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Production Assistant

We're looking for an enthusiastic Production and Editorial assistant for 6 months to join a very busy team of a London based trade publisher! This is a fabulous opportunity to work on an array of award winning Romance, Saga and Historical fiction. Our client is looking for a highly organised individual who can deliver projects on time and to budget.

Key responsibilities of this role will include:

  • Managing the titles from their fiction list: booking copyeditors and proofreaders, liaising with typesetters, setting schedules for editors and making sure deadlines are met
  • Creating prelims and backmatter using Adobe InDesign for books across the list
  • Supervising the final production of these titles - making print ready PDFs, preparing PO and sending to print, and checking printers' proofs
  • Supervising reprints - checking if corrections are needed, correcting files, preparing PO and sending to print

The ideal candidate would have working knowledge of Adobe suite (InDesign) and some experience working in book production or in a similar publishing setting. Strong communication skills are essential for this role as you will be liaising with internal contacts as well as external suppliers. You will also make sure that projects are finished on time and to budget, while ensuring the high quality of each.

Inspired Search and Selection is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.

Production Assistant

Contract, Full-time
Assistant, Trade, Production

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