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Last updated: Tuesday 13 February, 2018
Production Controller - Group Production, Children's
£20,000 - £30,000
Central London

About the Job

The Opportunity
We are looking for a highly experienced production controller to join our Children’s team, which publishes a range of fiction, non-fiction, picture book and novelty titles. Our list includes a number of high-profile authors, including J.K Rowling, Chris Riddell and Sarah J. Maas.
The Role
Key tasks will include project costing, preparing titles for print and digital editions, and print buying. You will work closely with our in-house Editorial, Design, and Sales and Marketing departments, and with external suppliers (onshore and offshore) to ensure that all projects are produced to tight schedules, high quality standards and within controlled budgets.
Knowledge, Skills and Experience
Minimum of three years’ relevant experience, mono and colour, in Children’s publishing (print purchasing essential)
Detailed knowledge of the production life cycle, from delivery of raw MS to print purchasing and beyond
Excellent organisational and time-management skills
a keen eye for detail (copy-editing and proof-reading skills are desirable) and a good head for numbers
IT skills (knowledge of Office is essential and familiarity with Adobe products and Biblio 3 desirable)
Knowledge of XML-first workflows (desirable but not essential)
The role is a full-time permanent position, based at Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 50 Bedford Square, London, WC1B 3DP. As well as a fantastic opportunity to join a global award-winning organization, Bloomsbury offers competitive benefits and generous staff discounts.
To apply, please email your CV, a covering letter detailing how you meet the requirements outlined above for this role and your salary expectations to Please note in the subject line: ‘Production Controller IPG2502’.

The closing date for applications is Sunday 25th February 2018.
Skills: Production

Job information

Contact information

Contact name: Julia Thomson
Reference: IPG2502

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