Closing date: 15 October 2019
Company: Simon & Schuster UK
Location: London (Central)
Salary Description: Competitive
Reference: S&S UK SNR PROD
Simon & Schuster is one of the most successful global publishers with a strong UK presence. Our fiction list in the UK includes bestselling authors such as Philippa Gregory and Santa Montefiore, and Tom Rob Smith. Our non-fiction list ranges from number one bestsellers Bruce Springsteen’s Born to Run, Hillary Clinton’s What Happened, Rhonda Byrne’s The Secret and Rupi Kaur’s The Sun and Her Flowers, Laura Bates, Benjamin Zephaniah and Walter Isaacson.
Our children’s list is one of the fastest growing and most innovative children’s lists in the UK, with bestselling brand authors Cassandra Clare, Danny Wallace, Rachel Renee Russell and Ben Miller. Stars on the picture book list include the Underpants series by Claire Freedman and Ben Cort, award-winner Benji Davies and bestselling picture books by Sue Hendra and Paul Linnet, and Sara Ogilvie.
Simon & Schuster UK also represent a number of well-respected, eclectic and successful publishers, which include Elliot & Thompson, Rebellion, Black Library, Andrews McMeel, Viz Media, National Geographic Adult, Boom! Studios, Inner Traditions, Gallup Press and Orenda Books.
We’re looking for an experienced and commercially aware Production Professional to manage the production of our special sales list. Working across both Adult and Children’s product you will manage a wide variety of mono and colour print projects working with suppliers in the UK, Europe and the Far East.
Reporting to the Production Director, you will demonstrate accurate administration and record keeping, ensuring projects are produced at cost, on schedule and meet with required quality standards – often working autonomously and under pressure. Proactive communication with your line manager as well as clear and effective communication with all internal departments and external suppliers is essential.
The Candidate Profile:
You are an enthusiastic, pro-active and highly motivated production professional who has worked with in a high volume and fast paced environment – ideally with specific experience of Special Sales product. You must have a solid understanding of all aspects of the book production process, a proven track record in spot buying, cost/schedule negotiation as well as working from scales. Attention to detail is a must as well as being highly organised with excellent time management, numeracy and communication skills. Knowledge of safety testing and shipping would be advantageous
Please apply by following the link https://cbs.avature.net/cbssscareers/JobDetail/Senior-Production-Controller-Maternity-Cover-FTC/15517 attaching your CV, covering letter with details of your current salary and expectations.
Simon & Schuster UK is an equal opportunities employer committed to the goal of building a culturally diverse workforce. We welcome applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.