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Senior Production Controller (1 year FTC), John Murray Press

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

What you’ll be doing

John Murray Press has a fantastic opportunity for someone to join our busy production team.  You will work independently to produce a variety of titles, ensuring editions are delivered on time, within budget, and to the required quality standard, to enable John Murray Press to fulfil its ambitious publishing programme.  You will work with inhouse Editorial and Design teams and external suppliers to co-ordinate all aspects of production, both print and digital.

This is a fixed term contract to cover a period of parental leave.  It is an interesting, varied and creative role which offers an opportunity to work on a wide range of books in a friendly, inclusive and experienced team.

Who we are looking for

The successful candidate will be highly organized, able to prioritise multiple tasks and have a sharp eye for detail.  A background in trade book publishing would be advantageous.  A proactive team player who is also able to work independently, you will be able to demonstrate a good commercial awareness and solid problem-solving skills.

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

For 250 years, John Murray has published best-selling, pioneering and accessible non-fiction and fiction.  Part of Hachette UK, our publishing today represents quality, diversity and populism, from Akala to Miriam Margolyes, Lisa McInerney to Michel Thomas, Matthew Syed to Susie Dent and Rabbi Jonathan Sachs to Aled Jones.  

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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