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Senior Production Controller (Trade Non-Fiction)

A prestigious independent trade publisher in central London is looking for a Senior Production Controller to join their adults’ department. This is an exciting opportunity for a highly skilled colour specialist to join a busy team overseeing the production process of international titles on cookery and art books.

Key duties:

  • Manage complex colour titles from manuscript to delivery
  • Oversee colour correction and solid experience in colour correction
  • Ensure that projects are delivered on time and to budget and meet highest quality standards
  • Responsible for project costing and print buying
  • Prepare titles for both print and digital editions
  • Work closely with in-house Editorial, Design, Rights and Sales departments
  • Liaise with external suppliers suppliers (onshore and offshore), and co-edition partners

Experience / skills required:

  • Experience with press passing
  • Solid understanding of colour management and reproduction
  • Detailed knowledge of the production life cycle, from delivery of raw MS to delivery of end products
  • Proven experience in print buying (colour) is required
  • Excellent knowledge of all aspects of the production process is essential
  • Able to anticipate and solve potential issues with a proactive attitude
  • Working knowledge of MS Office and Adobe Suites is essential
  • Knowledge of Biblio3 and XML-first workflows is desirable


For further information, please apply online or email a CV and salary expectations to

Contact:             Clare Chan

Tel:                    0203 574 4428

Atwood Tate embraces diversity and seeks to promote the benefits of diversity in all of our business activities and to develop a business culture that reflects that belief.  We welcome applications from all members of society irrespective of age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, colour, race, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief.

Senior Production Controller (Trade Non-Fiction)

Atwood Tate, London
Full-time, Permanent
Academic, Charity, Trade
Production, Business Development, Project Management, Buying, Digital, Digital Production
Salary description: 
Available upon request
Colour printing and production, Print Buying, Biblio 3, Adobe Suite