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Publishing Operations Manager

Location: London, UK

Contract: Permanent, Full or part time

Salary: £36,400  per annum (inc. London Weighting) depending on experience

The SPCK imprint is broad based and the IVP imprint, which merged into SPCK in 2015, is evangelical in focus. The merger with Lion Hudson, recently announced, is a key plank in this growth plan. It combines the UK’s leading adult Christian publisher with its leading children’s Christian publisher, creating a ‘last person standing’ as a broad-based UK Christian publisher and one which is able to compete on a global level. There are significant plans to grow the business’s international sales and distribution and its Catholic publishing.

An exciting opportunity has arisen in the SPCK Group for a Publishing Operations Manager to lead a small team in the provision and development of services for the group's publications programme. SPCK have ambitious growth plans and you will support these together with the existing catalogue and current catalogues for all areas of the Charity.

The Publishing Operations Manager and team are an integral part of the SPCK Group and they play a vital role in the success of the wider business. The successful candidate will be someone who has solid experience of publishing, project management and operations and this role would suit an individual who is able to hit the ground running, can manage multiple projects to deadlines, with strong interpersonal, organisation and communication skills.

Experience, skills and understanding required

  • Previous publishing and operations experience
  • Knowledge of publishing systems and processes, especially Bibliographic.
  • Experience of leading and managing a team of editors and freelancers.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Project and process management skills.
  • An understanding of the different marketplaces in which SPCK operates.

Please send your CV and a covering letter marked Publishing Operations Manager, outlining your suitability for this role to The deadline for applications is 28th September 2021 and these will be considered on a rolling basis.

If we receive a significant number of applications, we reserve the right to close the deadline earlier than advertised. If you have not heard from us within 10 days of the closing date, you should presume you have not been shortlisted.

Publishing Operations Manager

SPCK Group, London
Full-time, Permanent
Charity, Publisher
Administration, Publishing, Operations, Management, Communications, Business Development, Project Management
Publishing Operations Manager
Salary description: 
£36,400  per annum (inc. London Weighting) depending on experience

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