Two Lines Press

Production Manager

Production Manager


Two Lines Press, the literary translation imprint of the Center for the Art of Translation, seeks a full-time Production Manager. The Production Manager is responsible for maintaining the publication schedule for all Two Lines Press books; overseeing printers, designers, and outside contractors; copyediting books; and managing ebook and audiobook conversions.

The ideal candidate will have at least 3-5 years of experience working in book production. We are seeking highly organized individuals with a perfect blend of devotion to deadlines and the ability to adapt creatively to challenges and new opportunities. Candidates should have a passion for the book as a physical object and a desire to work with our team, designers, and printers to make the most beautiful, readable books in any form. Candidates must have a rigorous understanding of the Chicago Manual of Style and copyediting norms, but also recognize that working in translation often means challenging the received norms of “standard” English: part of each project is finding the best English with which to celebrate the work of the author and translator. It is essential that the Production Manager believes in the mission of the Center for the Art of Translation and the voice of Two Lines Press.


  • Maintain the production schedule for Two Lines Press titles; communicate deadlines and publication dates to staff, outside partners, and vendors
  • Manage printing of all books and galleys; manage proofing and copyediting for the books, correspondence, and marketing materials, ensuring consistent house style and accuracy
  • Manage distribution logistics and relationships; coordinate inventory, shipments, and reporting; and provide advance materials, including galleys and marketing materials
  • Generate sales and royalty reports, and manage vendor payments
  • Create and maintain style guides; spot check usage across all communication paths (web, books, journal, correspondence) to make sure usage is consistent and professional
  • Oversee proper file maintenance of contracts and materials for Two Lines Press titles; liaise with Library of Congress for CIP Data; input copyright notices, etc.
  • Manage ebook conversions and inputting ebook metadata; manage audiobook program
  • Typeset some Two Lines Press titles (1-4 average per annum); redesign or update interior styles in consultation with the Editor in chief


  • 3-5 years book production experience, preferably in a small or university press environment
  • Knowledge of contemporary publishing, printing, and design trends
  • Demonstrable expertise in copyediting and comfort with the Chicago Manual of Style
  • Outstanding interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills
  • Strong organizational sense with a sharp eye for detail
  • Energetic, imaginative, collaborative, adaptable, willing to learn
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite, Dropbox, WordPress, etc.


Candidates for this position may be located beyond the San Francisco Bay Area; this can be a fully remote job with occasional travel to San Francisco.


The salary for this position is $65,000 annually. The Center offers a robust benefits package that includes generous vacation, flexible work schedules, the option of joining a health and dental plan, a flexible spending account, and a retirement plan. This is a full-time, exempt position based in San Francisco.


At the Center for the Art of Translation, we are dedicated to finding new, overlooked, and underrepresented voices. Diversity, equity, and inclusion are at the heart of this work. Better representation in publishing, events, and education starts with better representation on our staff. We believe we can honor more voices in more ways if our employees come from different backgrounds, and if our community is rooted in inclusion and belonging.


Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to with “Production Manager Candidate – [LAST NAME]” in the subject line.


The Center for the Art of Translation is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, age, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are committed to strengthening our organization through diversity in every sense and strongly encourage candidates of all races and ethnicities, gender identities, life experiences, backgrounds, and perspectives to apply.


The Center for the Art of Translation champions literary translation. We are dedicated to finding dazzling new, overlooked, and underrepresented voices, brought into English by the best translators, and to celebrating the art of translation. Our publications, events, and educational programming enrich the library of vital literary works, nurture and promote the work of translators, build audiences for literature in translation, and honor the incredible linguistic and cultural diversity of our schools and our world.

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Two Lines Press
582 Market St., Suite 700
San Francisco
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