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Temporary Production Controller

We have a fantastic temporary opportunity for someone with Production experience to join an independent, award winning children's trade publisher in Central London starting as soon as possible, up until Christmas for four days a week.

As a Production Controller, you will join a busy and friendly team working on colour book production whilst working with suppliers worldwide. You will work closely with colleagues in Editorial, Design, Sales and Marketing. You will be responsible for managing titles, schedules and budgets, quality checking products and ensuring that files are up to date and play a key part as the company continues to grow through the timely delivery of high-quality products.

To be considered for the Production Controller role you will need to demonstrate the following skills and experience:

  • Book Production/Print Purchasing experience in mono and colour
  • A good understanding of typesetting, reproduction and print technology
  • Knowledge of Biblio3
  • Strong numeracy skills
  • The ability to work to tight deadlines
  • A good understanding of typesetting, repro and print technology is a prerequisite
  • An eye for detail
  • Teamwork skills
  • A 'can-do' attitude especially when things get busy!
  • Knowledge of XML-first workflows would also be desirable.

If you are available at short notice and looking for your next temporary position, please get in touch with Rhiannon at Inspired Selection.

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.

**Inspired Selection operates an Equal Opportunities policy. We treat all employees and job applicants fairly and equally regardless of their sex, sexual orientation, marital status, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion, age, disability or union membership status.

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Temporary Production Controller

Part-time, Temporary