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Production Controller, Digital & Corelist – Hodder & Stoughton & John Murray

Who we are and what we do

Hodder & Stoughton publishes a wide range of fiction and non-fiction titles.  We are renowned for passion, creativity and quality, and for launching debut authors and creating bestsellers.  We publish in every genre, from fantasy to autobiography to literary fiction to cookery.  Our authors include Stephen King, Abi Daré, Lucy Worsley, Becky Chambers, Tom Allen and Liam Charles.

For 250 years, John Murray has published best-selling, pioneering and accessible non-fiction and fiction.  Our publishing today represents quality, diversity and populism, from Akala to Billy Connolly, Lisa McInerney to Michel Thomas, Matthew Syed to Susie Dent and Rabbi Jonathan Sacks to Aled Jones.

Hodder & Stoughton and John Murray Press are divisions of Hachette UK.

What you’ll be doing

We have a fantastic opportunity for someone looking to gain knowledge and experience in digital and print publishing within a busy and friendly production team.  As Production Controller – Digital and Corelist, you will co-ordinate the production of the H&S and JMP backlists, both print and digital.  In this busy and varied role, you will work across the whole list and in close collaboration with various internal departments, notably editorial, inventory management, group digital and our suppliers.  You will provide technical support for the wider Production team, identifying and exploring developing digital technologies, devices and platforms, and ensuring our eBook design, functionality and accessibility features are all excellent.

Who we’re looking for

Our ideal candidate will be enthusiastic, with a can-do attitude and the ability to work collaboratively as part of a team. You will be highly efficient and an excellent communicator, with a proven ability to manage your time effectively, prioritise and work well under pressure. Some experience demonstrating reliability and responsibility and a genuine interest in technology and innovation is needed, but prior experience in the publishing industry is not necessary.

What we offer

This is an entry-level position, perfect for an enthusiastic and organised person who wants to get started in publishing. This role offers the opportunity to work on a wide variety of books within a friendly, inclusive and collaborative team and training in the skills essential for a career in publishing. There will be on-the-job training in any systems and processes you are not familiar with. As part of Hachette, you will have access to competitive benefits, an extensive training library and development schemes such as mentoring, and the job offers a great way to learn about publishing.

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.

Salary: £25,500

Closing date: 28th Feb 2021

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