Digital Product Coordinator

Summary:
The Digital Product Coordinator is responsible for coordinating the development and quality assurance of ebooks and audiobooks. The position will also assist with other aspects of the digital production workflow for all digital products for LPG. The Digital Product Coordinator will work under the supervision of the Digital Product Manager to support the delivery and growth of digital product lines that support the company’s digital publishing strategy and goals while also helping to unite workflows across LPG departments.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Collaborate with internal resources to create PDF, fixed layout epub3, reflowable epub3, kf8, mobi, and future ebook formats
  2. Coordinate ebook quality assurance process with the Digital, Premedia, and Editorial teams
  3. Collaborate with internal and external resources to create and QA audiobooks
  4. Coordinate with internal and external resources to create and QA enhanced ebook products
  5. Assist in creation and QA of articles for customer-facing database products
  6. Identify, curate, and implement backlist ebook projects that have the most revenue potential
  7. Collaborate with Content Team to implement necessary reprints and distributor fixes in various digital formats
  8. Assist in the production of additional files needed to support Marketing/Sales efforts to promote titles (NetGalley, Edelweiss).
  9. Provide R&D support to the Digital Product Manager while evaluating new product offerings, opportunities, features
  10. Research and identify where updates and improvements need to be made to support new ebook features and functionality available to our customers
  11. Provide cross-functional support and training with marketing, sales, finance, editorial, and operations
  12. Represent Lerner Digital at trade shows and conferences 2-3 times a year
  13. Perform other related business duties assigned by immediate supervisor and/or other management as required

Experience and Necessary Skills:

  1. Experience developing reflowable and fixed layout epubs, or front end development
  2. Working knowledge of the ePub3, mobi, and kf8 standards
  3. Strong HTML and CSS skills, and familiarity with XML
  4. Familiar with the InDesign, Dreamweaver, Photoshop, Audacity, Books, and Kindle Previewer
  5. Familiar with capabilities and limitations of various e-readers and tablets
  6. Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities
  7. Strong organizational skills, with ability to balance multiple priorities concurrently in a rapidly changing environment
  8. Strong interpersonal communication skills, with a focus on clarity and diplomacy
  9. Self-monitoring and self-direction, with strong project management skills and the ability to work independently with limited supervision, as well as be part of a team, in a multi-media environment
  10. Must be highly detail oriented with the ability to understand complex technical processes and to adapt to new technologies
  11. Proficient in Excel and Word
  12. Proficient in both Mac and PC environments

Education: Bachelor’s Degree, or equivalent work experience

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Please send resumes or any general employment inquires to:
Joyce Hutchinson
Lerner Publishing Group, Inc.
241 First Ave N
Minneapolis, MN 55401
jhutchinson@lernerbooks.com
FAX: 612-204-9208

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