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Job Opening: Production Editor


Join a dynamic, collegial, and successful Production Editorial team in on-time, on-budget, and on-quality product delivery in both digital and print formats, with a focus on content currency and accuracy and digital-first initiatives.

Job Description

  • Handle 3-6 titles and respective ancillaries per month, from author-supplied manuscript through all production stages – copyediting, "sense" reading, author review, composition - to on-time delivery to printer and Springer Publishing’s Connect digital platform and archiving system. Participate in timely quality review of assigned projects in digital formats to ensure successful release on Connect.
  • Manage and troubleshoot details of the project schedules directly with authors, freelancers, and vendors following procedures, our departmental requirements, and contractual arrangements with authors.
  • Work with Springer Publishing’s Content Management System and other tools (e.g., production tracking database, manuscript submission tools) available to the department for first prints/first releases, errata, revised/new editions, and revised reprints/digital updates.
  • Participate in weekly one-on-one meetings with the Production Manager. Ensure the status report/production database is updated in real-time from launch to delivery to CoreSource and the digital platform, for both main product and ancillaries.
  • Ensure that ancillaries are tracked and produced according to the same quality and schedule criteria used for the main product.
  • Oversee the permission process ensuring that required rights and key information regarding rights and/or copyright restrictions are reported to the department head, editorial, and the digital platform managers and recorded in Acumen.
  • Participate in monthly department meetings to discuss project challenges in the context of process, quality, schedule, and budget; sense readers/production support vendor/vendor development and performance issues; budget issues.
  • Participate in departmental "post mortems"/reviews of A/A+ project successes/failures, critiques of vendors and freelancers, and production support vendors, with the goal of developing and strengthening external partnerships further support content quality and project requirements and speed time to market.


  • Minimum of 5 years in educational publishing as production editor for both print and digital products
  • Medical and nursing publishing experience a plus
  • Experience with digital product delivery systems and content management systems

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against applicants due to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or disability.

About Springer Publishing Company

A publishing pioneer celebrating 65 years in the industry, Springer Publishing Company is known as an innovative nursing, behavioral sciences, health sciences, and medical publisher. Our products have won numerous awards, from the American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year Awards, to the ALA Choice Awards and the highly selective AAP PROSE Awards, and we offer over one hundred top quality titles annually, in addition to more than twenty journals. In all of our publishing areas, we are passionate about providing the best textbooks, professional reference and clinical books, apps, and digital resources to students, instructors, and professionals. Named one of the fastest growing independent publishers in the United States by Publishers Weekly, we continue to grow our product portfolio in nursing, psychology, social work, gerontology, public health, counseling, rehabilitation healthcare administration, and medicine.

Interested candidates can forward their letter and resume to:

Springer Publishing Company
11 West 42nd Street
New York, NY 10036


Posted 9/7/18