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Macmillan Assistant Content Project Manager in Boston, Massachusetts


Macmillan Learning is searching for an Assistant Content Project Manager who leads all aspects of editorial production from manuscript to bound books for 1- and 2-color titles and ancillaries in humanities. The production-editorial processes for these projects are straightforward, though involve coordinating several threads (e.g., copyediting, composition, development review) on tight, and sometimes conflicting, schedules. The editor maintains the highest level of editorial and production quality of our ancillaries; meets schedules; coordinates efforts of teams of authors, editors, and freelancers; and controls costs within his/her ability to do so. Additionally, the Editor coordinates all production-editorial corrections for book reprints.

Due to COVID19, our employees are working remotely until at least January 2021

Major responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Analyzes and evaluates text manuscripts.

  • Determines content needs (such as copyediting and composition requirements).

  • Develop a production-editorial plan appropriate for the project.

  • Adapts production-editorial processes for new technology developments.

  • Collaborates with Workflow Production Manager and Production Supervisor to build and monitor the schedule and makes revisions as circumstances require.

  • Examine and approve all stages of proof, revisions, and final files for editorial accuracy and technical correctness.

  • Checks proof for design elements; Directs compositor to ensure better design layout.

  • Handle production-editorial activities for reprint corrections.

  • Handle Access Card creation and routing

  • Collaborate with development and production to gather reprint corrections.

  • Delivers reprint corrections to production supervisors, and coordinates proof review.

  • Checks and approves all correction cycles.

  • Reviews all stages of cover preparation from copy through mechanicals to printers’ proof in order to assure adherence to quality standards.

  • Supports Production Editorial with some of the following: invoice processing, copyright registration; proofreading cover mechanicals; proof and ePUB review.


  • Bachelor's Degree required, major in English, history, or other related humanities field preferred.

  • At least 2 years of experience in college textbook production.

  • Demonstrated editorial skills (copyediting, proofreading)

  • Proficiency computer programming such as Microsoft Suite and Google Suite

  • Familiarity with InDesign, Adobe Acrobat, and Internet skills including ftp software

  • Proven strong oral and written communication skills.

  • Experience managing multiple projects and meeting tight deadlines.

  • Ability to adapt to new processes, prioritize, think critically, and problem solve.

  • Familiarity with book design, composition and page layout, and type specs; and an interest in building on design knowledge and skills.

  • Interest in print and media production; desire to build on skills and create one’s own development and training opportunities.


Regular full-time and qualifying part-time employees and their dependents are eligible for Macmillan benefits, effective on the employee’s date of hire. Macmillan also offers health benefits coverage to qualifying same-sex and opposite-sex domestic partners (may require additional documentation) of active employees.

  • Competitive pay and bonus plan

  • Generous Health Benefits (Medical, Dental, Vision)

  • Contributions to your Registered Retirement Savings Plan

  • Generous paid time off policy and paid holidays

  • Employee Assistance Program, Education Assistance Program

  • 100% employer-paid life and AD&D insurance

  • Fast-paced, intellectually-challenging professional environment

  • And much more!

Macmillan Learning is a part of the family-owned Holtzbrinck group of companies and is one of the leading educational technology companies. Through deep partnership with the world's best researchers, educators, administrators, and developers, we facilitate teaching and learning opportunities that spark student engagement and improve outcomes. We provide educators with tailored solutions designed to inspire student curiosity and measure progress. Macmillan Learning is comprised of renowned brands including Bedford/St. Martins, W.H. Freeman, Worth Publishers, Sapling Learning, SkyFactor, Late Nite Labs, EBI-MAPworks, i

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are actively seeking job applicants who reflect a broad representation of differences, including race, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, physical ability, neurodiversity, age, family status, economic background and status, geographical background and status, and perspective. We believe that the best companies reflect the incredible diversity in viewpoints, backgrounds, and identities of the world in their staffs, and are committed to inclusive hiring across departments and levels.

The successful candidate for this position will be an employee of Bedford, Freeman & Worth Publishing Group, LLC d/b/a Macmillan Learning. Bedford Freeman & Worth Publishing Group, LLC has developed an affirmative action program in compliance with the NY Department of Education’s guidance. Portions of the affirmative action program are available for review by applicants and employees by contacting Human Resources at Macmillan Learning.