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Title: Production Editor and Support Team Leader
Description: Small, funky, independent press seeking a creative, enthusiastic, self-motivated individual to join our team. We are two presses – Platypus Media and Science Naturally. We publish parenting books, early childhood books, and elementary/middle school titles primarily on science and math. Our line includes fiction and nonfiction, English, bilingual (E/S), and Spanish titles as well as a number of other languages. This is a dynamic, hands-on, office and the Production Editor and Support Team Leader assists in almost all office functions.

Position will begin remote, but move to on-site as conditions allow.
Start date flexible, but early June preferred.
This is a full-time, on-site position.
We have a casual working environment located in the heart of Washington, D.C., near the U.S. Capitol, walking distance to the Metro.
We offer sick and vacation pay and federal holidays.
Requirements: Requirements:
• Assist in manuscript evaluation, acquisition, and development,
• See books through to production and help with launch and marketing,
• Communicate with our authors, illustrators, distributors, and large customers,
• Facilitate coordination and scheduling between editorial, design, and production for projects,
• Design flyers, catalogs, book covers, and book interiors, as well as marketing materials to support each project,
• Develop webpage, newsletter, press release, and social media content for each title,
• Work with other publishers on international rights and permissions,
• Occasionally sell books at regional educational conferences and book shows,
• An interest in science and/or preferred, but not required,
• Spanish proficiency preferred, but not required,
• Ideal candidate is comfortable working in Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, and HTML.
Company: SCIENCE, NATURALLY!
Location: Washington, D.C. (remote initially)
How To Apply For This Job: Submit resume, cover letter, writing sample, and two references to Martha Lamborn at Martha@PlatypusMedia.com.
Tracking Number: SNPESTL0520
Date Posted: 5/14/2020


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