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19 Feb 2021

Full-Time Typesetting Specialist

Harpercollins – Posted by Harpercollins Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Job Description

Company: Harlequin Enterprises ULC
Department: Creative Operations
Reporting To: Manager, Typesetting Services
Status: Regular Full Time
Location: 22 Adelaide Street West, Toronto (currently working remotely but will need to commute to the office when it reopens)

Job Summary:
Typesetting and design of all incoming manuscripts to a publishable format that includes both print and eBook formats according to demanding production schedules and to Harlequin quality standards. Assisting system proofreaders in their day-to-day activities in order to achieve this objective.

Duties and Responsibilities:
Print Production — 40%:
Typeset all manuscripts and prelim pages using InDesign for layout with extensive character and paragraph styles to ensure production schedules and Harlequin quality standards are met. Calculate typographical specifications according to imprint guidelines and generate the highest quality digital text file. Maintain accurate records of completion of task for manuscripts at each stage of production, including the entry of dates within the in-house tracking system.

eBook Production — 30%:
Create eBooks based on existing InDesign and manuscript Word files. This requires a working knowledge of both HTML and CSS, particularly as they apply to eBook creation.

Initial Styling — 20%:
Perform pre-styling of author Word documents as required with strict adherence to schedule deadlines and prompt turnaround of late-delivering manuscripts. Pre-styling and file conversions for book materials supplied by other external sources, i.e. 3rd party publishers from whom Harlequin may have purchased publishing rights.

Workflow Innovation — 10%:
Collaborate on the testing of future text workflow enhancements whether involving pagination, conversion or general workflow change. Keep abreast of software developments that may improve Typesetting effectiveness.

Specific training and job experience required for this position includes:
• Post-secondary diploma/degree in Book Publishing
• Experience in pre-press, eBook creation and desktop publishing
• Experience in both Mac and PC platforms (job requires working on a Mac)
• Training and experience in InDesign, Acrobat, HTML, CSS, Oxygen, BBEdit, MS Word, Illustrator, ePub 2.0/3.0 and PhotoShop

What’s in It For You?
• The opportunity to be part of a company on the leading edge of publishing, working with a very talented team and exceptional books
• Remote work, flexible start/stop times
• Paid time off days and vacation allotment, starting at three weeks
• Flexible benefit plans to fit your needs and pension matching
• Various virtual social activities to keep you connected – we love trivia!
• Virtual author events and access to discounted books
• Working with passionate people!

About HarperCollins Canada and Harlequin
Harlequin is a leading publisher of commercial fiction and narrative nonfiction. We publish more than 100 titles a month that reach audiences globally. Encompassing highly recognizable imprints that span a broad number of genres, we are home to many award-winning New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling authors. Harlequin is a division of HarperCollins Publishers, the second-largest consumer book publisher in the world. Through HarperCollins’s global publishing program, Harlequin titles are published in 17 countries and 16 languages.

Known worldwide for the quality of its list, HarperCollins Canada is the proud home of many bestselling and award-winning authors, including Esi Edugyan, Heather O’Neill, and Lawrence Hill. It is our vision to publish the best books of our generation and to work with authors over the length and breadth of their careers. Our authors are at the centre of everything we do. In addition to the Canadian publishing program, HarperCollins Canada is responsible for the sales, marketing, and publicity of HarperCollins titles from around the globe.

How to Apply

External applicants are asked to apply on our website ( by March 4, 2021. HarperCollins Canada and Harlequin are Equal Opportunity Employers committed to equal employment opportunities. Employment decisions are based on job requirements and the skills, knowledge, and experience of the candidate, regardless of any other factors unrelated to job performance. We are also committed to ensuring that the accessibility needs of candidates and employees are considered and accommodated during the recruitment process. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: Not Disclosed.

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