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Production Manager, Quercus




Who We are:

Now in its fifteenth year, Quercus is a vibrant, creative publisher of both commercial and literary fiction and non-fiction. From fiction bestsellers such as The Girl Before and The Flatshare to four-colour smash-hits Boys Who Dare to be Different and Norwegian Wood, we pride ourselves on finding the best books, wherever they are in the world, and bringing them to the widest possible audience.

Quercus are part of Hachette UK, a leading UK publishing group made up of ten autonomous publishing divisions and over fifty imprints with a rich and diverse history. Hachette UK is owned by Hachette Livre, the world’s second largest trade and educational publisher, and has publishing subsidiaries in Australia, New Zealand, Ireland and India as well as a sister company in the USA, Hachette Book Group.

What you will be doing?

We have an exciting opportunity at Quercus for a production manager working across a diverse range of imprints including fiction and non-fiction text led and illustrated books both physical and digital formats. You will have the following key responsibilities.

  • To ensure all our books are produced to agreed schedules, to a high-quality standard and to agreed budgets.
  • Manage all aspects of producing a busy frontlist, including both mono and colour print buying, and to supervise a direct report.
  • Find practical solutions to creative challenges, working with our in-house team and deliver the best results from external suppliers.

What we are looking for:

  • Excellent communication and organisational skills
  • A thorough understanding of the technical processes involved in book production combined with good negotiation skills and a proven knowledge of global book suppliers.
  • Commercial awareness with a clear understanding of the financial impact of production within a publishing business.

What we offer:

This role is based in our London office, as part of an experienced team in a creative and dynamic working environment, and offers a competitive salary, bonus potential and benefits package.

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.

We also recognise the importance of a good work life balance, and champion flexible working, including part-time and job shares for all our roles. Please just let us know in your application or at any stage throughout the process if this is something you want to explore.

To Apply: please send your full CV and a covering letter to: Alternatively, hard copies can be sent to: HR Department, Carmelite House, 50 Victoria Embankment, London, EC4Y 0DZ.

Closing date: 20th November 2019

Salary range: £38,000 – £43,000 per annum dependant on experience

Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applications we receive, we are only able to get in touch directly with shortlisted candidates. If you are shortlisted and need us to make any adjustments to help you attend for interview, please do let us know.