Production Controller, London

Phaidon Press, the premier global publisher of the creative arts, is looking for a multi-skilled Production Controller to work as part of its global production team.

The successful candidate will work on Phaidon’s front-list titles and will be responsible for the complete production process of a range of titles, from concept to delivery to port.

Working closely with the Editorial Department, external designers and overseas suppliers, the ideal candidate will have an amazing eye for colour and the ability to realise design visions at the very highest quality levels necessary to be part of the Phaidon production team. 3–5 years previous experience of working in a book-production environment, along with a strong understanding of print and repro book-production processes is essential.

Reporting to the Senior Production Manager, you will be a clear communicator with excellent multi-tasking skills, along with the ability to work in a fast paced environment, and to deliver products to our exacting quality standards, on time and to budget.

Experience and Skills Required

  • Proven experience of working in a four-colour book production
  • Excellent knowledge of printing, binding and non-standard book techniques
  • Proven experience of overseeing complex and highly illustrated productions
  • Excellent organisational skills, with ability to multi-task and manage a busy, varied workflow with good communication, administrative and negotiation skills
  • Proactive approach, with the ability to project manage and solve problems at the highest levels
  • Strong working knowledge of InDesign, Photoshop, Word and Excel is essential
  • Experience of working with overseas suppliers, and press passing

If you think this is the perfect job for you, please send a copy of your CV, together with a covering letter to

The closing date for applications is Monday 20 February 2017.

If you have not been contacted within 2 weeks of the closing date, please assume that your application has not been successful on this occasion.

Please note that this is a permanent, full time position located in our London office and that all candidates must have the right to work in the UK. Phaidon is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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