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Production Editor

Red Line Editorial is looking for a full-time Production Editor to join our staff of print and online publishing professionals.

RLE creates high-quality books for publishers on a variety of subjects. Most of our books are nonfiction titles created for students in grades K-12, but we also work in a number of other genres. We are seeking a Production Editor to assist in editorial and production tasks for publishers and schools.

Our Production Editor will fill an essential role on our staff. Duties will include:
–Book production using established templates and styles
–Book layout using Adobe InDesign with an InCopy workflow, including text formatting and image placement
–Input changes into InDesign files from marked-up PDFs
–Manipulate and color-correct images and graphics using Photoshop and Illustrator
–Create charts, maps, or other graphical elements as assigned
–Create marketing images as requested
–Cross-check page turns
–Developmental editing and project management of assigned manuscripts, with oversight from other editors
–Coordinate and communicate with authors, vendors, and clients on assigned projects
–Perform editorial tasks including photo research, proofreading, fact-checking, index creation

The ideal candidate has the following qualifications:
–BA in English, journalism, mass communication, or similar; degrees in other humanities fields, such as history, will also be considered
–Strong computer skills, including Adobe InDesign experience
–Familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite
–Familiarity with the Chicago Manual of Style 17th edition and MLA
–Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
–Ability to work independently and in a team environment
–Excellent oral and written communication skills
–Flexibility, creativity, and the ability to adapt based on client requests

We offer a competitive starting salary, benefits including a company-paid health insurance plan and 401K for full-time employees, a casual work environment focused on cooperation, and the ability to grow both in your career and with the company.

If you are interested, please send a cover letter, resume, and layout samples to No phone calls, please.

Location: A mix of remote work and working onsite in our Mendota Heights office

Compensation: low- to mid-30Ks, DOQ, plus benefits

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