australia.

This role will be responsible for overseeing titles circulating through all stages before going out to repro. They will work in conjunction with all teams across the Walker/Candlewick Group to ensure dates are met, negotiating extensions and making adjustments where necessary and conveying that information to the appropriate people.

The editorial services assistant manager will be responsible for the circulation of all one-color fiction and nonfiction titles, as well as all titles originated by Walker Books UK and Walker Books Australia. These responsibilities include having a general awareness of their publishing lists and schedules, prompting US editors to contact the UK/AUS editorial teams for the appropriate files for Americanization, circulation of materials through copyediting and proofreading, and liaising with UK/AUS regarding requirements of our linked schedules. They will be responsible for maintaining the accuracy of all bibliographic and scheduling information for their titles through use of the company-wide data management system and trafficking materials through the approval process.

The editorial services assistant manager will also prepare manuscripts for electronic editing, including text styling. They will contract and send manuscripts to our freelance copy editors and proofreaders under the guidance of the senior managing editor.

- A highly motivated individual with a minimum of 5 years of project management experience in a publishing environment.
- Candidates should possess a scrupulous attention to detail as well as outstanding organizational and multitasking abilities
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills, and interpersonal skills including diplomacy and tact, the ability to maintain grace under pressure, and a cheerful approach.
- Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment and to work independently and expeditiously
- Solid proficiency with Microsoft Office and Adobe applications
- Familiarity with typesetting terminology/copyediting and proofreading marks strongly preferred.

This is a full-time position. While we are mainly working remotely due to COVID, this role will eventually be based in our Somerville, MA office
To Apply: submit a resume and cover letter (noting salary requirements when applying for a full-time position) via e-mail to, referencing "Editorial Services Assistant Manager"
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