Audiobook Production Manager

5 - 7 years experience  •  Publishing & Printing

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 02/21/18
New York, NY
5 - 7 years experience
Publishing & Printing
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 02/21/18

We are currently looking for a highly motivated Audiobook Production Manager to work with HarperAudio. In this role, you will be part of a dynamic and fast-paced team for one of the largest publishing houses. You will be responsible for the production process for a high volume of titles.  You will manage relationships with various outside parties and have a hands on approach with editing select titles.


You will oversee the post-production and managing editorial aspects of a high volume of titles. The ability to handle multiple deadlines and track simultaneous projects is a must.


  • Work with outside producers, and in-house staff, to provide all necessary information for audiobook production.
  • Track and manage final productions from producers to internal distribution programs.
  • Manage and run weekly production schedule.
  • Manage and coordinate a freelance team of audio proofers.
  • Editing and mixing podcast interviews.
  • Repairing backlist titles on demand.
  • Record and edit seasonal editorial ‘launch’ meetings.
  • Assess new off-site recording studios, provide technical advice to help them conform to our standards.

Asset Management:

  • Manage scripts, audio and artwork
  • Format scripts and manage enhancements when needed
  • Set up ISBNs for select titles/formats.
  • Work on audio artwork for select titles where applicable.
  • Populate and manage metadata across databases.
  • Assist digitaldistribution department with metadata updates.
  • Work with manufacture-on-demand distribution partners to ensure accurate scheduling, metadata, and art assets.


  • College degree or equivalent work experience
  • Minimum 4 years of experience in audiobook production
  • Spoken word editing and mixing skills
  • Ability to set priorities under pressure
  • Is a self-starter and strong team member  
  • Must be extremely detail-oriented and well-organized
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, and excellent at Excel

HarperCollins Publishers is a company full of people who are passionate about books.  When you apply for a position, we want to know why you want to work here, and why you are interested in the job.  That’s why cover letters are strongly preferred.

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