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Production Supervisor

Penguin Random House

New York, NY 09-20-2021
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Job Description
Production Supervisor, Random House Children's Books

Random House Children's Books is seeking a collaborative and detail-oriented Production Supervisor to join our 4-color trade book team. In this role, you'll be managing the complete book production process from release of layout files to warehouse delivery and archiving final files for approximately 60 original titles per year. If you enjoy working on a variety of children's book formats including picture books, board books, and graphic novels in a creative and team-oriented environment, this is an opportunity you don't want to miss!

The Random House Children's Book production department is filled with talented individuals who are passionate about making high-quality children's books. We work closely with editors and designers to carefully bring each project to fruition. This role reports to the Production Director for 4-color trade books and brands, whose team handles titles for several imprints within Random House Children's Books, including Doubleday BFYR, Golden Books, Random House BFYR, Random House Graphic, Random House Studio, and Rodale Kids, and iconic brands such as Dr. Seuss, Little Golden Books, and Richard Scarry.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Consulting with Publishing group to develop the specifications for individual titles
• Cost estimating, including multiple options for a variety of book formats
• Entering and maintaining book specifications in SAP
• Creating book schedules and maintaining dates in Filemaker Pro
• Daily communication with both domestic and overseas suppliers
• Preflighting of interior and component files in InDesign and Acrobat
• Sending files to outside prepress houses/printers and trafficking and color review of all proof passes
• Issuing prepress and manufacturing purchase orders and approving invoices
• Archiving of final print files

• Minimum of 5 years of relevant book production experience
• Knowledge of prepress, color correction, printing, binding, and special effects
• Proven ability to manage multiple projects at a time and to effectively problem solve
• Excellent verbal and written communication and organizational skills
• Proficient basic math skills to accurately complete book cost estimates
• Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Office
• Familiarity with SAP and Filemaker Pro a plus

Full-time employees are eligible for our comprehensive benefits program. Our range of benefits include, but are not limited to, Medical/Prescription drug insurance, Dental, Vision, Health Care/Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account, Health Savings Account, Pre-Tax and Roth 401(k), Short and Long-Term Disability Insurance, Life/AD&D Insurance, Commuter Benefits, Student Loan Repayment Program, Educational Assistance & generous paid time off.

Company: Penguin Random House LLC

Country: United States of America

State/Region: New York

City: New York City

Postal Code: 10019

Job ID: 168485


Sep 20, 2021


Jobcode: Reference SBJ-d28e8y-3-80-3-192-42 in your application.

Company Profile
Penguin Random House

Penguin Random House is the leading adult and children’s publishing house in North America, the United Kingdom and many other regions around the world. In publishing the best books in every genre and subject for all ages, we are committed to quality, excellence in execution, and innovation throughout the entire publishing process: editorial, design, marketing, publicity, sales, production, and distribution.