Production Job Listings

    Book Custom Production Assistant, College Textbook Division

    W.W. Norton & Company is seeking a Custom Production Assistant to help oversee and produce the Custom publishing program for Higher Education books, as well as lend department support as needed. The Custom Production Assistant will report to the Director of Production, College, with supervision from the Custom Production Supervisor. This is a book production position, not writing, editorial, or film/video production.

    Essential Job Responsibilities:

    •Oversight of True Custom and Alternate Format Rebind book reprint orders

    • Oversight of “cut-and-rebind” True Custom first printings

    • Reviewing and transmission of manuscripts for select Norton Custom Library (NCL) online-ordering-site titles

    • Production of first-print and reprint eBook Folders

    • Creation and oversight of schedules

    • Estimating of composition and rebind requests

    • Collaboration with Editorial, Project Editorial, and Design departments to usher books through the production cycle

    • Working with composition houses

    • Working with book manufacturing companies and component vendors to ensure timely printing and shipping of titles

    • Reviewing and processing of invoices

    • Maintaining an accurate database of all book projects in process

    • Other tasks and assignments as deemed necessary

    Required Qualifications:

    •Bachelor’s degree

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

    • Must be able to work full business hours from Norton’s HQ office in NYC

    • Must be highly organized, disciplined, and self-motivated

    • Must have excellent verbal and written communications skills

    • Must have good time management skills and be capable of multi-tasking across departments, activities, and projects

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

    • Must be able to work independently

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

    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Adobe Acrobat Pro required

    • Knowledge of FTP, Confluence, Filemaker, and Smartsheet desired

    • Knowledge of Photoshop and page-layout software (Quark, InDesign) 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.

    Production Assistant, Trade

    W.W. Norton & Company is seeking a Production Assistant for its Trade Department. The Production Assistant will coordinate reprints for Norton trade books and provide general department support, with future coordination for new paperbacks.

    Essential Job Responsibilities:

    • Ordering and tracking several hundred reprints annually and assisting with production for paperback titles.

    • Estimating for one-color and four-color reprints.

    • Typesetting, trafficking, and archiving corrections for text and covers.

    • Converting titles to print on demand.

    • Working with book manufacturing companies and component vendors to ensure timely printing and shipping of titles.

    • Collaborating with the Editorial and Design departments to usher books through the reprint cycle.

    • Maintaining an accurate database of all book projects in process.

    Required Qualifications:

    •Bachelor’s degree

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

    • Must be able to work full business hours from Norton’s HQ office in NYC

    • Must be highly organized, disciplined, and self-motivated

    • Must have excellent verbal and written communications skills

    • Must have good time management skills and be capable of multi-tasking across departments, activities, and projects

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

    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Outlook, Excel) a must.

    • Familiarity with Photoshop and page-layout software (Quark, InDesign) 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.

    Please note that these job descriptions are not designed to cover all activities required of the employee.

    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.