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Production and Design Controller

Be part of the vision; be part of the RIBA.

The RIBA is a global professional membership body, and a cultural organisation, driving excellence in architecture.

Salary: £26,000-29,000 DOE

Location: London/Hybrid

Hours: 35 hours per week, Permanent

The RIBA produces high-quality practical, technical, and professional guidance for architects, students and construction professionals.

We are looking for a creative, motivated and organised Production and Design Controller to join the RIBA Publishing team within the RIBA. You will manage your own titles through the design of new book typescripts and the production of them from handover of manuscript through to publication, whilst ensuring production budgets, deadlines and quality standards are met.

You will be an important part of the Production team and will work closely with the wider commissioning team while managing relationships with freelance designers, typesetters, copy editors, proofreaders, indexers and printers.

With a creative streak and lots of ideas, you should have a passion for books – their design and production. You will lead on the design of covers and interior page templates for selected titles.

You will have a minimum of two years’ experience in production on highly-illustrated books.
An interest of architecture would be advantageous.

To apply for this position please send your CV and cover letter to Please do not apply through the link on this page.

The RIBA offers employees a range of staff benefits including 26.5 days of annual leave + half-day for Christmas shopping, paid closure between Christmas & New Year, season ticket loan and generous pension scheme. For more details on our benefits click here

If you would like to apply for the position, please submit your CV and covering letter using the form below (for this position, “Work Examples” are not required so please submit your CV or covering letter again in this field) – HR to delete if n/a. Additionally, please ensure that you complete our Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form which will be submitted separate from your application

Please read job description: Production and Design Controller

Closing date: 31 May 2022
Interview date: 13-14 June 2022

The RIBA aims to be an inclusive employer, committed to developing a varied and mixed workforce where all are encouraged to be themselves. We value applications from all sections of society and welcome requests for flexible working across our organisation.

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Production and Design Controller

RIBA, London
Full-time, Permanent
Professional, Publisher
Administration, Publishing, Production, Communications, Design, Business Development, Project Management
Production and Design Controller
Salary description: 
£26,000-29,000 DOE

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You will have a minimum of two years’ experience in production on highly-illustrated books. An interest of architecture would be advantageous.