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Production Controller

We have had a brilliant new role of a Production Controller open up within the adult imprint of a leading, global trade book publisher. They are looking for someone to oversee the production workflow of their titles. You will be making sure the books are produced according to schedule and the in-house style. The role is full-time, permanent and offering hybrid working options (2 days a week in the London office).

Your duties will include:

  • Managing design templates for mono titles and typesetting according to the XML workflow
  • Negotiating print buying and assessing costs for editorial/rights/sales requirement such as acquisitions and special sales
  • Organising schedules within Biblio and making sure all departments are keeping to time
  • Updating book production statuses
  • Raising purchase orders and finalising financial statements
  • Working with multiple departments such as Sales, Rights, Marketing and Editorial
  • Monitoring e-publications' progressions

The ideal candidate will be someone with experience in a book production role, working on front-list titles and colour as well as mono production. You will know how to order typesetting, manage costings and handle manufacturing issues. You will ideally be very organised and have a strong working knowledge of Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, Biblio and Microsoft Office.

If this sounds like you, please do get in touch - click on the "apply now" button to send us your CV and find out more.

For a full description of the role, please send your CV with a brief paragraph outlining your relevant skills.

Closing Date: Early applications may be prioritised.

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Production Controller

Full-time, Permanent
Publisher, Trade
Book Services, Digital Production, Digital, Fiction, Non Fiction, Product Management, Management, Publishing, Production

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