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Senior Production Controller

What you’ll be doing

We have a fantastic opportunity to join our friendly team.

This is a varied and creative role offering an opportunity to work across a range of titles from initial concept to delivery on our award-winning Picture Book, Pre-school and Trade nonfiction lists.

Who we are looking for

The ideal candidate will be a Senior Production Controller or experienced Production Controller with strong communication and negotiation skills. You’ll be highly organised, work well under pressure and able to demonstrate great attention to detail.

You’ll have a proven track record of working on colour and mono books, as well as handling complex projects. You’ll be comfortable in managing multiple tasks, meeting deadlines and coordinating the day-to-day running of a busy list.

You will be a proactive, solutions-focused team player who can build positive working relationships with colleagues and suppliers alike. 

What we offer

Our staff are our greatest asset and our benefits reflect this. In addition to 25 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 bestselling picture book, fiction and non-fiction authors and illustrators and licensed brands including Cressida Cowell, Leigh Bardugo, Onjali Q. Raúf, Clare Balding, Kes Gray, Jim Field, Jessica Townsend, Kiran Millwood Hargrave, Alice Oseman, Matthew Syed, David Almond, Lauren Child, Rachel Bright, Patrice Lawrence, Marion Deuchars, Dermot O’Leary, Nick East, Dean Atta, Francesca Simon, Alex T. Smith, Tim Peake, Zanib Mian, J.K. Rowling, Giles Andreae, Guy Parker-Rees, Pippa Curnick, Maz Evans, L.D. Lapinski, Benjamin Zephaniah, Rashmi Sirdeshpande, Piers Torday, Akala, Juno Dawson, Dr Ranj, Simon Farnaby, Rainbow Magic, Beast Quest and Pokémon.

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

Senior Production Controller

Hachette UK, London
Full-time, Permanent
Administration, Publishing, Production, Communications, Design, Business Development
Senior Production Controller
Salary description: 
£31,500 - £35,000, dependent on experience (+bonus + benefits)

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The ideal candidate will be a Senior Production Controller or experienced Production Controller with strong communication and negotiation skills.