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Production Assistant, Children's Division

Bloomsbury Publishing Plc is looking for a highly organised and motivated individual to join our very busy Children’s Production Department as Production Assistant.

Reporting to the Production Manager, key tasks will include costing and processing reprints, handling backlist e-book creation, some POD and providing administrative support to the team.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • excellent organisational and time-management skills
  • proven IT skills (knowledge of Word and Excel essential)
  • a keen eye for detail
  • completed a publishing course which included an element of print production training

Some production experience would be an advantage, but is not essential.

The role is a full-time permanent position with an annual salary of £23,000

The role is based at Bloomsbury’s London office: 50 Bedford Square, London WC1B 3DP however, as all Bloomsbury employees are currently working from home, this role will also be based from home until our offices reopen on a mandatory working pattern of 2 days office based / 3 days home based (or fully office based if preferred).

As well as a fantastic opportunity to join a global award-winning organisation, Bloomsbury offers competitive benefits, generous staff discounts and flexible working arrangements.

As an Assistant role, this position is eligible for Bloomsbury’s Rental Deposit Loan Scheme. To assist candidates who want to start and to establish a career in publishing, Bloomsbury offers an interest-free rental deposit to support securing somewhere to live. The rental deposit loan can be up to £3,000 and will be paid back over 2 years.

Please apply with a CV and covering letter addressed to Human Resources (Word or PDF format only) detailing how you meet the requirements outlined above for this role.  Please note in the subject line of your email: ‘Production Assistant, Children’s Division.

The closing date for this role is 18 June 2021

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

The Book Trade Charity provide financial assistance for people looking to get into the publishing industry; you can find more information and talk directly here: 


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.

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Production Assistant, Children's Division

Full-time, Permanent
Administration, Assistant, Publishing, Production, Communications
Production Assistant, Children's Division
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