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Production Manager – New Island Books

  • Part Time
  • Dublin

Website newislandbooks New Island Books

Ireland’s premier independent publisher of literary fiction and Irish-interest non-fiction

Job description:

Part-time: 3 days per week, permanent

Salary: €28-32,000 per annum pro rata, commensurable with experience

Location: In office, based in Dublin 14

New Island Books seeks a talented and experienced Production Manager to join its small and ambitious publishing team in 2022. 

Key responsibilities

  • Manage and oversee the production and printing of approx. 16-18 titles per year, across frontlist, new editions and reprints, liaising closely with other departments to deliver them on schedule, on vision and within budget. This will involve managing freelance contractors and print buying for all titles.
  • Maintain product and workflow information in Stison system for forthcoming titles. 
  • Contribute to the early envisioning and packaging of each title.

Key competencies

The successful candidate will have:

  • A minimum of 3 years book production experience, including print buying processes
  • Demonstrable experience in editorial/project management with a full understanding of publishing workflows
  • Demonstrable familiarity with copyediting and proofreading mark-up (both digital and hardcopy)
  • Proficiency in publishing-specific software, such as Microsoft Word, Adobe InDesign, Acrobat, Stison or equivalent 
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal (in the English language)
  • Superb attention to detail and respect for in-house processes 
  • A portfolio of publications they have worked on that shows all of the above


New Island is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. We are willing to make any reasonable adjustments throughout the recruitment process, please flag to the recruitment team if required. Please note that the offices of New Island are located on the first floor of a building accessible only by stairs.

Applicants must have the legal right to work in Ireland.

Closing date: 5pm, Monday, 3 October 2022 

To apply, please write in strictest confidence with cover letter, CV and portfolio to  Due to the high volume of applications, we regret that we will only be able to contact candidates who are invited to interview. Interviews will be held in person in October. References will be requested of shortlisted candidates.

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