Highlights for Children, a family media brand that has been nurturing children with high-quality, innovative products for more than 70 years, reaches more than two million children every month throughout the world. Our wide variety of “Fun with a Purpose” magazines, books, and digital products are dedicated to helping children become their best selves – creative, curious, caring and confident.
Over the past few years, the company has enjoyed exciting, explosive growth in the retail marketplace. As a result, the continued development of a dynamic, robust Highlights presence across the retail landscape is now a key strategic initiative – through publishing, product development and licensing initiatives. We are looking for an experienced production manager who can help drive the growth and diversification of this business through a combination of innovative product development solutions and savvy production and pricing knowledge. Join the team of passionate, inspired professionals who are bringing Fun With A Purpose to life in new ways through exciting product development initiatives.
We have an immediate opening for an experienced Production Manager.
The Production Manager will oversee the development of specifications and pricing for book, non-book, book plus projects for opportunistic and proprietary publishing programs. Working closely with the production director, sales and marketing, and operations teams, the manager will coordinate the day to day requests for pricing and schedules for any prospective project; creation of samples, dummies and comps; build P&L’s for each project for review; route materials and obtain needed approvals at each stage of manufacturing.
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