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Production Controller, Adult Special Interest

We are looking for an experienced Production Controller to join our busy Production team working on Bloomsbury Adult Special Interest titles. Bloomsbury publishes a prestigious international list of trade and specialist non-fiction titles. Subject areas include: Natural History, Sports, Sailing and Creative Arts.

Reporting to the Adult Colour Manager, key tasks will include handling colour and mono frontlist titles along with co-editions on our Special Interest lists. You will work closely with our in-house Editorial and Design teams, with Sales and Marketing colleagues, as well as with a global supplier base.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Solid and proven colour and mono Production experience
  • Good working knowledge of Mac-based Adobe suite (InDesign Photoshop) and Microsoft Office suite
  • A keen eye for detail
  • Proven experience policing schedules and working within budgets

The role is a full-time permanent position 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: Mondays and Tuesdays

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 9 October 2022.

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:


  • 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 45 minutes earlier in the week

Season Ticket Loan

Sharesave Scheme

In-house Doctor

Eyecare Voucher Scheme

Company culture! – Employee Voice Meetings, Staff Networks (Bloom, Disability, Mental Health, Pride and Parents, Guardians and Carers), 12 Mental Health First Aiders trained across the UK offices, Publishing Events and access to free Publishing Resources

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.

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Production Controller, Adult Special Interest

Full-time, Permanent
Administration, Publishing, Production, Communications, Business Development
Production Controller, Adult Special Interest
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Solid and proven colour and mono Production experience Good working knowledge of Mac-based Adobe suite (InDesign Photoshop) and Microsoft Office suite