Bloomsbury Publishing PLC is an entrepreneurial, independent, worldwide publisher listed on the London Stock Exchange with offices in London, Oxford, New York, Sydney and New Delhi. Over its 33-year history, Bloomsbury’s mission has been to publish works of excellence and originality.
We are looking for an experienced Production Manager to join our busy Children’s production team, which publishes a range of high-profile fiction, non-fiction, picture book and novelty titles.
Working predominantly on our illustrated colour books including Harry Potter, you will manage the day-to-day workflow of assigned lists within the division to ensure that all projects (new titles and reprints, in all formats) are produced to schedule, high quality standards and within controlled budgets.
Key tasks will include line management of a production team, project estimating and costing, guiding titles from conception, through delivery of raw script, pre-press and manufacturing, to delivery of stock. You will work closely with our in-house Editorial, Design, and Sales and Marketing departments and with suppliers both onshore and offshore.
Skills, Knowledge, Experience
minimum of five years’ relevant experience (at least two of which should be at production manager level
detailed knowledge of the production life cycle for highly illustrated, non-standard books including co-editions and safety
proven colour print buying experience from Far East and European suppliers
strong knowledge of book repro processes and experience press-passing
problem-solving skills and a proactive attitude
strong communication, organisation and negotiation skills
excellent attention to detail
competence using Word and Excel is essential, and familiarity with Biblio 3 publishing system would be desirable
The role is a full-time permanent position, based at our main office in the heart of London’s west end, 50 Bedford Square, London, WC1B 3DP.
As well as a fantastic opportunity to join a global award-winning organisation, Bloomsbury offers competitive benefits, generous staff discounts and flexible working arrangements.
Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. UK applicants must have the legal right to work in the UK.
The closing date for applications is 16th October 2019.