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Production Controller, Children's Division

The Opportunity

We are looking for an experienced production controller to join our Children’s team, which publishes a range of fiction, non-fiction, picture book and novelty titles.

The Role

Key tasks will include project costing, preparing titles for print and digital editions, and print buying.  You will work closely with our in-house Editorial, Design, and Sales and Marketing departments, and with external suppliers (onshore and offshore) to ensure that all projects are produced to tight schedules, high quality standards and within controlled budgets. This role works mainly on our Children’s Education list.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • a minimum of three years’ relevant experience, mono and colour, in Children’s publishing (print purchasing essential)
  • a detailed knowledge of the production life cycle, from delivery of raw MS to print purchasing and beyond
  • excellent organisational and time-management skills
  • a keen eye for detail (copy-editing and proof-reading skills are desirable) and a good head for numbers
  • IT skills (knowledge of Office is essential and familiarity with Adobe products and Biblio 3 desirable)
  • knowledge of XML-first workflows (desirable but not essential)

The role is a full-time permanent position and is based at our 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.

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 by Monday 31 May 2021.

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, Children's Division

Full-time, Permanent
Administration, Publishing, Production, Communications, Business Development, IT
Production Controller, Children's Division
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A minimum of three years’ relevant experience, mono and colour, in Children’s publishing (print purchasing essential)