Production Controller

HarperCollins Publishers

  • Team: Group Production
  • Salary: Permanent
  • Location: London, UK
  • Closing: 5:00pm, 9th Dec 2021 GMT

Perks and benefits

Healthcare
Retirement benefits
Wellness programs
Enhanced maternity and paternity leave
Extra holiday
Professional development
Mentoring/coaching
Cycle to work scheme

Candidate happiness

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Job Description

This is a fantastic opportunity for a dynamic and talented Production Controller to produce Books for one of the biggest Publishers in the UK.

Reporting to the Fiction Production Manager, the Production Controller will be working within the Group Production team to produce front-list mono titles, reprints and eBooks. 

We’re looking for an experienced individual to produce products within the agreed budget, quality and lead-time requirements. As well as strong organisation and communication skills, we’re looking for someone with a creative spark to make contributions to product development and new publishing concepts with a keen eye for detail. 

Key Accountabilities

  • Control print and digital projects including costing, setting schedules and managing timelines

  • Ensure quality standards are met across pre-press and printer proofs, printing materials and finished copies.

  • Ensure products are produced within budget through estimating and maintaining costs

  • Negotiating with suppliers; presenting accurate final costs and processing invoices.

  • Manage all front-list titles and provide support on book proofs, plus reprints, for two busy mono publishing lists.

 Person Specification

  • Significant work experience within trade book production, including typesetting and print

  • Working knowledge of eBooks

  • Experience of managing multiple projects simultaneously

  • Sound knowledge of technical processes involved in the origination and manufacture of books

 Skills / Competencies

  • Very well organised with excellent attention to detail

  • Excellent interpersonal / relationship building skills

  • Strong IT skills, including knowledge of Microsoft Tools

  • Good numeracy skills and communication skills – both written and oral

  • Commercially aware

If you wish to discuss anything regarding this position and/or your application to this role, please reach out directly to our Senior Recruitment Manager at Kally.simmonds@harpercollins.co.uk with subject heading ‘Vacancy Query’ plus the job title and we will aim to get back to you within 5 working days.

 

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  • You’ll need a CV/résumé, but it’ll only be considered if you score well on the anonymous review

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