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Senior Production Controller

Senior Production Controller                 ref number 6814


A trade publisher in Oxford is looking for a Senior Production Controller to join their friendly team working on both adult and children’s titles.  Reporting to the Head of Production, this is a busy role, as you will be managing print titles from concept to delivery, across colour titles on frontlist, reprints and co-editions. This is an exciting opportunity for someone with solid experience in 4 colour book production.


Key duties:

  • Oversee the smooth running of book production projects, from print buying to scheduling and delivery
  • Raise purchase and shipping orders accurately
  • Organise safety testing where needed
  • Liaise between printers, colleagues and suppliers to facilitate smooth running of projects
  • Draw up accurate estimates for colleagues for quotations to specification and budget

Experience / skills required:

  • Must have solid previous production experience in book publishing, working on colour titles
  • Experience of end to end book production, including print buying and negotiating costs with printers/suppliers
  • Ability to manage a busy and varied workload to keep projects on schedule and to budget
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Good IT skills
  • Knowledge of File Maker or IBS Book Maker desirable

For further information, please apply online or email a CV and salary expectations to


Contact:     Claire Carrington-Smith           

Tel:            01865 339 532


Atwood Tate embraces diversity and seeks to promote the benefits of diversity in all of our business activities and to develop a business culture that reflects that belief.  We welcome applications from all members of society irrespective of age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, colour, race, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief.


Senior Production Controller

Atwood Tate, Oxford
Full-time, Permanent
Children's Publishing, Educational, Publisher, Trade
Production, Trade
Salary description: 
available upon request