Production Controller, Puffin

An opportunity has arisen to join Penguin Random House Children’s Production in our Puffin team, working across a diverse list which includes so many well-loved brands such as Eric Carle’s Very Hungry Caterpillar and Jacqueline WiIson.

Working as part of a close-knit team, you’ll be responsible for delivering front list publishing with accompanying co-editions, working on a combination of colour, including some novelty, and mono titles. You’ll be responsible for producing eBooks and audio formats, alongside the physical editions. Non-trade/special sales projects will be a substantial part of the role, so you’ll need to be a keen negotiator. 

What we’re looking for from you:

  • You’re confident and self-motivated.

  • Have good technical knowledge and high commercial awareness.

  • Are creative and able to demonstrate passion for your titles. 

  • You’re a great communicator - adept at building and maintaining relationships with Sales and Creative colleagues and suppliers alike.  

  • You’re used to managing a busy workload and meeting the expectations of multiple stakeholders. 

  • You’ll have excellent attention to detail and will be able to demonstrate a calm, positive and flexible approach to your work – even when you’re under pressure.

  • You’ll be a team player but equally happy to work independently on your own initiative.

  • Strong organisational skills are also key.

A production background working on colour books is essential. Some experience of novelty product and safety testing would be advantageous.

Closing date: 29th September 2019

Salary: undisclosed

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