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Senior Production Controller, Picador

We are looking for an experienced, collaborative Senior Production Controller who will be responsible for the output of our Picador Division. You will work across both Picador, our renowned literary imprint and Macmillan Collector’s Library, a list of essential, high quality classics.

The role involves the production of a wide range of new hardback and paperback titles as well as dealing with backlist and special sales. Projects will need to be closely managed from conception to completion, working closely with our editorial and design teams to deliver books on time and within budget. 

You will be expected to build and maintain good relationships with internal departments, particularly editorial, sales and design teams, and with external suppliers at all levels. You will also support in the training and development of less experienced members of the production team.

The successful candidate will:

  • Be confident, self-motivated and comfortable handling a demanding workload 
  • Have strong organizational skills.
  • Have strong negotiating skills 
  • Have demonstrable project planning skills and experience
  • Have a thorough understanding of the book production process
  • Have experience producing mono and colour books in the UK, Europe and Far East

Proficiency in the following areas would be beneficial:

  • Familiarity with Google for Work and Biblio
  • An understanding of InDesign and Photoshop 
  • Experience working closely with designers and repro houses
  • A passion/love for reading

This is a full time, permanent role, and will be based in our office in Farringdon, London with some requirement to be in the office each week.

Salary starting from: £31,000

Hiring Manager: Simon Rhodes

Closing Date: 29th November 2021

We are highly committed to equality and diversity. We welcome applications from all individuals, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic background, religion and/or belief. Our full Diversity & Inclusion Pledge is available here

All applicants must be able to demonstrate the right to live and work in the UK in order to be considered for this role.

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Senior Production Controller, Picador

Pan Macmillan, London
Full-time, Permanent
Administration, Publishing, Production, Management, Communications, Business Development, Online
Senior Production Controller, Picador
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