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3x Production Controller (Permanent)

We have three excellent opportunities for Production Controllers within DK’s Production team.

This department produces a diverse range of well-recognised Adult and Children’s titles, which co-print in numerous languages.

These positions will give the successful candidates a unique opportunity to develop and broaden their production skills, commercial awareness and relationship management skills.

You will be involved in the creation and delivery of titles, for both trade and special sales, working across various global markets for your list.

You will be responsible for all aspects of your list at all stages including product development, costing, scheduling, delivery, and quality control.

A first-rate communicator adept at building and maintaining relationships with sales, suppliers and creative colleagues alike you will understand the role that a producer plays in a commercial environment.

You will be profit oriented, enjoying the challenges of creatively negotiating to tight margins, in line with DK’s department strategy.

You will have a sharp eye for detail and be comfortable working both independently and as part of a team on high volume workloads.

Essential skills:

  • Experience in a similar role within a book publishing Production environment.
  • Knowledge and experience of handling print scheduling, spend and placement.
  • Experience of 4 colour print processes and co-edition printing.
  • An understanding of product safety concerns and processes.
  • An enthusiastic and proactive approach to work.
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Demonstrable communication skills
  • Commercially aware
  • Detail orientated
  • A thorough approach to administration.

Closing date: Please send your CV and cover letter Friday 29th November 2019

DK is committed to building a diverse workforce that reflects the varied communities that read our books across the world. We encourage applications from all individuals, regardless of age, religion, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexuality or social background. 

The Book Trade Charity offers financial support to people looking to enter the book trade but who may struggle to afford the costs of attending interviews or undertaking internships.  For more information visit

About our Company: 

DK is the world’s leading illustrated reference publisher and part of Penguin Random House. DK publishes highly visual, photographic non-fiction for adults and children; our aim is to inform, enrich and entertain readers of all ages. DK acts as the parent company for Alpha Books, publisher of the Idiot's Guides series.

This role is based at 80 Strand, however we will be moving to our new office in Nine Elms in Spring 2020.

Company: Dorling Kindersley Limited 

Country: United Kingdom 

State/Region: London 

City: London 

Postal Code: WC2R 0RL 

Job ID: 46713

3x Production Controller (Permanent)

DK, London
Full-time, Permanent
Children's Publishing, Publisher, Trade
Account Manager, Administration, Business, Commercial, Sales Manager, Production, Management, Marketing, Communications, Sales, Field Sales, Trade, Special Sales, Business Development, Product Management, Digital Production, Admin & PA