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Industry:Book Publishing
Contract Type:Permanent
Salary or training bursary: Competitive
Open to all
Apply by:21/08/2020 - 23:00

Production Controller

Calling all publishing enthusiasts! If you're experienced, enthusiastic and organised, this role with Bloomsbury might be perfect for you...

Bloomsbury Publishing is a leading independent publishing house, established in 1986, with authors who have won the Nobel, Pulitzer and Booker Prizes. Their mission is to be a creative, entrepreneurial, independent publisher of books, audiobooks and digital content of excellence and originality, and to bring these works to a worldwide audience.

Bloomsbury are looking for an experienced and enthusiastic individual to join their busy Production and Design team to work on the Osprey imprint, which publishes across a broad range of subjects. As the Production Controller, you will work closely with the in-house Editorial, Sales and Marketing departments, and with external suppliers to ensure that all projects are produced on schedule, to high quality standards and within controlled budgets.


  • Project-manage your assigned lists from copy-edited MS to manufacture and shipping, and beyond to eBook creation and QA, using a Group-wide XML-based workflow
  • Project costing
  • Preparing titles for print and digital editions
  • Print buying
  • Retouch images
  • Correct layouts
  • Artwork some covers


  • A detailed knowledge of the production life cycle for books
  • Proven print buying experience (mono and colour)
  • A keen eye for detail (copy-editing and proof-reading skills are desirable) and a good head for numbers
  • Excellent organizational and time-management skills
  • problem-solving skills and a proactive attitude
  • IT skills (knowledge of Office and proven expertise using Adobe products – inDesign and Photoshop in particular – are essential; familiarity with Virtusales’ Biblio3 is desirable)
  • Knowledge of XML-first workflows

Please note that the company reserves the right to withdraw this listing prior to the official closing date, therefore we recommend getting your applications in early.

This opportunity is open to all candidates

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