Penguin Random House LLC Copy Editor - RH Children's in New York, New York

Company: Penguin Random House US

Requisition ID: 8694

Random House Children's Books is looking for a detail-oriented copy editor to join their team! This person will copy edit and proofread book text, artwork, and covers and jackets during all stages of production for style and accuracy. The Copy Editor will also copy edit marketing and publicity material related to an assigned list of books.

Essential responsibilities include:

  • Ensures consistency of style and accuracy of spelling, grammar, and punctuation

  • Proofreads all stages of cover copy

  • Ensures that book jacket or cover information corresponds to the information in the book

  • Verifies accuracy of all book information

  • Acts as consultant regarding editorial-related questions

  • Maintains "internal logic" of projects and resolves problems through discussions with managing editors, editors, design, and production

Please apply if you meet the following minimum requirements:

  • 4-year college degree in English/liberal arts or equivalent experience

  • 4-5 years experience in copyediting. Production editing experience a plus. Spanish language skills a plus.

  • Highly detail-oriented with thorough command of grammar, spelling, punctuation, and usage

  • Excellent copyediting and proofreading skills

  • Ability to work independently and quickly on multiple projects unflustered by frequent interruption

  • Ability to organize and prioritize workload to accommodate schedules and meet deadlines

  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written

  • Strong computer skills, especially editing in Microsoft Word and proofreading in Adobe Acrobat

  • Strong fact-checking skills

Please submit a cover letter and resume to be considered for this opportunity.

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