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Chronicle Books

Chronicle Books is looking for a Production Developer to oversee the development of titles (book and non-book) in a cost-effective and creative manner. They will spearhead the production development effort and implement a strategy of distinctive publishing to garner broad market channel success.

The Production Developer will work with creative teams to generate title specifications, they will review figures to determine cost-effective printing, and they will guide the teams in using the best efficiencies and interpretations of publishing concept. They will troubleshoot pre-production problems, they will create and monitor schedules for all assigned titles, and they will maintain title purchase orders while ensuring product compliance with Chronicle Books’ environmental paper policies. 

The person in this role will need to stay updated on industry standards and technology, they will establish relevant outside networks, and they will be responsible for special projects to enhance the Production effort of Chronicle Books.

Qualified applicants will need 1 to 2 years of print project management experience in publishing, working knowledge of Adobe Suite, strong Excel skills, and clear communication and organization abilities. A history of working on non-book titles (formats and games), and color/offset printing experience is preferred. Please note – this role is a print manufacturing position, not a design position.

Please note that this job description is not designed to cover all activities required of the employee. We expect the Production Developer to commit to the open exchange of ideas and help sustain and champion an atmosphere of collaboration, mutual accountability, and trust at Chronicle Books. They will be expected to observe and model policies that promote the company’s vision and a diverse, equitable, inclusive, and collaborative culture.

Chronicle Books is committed to fostering an inclusive company culture that respects and promotes diverse backgrounds and points of view. We look for candidates who will add to our culture and support the company’s vision of a diverse, equitable, inclusive, and collaborative workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, or veteran status. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

Please submit a resume and cover letter to and be sure to include "Production Developer” in the subject line. While this is currently a remote position, the expectation is that this San Francisco-based role will eventually move back in-house when it is safe to do so.