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Production Assistant


London, GB, Wc1X 8Hb



Simon & Schuster UK are looking to recruit an enthusiastic Production Assistant to join their busy Production department.
This is a varied position offering the successful candidate the opportunity to work alongside the Production team on a wide range of mono and colour books across our various imprints.


The Role:

The role will focus on providing vital support across our publishing divisions, there will be opportunities to develop the role and learn about the entire end to end book production process.


Responsibilities will include scheduling and ordering books via our Title Management database, managing assets and checking they meet required standards, troubleshooting delays and problems, monitoring schedules, liaising with printers and typesetters (UK & globally) and generally supporting the day-to-day running of the department.


The Candidate Profile:  

The successful candidate will be required to work closely with other departments so the ability to build and maintain relationships is essential.  They will be a strong team player, have excellent communication and organisational skills, an eye for detail and the acumen to make sound independent decisions where necessary.  Above all else, an interest in book publishing and production with a can-do positive attitude and willingness to learn are essential attributes, along with the ability to multi-task and prioritise a busy workload in an exciting and fast paced environment.


Although not essential, the ideal candidate will have some experience and knowledge of the physical production process.  


A good understanding of MS Office, including intermediate Excel, Adobe and InDesign skills are highly desirable. 


The company will be returning to our London offices 3 days a week from Monday 6th September 2021.


Monday 25th October 5:30pm