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Senior Production Controller (children’s books)

Do you have solid production experience working on 4-colour books ideally in children’s publishing? A prestigious independent trade publisher in central London is looking for a Senior Production Controller to join their children’s division. This is an exciting opportunity for a highly skilled colour specialist to join a busy team working across a range of fiction, non-fiction, picture books and novelty titles.

Key duties:

  • Manage complex colour titles from manuscript to delivery
  • Oversee colour correction and solid experience in colour correction
  • Ensure that projects are delivered on time and to budget and meet highest quality standards
  • Responsible for project costing and print buying
  • Prepare titles for both print and digital editions
  • Work closely with in-house Editorial, Design, Rights and Sales departments
  • Liaise with external suppliers suppliers (onshore and offshore), and co-edition partners

Experience / skills required:

  • Proven relevant trade colour and mono production experience, ideally in Children’s publishing
  • Solid understanding of colour management and reproduction
  • Detailed knowledge of the production life cycle, from delivery of raw MS to delivery of end products
  • Proven experience in print buying (colour) is required
  • Excellent knowledge of all aspects of the production process is essential
  • Able to anticipate and solve potential issues with a proactive attitude
  • Working knowledge of MS Office is essential
  • Knowledge of Biblio3, the Adobe Suite and XML-first workflows is desirable

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

Contact:             Clare Chan

Tel:                    0203 574 4428

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Senior Production Controller (children’s books)

Atwood Tate, London
Full-time, Permanent
Children's Publishing, Publisher, Trade
Publishing, Production
Salary description: 
Available on request