The Company

Goose Lane Editions is an award-winning, independent publisher which focuses on the publication of works of literary fiction, poetry, art, history, biography, travel, current affairs, and social issues.


The Position
We are looking for an energetic, hardworking, dedicated, and well-organized individual with 2-3 years of experience as a production editor, who is equipped to be part of the management team at this dynamic publishing house. Working closely with the creative director and the publisher, the Production Editor plays a key role in the development and production of approximately 30 titles per year, often in multiple formats. Candidates must have editing acumen, administrative and project management experience and/or training, and a desire and ability to learn about all aspects of publishing.

The Production Editor is responsible for developing P&Ls for each title; maintaining editorial and production standards and schedules; hiring freelancers for both the Goose Lane and icehouse poetry imprints, as well as custom-publishing contracts; establishing and adhering to editorial budgets; and coordinating the steady flow of material through the editorial and production processes for print and digital formats.


This position is ideal for a person who excels in hands-on work. It requires an eye for detail, highly developed communication and organizational skills, and an ability to simultaneously manage multiple projects. This work is demanding and deadlines are always imminent. The Production Editor is an individual who thrives on the details, enjoys organization, administration, coordination, and collaboration, is deadline driven, and relishes navigating a lot of moving parts.


Candidates should have a Bachelor’s Degree in English, History, Journalism or a related field plus certification in publishing or editing or equivalent professional experience; a familiarity with the processes of print and eBook production; a thorough understanding of editorial procedures; and a reverence for the Chicago Manual of Style.  A working knowledge of Word, Excel, Adobe Acrobat, and HTML are essential. A familiarity with InDesign and project management software programs is desirable. An understanding of French would be an asset.



Salary $38,000-$42,000. Goose Lane offers a comprehensive cost-shared health care/ insurance package and a collaborative work environment.


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Deadline for applications: 7 Dec. 2017