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Production Editor (Madison, WI)
Client Services Manager (St. Paul)
Book Editor (Southwest Minneapolis)




Production Editor (Madison, WI)
February 21, 2020
The Wisconsin Historical Society Press is seeking a new Production Editor to join our team. Since its beginnings in 1855, the Wisconsin Historical Society Press has served the mission of the Wisconsin Historical Society to collect, preserve, and share the stories of the Midwest. Located in downtown Madison, Wisconsin, in the heart of the University of Wisconsin campus, the Press is a leading publisher of trade and educational books on Wisconsin history and culture. The Press publishes 12–15 titles per year and is known for the quality and beauty of its publications.

Under the Business and Operations Manager, the Production Editor plays a key role in the success of the Press by ensuring that all assigned print book, e-book, and audiobook projects are produced on time, within budgets, and to the highest standards of editing; design; and print, digital, and audio production. The Production Editor creates editorial and production schedules for assigned projects and directs and assists staff members in meeting these schedules.

This position is responsible for preparing specifications for typography, printing, binding, shipment, storage, e-book conversion, and audiobook production. This position soliciting bids for the aforementioned services and directs the work of and payment of vendors hired to perform them. The Production Editor serves as a member of the Press Production team and works closely with the Business and Operations Manager and Managing Editor to ensure the team consistently follows Press policies and procedures.

Core duties include:
• Management of Print Book production
• Management of E-book and Audiobook production and Marketing materials printing
• Hiring vendors for print and digital production

A minimally qualified candidate will have experience in:
• Managing print publications (i.e. commercial, non-profit, academic publishing)
• Managing multiple projects with varying levels of complexities simultaneously as a Project Manager
• Sourcing and/or managing the work of vendors (e.g. procuring, contracting, overseeing assigned operations)
• Professional copyediting and proofreading, including use of Chicago Manual of Style or similar style guide
• Use of professional publishing software (Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft Word for editing)

A well-qualified candidate will meet minimum qualifications plus have at least one of the following:
• Professional experience in book printing and/or manufacturing
• Experience with graphic design (i.e. book design)
• Experience working within complicated public, education or government bureaucratic structure (e.g. navigating purchasing procedures, applying work rules, adhering to statues and codes)

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Client Services Manager (St. Paul)
February 10, 2020
Founded in 1985, Prototype Career Service specializes in providing individual counseling sessions, group workshops, and published materials to help job seekers and career changers make successful transitions.

As the Client Services Manager, you would work in close collaboration with the owner of this small business to maintain a warm, efficient process for scheduling clients, and to manage administrative tasks. Approximately 50% of the responsibilities are related to client intake, scheduling and communication; with the remainder devoted to office management processes and some basic facilities management.

To enjoy this position, you should be someone who can appreciate a mix of fast-paced days and a quiet office environment. This is a relaxed, but professional setting; not corporate but exceptionally client-centered, with high standards for all points of client contact. For more detailed information, go to the "Click here for more information" link below; to apply, email your resume and a cover letter to getajob@prototypecareerservice.com.

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Book Editor (Southwest Minneapolis)
February 10, 2020
Jump! publishes nonfiction books for children in grades PreK-5, with a focus on creating high-interest, educational titles for emergent and early readers. Our print and digital titles can be found in schools and libraries across the country.

We are currently looking for a dynamic Editor to join our fun and growing team. This position is immediate and will work with the creative team in the planning and production of Jump!'s books. Editing Jump! books requires editing and leveling manuscripts, reviewing layouts, writing title and series descriptions for marketing purposes, and collaborating with freelance authors and our designers to bring the books to life in print and digital formats. An editor should be able to adapt a manuscript for clarity, accessibility, accuracy, and compatibility with the visual elements.

Requirements:
• 2 years experience editing children's books
• Experience with editing for reading level (ATOS, GRL, etc.) for elementary grades
• Excellent writing, editing, and proofing skills
• Good organization, self-management, and interpersonal skills
• Familiarity with education and curriculum requirements is desirable
• Proficiency with Microsoft Word and experience with Microsoft Excel (Mac OS)
• Willingness to work hard and have fun in a small and growing company

Benefits
• Paid time off and holidays
• Health Insurance
• 401k with company match
• Profit-sharing
• Paid maternity leave
• Summer work hours

About Jump!
Founded in 2012, Jump! is an independent children's book company publishing nonfiction with a focus on high-interest subjects for emergent and newly-fluent readers. Our books combine carefully leveled text with vibrant design and captivating photography to draw readers into the subject and encourage reading success. Browse our books, read reviews, and get to know us a little better at jumplibrary.com.

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Does Jump! sound like the place for you? Tell us why you'd make a great Editor. Please send a cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to careers@jumplibrary.com. No phone calls, please. We look forward to hearing from you!

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