What is a Production Editor?

Production Editor Job Description

Production editors are responsible for overseeing the production process and content of publications. They must perform duties that range from proofreading content, to preparing and managing a budget.



Typical Job Duties

• Manage the work activities of publication staff

• Confer with writers, editors, clients, vendors, illustrators, photographers and marketing staff

• Schedule publishing dates and deadlines

• Ensure that written materials meet quality standards and publication deadlines

• Select content that will be featured in books, magazines, journals, newspapers or other publications

• Negotiate contracts with freelance writers

• Proofread and edit content

• Offer improvement to suggestions to authors



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