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Last updated: Thursday 08 March, 2018
Production Assistant

About the Job

We have an incredible opportunity for a hardworking and super-organised individual with the right to live and work in the UK to join our team at Nosy Crow as a Production Assistant on a full-time basis, working in our London office near London Bridge.
Purpose of the Job:
The role of the Production Assistant is to assist the Production team in the production of our full-colour and black and white books and help in the processing, circulation and approval of materials and in communicating with our suppliers and in-house departments.
In addition to this, over time we’ll expect the Production Assistant to take on responsibility for handling day-to-day production of the mono list, ebook conversions and reprints of some full-colour titles. We’ll provide all of the support and training that is needed to do this, and our hope is that the job holder be handling the production of their own small list not long after joining us.
The Production Assistant reports directly to the Head of Operations.
We are a very small team and we value the experience and creative input that we can all provide to help shape our products to be the best they can be.
Key responsibilities and tasks:
Process and manage mono fiction reprints and provide support for mono first printings with a view to taking responsibility for the mono front list production over time
Handle the book conversion of all mono titles through Faber Factory, ensuring that files are converted accurately and that full metadata is supplied
Process all incoming material – ensuring it is approved or distributed in a timely manner
Collate proof and advance quantity requirements – gathering information from internal departments and communicating them with external suppliers, and assist the Production team in the ordering of material in preparation for Book Fairs
Providing administrative support to the Operations department
Providing some general office administrative support
Key skills, characteristics and capabilities:
Outstanding organisational skills
Accuracy and a keen eye for detail
Strong numeracy skills
A collaborative and co-operative approach
Can-do attitude and a willingness to ‘muck-in’ when required
A strong interest in children’s publishing and the book production process
Some experience of working in a book production department or publishing environment is advantageous but not essential
To apply please send your CV and an email outlining why you want to work in production and for Nosy Crow (no more than 500 words please) to Alex Dickinson ( Please also tell us where you heard about this position.
The closing date for applications is midnight on Sunday 25th March 2018.
Nosy Crow is an equal opportunities employer. We believe that employing a diverse workforce is an important factor in success and make recruiting decisions based on applicants’ experience and skills. We welcome applications from all members of society irrespective of age, gender, disability, sexual orientation, race, religion or belief.
Skills: Production

Job information

Duration: Permanent

Contact information

Contact name: Alex Dickinson
Telephone: 02070897575

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