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Assistant Production Controller

£24,000 per annum, depending on experience


Who we are and what we do

Hachette Children’s Group, a division of Hachette UK, publishes award-winning best-selling titles from board books for babies to young adult fiction as well as brilliant non-fiction books.

We are proud of the diverse, exciting range of authors and illustrators on our list who include Cressida Cowell, Onjali Rauf, JK Rowling, Dr Ranj, Jim Field, Akala and Matthew Syed.

What you’ll be doing

This role is a perfect starting position for a career in production working within a highly successful company. It offers the chance to gain wide technical experience of both physical and digital products.

In this role you will be producing reprints from across our different imprints. The books are on fast turn arounds, often with complex finishes which involves negotiating and working with suppliers globally.

You will be part of a supportive team who work at a fast pace, enjoy challenges and play an instrumental role in our company’s success.

Who we’re looking for

  • Previous work in a production department or printing environment would be beneficial.
  • Experience working with Biblio would be an advantage.
  • Confident with systems.
  • Ambition to progress a career in production.

What we offer

Our staff are our greatest asset and our benefits reflect this. In addition to 25 days annual leave days per year plus bank holidays, we have an extensive list of benefits that include: a wide-ranging training library, development programmes including mentoring, Cycle to Work vouchers, Private Medical Insurance, eye care vouchers, up to 70% off book purchases, a charity book shelf, two volunteer days per year to use at your charity of choice, many employee networks to join, delicious subsidised canteen food, summer hours (finishing at 1pm on Fridays during the summer months!), season ticket loans, rent deposit loans, generous pension schemes and much more!

Our commitment

Hachette employs people on the basis of their abilities. We aim to attract and develop talent from a base as broad as the world of readers we want to reach, with a wide and representative range of age, faith, disability, race, gender, sexuality and socio-economic, regional and cultural backgrounds.

If you are shortlisted and need us to make any adjustments to help you attend for interview, please let us know.

The Book Trade Charity offers financial support to people looking to enter the book trade but who may struggle to afford the costs of attending interviews and undertaking junior roles. For more information visit

Closing date: Friday 30 April 2021.

Hachette UK

Assistant Production Controller

Hachette UK, London
Full-time, Permanent
Administration, Assistant, Publishing, Production, Communications, Business Development
Assistant Production Controller
Salary description: 
£24,000 per annum, depending on experience

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