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PRODUCTION MANAGER: HENI PUBLISHING

THE COMPANY

HENI is an international arts services business working with leading artists and estates across publishing, print-making, digital, film and art research. We focus on the individual artist and their work, offering art services including printing and reproduction, digital management, events, mounting, logistics and fine art photography.

We publish skilfully made art books in collaboration with world-leading writers and artists and we recently launched HENI Talks, the first website of its kind dedicated to bringing conversation about visual culture to a digitally cultivated audience.

See our website for more information: www.heni.com

THE ROLE

To plan, negotiate and oversee book production for all Heni publications, to ensure cost-effective, timely and quality production of new publications and reprints. To be responsible for all day-to-day production work, working closely with the Publishing and Design Managers, and reporting to the Publishing Director.

KEY DUTIES INCLUDE:

  • Responsible for all aspects of book production including finding most appropriate production suppliers for projects and negotiating all requirements for Heni books with them; managing relationships with all suppliers; overseeing and monitoring all production processes to ensure the highest quality and consistency
  • Work closely with Publishing Director and Sales Manager on book costings; responsible for obtaining estimates and book dummies from most appropriate suppliers to meet publishing schedules and budget
  • Responsible for circulating and managing production schedules, sign-off and reporting documents; putting in place production policies and procedures to ensure consistency, cost control and adherence to schedules
  • Responsible for preparing technical specifications for external suppliers, based on editorial specifications, and monitoring quality; creatively leading on production solutions for all HENI books and limited edition publications
  • Overseeing and ensuring quality control on all aspects of image repro for books, making use of in-house Epson printers and specialist software to create proofs where possible; liaising with and overseeing retouchers’ work on images; going on press when required
  • Responsible for drawing up and co-ordinating multiple book schedules with Publishing Manager to meet editorial/market requirements; ensuring internal and external teams deliver materials on time through clear communication of deadlines and regular progress chasing
  • Responsible for progress chasing design to ensure requirements and deadlines are met and to ensure adherence to agreed book specifications; clearly communicate deadlines for print run sign-off and paper order cut-off dates and issue/manage final print specification documents
  • Organise deliveries of books from printers to various destinations; check and authorise purchase orders for suppliers
  • Maintain awareness of industry developments and market trends; identify and recommend potential new suppliers to widen the pool of repro houses and printers with whom Heni works; keep in regular contact with both new and existing suppliers to meet changing production requirements and ensure cost-effective production processes

ESSENTIAL SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

  • 3-4 years’ experience working in production on illustrated books
  • Proven technical knowledge in the production of illustrated books
  • Excellent negotiating and budget management skills
  • Proven ability to manage and successfully keep to production schedules and deadlines
  • Ability to run and refine accurate production estimates
  • Excellent time management and organisational skills
  • Ability to prioritise effectively and pursue a number of projects in parallel
  • Collaborative and flexible approach to working with others
  • Self-motivation and initiative
  • Experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint; knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, particularly InDesign

DESIRABLE SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Printing industry knowledge and relationships with repro houses and printers in Europe and worldwide
  • A passion for print materials, techniques and processes
  • Experience of picture clearances and copyright permissions
  • Experience working with contemporary artists

HOW TO APPLY:

If you would like the chance to join a small friendly team in a creative and fast-growing company, please email your CV and covering letter to recruitment@heni.com under the subject heading “Production Manager”.

Closing date: Sunday 11th November

Unfortunately, due to the large number of applications we receive, we are unable to respond to unsuccessful applicants individually

PRODUCTION MANAGER: HENI PUBLISHING

HENI Publishing, London
Full-time, Permanent
Publisher, Trade
Production, Operations, Management, Product Management