Production Controller, Picador Division

6 Briset Street, Farringdon, London EC1M 5NR

Pan Macmillan is one of Britain’s oldest and most dynamic publishing houses. We are one of the fastest growing major publishers in the UK and have been the recipient of the Bookseller’s Publisher of the Year Award three times in the last six years.

Our Picador division, which includes Macmillan Collector’s Library, has an international reputation as a leading publisher of literary fiction, serious non-fiction and poetry. Twice winner of Imprint of the Year award in the past four years, it is the home to authors such as Don DeLillo, Alan Hollinghurst, Jessie Burton, Adam Kay and Cormac McCarthy as well as a first rate poetry list and deep list of classics.


We are recruiting a Production Controller to work across these lists. The post involves the management of projects from conception to completion, working closely with our editorial and design teams to deliver books of the highest quality on time and within budget.

The right candidate will have in-depth knowledge of the production process either at Assistant or Controller level, and would ideally be familiar with producing books in the UK, Europe and China. Robust negotiation skills, an ability to work under pressure, and first rate communication are crucial.

Close work in Biblio and Acrobat are key parts of the job and a familiarity with InDesign and other Creative Cloud Applications would be an advantage.

To apply, please send your CV and a covering letter confirming your current salary and quoting reference PAN/28/20 via email:

Salary: Starting from £25,000

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.

Closing date for applications: 20th October 2020