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POD Manager, Bloomsbury Academic

Bloomsbury’s Academic & Professional Division publishes over 1,500 front list titles per year and maintains a large backlist across a range of subjects including Philosophy, Education, Theology, Linguistics, History, Law, Drama, Film and Media, and Fashion. Print-On-Demand (POD) is a key element of our strategy for both front and backlist management. We are looking for a POD Manager to oversee the day-to-day running of our POD programme as well as to work on development and implementation of our global POD strategy across the business.   

The role

  • Oversee the day-to-day workflow to ensure all POD projects are produced to schedule, budget and quality standards
  • Work with relevant stakeholders on reviewing, setting and implementing our global POD strategy
  • Manage the relationship with our key POD vendors

Knowledge, skills and experience 

  • Detailed knowledge of the production and operations life cycle and the role of POD
  • Experience of managing key supplier relationships
  • Excellent organizational and time-management skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Proven project management skills and ability to work with multiple stakeholders
  • Experience of reviewing and constructively challenging working practices to ensure continuous improvement

Additional information

The role is a full-time permanent position

Salary Range: £39,000 - £45,000

The role is based at our London office 50 Bedford Square, London, WC1B 3DP on a hybrid working pattern of 2 days office based / 3 days home based (or fully office based if preferred).  Allocated office days for this role are: Wednesdays and Thursdays

Please apply with a CV and covering letter addressed to Human Resources (Word or PDF format only) via the ‘APPLY NOW’ button detailing how you meet the requirements outlined above for this role by 12th May 2024

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Bloomsbury reserve the right to close the role early if we exceed the required number of applications

Bloomsbury Benefits

As well as a fantastic opportunity to join a global award-winning organisation, Bloomsbury offers the following competitive benefits package:

Working Pattern

  • hybrid working pattern of: 2 days office based / 3 days home based (or fully office based if preferred)


  • 25 days holiday
  • 3.5 days Christmas company holiday

Other Benefits

  • Two paid Personal Wellness Days
  • Flexible Fridays – take Friday afternoon off by working an additional 3 hours and 30 minutes earlier in the week
  • Season Ticket Loan
  • Share save Scheme
  • AXA Healthcare Plan (Private Medical Insurance)
  • In-house Doctor
  • Eye care Voucher Scheme

Company culture – Employee Voice Meetings, Staff Networks (Bloom (BAME), Accessibility, Mental Health, Pride, and Parents, Guardians and Carers, Multi-Faith) and 21 Mental Health First Aiders trained across the UK offices, Publishing Events and access to free Publishing Resources

For additional benefits see below

Bloomsbury is a place where anyone of any background, race, ethnicity, religion, sexuality, gender identity, age, ability, or socio-economic status can thrive, feel comfortable, and be heard and accepted. We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

We are willing to make any reasonable adjustments throughout the recruitment process, please flag to the recruitment team if required

Applicants must have the legal right to work in the UK.

The Company

Bloomsbury Publishing Plc.

Bloomsbury Publishing is a leading independent publishing house, established in 1986, with authors who have won the Nobel, Pulitzer and Booker Prizes, and is the originating publisher and custodian of the Harry Potter series. Bloomsbury has offices in London, New York, New Delhi, Oxford and Sydney. Within Bloomsbury’s Academic division, it publishes under Bloomsbury, as well as under a number of prestigious and historic imprint names. Read Our Story for how it all began. 

Bloomsbury is committed to creating a working environment that stimulates creativity and collaboration, is respectful of difference, is inclusive and ethical in its practice, and promotes well-being. We are determined to nurture and develop our employees to reach their highest potential, and we know that our success is down to the passion, commitment and hard work of our talented people. We recognise the urgent need to attract and support applicants from all backgrounds and identities to become part of the global publishing industry, allowing diverse voices to reflect and shape our culture and society.

Please read more on our Missions and Values here.

Please read our environmental policy here.

POD Manager, Bloomsbury Academic

Full-time, Permanent
Administration, Publishing, Production, Operations, Management, Communications
POD Manager, Bloomsbury Academic
Salary description: 
£39,000 - £45,000

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Detailed knowledge of the production and operations life cycle and the role of POD Experience of managing key supplier relationships Excellent organizational and time-management skills