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Richmond Hill

Date posted:
October 29, 2012

Deadline for applicants: November 20, 2012

Managing Editor

Firefly Books Ltd

Firefly Books is a publisher of non-fiction illustrated trade books. We have an opening for an experienced managing editor (with five or more years experience) to help manage our list of 100+ new books per year. The position reports to the Production Director. Duties include:

- manage the workflow of approximately 40 new books per year from edited manuscript through the design and production process while maintaining budgets and schedules.
- assist in the sourcing and purchasing of photographs and art as required by the editors
- review and approve all final printer’s proofs along with the editors
- assist in the creation and development of sales and catalogue copy
- receive and respond to all manuscript submissions
- maintain all paper and digital files from initial contracts to final delivery of print-ready files to production
- attend weekly editorial/production meetings and report on the current status of all books
- be responsible for maintaining liaison with in-house editors, freelance editors and designers, photo agencies - work closely with the Production Director to update schedules and budgets

A large part of the job entails the ability to work smoothly and effectively with authors, editors and designers and to keep the team focused on the need to meet schedules and stay on budget. Excellent people skills and a professional manner are essential.

The job requires a high degree of attention to detail and knowledge of all aspects of book editing, design and production. Facility with Microsoft Word and Excel are necessary and familiarity with InDesign is a definite asset.

To be considered for this position, please send a brief resume and cover letter to Jacqueline Hope Raynor, Production Director ( All replies will be acknowledged and held in strictest confidence. No phone queries please.

To find out more about Firefly Books, please visit our website (

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