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    Ebook Production Assistant

    The Ebook Department at Norton is a collaborative team that handles all ebook operations in the company, including production, distribution, content management, and archiving. This role assists the Ebook Department with egalley, trade, and higher-ed ebook conversions; maintains conversion schedules and follows up with affiliate publishers and Norton production staff on time-sensitive projects; updates department databases with latest production information; and occasionally assists the Digital Content and Distribution Department with ebook quality assurance and distributions to e-retailers.

    Essential Job Responsibilities:

    • Track ebook production schedules in collaboration with the distribution manager and department coordinator, ensuring adherence to sensitive dates.

    • Route instructions and files to/from outsourcing vendors, answering vendor queries.

    • Turn over ebook content for QA and distribution.

    • Communicate with Norton production and editorial staff for the timely delivery of ebook production materials.

    • Liaise with Norton affiliate publishers who produce/distribute ebooks through our Ebook Department, and keep clients abreast of their project statuses.

    • Make routine corrections to existing ebook files and help keep ebook distribution and archiving operations up-to-date.

    • Occasionally assist the ebook distribution manager in tracking and distributing ebooks through our online distribution hub, and help document the steps in database tracking.

    • Assist the department coordinator in routine tasks.

    Please note - this job description is not designed to cover all activities required of the employee.

    Required Qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s degree.

    • Employment eligibility to work with W.W. Norton & Company in the US is required.

    • Must be able to work full business hours from our NYC office.

    • 1-2 years of ebook production experience desired, though not required.

    • Must be highly organized, disciplined, and self-motivated in a fast-paced environment.

    • Must have excellent verbal and written communications skills in a position that can at times demand collaboration across several different departments.

    • Must have good time management skills and be capable of prioritizing among responsibilities, activities, and side projects.

    • Must be detail-oriented, making sure that all aspects of the daily activities are handled with accuracy and minimal mistakes.

    • Must be self-directed and independent.

    • Must have a demonstrated interest in the challenges and opportunities of an ever-changing and quickly evolving publishing industry.

    • Proficiency in Word and Excel a must.

    • Proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite, especially InDesign and Photoshop a plus.

    • Working knowledge of XML, HTML, and CSS highly desired.

    • Current knowledge of ebook formats (EPUB 3 in particular) highly desired.

    • Proficiency with database and project management systems like FileMaker Pro, JIRA, and Confluence a plus.

    • Experience managing large volumes of files and maintaining version control a plus.

    Qualified candidates should apply by sending a copy of their resume and cover letter to Recruiting. Please be sure to indicate the job title you are applying for in the subject line. Applications sent without both a cover letter and resume will not be considered.

    W.W. Norton & Company is an equal employment opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, gender, age, color, religion, national origin, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, or any other protected factor.