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Production and Operations Controller, Hachette Children’s Group

Who we are and what we do

Hachette Children’s Group, a division of Hachette UK, publishes award-winning best-selling titles from board books for babies to young adult fiction. Our list includes authors and illustrators such as Cressida Cowell, Mick Inkpen, Jim Field, Akala and Dermot O’Leary.

What you’ll be doing

You will be producing reprints and co-editions from our high-profile titles across fiction and colour picture books, as well as novelty baby books from our Pat-A-Cake list. The books are on fast run arounds often with complex finishes and this often involves negotiating and working with suppliers globally.

We anticipate that one day a week you will be working with our Publishing Operations manager setting up and inputting accurate data into Biblio. Training will be provided so you develop an understanding of how our systems feed out to retailers and the importance of maximising sales with high standard searchable data. Inventory reporting will also be an area for development.

The job offers the chance to gain first class commercial experience which enhances a publishing career in both production and operations.

Who we’re looking for

  • One year of experience working in a book production department
  • Experience working with Biblio
  • Confident with Excel and working with reports
  • Ambition to acquire both production and system knowledge

What we offer

This is a unique opportunity to gain valuable commercial experience while working in production on a superb diverse range of books.  You will be part of our highly respected and experienced Production and Operations team based in our superb London offices overlooking the Thames.

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.

NB: We are using a blind recruitment process for this role.  This means that managers will only see your skills and experience, educational history and answers to your application questions at the shortlist stage, with your personal information removed.  This is intended to ensure a fair and consistent review of all applications based on your skills and experience relevant to this role.


Closing Date: 30th March 2019

Salary: £25,000 – £27,500

To Apply: click here