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Books Production Coordinator

Are you a production professional looking for your next challenge in a books focused role?

We have an exciting opportunity for a Books Production Coordinator to join our team. Our Yorkshire offices are open, but we are fully flexible on location so welcome applications from anywhere in the UK

Who Are Emerald:

Emerald is a group of brands, compromising of Emerald Publishing, Emerald Works, and Emerald Group solutions, all passionate about learning and empowering real change.

The group has evolved over the years into a dynamic, digital-first business employing over 400 people worldwide. All are driven by a common purpose to unlock talent and equip decision-makers with the evidence and tools to make smart choices and tackle real-world challenges.

Emerald Publishing is a global publisher linking research and practice. Founded in 1967 to champion new ideas that advance research and practice. Today, we continue to nurture fresh thinking in applied fields where we feel we can make a real difference. We publish over 300 journals, more than 2,500 books and over 1,500 case studies, via our dedicated research platform.

Day to day we’ll trust you to: 

  • Have overall management of a portfolio of books in line with Emerald’s standards of timely publication, quality, customer service, and cost control.
  • Train, coach, and support the offshore book supplier project managers in the day-to-day activities of book production
  • Complete an in-house proofing review before author proofs, and a final proof review before publication
  • Actively monitor supplier performance, providing constructive feedback
  • Analyse errors, identify trends, and suggest solutions to improve quality standards
  • Participate in continuous improvement events including projects, workshops, and Kaizens to help improve workflows, processes, and policies
  • Champion best practice and consistency of process with suppliers and Emerald colleagues

It’s more than just skills and experience, this is what we’d like to see: 

  • A passion for continuous improvement and championing best practice
  • An understanding of the changing landscape of academic publishing
  • Proactive participation in projects that support Emerald’s mission
  • Experience of coaching, negotiating with confidence, and training or mentoring others
  • Advanced organisation, problem solving and decision-making skills
  • Proven conflict resolution and the ability to resolve editorial conflicts and disputes
  • In addition, relevant industry experience is highly desirable.

What the team say:

"What I enjoy most about this role is the variety. No two books are the same, each project involves different tasks, and everyone we work with - including internal colleagues and external vendors - is knowledgeable and helpful."

What’s in it for you?

At Emerald, we value our people. Becoming a part of our team means you’ll join a trusting and flexible environment with numerous opportunities to progress your career, as well as access to professional development and the opportunity to learn new skills.

You’ll receive a wide range of benefits, such as flexible working, up to 20% performance bonus, 6% pension contribution, a generous holiday allowance, life assurance and various benefits aimed at supporting your wellbeing and work-life balance.

*** Please note that interviews may start and the role offered before the expiry date so please ensure you apply as soon as possible***

Books Production Coordinator

Emerald Publishing, United Kingdom | London
Full-time, Home Working, Permanent
Administration, Commercial, Publishing, Publishing Support, Training, Production, Management, Communications, Business Development, Project Management
Books Production Coordinator
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Advanced organisation, problem solving and decision-making skills