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Closing date: 08/06/2012
Production Controller - Childrens ( 14 month contract)
Company: Inspired Selection
Location: London (Central)
Salary Description: Competitive
A leading UK publisher of children's books, based in Central London, is looking for a Production Controller to join their busy and friendly production team for a 14month fixed term contract. You will have a passion for children's publishing and an excellent eye for detail.
You will work across the entire portfolio including paperbacks, hardbacks, novelty and board books; CD-ROMS, DVDs etc. You will work with each team on front list hardbacks, first paperback printings, co-edition printings and reprints. Key responsibilities will involve organising repro for colour books from artwork received; costing new projects from the beginning and negotiating prices, specifications and schedules with overseas suppliers; working closely with internal publishers, editors and designers; raising estimates, purchase orders and updating schedules within the Biblio3 publishing system; developing good working relationships with suppliers; and carrying out general administrative tasks across the department.
This is an excellent opportunity to join a super publishing team and work across a popular and varied children's list. The successful candidate will have solid experience of in-house Production, ideally with Children’s books. Experience of producing co-edition titles with overseas suppliers would be beneficial. You will be fully IT literate with an understanding of InDesign and confident using a MAC as well as a PC. You will be a good, clear communicator, have a passion for children's publishing and an excellent eye for detail. You will be able to remain calm under pressure, be receptive, adaptable and responsive, and a great team player.
To apply for the role please send a CV, covering letter and details of salary expectations to Lisa Gills at Inspired Selection publishing recruitment agency by email: email@example.com. CVs asap please, early applications may be prioritised.