Production Controller – Text Led – London


£24,000 – £28,000 per year, depending on experience


what you gonna do

Hachette Children’s Group has an exciting opportunity for a Production Controller to join our busy and friendly team. This role will give the successful candidate the opportunity to grow and develop their experience across a wide range of books. You will oversee all aspects of production, from creation to delivery, on a range of mailing lists, reprints, co-publishing and e-books in monochrome and color on some of our most prestigious text publishing lists and award-winning. Emphasis will be placed on the production of commercial fiction, illustrated fiction, color education and licensing.

Who are we looking for

We are looking for a highly organized and efficient individual who is self-directed, works well under pressure and shows great attention to detail. You will be a proactive and solution-oriented team player, able to build positive working relationships with colleagues and suppliers. Able to manage all aspects of production, from origin to manufacturing, ensuring costs are maintained and quality and safety standards are met. You will have strong communication and negotiation skills and be comfortable managing multiple tasks, meeting deadlines and coordinating the daily management of a busy list.

Hands-on experience in book production and working with a range of suppliers in the UK and globally is desirable but not essential for the position. Experience working at Biblio for costs, schedules and orders.

What we offer

Our people are our greatest asset and our benefits reflect this. In addition to 25 days annual leave per year + public holidays, we have a long list of benefits which include: an extensive training library, development programs including mentoring, Cycle to Work vouchers, private medical insurance, eye care vouchers, up to 70% off book purchases, a charity book shelf, 2 days of volunteering per year to use at the charity of your choice, numerous employee networks to join, summer hours (ending at 1 p.m. on Fridays during the summer months!), subscription loans, rental guarantee loans, generous pension plans and much more!

The role will be based at our London office, Carmelite House, with a mix of working in the office (3 days) and working from home (2 days) per week.

Who are we and what do we do

Hachette Children’s Group (HCG) is one of the UK’s largest children’s publishers, with an excellent track record of creating best-selling, award-winning books for children of all ages. We publish bestselling picture books, fiction and non-fiction authors and illustrators and licensed brands including Cressida Cowell, Leigh Bardugo, Onjali Q. Raúf, Clare Balding, Kes Gray, Jim Field, Jessica Townsend , Kiran Millwood Hargrave, Alice Oseman, Matthew Syed, David Almond, Lauren Child, Rachel Bright, Patrice Lawrence, Marion Deuchars, Dermot O’Leary, Nick East, Dean Atta, Francesca Simon, Alex T. Smith, Tim Peake, Zanib Mian , JK Rowling, Giles Andreae, Guy Parker-Rees, Pippa Curnick, Maz Evans, LD Lapinski, Benjamin Zephaniah, Rashmi Sirdeshpande, Piers Torday, Akala, Juno Dawson, Dr Ranj, Simon Farnaby, Rainbow Magic, Beast Quest and Pokémon.

Our engagement

Hachette employs people according to their abilities. Our aim is to attract and develop talent from a base as broad as the world of readers we wish to reach, with a broad and representative range of age, religion, disability, race, gender , sexuality and socio-economic, regional and cultural backgrounds.

If you are shortlisted and need us to make adjustments to help you present for an interview, please let us know.

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Deadline: February 15, 2022


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