Production Controller

Production Controller, Fixed Term 6 months


Publishing Operations

Macmillan Children’s Books is one of the UK’s leading children’s publishers; creating great stories for all ages for over 150 years. Split into two divisions - Macmillan Over 6s and Macmillan Under 6s - the house is the original home of classics such as Alice in Wonderland, The Gruffalo and the Gruffalo’s Child. International bestselling and award-winning authors and illustrators include: Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, Rod Campbell, Emily Gravett, Eva Ibbotson, Judy Blume, Rainbow Rowell, Frank Cottrell Boyce and UK Children’s Laureate Chris Riddell.

Campbell is an imprint of MCB and it is a specialist maker of books for babies and toddlers full of novelties and educational content.

The Role:
You will be running production of a large variety of novelty books and also be responsible for co-editions and back list reprints. You will work on titles from the very beginning with the creative and sales teams, involved in choosing suppliers, negotiating prices and schedules in order to guarantee products are delivered on time, budges and to the highest standards.

The successful person will extremely organized with excellent time management and communication skills. You will have at least two years’ experience in novelty books, have an excellent understanding of print and manufacturing processes, the ability to check files on Apple Mac, including InDesign. Knowledge of the European toy safety legislation and Biblio 3 would be highly desirable too.

 Manage the production, from conception to delivery, of an extensive list of
children’s novelty books
 Manage project costing and scheduling, negotiating competitive prices with
 Check files on InDesign/ Adobe before supplying them to repro and printers
 Co-ordinate shipping and delivery requirements
 Chair meetings

Key Skills/Experience:
 Significant work experience with colour repro, print and novelty books
 Very well organized with excellent attention to details
 Calm and have the ability to work under pressure with a positive approach to
problem solving
 Knowledge of the European Safety Legislation would be a bonus
 Experience using Biblio 3 is desirable

The position is for a fixed term of 6 months and is based at our offices in King’s Cross, London.

To apply, please submit your named CV and a covering letter confirming your current salary and quoting reference PAN/017/18 via email to [email protected]

All applicants must be able to demonstrate the right to live and work in the UK in order to be considered for the vacancy.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the high volume of applications we receive we are unable to respond to everyone. If you have not heard from us within 2 weeks of the closing date then unfortunately you have not been shortlisted for the position.