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Production Assistant

  • Application Deadline: Sept. 21, 2019
  • London
  • Application Deadline: Sept. 21, 2019
  • London

Bonnier Books UK is looking for an enthusiastic and creative individual to join the production team in London. Bonnier Books UK produce an incredibly diverse range of books, including mono fiction, beautiful, high-end picture books, and complex novelty titles. As a key member of a friendly team, the production assistant will work closely with internal colleagues and external suppliers across multiple imprints.

The role is responsible for producing reprints as well as providing ad-hoc production support to the team. Production is at the heart of the publishing business, and the team work closely on every aspect of the process from start to finish.

This is an exciting opportunity for someone looking to begin a fascinating career in book production and publishing. Bonnier Books UK believes and invests in learning and development opportunities for our staff. The role is both diverse and challenging, providing a continuous learning experience and exciting career opportunity for a self-starter who loves books.

Key responsibilities

  • Management of backlist titles: including managing the scheduling, pricing, communication and trouble-shooting of print, reproduction, freight and safety testing.
  • Data management and organisation: updating the company database and providing accurate data to the business, as well as supporting the team with various in-house workflows and invoices.
  • General office administration and support: providing cover for team members, running regular reports, setting up meetings and organising stationery, general office admin involving overseeing couriers, sorting parcels, recycling and filing.

Work with great people

Alex Alexandrou
Head of Commissioning - Children's
"When I joined Igloobooks, I saw it as an exciting opportunity that would offer a completely different experience to any other design environment — I still like it after being here for over five years!"
Sahina Bibi
Marketing Executive
"My team is vibrant and fun — brilliant minds brimming with wonderful ideas. Though we each manage our own projects, we're always bouncing ideas off one another and brainstorming fresh new initiatives."
Shane Hegarty
Head of Operations
"From my earliest days in the company I have been encouraged and enabled to have an appreciable input into how, when and what gets done — which is a rare thing to obtain, or sustain, in any company."
Nick Stearn
Art Director
"My first impressions when I joined Bonnier Books UK were: "'Wow, this company is so different." It acts in a different way, it has energy, it's exciting."

Skills & Requirements

Key Skills & Experience

  • Organisation skills and an eye for detail.
  • Experience working in an office environment is beneficial but not required.
  • Ability to stay calm and focused when dealing with competing deadlines.
  • A positive and flexible approach; able to work independently as required.
  • Communication skills and a strong team player.
  • Basic knowledge of the book production process is an advantage but not essential. Required training will be provided to the successful candidate.
  • A love of books!

Great Place to Work

  • Competitive Salary

  • Working with a team of passionate, talented people

  • Internal learning and development programmes

  • Career Development opportunities

  • Fun social events

About the company

Bonnier Books is a major UK publisher with group sales of £80m. Home to three divisions and 16 adult and children’s imprints, we publish across a wide variety of genres, for different ages. From crime to reading group fiction; memoir to self-help; activity to reference – we believe every book matters.

For more information about Bonnier Books UK please visit our website: www.bonnierbooks.co.uk

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