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Production Controller, Headline Publishing Group

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

What you’ll be doing

We have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic, organised, and proactive team player to oversee the origination and manufacture of new titles from copy-edited manuscript to delivery of finished copies. You will have the opportunity to work closely with our key suppliers and internal departments to create a wide range of books and eBooks.

This is a full-time position, and is an interesting, varied and creative role, which offers an opportunity to work on a wide variety of books in a friendly, inclusive and experienced team.

Who we are looking for

Our ideal candidate will be enthusiastic, with a can-do attitude and the ability to work collaboratively as part of a team.  Ideally you will have some production knowledge, print and/or digital, and it is essential that you have strong organisation, time-management and communication skills and a keen eye for detail. 

What we offer

Our staff are our greatest asset and our benefits reflect this. In addition to 25 days annual leave days per year + bank holidays, we have an extensive list of benefits that include: a wide-ranging training library, development programmes including mentoring, Cycle to Work vouchers, Private Medical Insurance, eye care vouchers, up to 70% off book purchases, a charity book shelf, 2 volunteer days per year to use at your charity of choice, many employee networks to join, summer hours (finishing at 1pm on Fridays during the summer months!), season ticket loans, rent deposit loans, generous pension schemes and much more!


This role can be based at our London office, or at any of our new regional offices in Edinburgh, Newcastle, Manchester, Sheffield or Bristol, with a blend of in-office (3 days) and homeworking (2 days) per week.

Who we are and what we do

Headline has spent over three decades creating books people want to read and our passion for the commercial means we are home to some of the UK’s biggest-selling authors and continue to invest in new talent with bestseller potential. Among those authors are: Victoria Hislop, Neil Gaiman, Maggie O’Farrell, Patrick Gale and a roster of comedians, chefs and media personalities including Nadiya Hussein, Matthew McConaughey, Raymond Blanc, John Barnes, and James Acaster.

Our Commitment

Hachette employs people on the basis of their abilities. We aim to attract and develop talent from a base as broad as the world of readers we want to reach, with a wide and representative range of age, faith, disability, race, gender, sexuality and socio-economic, regional and cultural backgrounds.

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

The Book Trade Charity offers financial support to people looking to enter the book trade but who may struggle to afford the costs of attending interviews and undertaking junior roles. For more information visit www.booktradeentrysupport.org

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