(with design skills / experience)
Initially a one-year contract
The Osprey Group are a collection of niche publishers that include Osprey Publishing, Shire Publications, Old House Maps and Books, Angry Robot books, Watkins Publishing, and Duncan Baird Publications. We are looking for an enthusiastic Production Controller to add to our existing production team at our Oxford head office in the UK.
It’s an exciting time to work for Osprey as we continue with our XML workflow project. This is a one-year contract with the potential to become permanent.
You will project-manage your own series of books and other products from draft text to binding and shipping. You will work closely with in-house editorial staff and external suppliers to get the books printed on time and on budget. This role involves extensive design aspects, as you will correct layouts, design covers and retouch images. Therefore, you must have solid experience using InDesign or QuarkXpress and Photoshop. The role involves some admin work as well as the main production tasks.
You will need to be organised and unflappable – the ability to juggle a wide range of tasks and deadlines is essential! You will have an excellent eye for detail and a good understanding of print production, with at least one year of experience working within a production department.
Interested? Please send your CV together with a covering letter saying why you would be suitable for the role, along with your salary expectations to Diane Hobbs, Office Manager, Osprey Group, Midland House, West Way, Oxford, OX2 0PH, UK. You need to be legally able to work and remain in the UK for the duration of this contract. Email: email@example.com
A full job description is available on request.
Closing date: Sunday 24th March 2013.