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Gill Seeks Production Manager


 

Department: Production                                 Position: Production Manager

Type of Vacancy:  Permanent Position        Reporting to:  Managing Director

 

Job Summary

Gill, Ireland’s leading publisher of educational and trade titles, is seeking a Production Manager for its demanding production department. The successful candidate will have a proven track record in the production of quality resources for the educational and/or trade markets. They will manage the production team and provide services to both Gill Education and Gill Books from one cohesive department. They will oversee production quality for the business and manage production processes from edited text through to print and digital publication. Alongside the editorial team, they will manage a schedule of projects and have responsibility for the timely delivery of high-quality products.

 

Key responsibilities/tasks

  • Provide leadership and direction for the production team, including line management, development, training, coaching and mentoring
  • Oversee the compiling and management of production schedules
  • Tightly control production budgets
  • Ensure products (both print and digital) meet their given production specifications and are delivered on time
  • Oversee negotiations for best print prices with different printers
  • Oversee placing of print orders and on time stock delivery
  • Approve costs for submittal
  • Oversee the assigning of designers, illustrators and typesetters
  • Continually review and adapt workflows to make the production department more efficient
  • Assess seasonality requirements/demands in order to have flexibility between production for Gill Education and Gill Books
  • Continually source and trial new suppliers and freelancers
  • Keep in touch with trends and developments in print, digital and production processes
  • Supply support to the production of titles, as required
  • Any other work assigned by the Managing Director.

 

Experience/Competencies

  • Ability and desire to work within a highly-pressured, fast-paced environment, managing multiple projects and stakeholders concurrently
  • Highly organised with a proven ability to multi-task and work to deadlines
  • Strong personal drive for results, including strong leadership and decision-making
  • Proven track record of adaptability within a busy work environment
  • Cheerful, ‘can-do’ approach to work self-resourcefully yet cooperatively within a successful publishing team
  • A passion and talent for project and people management
  • Excellent interpersonal and negotiation skills
  • Proven written and verbal communication skills
  • Numerate, with proven commercial acumen
  • Excellent eye for detail
  • Proven understanding and interest in book publishing and technology
  • Strong IT skills with a good working knowledge of all Microsoft applications
  • Knowledge and experience in InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop
  • At least 5 years of experience in Publishing or a similar environment
  • 3rd level qualification or equivalent

 

Applications (to include cover letter and CV) to: Deborah Marsh at dmarsh@gill.ie by close of business, Friday 31 May 2019.

 

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