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Production Assistant

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Houghton Mifflin Co Portsmouth , NH 03801

Posted 4 months ago

Job Requisition ID: 13724

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Working under the close supervision of the Senior Production Editor, the Production Assistant will be responsible for a range of production and general departmental administrative tasks, supporting projects so they flow smoothly and accurately through all stages of the development process, on deadline and budget. Tasks include (but are not limited to): maintaining/updating information management systems, files, and archives; proofing and routing pages/files; attending project status meetings, launches, and cover design meetings; preparing reports; and maintaining department libraries.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelors Degree

  • Experience in publishing environment a plus

  • Fluency with Excel, Microsoft Word required (cross-platform a plus)

  • Proficiency in, or a willingness to learn, Mac programs (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator) as well as other relevant applications a plus.

Knowledge and Skills

  • Excellent language, people, communication, and project management skills.

  • Ability to multitask, prioritize workload, and meet deadlines.

  • Exceptional attention to detail and organizational skills

  • A strong ability to proof and check work; be a creative problem-solver.

Physical Requirements

  • Might be in a stationary position for a considerable time(sitting and/or standing).

  • The person in this position needs to move about inside the office to access file cabinets, office machinery, etc.

  • Constantly operates a computer and other office productivity machinery, such as a calculator, copy machine, and computer printer.

  • Must be able to collaborate with colleagues via face to face, conference calls, and online meetings.


Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (NASDAQ:HMHC) is a global learning company dedicated to changing people's lives by fostering passionate, curious learners. As a leading provider of pre-K12 education content, services, and cutting-edge technology solutions across a variety of media, HMH enables learning in a changing landscape. HMH is uniquely positioned to create engaging and effective educational content and experiences from early childhood to beyond the classroom. HMH serves more than 50 million students in over 150 countries worldwide, while its award-winning children's books, novels, non-fiction, and reference titles are enjoyed by readers throughout the world.

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt is an equal employment opportunity employer and participates in E-Verify. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of gender, race/ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, or other protected group status.

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Production Assistant

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Houghton Mifflin Co