Position Description
Press Yale University Press
Production and Design
Production Editor


Yale University offers exciting opportunities for achievement and growth in New Haven, Connecticut. Conveniently located between Boston and New York, New Haven is the creative capital of Connecticut with cultural resources that include three major museums, a critically-acclaimed repertory theater, state-of-the-art concert hall, and world-renowned schools of Architecture, Art, Drama, and Music.

General Purpose: 

Handles scholarly and general-interest books from manuscript to finished book: Hires and supervises freelance editors, proofreaders, and indexers for specific projects. Ensures high editorial and composition quality and adherence to the publishing plan and to permission terms. Meets deadlines. Works with authors to address editing and composition issues. Works cooperatively with intra- and interdepartmental colleagues, particularly acquisitions editors, designers, production controllers, and manuscript/production editors. Edits jacket, cover, and catalogue copy, late-arriving materials, and other short pieces. Proofreads jacket and cover mechanicals and catalogue proof.

Required Education and Experience: 

Bachelor’s Degree in a related field and five years of book publishing experience (most or all in a manuscript editing department) or equivalent combination of education and experience.



  • Excellent project management skills. Ability to meet deadlines, work under pressure and handle details with minimal supervision.
  • Demonstrated editing ability.
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills.
  • High level of proficiency in Microsoft Word (particularly Track Changes and Word Styles).
  • Preferred Education and Experience: Knowledge of The Chicago Manual of Style, 17th ed. Experience with academic documentation and other forms of scholarly apparatus. Familiarity with quantitative fields such as physics, math, or economics. Technical aptitude, including experience with such publishing applications and file formats as Adobe Acrobat, Excel, Adobe Creative Suite, HTML, XML, LaTeX, and ePub.


Application: For more information and immediate consideration, please apply online at http://bit.ly/YaleCareers-58582BR. Please be sure to reference this website when applying for this position.


We invite you to discover the excitement, diversity, rewards and excellence of a career at Yale University. One of the country's great workplaces, Yale University offers exciting opportunities for meaningful accomplishment and true growth. Our benefits package is among the best anywhere, with a wide variety of insurance choices, liberal paid time off, fantastic family and educational benefits, a variety of retirement benefits, extensive recreational facilities, and much more.

Yale University considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of an individual’s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression.