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Publishing Operations Director, Orion Publishing Group

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

Who we are and what we do

Orion Books, a division of Hachette UK, publishes commercial, award-winning popular fiction and non-fiction, with an excellent track record of publishing Sunday Times top ten bestsellers. We are home to bestselling authors and brands including the likes of Ian Rankin, Michael Connelly, Candice Carty-Williams, Noel ‘The Supervet’ Fitzpatrick, Glastonbury Festival, Ordnance Survey and the Hairy Bikers.

We believe that every story matters and our mission is to bring the best publishing to the greatest variety of people. You can find out more about our mission statement and values here: https://www.orionbooks.co.uk/imprint/orion/page/about-orion/

What you’ll be doing

Orion are looking for a Publishing Operations Director to work across our publishing teams to keep books on schedule, keep costs down and report on, and suggest, process improvements. You’ll monitor and report on key editorial costs, oversee the publishing schedule and critical path, ensure text and covers are kept on track and help to balance editorial workloads.

Who we’re looking for

We’re looking for someone with a calm manner and strong sense of attention to detail. You’ll have thorough knowledge and experience of managing schedules, managing people and problem solving. You will ideally have five years+ experience in publishing, with good knowledge of all editorial and book production processes. Being a good communicator and highly organised is essential.

What we offer

In return we offer you the chance to embed yourself in the creative and dynamic publishing process at Orion, and work across all departments to help deliver our books on time and within budget. We also fully support flexible working.


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.


Hachette UK

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