Bloomsbury Publishing is a leading independent publishing house established in 1986. It has companies in London, New York, Sydney and Delhi. Over the last 10 years, Bloomsbury has made a number of acquisitions making us one of the most diverse, and innovative, publishing companies operating today. Head of Zeus has joined the Bloomsbury family and is an award-winning independent publisher of fiction, narrative non-fiction and children’s books.
There is an exciting opportunity for a Production Controller to join our Production team on a fixed term contract until February 2024 looking after the scheduling and production of front list titles.
- Managing the front list titles of one of our commercial imprints: booking copyeditors and proofreaders; liaising with typesetters; circulating prelims and backmatter for sign-off for books across the list.
- Maintaining schedules on Biblio and liaising with the Editorial and Art departments to ensure deadlines are met.
- Supervising the final stages of production – raising Purchase Orders and sending to print; checking printers’ proofs, ensuring quality of the highest standards is maintained throughout.
- Sending final files for conversion to eBook.
Other responsibilities will include:
- Supervising reprints and POD set up – checking if corrections are needed, liaising with typesetters, raising Purchase Orders and sending to print; checking printers’ proofs.
- Using printers’ calculators and Biblio to cost front list titles and reprints.
- Checking invoices.
- Archiving final files.
- Working knowledge of Biblio3.
- Working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, InDesign in particular.
- Some experience of working in a book production department or publishing environment.
- Highly organised, with the ability to multi-task and prioritise workload.
- Meticulous and thorough, with a keen eye for detail.
- Excellent communication and numeracy skills.
This role is a full time fixed term contract until February 2024
The role is based at our London office 5-8 Hardwick Street, London EC1R 4RG 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 Monday and Thursday
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 Friday 23 June 2023
Bloomsbury reserve the right to close the role early if we exceed the required number of applications
As well as a fantastic opportunity to join a global award-winning organisation, Bloomsbury offers the following competitive benefits package:
- 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
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
Eyecare Voucher Scheme
Company culture – Employee Voice Meetings, Staff Networks (Bloom (BAME), Accessibility, Mental Health, Pride, and Parents, Guardians and Carers), and 9 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.
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.
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