Job title: Editorial Operations Manager, UK Consumer Editorial
Company: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
Location: London
Salary: Competitive
Is the role permanent? Yes
Is the role full-time? Yes
Contact details for general enquires only: [email protected]
Closing date: 30 January

The opportunity

We are looking for an Editorial Operations Manager to work across Bloomsbury’s Adult, Children’s and Education Editorial and Design teams to support the publication of our bestselling and prize-winning books.

In this newly created role, reporting to the Head of Editorial Operations, you will be key to the efficient running of the publishing departments and to the creation and implementation of effective processes and systems. You will be working closely with colleagues right across the Consumer side of the business to improve how we do things at every point on the critical path, whether that’s looking at how and when teams meet to make key decisions, gathering data and creating reports or ensuring that everyone is fully trained in best practice. You will be the main contact for colleagues on day-to-day critical path and operations issues.

We are looking for a highly organised person with great problem-solving skills and the initiative to spot where there is scope for improvement. This is not an entry-level role, and would best suit someone with some experience of managing processes or schedules in a creative business.

The role

  • Working with the Head of Editorial Operations to create and implement effective critical paths across Adult, Children’s and Education mono and colour publishing, from acquisition to delivery to warehouse
  • Working closely with in-house teams to create systems to support critical-path compliance
  • Devising and distributing reports to support critical-path implementation, measuring performance against targets
  • Identifying issues and suggesting solutions
  • Delivering critical-path training and disseminating clear workflows and process documentation, including training new staff
  • Overseeing in-house training in Biblio, Cognos, Bookscan and other systems

Knowledge, skills and experience

  • A good overall understanding of publishing processes and systems
  • Excellent organisation skills
  • The ability to juggle a variety of tasks and prioritise effectively
  • Clear, effective written and spoken communication style
  • Experience of working with Biblio (highly desirable)
  • A high level of IT and systems literacy in order to provide the necessary support to the publishing teams

Additional information

The role is a full-time, permanent position

The role is based at our London office (50 Bedford Square, London, WC1B 3DP) on a hybrid-working pattern of two days office-based/three days home-based (or fully office-based if preferred). Allocated office days for this role are Mondays and Tuesdays

Please apply with a CV and covering letter addressed to Human Resources (Word or PDF format only) via the ‘URL’ below detailing how you meet the requirements outlined above for this role by Monday 30 January 2023

Bloomsbury reserves the right to close the role early if we exceed the required number of applications

Bloomsbury Benefits

As well as a fantastic opportunity to join a global award-winning organisation, Bloomsbury offers the following competitive benefits package:

Working Pattern

  • hybrid working pattern of two days office-based/three days home-based (or fully office-based if preferred)


  • 25 days’ holiday
  • 3.5 days’ Christmas company holiday

Other Benefits:

  • Two paid Personal Wellness Days
  • Flexible Fridays – take Friday afternoon off by working an additional 3 hours and 45 minutes earlier in the week
  • Season Ticket Loan
  • Sharesave Scheme
  • In-house Doctor
  • Eyecare Voucher Scheme
  • Company culture – Employee Voice Meetings, Staff Networks (Bloom, Disability, Mental Health, Pride and Parents, Guardians and Carers), and 10 Mental Health First Aiders trained across the UK offices, Publishing Events and access to free Publishing Resources

Bloomsbury is a place where anyone of any background, race, ethnicity, religion, sexuality, gender identity, age, ability, or socio-economic status can thrive, feel comfortable, and be heard and accepted.

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome 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

Applicants must have the legal right to work in the UK