Production Manager – Publishing

We are currently working with a leading Kent based media/publishing company.

Due to ongoing growth, they are currently seeking a Production Manager to join their team based in Ashford.

Reporting directly to the MD, the Production Manager will be responsible for a team of 3.
The team will be responsible for the advertising production and some advertising design for all magazine titles looked after by the business. You will run the whole process from copy chasing, copy setting and ensuring all deadlines are met.

The Production Manager will be responsible for:

Work with the production team to ensure all copy is chased and deadlines are met for a busy sales team.
Liaise with clients to chase advertising copy, by phone and email and update relevant databases.
Check advertising copy thoroughly.
Amend and design artwork for clients.
Proof and check pages before going to press.
Ensure all pages are sent to press correctly.
Liaise with sales, printers and repro on a portfolio of magazines.
Ensure schedules are managed and met, accommodating changes if necessary.

The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate:

A minimum of 2 years experience in a similar production role.
Experience in workflows.
Experience of working in a highly pressurised, fast-paced environment.
Experience of Indesign, Adobe Creative Suite, Photoshop, Illustrator and Acrobat.
Knowledge of both Macs and PC’s are essential.

This is an excellent opportunity to join a growing business that can offer ongoing career development and progression.

Hours for this role are Monday to Thursday 9am to 5pm and Friday 9am to 4pm.

At KHR we take care to ensure that you are represented as well as possible so it is worth checking your CV for layout, spelling and grammar as well as making sure it is up to date before you submit. If you feel you need to highlight particular qualifications, skills or relevant experience with regards to a specific role then please add a cover letter or a preface page. This does not need to be formatted in the same manner. In addition, if your CV is heavy with graphics etc, please could you also submit a “clean” copy in Word. Thank you.

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Publishing Copy Controller & Design Executive

Publishing Copy Controller & Design Executive

We are currently working with a leading Kent-based media/publishing company.
Due to ongoing growth, they are currently seeking a Publishing Copy Controller & Design Executive to join their team based in Ashford.

The role requires excellent time management and organisation, good interpersonal skills and would appeal to a University graduate with design skills wanting to start a career in publishing.

Reporting to (and working closely with) the Production & Design Manager, you will be part of a busy production and design department within a close and dedicated team.

Responsibilities – You will look after the copy chasing and ensure deadlines are met working within the time frames set by your Manager. Working across a portfolio of magazines and digital publications, you should be able to manage multiple projects from outset to completion with an eye for detail and meeting set deadlines.

* Work with a production team assisting the Production & Design Manager to ensure all copy is chased and all deadlines are met for a busy publishing house.
* Liaise with clients to chase advertising copy, by phone and email and update database.
* Check advertising copy thoroughly.
* Proof and check pages before going to press.
* Ensure schedules are managed and met, accommodating changes to schedules if necessary.
* Work within a small but dynamic team to produce magazines from outset to completion.
* Have an excellent telephone manner.

Candidate Profile –
* Excellent English written and verbal skills
* Must be able to work in a highly-pressurised, fast paced environment
* Excellent organisation skills and attention to detail
* Experience with Indesign and Adobe Creative Suite, Photoshop, Illustrator and Acrobat
* Knowledge of both Macs and PCs
* Ability to prioritise, organise workload, manage multiple tasks and problem solve concurrently
* Ability to stay calm under pressure

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a growing business that can offer ongoing development and career progression. Hours for this role are Monday to Thursday 9am – 5pm and Friday 9am – 4pm

At KHR we take care to ensure that you are represented as well as possible so it is worth checking your CV for layout, spelling and grammar as well as making sure it is up to date before you submit. If you feel you need to highlight particular qualifications, skills or relevant experience with regards to a specific role then please add a cover letter or a preface page. This does not need to be formatted in the same manner. In addition, if your CV is heavy with graphics etc, please could you also submit a “clean” copy in Word. Thank you.

KH Recruitment Ltd is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy. KHR – Recruitment Specialists is a trading name of KH Recruitment Ltd Keep in touch with us online for job alerts, industry updates and market…