Job title: Production Controller
Company: Faber & Faber
Location: London
Salary: £28,700 - £30,500 per annum
Is the role permanent? Yes
Is the role full-time? Yes
Contact details: [email protected]
Closing date: Monday 27th November

Job description

Faber is a leading independent literary publisher. We publish a diverse range of high-profile authors such as Kazuo Ishiguro, Anna Burns, Sally Rooney, Leïla Slimani, Tsitsi Dangarembga, Orhan Pamuk, Sebastian Barry, Laura Lippman, Lenny Henry, Luke Harding, Melissa Harrison and Amelia Gentleman, and we have a backlist containing the works of T. S. Eliot, Seamus Heaney, Sylvia Plath and William Golding, among many others. Faber is also a supplier of sales and distribution services to independent publishers and has a market-leading creative writing school.

The Faber Production Team is looking to recruit a keen Production Controller to support the output of the third-party production services, the smooth delivery of both the frontlist publication programme in all formats (print, eBook, audio), and the backlist stock requirements.

The role is proactive and wide-ranging, involving some responsibility for all aspects of production: frontlist management of mono titles, colour and mono reprints, paperback offset corrections and some eBook and audio production, liaising with external suppliers and very closely with other internal departments, preparing for key meetings, preparing precise costings for third-party printings, timely sign off on internal databases and invoices and general departmental admin using Biblio3, Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Office applications as well as some bespoke software and the chance to be involved in some of our high-end letterpress printing.

We are looking for a highly organised yet flexible individual with the ability to prioritise their workload, generous with their knowledge, literate and a team player with a passion for the practical and logistical aspects of publishing who cares about the success of the company and the welfare of their colleagues.

This is a full time, permanent position based in our London office, reporting to the Senior Production Manager.

To apply, please send a CV and covering letter to [email protected] quoting reference IPG.

The closing date for applications is Monday 27th November.

Faber has a staff of just over 140, based across our offices in Hatton Garden (London) and Harlow. We want all our staff to have the best possible, most positive and enjoyable experience while working at Faber.

Our benefits include:

  • Access to Faber titles (including regular staff book clubs), discounted Independent Alliance titles
  • Minimum of 28 days’ holiday per year
  • Five days per year for volunteering work of your choice
  • Full subscription to the Headspace meditation app
  • Season-ticket loans
  • Cycle-to-work vouchers
  • Subsidised eye tests
  • Generous pension scheme
  • Life assurance and income protection insurance
  • Access to online GP and advisory services

We welcome applications from any individual regardless of ethnic origin, gender, disability, religious belief, sexual orientation or age. All applications will be considered on merit.

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