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Publishing Operations Executive

What you’ll be doing

This is a fantastic opportunity to gain first class business operations experience in a large, forward-thinking, innovative publisher. The role will function in three main areas of the publishing process:

  • Scheduling, preparing for and attending regular acquisitions meetings, and ensuring new acquisitions are correctly set up on Biblio (our publishing software system).
  • Implementing and running schedules and report checks to ensure everyone is up to speed with our programme and data requirements are met for feed demands.
  • Maintaining regular processes and improving system-driven workflows, including upgrade testing, data cleansing, trouble-shooting feed-related issues and other system tasks involved in the publishing process.

The successful applicant will have some experience of these operations and be a strong communicator as they will be working with all departments – editorial, production, inventory, rights, marketing and sales.

Who we are looking for

You will be pro-active, solutions-focused, tenacious with detail and happy with data-input and process-driven tasks. This is an important pivotal role for HCG and would suit someone skilled in using Excel who is passionate about data accuracy and improving workflows. The ideal candidate will be organised, resilient and comfortable with learning new technology.

  • A desire to grow and progress in Operations
  • Experience working with Biblio (advantageous)
  • Excellent Excel skills and confidence in using reporting systems and manipulating reports
  • Process-driven and obsessed with data accuracy

What we offer

Our staff are our greatest asset and our benefits reflect this. In addition to 28 days annual leave days per year + 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, 2 community days per year, many employee networks to join, summer hours (finishing at 1pm on Fridays during the summer months!), season ticket loans, rent deposit loans, generous pension schemes and much more!

The role will be based at our London office, Carmelite House, with a blend of in-office (3 days) and homeworking (2 days) per week.

Who we are and what we do

Hachette Children’s Group (HCG) is one of the largest children’s publishers in the UK, with an excellent track record in creating bestselling and award-winning books for children of all ages. We publish a diverse range of picture book, fiction and non-fiction authors and illustrators and licensed brands, including Cressida Cowell, Leigh Bardugo, Alice Oseman, Onjali Q. Raúf, Clare Balding, Kes Gray, Jim Field, Rachel Bright, Kiran Millwood Hargrave, Matthew Syed, David Almond, Dermot O’Leary, Dean Atta, Francesca Simon, Tim Peake, Zanib Mian, J.K. Rowling, Giles Andreae, Guy Parker-Rees, Pippa Curnick, Maz Evans, L.D. Lapinski, Benjamin Zephaniah, Rashmi Sirdeshpande, Juno Dawson, Dr Ranj, Rainbow Magic, Beast Quest and Enid Blyton.

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.

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Publishing Operations Executive

Hachette Childrens, London
Full-time, Permanent
Administration, Executive, Publishing, Operations, Communications, Business Development
Publishing Operations Executive
Salary description: 
£28,000-£35,000 dependent on experience and location (+bonus + benefits)

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The ideal candidate will be organised, resilient and comfortable with learning new technology.