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The position: Coordinating Editor for Apress Media
Location: Your home — this is a telecommuting position, after all.
Job duties: You’ll oversee about 30 books a year. You’ll work with a roster of authors from around the world, helping them from the early contract stage to final print production. You’ll ensure each book has the highest possible level of quality and proceeds according to schedule. Working closely with the author, book editor and production team, you’ll coordinate and manage on-time chapter delivery, copy editing, art, proofing and other editorial processes. A major priority in this role is ensuring all deadlines are met.
The company: Apress Media, LLC, a division of Springer Science & Business Media, is a technical publisher whose books are targeted toward IT professionals, software developers and programmers. The company has published more than 700 titles.
Requirements: This job requires three years of project management experience, preferably in the book publishing industry. You must be comfortable using e-mail, instant messaging and other high-tech communication tools to efficiently manage the authors and book production processes remotely. A bachelor's degree is preferred, and you must possess excellent problem-solving skills. A good eye for details and confidence with assessing the attributes of a chapter or manuscript is imperative. Knowledge of production stages or processes is also plus, as is knowledge of the STM publishing industry. Good computer skills are a must, and should include proficiency in spreadsheet and word processing programs.
Extra perks: The company offers transit accounts, tuition assistance as well as a flexible summer schedule.
Interesting info: The company boasts an international trainee program where trainees receive intensive training and work experience over a 24-month period in which they have assignments at several of the company's European locations.